Most common General Computer Repair Tips
Every laptop/ desktop owner experiences some kind of problem every now and then. Now matter how secure, new and updated your computer is, it will eventually run into some kind of problem. While there can be hundreds of issues, below is a list of General Computer Repair Tips & issues most are quite prone to and their solutions.
- Won’t Turn On
A computer not turning on is something that’s beyond a wowner’s control. A computer not turning on can be due to multiple reasons, and requires troubleshooting in order to zero down the problem. Most common reasons for computer can range from as simple as loose cord or as serious as faulty power supply.
Another common issue with laptops/ desktops is that the device may power up but is unable to boot or just show a black screen. Probable reasons for a blank/ black screen include dead hard drive, corrupted boot sector or simply unplugged monitor or some kind of display issue.
- Lockups and Freezes
The ‘Blue Screen of Death’ is the most baffling and frustrating issues faced by computer owners. The screen comes to a complete halt displaying an error message which, for most of the people, is completely gibberish. Computer lockups are caused by number of issues such as buggy software, lack of system memory etc. It could also be caused due to faulty RAM or failed/ corrupt hard drive.
- Computer Gets Slow
This usually happens when the a large amount of junk files get accumulated over time. Whenever any application is uninstalled or removed from the computer, its leftover files may continue to occupy some space in the hard drive. Leftover files and data are useless and result in degradation of the hard drive, causing the computer to get slower over time. Other reasons for a computer getting slow are low or insufficient memory and low hard drive space.
- Unwanted/ Strange Noise
Strange whirring noises in computers can be really annoying, especially if you are spending multiple hours working on your computer. The most probable cause for a continuous whirring noise in a computer is the fan. Every computer has a fan that needs continuous maintenance and cleaning in order to remove all accumulated dust/ dirt. The fan should spin freely without any physical obstruction or touching any other adjacent parts.
Computers tend get slower over a span of time due to gradual degradation of hard drive and various other parts including the fan. The fan unit is responsible for keeping the device cool. Overheating is linked with many computer problems such as mouse glitches, unexpected shutdowns, computer freezing, performance issues etc.