hp cleanup
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopLaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

We have gathered some recent before and after photos from computers (PCs and Macs) that needed a good cleaning inside and out.

The fans on these computers continuously draw in air, dirt and dust that will eventually clog vents and cause it to overheat. This reduces the lifespan of your devices and can cause premature failure, reduce speed and functionality.

Your computer needs regular maintenance for the software and hardware. If your computer isn't running like it should bring it to us and we will get it back in shape for the new year.

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Dell Studio Power Supply
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

The customer reported that their fairly new Dell Studio XPS would no longer turn on after a recent storm. Most of the time when pushing the power button it would turn a faint yellow color but it would not boot and there was no noise as if it was starting up.

We diagnosed it over the phone as a bad power supply and when we got it into the shop that is exactly what we found. The power supply was replaced and got it back up and running with no issues. We also took the chance to upgrade the power supply to a more powerful, reliable and cooler running model.

If your computer won’t boot or seems to have power issues bring it us to check it out and get you back up and running.

 

POWER SUPPLY BAD FAN
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer had an older HP desktop that was still useful and served all their needs but the fan went out on the power supply causing it do overheat and shut down.  After the computer was on for a few minutes there was a warning beep and it would shut down unexpectedly.  Most computers have a built in defense against overheating where they will shut down to prevent permanent damage to the components.

We replaced the original power supply with a more robust and better cooled version that should last for years and operate worry free.  This new power supply will cool better and provide steady power the computer needs to operate.

If you have an older computer that seems to shut down own it’s own or you are hearing loud noises that could be worn out or damaged fans on the power supply of motherboard then please setup an appointment to have it checked out.

A simple and cost effective power supply replacement could prolong the life of your computer and keep you up and running during a crucial time.  It’s better to fix it now when you can choose the time instead of it breaking and forcing a repair when you need it most.

 

Custom PC power supply replacement
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This older custom PC was reported as not booting after thunderstorms rolled through the area.  It had been hard to turn on for several days prior often taking several times before it would boot all the way up and into Windows.

Eventually it would not boot at all due to a failed power supply.  We were able to replace the power supply with a much higher quality version with a much larger fan that could better handle the heat generated by this older PC build.

As we always do when we get a computer in the shop, we opened the case and cleaned it up thoroughly inside and out.  There was several years old dust and built up on all the fans, heat sinks and surfaces inside.  This kept the computer from cooling correctly and may have let the the failure of the power supply.

If you have a computer with issues starting or not starting at all it may be due to a bad power supply.  Don’t let a bad power supply cause further damage to your computer and possibly cause a loss of data and important files.

Call us today to setup a time to have your computer cleaned and checked out.

 

By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Dell Studio desktop would no longer power on after storms in the area caused a power outage.  This is a common issue with older power supplies.  If they are old and damaged from years of excess heat and clogged fans they can fail when power is lost unexpectedly or there is a power surge.

We replaced the power supply with brand new and more robust model.  The new power supply has a larger fan and better components to ensure it will last a long time and keep the computer up and running with no issues.

gateway power supply upgrade fan replacement and new DVD drive
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent WorkWindows / / 0 Comments

This was an older Pentium 4 XP system that a user wanted to keep going but was having issues powering on consistently and would constantly overheat and shut down.

We replaced the power supply, the rear exhaust fan and a DVD drive that hasn’t worked in years.  We were able to bring the running temperatures down by about 30 degrees and resolved any stability issues as a result.

If you have an older machine that you would like to keep running but is giving you issues give us a call.  We can make your older system run better than new.

Desktop Power Supply Replacement
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

A customer’s business desktop would not power back on after a storm caused a power loss.  Older desktop computers with clogged and worn out power supplies can fail when you least expect it or when they are most needed.

This power supply had a small clogged fan that could have caused excess heat resulting in more damage to other system components such as the hard drive, motherboard, ram, etc.  We replaced it with a brand new, efficient power supply with a much larger, quieter fan.

We can clean out your system inside and out and get the power supply replaced with a brand new, high quality version with a much larger to fan to ensure that the computer stays cool and working when you need it most.  We can also recommend upgrades or replacements needed to ensure the long and trouble free operation of your home or business computer.

Please call today to setup an appointment.