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Mobile Computer Repair in Richmond, VA - Fixing Apple & PC Since 2002 

Mobile Computer Repair in Richmond, Virginia and Nearby Counties

We are the mobile solution for your Mac & PC repair around the Richmond area.  At Mobile IT, we understand how hard it is to function without your laptop or MacBook, that's why we come to you. Like most people who want to find a computer repair near me, our mobile computer repair techs are always close by, ready to diagnose and fix your PC or Mac in your home or place of business. Whether you have an iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, laptop or desktop PC, our mobile technical team is trained and ready to provide you with expert help around the Richmond area and close by counties.


Home computer repair around Richmond VA

House call and office solutions

House Calls and Office Solutions

For almost two decades, our mobile technicians have been making house calls for Computer repair around the Richmond area.  So, if you are having an immediate technical issue, or are in need of an IT partner to take your business to the next level, you came to the right place. Our Trained Professionals will do what even it takes to get your PC or Mac up and running in a timely fashion. Don’t let your computer slow down your productivity, when we can get it fixed the same day in most cases.
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Laptop and desktop repair in Richmond, VA

Windows Laptop & Desktop Repair in Richmond, Virginia 

Mobile IT provides quality, affordable computer repair near Richmond for residential and commercial customers. Our mobile technicians can diagnose and repair all brands and models. We service the traditional Laptop and Desktop PC all the way to the latest Surface Pro tablet. We have the tools and knowledge to assess your system and provide a solution to your problem. We’ll make your computer behave and run like new again.
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Mac repair Richmond, VA

Apple MacBook & iMac Repair in Richmond, VA 

Are you looking to get your Mac repaired near you ? You came to the right place. Our mobile Apple technicians are always close by, ready to assist in a moment’s notice. Over the years we’ve fixed and upgraded countless iMac and MacBook around the Richmond area. We can fix the following models:  iMac 21 inch, iMac 27 inch, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Mac Mini. Our mobile Apple experts have the knowledge and technical expertise to bring your Mac back to its former glory.
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Networking solutions in Richmond, VA

Wireless Security & Networking  Services

Is you Wi-Fi secure? Are you dropping your Zoom calls? Is your wireless printer not connecting to your Wi-Fi? Our certified technician are standing by, and are ready to help. We’ll resolve these issues for you and get you back on track. We can also diagnose Wireless dead zone in your home or business and install appropriate devices to extend the signal where you need it. Don’t hesitate to call, we are here to help.
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Computer repair in Richmond, VA 


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Setup your laptop or Desktop the right way!

New laptop & desktop setup the right way

You got your new Laptop or desktop, unpacked it, now what? That piece of technology is a great tool that can help you keep track of your finance, or keep in touch with your family. But a new computer is not like a new car, where all you need to do is turn the key and off you go. Performing a few simple steps before using it, can help you stay safe and better protect you against hackers and viruses. Here is how to setup your new laptop or desktop the right way. Read More>>>

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Is your NVRAM or PRAM corrupted on your Mac?

NVRAM & PRAM corrupted on you Mac

Understanding PRAM? 

To understand PRAM we need to talk about RAM for a minute – Random access memory (RAM) is often confused with hard drive storage space. RAM consist of chips on your logic board that stores active application and processes currently in use by your computer. For example everything you see on your display when you Mac boots up is stored in RAM. Every application you click on like safari, Outlook etc. is stored in RAM. However once you close the application, it leaves the RAM and frees up memory for other application to use. Read More >>>

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When and how to reset your Mac SMC (System Management Controller)

MacBook Pro SMC reset

Is your Mac acting funny?  Stuff like, your external drive is not appearing or your desktop, or your MacBook has been plugged in for 2 days but the battery is only showing 50%. Maybe your screen is not adjusting correctly, or your Bluetooth devices are disconnecting constantly. You have tried restarting your Mac several times but to no avail. When you reach that point where nothing you’ve tried is helping, you know it’s time for something more aggressive like an SMC reset.  Read More>>>

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Save your MacBook Pro battery life

Have you noticed that your MacBook is running out of battery a lot sooner then it use to? Here are some tips to maximize and monitor the energy use on your Mac.

First of all you need to establish a base line

Go to the Apple Website, and look at what your model battery life is rated for, right out of the box. Of course, that goes without saying, but the newer the MacBook, the longer the battery should last. The Battery life defers greatly on the model and CPU Platform you are using. For example if you are using the Intel platform for your 13 or 16 inch MacBook Pro, you should expect somewhere around 10 to 11 Hrs. of life. On the other hand if your MacBook is using the latest Apple M1 Chip, you should expect upward of 17 hours of uninterrupted work or videos streaming.

Apple Baseline

We should note that Apple baseline estimates are based on reduced screen brightness and light internet load. If you constantly use your screen on full brightness, while transcoding videos and downloading Gigs of data, your battery life will be substantially reduced. Another factor you should account for is age. Unfortunately, like every other battery powered device, you can expect the battery life to decrease as your Mac gets older. But do not despair there are ways to minimize this.

Step 1: Find out what app is using up your battery
  • Open activity monitor > (Open Finder, click on Applications then scroll down to the Utilities folder)
  • Select the CPU tab, and look for any application that is using a high percentage of CPU, in excess of %50. If it’s a program like mail, or Safari, try to close the program normally. If the App it’s not cooperating, highlight the process and click on the X on the toolbar to quit the process.

MacBook Activity Monitor

Step 2: Change the energy saver Preferences
  • From you desktop, click on the Apple on your toolbar, then choose System Preferences.
  • Open Energy Saver
  • Click on the battery tab and slide the cursor to the left next to “Computer Sleep” or“Turn display off after”. The lower the number, the more power you will preserve.
  • Put a checkmark next to “Put the hard disk to sleep when possible” and “Slightly dim the display while on battery power”

MacBook Energy Saver

Step 3: Use Dark Mode

if your operating system is Mojave or newer, you can use dark mode to save energy. It takes more energy to display white colors then dark ones. To turn on “Dark Mode” follow these steps.

  • Open systems preferences (see above)
  • Click on General
  • Click on Dark
Step 4: Check for malware or viruses

In the past, there has been issues with malware running constantly in the background, using high CPU cycles and draining the battery. This issue is more prominent on Windows platform but Macs are not immune to it.

Don’t keep it plugged in

Keep you battery healthy by not keeping your MacBook plugged in at all time. For a battery to stay healthy, it needs to be discharged on a regular basis. Not doing so, will overheat the battery, and over time cause it to swell and cause permanent damage.

Reset SMS (System Management Controller)

This reset will return your hardware settings to default value, and re-evaluate the battery settings.

Some models uses different procedure, so check the Apple tech support website to find out what works for your device. Here is the most common way to do it.

Steps to reset the SMC
  • Shut down your MacBook
  • Connect the power adapter
  • Hold down the Control, Shift, Option and the Power button for 10 seconds
  • Release all the keys at the same time

After resetting the System management Controller, press the power button, and turn on your Mac like you normally would.

Updated on 3-18-21

 

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