The mobile technology started as a remarkable achievement in the world of technology today, which means your laptop is constantly on the go with you. Since laptops have gone from heavy and bulky to lightweight and slim, they are the go-to item for most workers, students, and even people who just love to be on the internet.
Even though most laptops now have more power, more memory, more capacity, there are still going to be common problems that arise with your machine. While there are some common laptop problems that require professional repair services, most of the problems can be taken care of on your own. In this list, we will go over a few of the most common laptop problems and tell you the best way to fix them.
1. Unable to connect to internet
It is really notorious for losing your laptop connection to the internet. Before you give it up and toss the laptop, try to find a basic solution to the problem.
Many users don’t realize that there is a wireless button or switch that will turn on your Wi-Fi on a laptop. Find that switch and make sure it’s in the on position. Reset your router, waiting 20 seconds after you unplug it before you switch it back on. If this doesn’t work, then troubleshoot the problem through your laptops control panel to see if that helps before heading to the repair shop.
One of the most dreaded, but also quite common problems with laptops is the dreaded black screen. You open your laptop, turn it on, and when you come back from getting your coffee, you can hear it running, but the screen is black.
2. Unable to restart or turn on your laptop
If this happens to you, try unplugging the laptop and then pulling the battery out. Once the battery is removed hold down your power button for 30 to 60 seconds. Once this is done, plug the laptop in, and then reboot. Shut down again, put the battery back in the laptop, then reboot and see if that fixes the issue. If it doesn’t, then it’s time to visit the repair shop or spring for another laptop.
3. My laptop is not charging
Perhaps, the most common issue of all is when your notebook doesn’t charge or when it does, you have to adjust the AC adapter plug.
The reason behind this is battery failure, or its DC jack is too loose. A quick solution at the first placce is by taking the battery out and placing it back in. It could just be a dirty connection from the battery to the laptop. If it still doesn’t work, remove the battery again but don’t place it back in. If your notebook runs fine without a battery, it is probable that the battery is the problem and replacing a new one is your answer to fixing it.
If this issue still unable to be solved by just adjusting the plug, it means that its DC jack is too loose and a quick trip to a computer shop might be the only reliable solution to replace the broken part correctly.
4. My laptop has a Weird Rattling Noise While Running
If your notebook is running fine except it has a strange metallic background noise, never disregard it. There’s a huge chance that the sound you hear comes from the hard drive.
Before doing anything, it is best that you save all your important files right away. After doing so, open your notebook and turn it on while carefully observing your hard drive, if the noise does come from it, it is nearly broken, and you need to replace it. If it does not produce the rattling sound, it is likely that the fan is responsible for it and may just require a quick clean up or it needs replacement.
Alternatively, if these issues are still causing you problems or it is too difficult to make these changes and checks give us a call, and we will repair your laptop back to new for you with our laptop repair service.
5. Bad Keyboard
Symptom: Missing or Loose Keys
Solution: Replace keyboard
Keyboards get the brunt of abuse on any laptop, either from typing or spilled coffee. As a result, keys can often become dislodged or worn out. Thankfully, laptop makers provide quick online guides for replacing keyboards on their support pages; simply type “keyboard replacement” into the search bar or check the manufacturer’s knowledge base.
6. Stuck Pixels
Symptom: Green or red dots on your notebook’s screen
Solution: Massage away dead pixels
Nonconforming or stuck pixels can be a nuisance on an otherwise functional laptop LCD. The pixels usually remain green or red without lighting up properly with the other pixels on the display. Unfortunately, manufacturers will not replace an LCD for just one or two stuck pixels; in fact, some require as many as 10 to 18 dead pixels before they’ll take action.
There is a solution, though. Take a soft material, like a felt cloth, and gently rub in a circular motion around the stuck pixel. Performing this trick will usually get the pixel to light up properly.
Once you find the right location and pressure to illuminate the pixel, hold your finger there for up to two minutes, and voila, no more stuck pixel.
7. Laptop LCD screen has a faint image or is very dark
You may look closely at the laptops LCD screen, and see if you can see a very faint image. If you can then it is possible that the Laptop’s LCD lid close switch is stuck in the closed position. In this mode the backlight stays off, even with the LCD lid open. This is to conserve power when the laptop is ON with the LID closed. Then check the LCD lid close switch. It is a small plastic pin located close to the back LCD hinges. Try tapping the lid switch a few times to see if you can turn on the screen backlight. If that does not help, then I would suggest to replace the FL inverter board.
8. Laptop is frozen, no response to keyboard or mouse, cannot Shutdown
The easiest way to solve this problem is:
Disconnect the laptop power cord
Remove the battery from the laptop
Wait a short while (10 seconds)
Replace the Laptop battery into the unit
Reconnect the Laptop Power cord
Turn the Laptop on
The Laptop will start normally and be fully operational. If you were working on a Microsoft Word or Excel document at the time of the problem, then you may find that the data has been auto-recovered for you. In this case, you will be automatically prompted to view the last document you worked on when you open the Microsoft program.
Sometimes your computer may become completely unresponsive, or frozen. When this happens, you won’t be able to click anywhere on the screen, open or close applications, or access shut-down options.
Solution 2 (Windows only):
Restart Windows Explorer. To do this, press and hold Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard to open the Task Manager.
Next, locate and select Windows Explorer from the Processes tab and click Restart.