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.
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.
Laptop Shuts Down Unexpectedly/FrequentlyMost 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.