In today’s technology-driven world, a laptop is an important tool in personal as well as professional life, as a result, a laptop can often times become unresponsive and even face issues requiring professional laptop computer fixes by a technician.
In our repair related industry, we classify laptop problems in to 2 distinct categories.
Minor problems (these are usually caused by software issues, battery, laptop screen pixel not working, peripheral devices, cords, or laptop connector issues (such as broken pins or worn out connectors).
Major Problems (these are usually caused by hardware issues including but not limited to (CPU overheating or burnt, RAM problems (usually caused by changing or adjusting voltage levels in hope to gain increase performance), Hard Disk Drive data loss, liquid damage, motherboard electronic circuitry problems).
Although most minor problems can be fixed by knowledgeable computer enthusiasts, whether the laptop computer is experiencing minor or major problems, all issues should be addressed through extensive repair work by professional technicians. We say this not just because we offer laptop repair solutions in Brisbane, but rather, working with sensitive electronic devices can pose serious dangers (electric shock, fire hazards, further damage to other parts amongst other problems for an untrained computer repairer).
Keeping the above mentioned advice and warning in mind, we’d like to share the most common laptop problems we fix along with their solutions for you to consider in the following part of this blog post.
Automatic Shut Down
Its like waking up from a sleep dazed, you are working on something important, and your laptop shutdown for no reason in the middle of the task. If this has never happened to you, great. But if it has, then you know exactly how frustrating this can be.
Most of the time, the underlying reason for this is either overheating of a laptop or power settings. Most laptops do have built in functionality to shutdown when a certain temperature is reached, or, by the nature of electronic devices, when a temperature reaches a certain level, the laptop part won’t work disconnecting it from other parts (hence causing sudden shutdown).
You can check Windows power and sleep settings (for example: when computer is not idle for 5 minutes, it shuts down) and adjust it accordingly. Then, you can ensure to regularly change the position of the laptop to allow better air circulation. Furthermore, dusting of fans can also be of help.
For professional and advanced maintenance, you can open the laptop lid and dust the internal components using compressed air dusters. Once again, take strict precaution before you open the laptop lids (for example: disconnect power cord completely, wear anti static computer gloves (or ground yourself to avoid Electrostatic Discharge) and make sure the disconnect the battery and ensure the laptop is turned off.
For advanced technicians: you can test voltage leakage or levels of computer parts such as CPU, Fans. You can double check software issues or even Buffer Overflow issues which may halt read-write operations causing parts to overwork causing temperature issues.
Often you will feel that your laptop has become slower with the passage of time. This is a major laptop problem as it hinders with efficient work flow. As a solution or a corrective measure, you should free up the space of your hard disk. You can delete all the unrequired software, programs, temporary files and other data. Also, it is advisable to move all the old and less needed files to some external hard drive or even USB. Freeing up the space on your laptop will surely improve the performance of your laptop.
Another great solution to improve the slow laptop performance is through upgrade. You can opt-in for Solid State Drive upgrade, RAM upgrade or even CPU upgrade (dependent on laptop model). Upgrading laptop parts can drastically improve speed and performance for a fraction of cost compared to purchasing a new laptop. Living in Brisbane Australia? The Electronic Fix is a trusted laptop upgrade specialists. Here’s a review for The Electronic Fix from one of our valued customer in Brisbane.
Great guy at Electronic Fix. Went to upgrade RAM but was informed need SSD instead, even showed demonstration on 16G Ram. Worked hard to get my ssd in with transfer of all data overnight cause I need it urgently. Has been happy with recommendation. Highly recommended. 🙂
Normally, the battery life of the laptop ranges between 3 to 4 years, and initially when the laptop is brand new the laptop battery will hold charge for at least 5 to 6 hours under normal working environment. However, many laptop users will eventually face early battery drain issues, and gradually, the laptop batter won’t hold charge requiring constant connection to the power outlet. This can be annoying and stressful because most of us want and enjoy the portability laptops and notebooks offer us.
There are many different ways to replace laptop batteries, but above all else, you should 110% stay away from cheap after market laptop batteries for replacement. Although some laptop models are expensive when it comes to purchasing original factory battery, nonetheless its worth it if your laptop battery is dead.
To prolong the life of laptop battery, you can make a habit of completely using the battery till its discharged, and then, completely recharge the battery till 100% before you start the battery. Also, whenever you use your laptop device, you can use Windows Task Manager > Startup. Then, check and disable automatic startups for unused Programs.
Press Windows Logo+X (select Task Manager > Startup)
Right-Click the Windows Taskbar (where program icons appear usually on the screen’s bottom bar) (select Task Manager > Startup)
Search Windows > taskmgr (select Task Manager App > Startup)
When you analyse the programs that are set to ‘Enabled’ you may see some programs that you hardly use, and yet, Windows starts these programs when you login. You can right click rarely used programs and select ‘Disable’.
You can also make a habit of turning on power hungry features such as Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Camera or others when not in use. Also brightness levels as well as Control Panel > Power Options > Power saver option is great to utilise whenever possible.
Furthermore, often times Windows OS comes pre-installed with various built in software packages or Apps that run in the background. You can analyse Windows > Settings > Apps and even uninstall certain unused Apps (for example: Weather App or Xbox App for Windows 10 (if your laptop is setup for work or studies and you aren’t using it for gaming, why have such apps running each time your windows starts up?). While here, do keep in mind that The Electronic Fix technicians in Brisbane Australia also offers gaming console Xbox repairs.
All of these tips and insights can significantly improve the battery life in relation to your laptop device.
Laptop Computer Maintenance and Upgrades in Brisbane
Whether your laptop is too slow, or whether your laptop is in need of a tune-up maintenance, you can get The Electronic Fix to audit, and implement better solutions so that your laptop performance is at its best. Using state of the art tools coupled with many years of experience working on laptops, computers and electronic devices ensures that you’ll get friendly service, and competitive rates for Macbook Laptop Computer related services we provide here in Brisbane.