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How to Fix Common Laptop Problems


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Overheating Laptop

  • Remove Dust From The Laptop For Efficient Airflow.
  • Check For Wear And Tear.
  • Use The Original Or Certified Laptop Charger.
  • Prevent Unnecessary Apps And Processes From Starting Automatically.
  • Use A Laptop Cooling Pad.
  • Keep The Room Cooler.
  • Update BIOS Settings.

When Your Laptop Slows Down

Laptops usually slows down when there are too many files and programs saved on it, as a result of regular use. To avoid this problem, free up some space on the hard drive by deleting temporary files, keeping your desktop organised and getting rid of programs you don’t regularly use. You could also transfer old files to an external hard drive to improve your laptops performance.

Keyboard Malfunctioning

If certain keys are not working as they should then there could be something stuck underneath them that’s blocking their movement; if this is true for several keyboard keys then you’ll probably also notice that some of them produce different letters than what they’re supposed to. To fix this you’ll need to take your laptop apart and clean the keyboard with some isopropyl alcohol (not too much, though) on a cotton swab or piece of cloth (for example, an old t-shirt). Be very careful not to break any of the small key components; if possible, get somebody else to hold your laptop steady while you work on it.

Faulty Battery

Make sure your laptop is off and disconnected from the power outlet before removing the battery. If it seems like your battery is taking too long to charge, or not holding its charge as long as usual then you may need a new one (and this applies for any other removable parts such as RAM). It’s always best to try some basic fixes before replacing parts though, such as cleaning out the inside of your laptop with compressed air or replacing the thermal paste on your CPU. Finally, overheating can cause all kinds of problems so be sure that there are no clogged vents or fans.

Unable to Connect to WiFi networks

If you have been facing this issue, check if the airplane mode on your laptop is switched off and WiFi is switched on. Next, re-install the drivers of the network adapter. All you need to do is:

  • Right-click on ‘My Computer’ or ‘My PC’ on your desktop and click ‘Manage’. Next, click ‘Device Manager.
  • Now, click ‘Network Adapters’ and under this menu look for your wireless adapter. Right-click on it and hit ‘Enable’ or ‘Install’.
  • Once this is done, click ‘Scan for hardware changes and your drivers will be re-installed.

Blue Screen Errors

Blue screen errors are typically the result of faulty drivers or old hardware that needs updating. In some cases, your laptop might even have a virus, which can usually be resolved with the help of an antivirus application.

Fan Noise

If your fan seems to always be on full blast, it might be because you need to give the insides of the computer a thorough cleaning; all you need to do is remove the top-most layer (usually held in place by four screws) and carefully vacuum away any dust or other foreign materials.

System Crash

According to the manufacturer’s instructions, you can figure out what’s wrong by removing your hard drive and storing it in a USB enclosure, which are external housings for internal electronics. After that, connect the enclosure’s USB cord to a working PC’s open USB port. If the file system is functioning correctly, the hard drive will appear as an external drive, and you will be able to move files from it.

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