Laptops are an integral part of our daily lives. We use them to connect with friends, family, and business associates all over the world. They are also great tools for students who are always on the go! But laptops can be frustrating to deal with sometimes. Here is a list of 10 common laptop issues that people have had trouble with in the past:
1. Sound Issues
Laptop sound issues can be the result of a variety of different problems, and it’s important to diagnose them correctly. These include malfunctioning speakers, audio jack/cable, drivers, to name a few. All of these problems should be addressed by a laptop repair specialist, since fixing them on your own is very likely to result in further laptop damage.
- Frozen Screen
A frozen screen is usually caused by a glitch in the operating system. While it may be frustrating, it’s important to remember that your laptop isn’t broken—it can simply take some time for the issue to resolve itself. In most cases, you should be able to fix it by manually shutting down and restarting your computer.
- Computer application not opening
It could be the case that you updated the respective program and it is no longer compatible with your operating system or that there was an error when trying to install its latest update. However, viruses or corrupt windows files could also prevent your application from loading properly.
- The laptop isn’t turning on
There are multiple problems that can cause your laptop not to turn on. The most common reason for this is the power supply is broken, which means you’ll need a new one. However, there are other reasons for it as well, such as issues with the motherboard or the hard drive. If that’s the case it might be time to get in touch with an expert who can do some deeper troubleshooting for you!
- Laptop restarts frequently
There are many reasons for this problem, but the two most common culprits are insufficient memory or a failing hard drive. The first thing you should try is to boot your computer into Safe Mode and see if it still restarts there. If not, then it’s likely that you have an issue with one of your RAM sticks either being damaged or just plain faulty. Otherwise, if restart occurs in both normal mode as well as safe mode then your next step will be to replace the hard drive, which has probably failed by now.
- Your laptop makes weird sounds
If your laptop is making sounds seeming like it is trying to turn on, but it fails to do so, then you need a new power supply. If the problem involves beeping noises or clicking noises, then it might mean that there is something wrong with either your memory stick or hard drive and they need to be replaced.
- Overheating laptop
This is an extremely common laptop issue. One of the main causes is dust build-up on fans, vents, and ventilation holes, so giving your system a thorough clean-out should solve this problem right away. If you are still experiencing heating problems with your computer it may be time for a new fan to keep things running smoothly.
- Liquid Damage
Laptop spills and other liquid damage is popular repair request. Whether it’s your coffee, soda, or water bottle, these accidents can potentially be very costly and need immediate attention.
- Battery issues
If your laptop does not seem to be holding a charge, it could either be the battery or the charger. Another issue is overheating. A fan may need thorough cleaning if you notice that your computer becomes very hot when in use and shuts down automatically without any warning signs beforehand.
- Laptop keys not working as expected
This problem is typically not related to any dust particles accumulating underneath the buttons, but rather refers to a failing keyboard. To verify this, try to plug in an external keyboard, and hopefully, the keyboard on your computer is at fault and not the motherboard.
It is easy to overestimate your troubleshooting skills when it comes to fixing your computer since there is plenty of articles and videos online. Make sure you use all the information available wisely and if you are not confident you can manage the task at hand, reach out to RAD Computers and we will be happy to help!