5 common laptop problems and how to fix them
No matter how gentle you try to be with your laptop, it’s bound to have some problems eventually. Many people think that laptop problems can only be solved by expensive repairs. It is not true! Many common laptop problems are easy to fix.
Here we have given some simple solutions to five common laptop problems.
Overheating can reduce your laptop’s performance and often causes system crashes and freezes. Every computer generates a lot of heat, but laptops in particular tend to overheat due to their small size and lack of ventilation. Excessive dust can also clog vents and deprive your system of cold air to cool it down.
You can solve the overheating problem simply by cleaning the vents with a smooth cloth or keyboard cleaner. To prevent further dust contamination, you can place a piece of filter cloth over the inhalation opening. Do not place it on the exhaust port, as hot air flows quickly from there.
If that doesn’t work, update the BIOS; controls the laptop hardware. Most laptop manufacturers offer a setup file to automatically update thermal management BIOS files. When updating the BIOS, always remember that your laptop should be connected to a power source.
- The battery drains quickly
After a period of time and regular use, lithium-ion batteries can lose their ability to hold a charge. Some batteries only last a fraction of the rated operating time. In this case, battery replacement is necessary. However, most brands charge a lot for new batteries, so you need to go to experienced computer repair professionals as they will provide you with new batteries for much cheaper.
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- Bad keyboard
Keyboards tend to deteriorate due to long-term use or when hot drinks or water are spilled. Keys can also become loose or worn.
Many laptop manufacturers provide online keyboard replacement guides on their customer support pages. You can simply search for “keyboard replacement” online and get several keyboard replacement tutorials.
For example, Toshiba’s “Ask Iris” document database provides hardware replacement guides to make your job relatively easy.
- System crash
Most people panic when their computers won’t start. However, often the problem and its solution are very simple.
You can determine the problem by removing the hard drive according to the manufacturer’s instructions and placing the drive in a USB enclosure – these are external enclosures for the internal hardware. Then connect the cover’s USB cable to an open USB port on your work computer. If the file system is working regularly, the hard drive may appear as an external drive and allow you to transfer data to and from the drive.
- Viruses or Malware
Nothing can cripple your laptop’s performance more than viruses or malware. The best way to prevent viruses from entering your laptop is to have antivirus software installed. In case you don’t want to spend money on antivirus software, you can use some free tools like “Ad-Aware” and “Spybot: Search and Destroy” to defend against viruses and malware.
These are some simple steps that we are sure will help you solve common laptop problems! You can either do it all yourself or let the professionals do the work and repair your laptop for you – explore what SPARK Services has to offer!