PC Science, the North Yorkshire manufacturer, has gone into administrative receivership.
Receivers KPMG went into the hardware vendor's premises, near York, yesterday.
What started off as a good year for PC Science - it won the Asda contract in March - has turned increasingly sour. It had its wrists slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over a national press campaign, lost its contract to supply Argos with hardware and started suing supplier Protac over the compatibility of its motherboards.
Then Trading Standards Officers started looking into the manufacturer when customer complaints soared to over 400. That investigation is still ongoing, according to North Yorkshire Trading Standards.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) also became involved, and was looking at reconsidering the vendor's credit licence and aiming to better customer support levels.
A PC Science representative this morning confirmed that the receivers were on the premises, but was unable to comment further.
PC Science managing director Charles Forsyth was not in the office as this story went to press.
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