Is your laptop performing fine? You are welcome if it’s so. Otherwise, this article is for you. Laptop repair is a fairly common issue today and there are tons of laptop repairing centers, laptop repair shops, and servicing hubs that are out there across the globe. But, the point is, how you would know whether you need laptop repair?
Still, wondering about it?
Fair enough. It’s hard to draw the silver line regarding this particular issue. And, it’s harder to judge the right time when you need to take your laptop to a laptop repair shop, badly. So, in both ways, the focal topic of this article that’s ‘Confused about Laptop Repair? 7 ways to know when you need it.’ seems to be justified enough. Right?
Thankfully, laptop repairing isn’t rocket science.
Let’s dig a bit deeper.
Recently, I was hopping around lots of QA forums related to laptop hardware and software issues. And, what I found out is astonishing. A larger chank of laptop users is still in dire straights about an array of problems that they are facing every day. There were some common issues like:
- My laptop is freezing frequently.
- My hard drive is noisy.
- My laptop is automatically taking restarts.
- My motherboard is not recognizing my GPU.
- Blue screen error.
- Checksum error.
And, this list goes on and on.
Factually, there is a high chance that you may have faced similar problems and currently facing it. Further, apart from these common laptop issues, users are also facing a bunch of device-specific, motherboard-specific, and processor-specific issues that are not that regular. So, in any way, if you own a laptop then at any point in time down the line you will have to visit a laptop repair center if you fail to understand or troubleshoot the problem then a reliable laptop repair shop near you is your first stop along the journey.
Now, to make this article more useful to you, I have assembled some common laptop repair facts or problems along with their basic remedies. So, let’s get to it then.
Laptop Battery Won’t Charge.
There could be many reasons behind that. The first silly question is – are you plugged in? Means, are you plugged into an active electric power outlet? Check that first. Secondly, check if the removable parts of the charging cable are properly connected. Make sure the connecting contact points are clean. Further, if you previously have removed the battery, check whether the battery is properly inserted into the laptop or not.
Now, comes the actual hardware reasons:
- The fuse of the power outlet could get blown due to surge protection. Check the same.
- Unplug the charging cable. Press the power button for 15 seconds. It will drain out the remaining juice from the laptop. Remove the battery. Plug-in the charging cable and power-up the laptop. Now, if it gets switched on then your charging cable is ok and there may be some problem with the battery itself.
- Now, before replacing the faulty battery with a new one, you need to check another thing. Technically, batteries are extremely temperature-dependent. So, if your laptop is overheating for some reasons then the battery sensors may get a wrong signal from the within and they may start behaving weirdly.
Finally, if the battery is beyond its lifespan, you need to go to a laptop repair shop and look for a healthy battery that fits your laptop.
Laptop Shuts Down Unexpectedly/Frequently
Most of the unexpected laptop shut down problems originate from the heat generation. If the Cpu of the PSU temperature reaches a certain level, the system takes an auto shutdown. And, there are some probable causes:
- Check the CPU fan. If there is any dirt or dust clean the same. Do, the same with the air inlets & outlets, and check the power supply unit/block.
- There may be hardware failures. Simply, go to ‘Device Manager’ and check if there are any error reportings regarding any hardware part.
- Are you overclocking your GPU or CPU? If yes, then you need this to know that, at times, when you overclock your CPU or GPU for gaming purposes, the system gets unstable for that added amount of processing pressure. Check everything without overclocking your machine.
- Check the device drivers. If updates are available on them, do it.
- Check for malware and Viruses. It’s always good to have an anti-malware or antivirus program on your laptop.
If you feel that the overheating issue is beyond your repairing skill, go to a laptop repair center and listen to the experts who will make your laptop healthy again.
The laptop is Sluggish/Programs run slowly.
In this case, the RAM or physical memory plays a cardinal role. Let’s say, you have installed a lot of programs on your laptop. If most of them are running simultaneously, then it’s an uphill task for the RAM. More memory processing needs more RAM. So, open the ‘Task Manager’ and check if this is the issue with you or not. Further, there may by CPU bottlenecking too.
If you are an avid gamer and your laptop has a powerful GPU to do the heavy lifting, then also you can face a similar issue. In this case, GPU is beefy enough to do extensive memory processing but, CPU fails to do extensive processing. So, either way, you get a bad computing experience.
Blue Screen Error
This problem has many names. It’s commonly known as the ‘blue screen of death’ or BSOD. Now, this is a critical issue. This problem surfaces when the OS hits a wall or it stops processing further. The OS can not bypass this problem and stops running further.
What causes it?
There are two main areas to blame. The hardware and hardware driver programs. This can also generate from the ‘Windows Kernel’ when it gets exploited by any suspicious or faulty program. But, you need to understand this issue properly. When a particular app is glitchy or stops running it doesn’t harm the OS. The App gets stopped but the OS runs properly with the other apps.
Now, when any hardware part or hardware driver software harms the ‘Windows Kernel’ then the OS faces a STOP error. It can not process further from that point. Now, the only option remains and that’s – Restart.
Thankfully, Windows creates a file namely ‘minidump’, and store every data that caused the crash or the BSOD. Now, up to Windows 7, you needed to look locate that file and fetch the information. But, From Windows 8 and the next version of the same automatically repots the issue to the user.
So, eventually, if you face a BSOD error then you need to do a serious repair of your laptop and there is no other way to go around this problem.
Now, these are the most common laptop problems that users face. But, this list doesn’t end here. There are tons of other problems like Wifi or Bluetooth connection issues, keyboard and mouse unresponsiveness errors, screen damages, and so on. And, every problem comes with their remedies. So, there’s isn’t any end of the road for you.
Further, all of these common issues also greatly depend on how you use and maintain your laptop. More the care, the merrier. And, lastly, having 8 years of vast experience in laptop repairing industry, we will strongly recommend you to take proper care of your laptop as it’s your lifeline both in the professional and personal arena. Also, there is a sea of other professional guides on such issues and how you should troubleshoot them. You can always enrich your knowledge from those.
And, if you want our help in repairing your precious laptop, always feel free to contact us.