Feeling the Heat?

Recently one of our customers emailed us asking about the “whirring” sound coming from his laptop computer. He recognized the sound as the internal fan as it turns on to cool down the unit. He wanted to know what generates the heat and if the laptop might be overheating. Here was our response:

Typically the hard drive will not cause overheating, although it does have a motor whic…

Pleasant Hill, CA – Trust in a Company that Shows Results: Hard Drive Replacement

There is nothing worse than needing to use your computer, and having a device that is super slow, or even worse does not work at all. These two symptoms typically are caused by a failing hard drive. If you use your computer for work or school a hard drive failure can drastically affect your life!

Typically, the best long-term solution is a hard drive replacement versus an attempt at a hard…

The Information You Want on Kaspersky Virus Protection Software

Ransomware infects laptop

Pleasant Hill, CA – The Information You Want on Kaspersky Virus Protection Software

Cyber security has been a huge topic in the news lately. With information leaks and thefts around every turn, it is imperative to have a good virus protection software on your own computer, whether it is for work or home. A company that provides this type of service is Kaspersky Virus Protection…

Custom Workstations for Designers and Engineers

Graphics workstations: Work, create, design, innovate (and we’ll do the same)
Engineers, architects and professional designers.

You rely on a litany of powerful (processor-sapping) software – they’re the tools of your
trade, critical to your creating designs for the next innovative structure, the upcoming
project that you’re yet to win, or the building design that you’ve given…

Equifax Breach: How to Protect Your Information

Recently, Equifax had a breach affecting millions of people’s personal information. Ranging from social security numbers to driver’s license numbers, and everything in between. People were in an uproar, as the perpetrator was not known, and neither was the plan for the information they stole. Our team understands the fear with information theft, and have compiled some information that may…

Practical Cyber Security Workshop

We are once again hosting our popular Cyber Security Workshop.

With the increase in online threats, now is a good time to brush up on your skills to prevent yourself and your business from falling victim to Ransomeware, Phishing Attacks, Viruses and Spyware.

End users need to be aware of the dangers and how to prevent them from disrupting you life.

Mon, October 30, 2017

6:15 PM…

$50 Off Coupon – Thank you Community Focus and All our Loyal Customers for Voting us Your LOCAL FAVORITE

Thank you to our loyal customers and Community Focus Readers for voting us your ‘Local Favorite’ in Computer Services for the 5th consecutive year.  We  are honored and privileged to serve this wonderful community!

As a Thank You , we are offering $50 off of any computer service through October 31, 2017.  
Click HERE to fill out the form and we will send you your coupon


Computer Repaired in Concord with Remote Diagnosis

Tami of Concord California was having slow computer problems.

Tami lives in Concord.

Tami was having issues with her desktop computer, it was running very slow.

The problem that Tami is having is actually quite common, and there are several things that could be causing this to happen. So what should Tami do?

We all remember the first day we set up our brand shiny new computer, and most of us fondly recollect how fast it once was. We look…

Now Hiring! We Have an Immediate Opening for Computer IT Technician

CCSS now hiring Computer IT technician

We are a multiple award-winning computer and IT support, repair and sales business located in Pleasant Hill, CA since 1998. If you’re the Computer IT Technician we’re looking for, you will:

Embrace our unique culture: We actively listen to our customers in order to provide them with the products and services to make the complex world of computers and IT networks easier them.
Be a…

Practical Cyber Security Workshop – Sept. 28 2016

The cyber criminals are becoming more cunning and it seems the bad guys are always finding a way in. In fact, the FBI projects ransomware attacks will cost up to $1 billion by the end of 2016! And, these criminal activites are reaching small local business and individuals.

Security experts now agree that the end users are the front line defense against these current cyber attacks,…


Cantrell's Computer Sales and Service
2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 150
Concord, California 94520

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Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed

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