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Common Laptop Repair Issues and Their Solutions

What would you do if your laptop stops all of a sudden?

What if it doesn’t turn on?

How do you connect with Wi-Fi?

Most often, you get no way to come out of these common laptop issues.  However, dealing with them is no big deal. But since you don’t know how to overcome them, you call the laptop repair services near you. A visit to its repair center or hub may trail that call. Thereafter, you may have to wait for 1 day or 2 days, or perhaps, a whole week. 

Now, you should compute the time that might be devoted to an urgent piece of work on your laptop. It might be possible, if (alas!) you would have known how to fix that issue.

Here are a few common laptop problems that users generally face. Alongside, there are some patches that can help in defeating those issues.

What are common problems in a laptop that users face?

1. Laptop doesn’t start:

Is your laptop not turning on? Don’t behave like a jerk. It’s a booting issue in the IT managed terminology. Bear in mind that this booting problem differs from the desktop. You can’t remove its hardware. It might be a walkover if that would be the desktop computer. 

How to fix it?  

  • Disconnect all peripherals, like a mouse, USB drive etc..
  • Connect the power cable or connect the AC adapter.
  • Make sure that the chord is plugged in appropriately from both ends.
  • If it’s still not turning on, the adapter might be dead. Plug in another adapter to scan if it’s causing the trouble.
  • If you use a docking station to plug in your laptop to common peripherals, disconnect it.
  • Then, connect the chord directly into the laptop. Turn it on.
  • If, still, it’s not booting, disconnect the battery and the power cable. Wait for a minute. Install only the battery back. Connect the power cable. Turn it on.
  • Sometimes, an electricity clog can hamper it to turn on. Drain it by disconnecting the AC power adapter.
  • Remove the battery.
  • Press the power button for at least 30 seconds.
  • Re-plug in the AC adapter.
  • Don’t replace the battery.
  • Press the power button to turn it on. 

2. Overheating issues with Dell Inspiron laptop:

What causes overheating of the Dell Inspiron laptop-have you looked into it?

You should know that random shutdowns, system locking up, freezing and reboots lead to its overheating.  Besides, the offbeat BIOS can heat it up.

How to fix it?

  • Don’t use it more than 10-15 minutes.
  • Don’t watch a DVD/Blu-ray.
  • Don’t choose it for streaming online video.
  • Don’t watch or interact with flash content.
  • Don’t play online or video games.
  • Run it in the room temperature of 00 C to 350 C with humidity level no more than 90%.
  • Use a cooling pad to decline heating level.
  • Clean vents using compressed air on a regular basis after turning it off & removing the AC adapter.  
  • If still, the problem persists call the Dell support team.

3. Keyboard doesn’t work:

What if your laptop keyboard doesn’t turn on?

The keystrokes don’t show output. It seems as if you forgot to turn the keyboard on. What if it’s on but still, there is no response?

How to fix it?

  • Turn the keyboard turtle. Shake it to clean it up.
  • Reboot your laptop.
  • If it’s still frozen, switch it off. Remove the battery. Re-install it after a minute and reboot.
  • If you the problem retains, open the Device Manager. Check if it has a yellow exclamation point. It symbolizes driver issue.
  • Go to laptop manufacturer’s download page to install the latest driver for keyword.
  • Malware can paralyze your keyboard. Update the original anti-virus.
  • If all else fails, a keyboard might have lost connection with the motherboard.  Remove the outer case. Fix the ribbon cable on the bottom of the keyboard.

4. Connected with Wi Fi, but no internet on Windows 10:

I’m sure that you would have interacted with this Wi Fi disconnection problem. It’s no big deal. I often turn it off and then, push it on resume the internet connection. But sometimes, the problem becomes stubborn. A simple ‘on’ and ‘off’ IT solution doesn’t seem effective. Let’s have a look over how to overcome this problem.

How to fix interrupted Wi Fi connection?

  • Turn on WiFi and check its light indicator on the router.
  • Check the network setting to determine if or not it’s ‘On’. To check, right click on the connection icon. Select ‘enable’ if it’s disable.
  • Verify SSID (router name) and security key. Enter it correctly.
  • Identify whether or not the internet is working. Cross examine it by connecting it with a desktop, a smartphone or a tablet.
  • Put off the power of your DSL modem. Disconnect the Ethernet chord. Wait for a minute. Reconnect the chord. Reboot your laptop.
  • Disable the firewall temporarily to see if the WiFi disconnect is its outcome.
  • Reinstall wireless device and drivers. Follow this loop of commands-Window Device Manager
  • Once the drivers are removed, follow the prompts to download drivers. Run the executable file for the drivers.
  • Re-start the laptop.
  • Relocate modem/router by placing it closer for better WiFi signals.
  • Upgrade router firmware.
  • If nothing works at all, use the USB network adapter for WiFi connection.