A startup company has begun shipping an advanced, custom hardware repair system that restores your PC to a working state after a power surge or other disruption, with the goal of helping customers restore their systems after severe computer hardware issues.
Emigh, based in China, has raised $2.2 million in Series A funding, which was led by New Enterprise Associates, which owns the online-gaming company Zynga.
The company is aiming to have a hardware restoration kit ready to ship in the second quarter, which it said will include an “advanced power supply” for restoring your system to a normal state after “an unexpected or unexpected power surge.”
Emigh said it plans to ship its kit by the end of February, and said it is working with several customers.
Emighter, a startup that is developing the system, is based in Shenzhen, and it said its engineers have designed a computer recovery system that will work with any Windows 8.1 PC and an Intel Core i5-7200U.
It also plans to make the hardware repair kit available to all PC makers, including Microsoft.
Emighters CEO, Lin Zhong, told The Verge that Emighter’s hardware restoration is designed to help people restore their PCs from damage caused by “normal operating systems.”
It’s hard to restore a computer from power failure, and the problem usually involves the motherboard or hard drive, Lin said.
If the motherboard is damaged, then the computer’s hard drive can damage the motherboard, which can lead to system failure.
The Emighter system will be capable of restoring your PC back to a full functioning state when a computer is restored to a “normal state,” said Lin.
That means the computer will run normally.
Emight also plans on making the system available to hardware manufacturers in the future, he said.
“We think this is going to become a great product for all PC users,” Lin said, adding that he expects that by the time the system ships, more than 10 million people will have purchased it.
Emaugh’s technology is similar to a similar system made by the startup PC Repair, which is based out of Seattle.
PC Repair’s system works with older, low-power computers and has been able to restore Windows systems to a functioning state after power outages, such as a power failure.
However, PC Repair doesn’t have the hardware restoration capabilities of Emigh’s system.
Emigh is hoping to create a similar hardware repair technology that works with newer computers that can support the hardware recovery kit.
“With the PC Repair system, we have a full hardware restoration system, but our hardware restoration software does not support hardware restoration from other sources,” Lin explained.
“The hardware restoration can be used for other applications, but it’s not like it’s going to be a complete system, because the hardware needs to be repaired and reinstalled.”
Lin said that PC Repair currently has a few hundred users who have purchased the Emigh hardware repair systems, and that Emigh hopes to expand its product line of hardware repair kits.”PC Repair will be the first to ship our hardware repair service kit,” he said, noting that he has plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for his product in the coming weeks.
“We are going to expand to other countries soon.”