5 Common Laptop Problems and Their Solutions

In today’s fast paced world, laptops have made our lives easier. We can carry them from one place to another with ease. But there is no denying the fact that they are also susceptible to damage.

Regardless of how careful and gentle you are with your laptop, it is bound to have various problems eventually.

This article will discuss five of the most common problems with laptops and how you can fix them.

Heating Issue: Overheating or heating issue can have adverse effects on your computer’s performance. It can even cause system crashes and freezing as well. Computers generate excessive heat. However, laptops are likely to overheat due to their small size. They don’t even have proper ventilation.

Solution: Clean out the air vents using a soft cloth or you can use a keyboard cleaner. Consider placing a filtered cloth over the inhalation vent. Make sure it’s not placed on the exhaust vent.

Running Slowly: A laptop running slowly or even performing sluggishly is one of the most common problems that people face. It could be caused by malware to hard drive space or even equipment failing to perform.

Solution: To deal with this problem, make sure you reduce the number of items running on your laptop when it’s started in the morning. Also, get rid of all those programs you no longer use. Even switching browsers is a good idea. Don’t forget to clean your drive as well as browser.

Battery Does Not Last Long: Is there anything that seems more aggravating than being in the middle of something crucial and your laptop dies unexpectedly? Although your laptop is wireless, you know that you will never be near a power socket at a critical moment, should anything unwanted happen. If you’re hard enough on the battery, it will eventually die than it used to.

Solution: Make sure you check every cable and connector fit tightly. If they fit right, then have the battery drained completely until the laptop dies. Now, plug it into the charge. If these solutions don’t work in your favor, you might have to consider replacing the battery.

Water Damage: Water damage is a very serious problem with laptops. Spilling water or any other liquid may cause severe damage to your laptop.

Solution: It is recommended to shut down the laptop immediately. Disconnect every cable from the system. Now, hold the laptop upside down so all the liquid can be drained out. Use a dry cotton cloth to wipe it gently. Also, a hair dryer can help you dry out the remaining liquid.

Does Not Turn On: You press the power button of your laptop. Nothing happens. No matter how hard you try, it just would not turn on. You don’t want to be left without access to important files and programs, do you?

Solution: Ensure that your laptop is properly charged. If it is charged, its adapter might have not been working. Using a voltmeter for testing the AC adapter will be a good idea. You can even test it with a new adapter.

Source by Aaron Hewitt

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