Just like any other product, laptops are also prone to
encounter problems from time to time. Regarding laptops, one of the
most common problems is the screen problem. It doesn’t
matter whether you have Macbook Pro or a Windows laptop; you still need to take
care of your laptop and give it proper maintenance to prevent the
problems from occurring frequently. In this article, we will show you
the 5 most common problems that appear in laptops and how you can prevent them
1) Battery Won’t Hold the Charge
Laptop batteries tend to stop charging after about
3-4 years. If your laptop runs out of power faster
than usual, it may be time for a new battery. You can find compatible batteries
on sites like Amazon or eBay for around $50-$60. However, to save money, try removing the battery and replacing it with a little rubbing alcohol. Allow the alcohol to evaporate, then replace the battery.
Repeat this process until it starts working again.
This fix has succeeded at least once per customer
reviews we have seen online. We cannot guarantee its efficacy but worth
a shot! The second most common issue we hear about from customers is problems
connecting to WiFi. It seems like an easy enough fix, but a few things need to be checked before deciding whether you should get it repaired.
Does the problem happen all the time? Has your router been updated
recently? Is your phone/laptop set up properly? Have you had any recent
software updates? Often, these issues are caused by something simple, so check those first.
2) Wireless Issues
A wireless issue is one of the most common problems when using a laptop. This problem will typically be experienced by the
laptop user who has an external wireless adapter or an internal wireless card.
There are a few different ways to fix this problem, but first, it’s important to
understand what might be causing it.
The most common cause of this issue is
interference from other devices at the same frequency as your device. If you’re
experiencing these issues and using a cordless phone or another type of 2.4GHz device, try changing your network settings
so that your device uses 5GHz instead of 2.4GHz. If you’re not experiencing any
of those issues and still have this problem, there may be something wrong with your antenna or power supply. In either case, it’s best to consult
a professional for help.
To learn more about how to deal with a
broken antenna or faulty power supply, click here. You can also learn more
about preventing interference with other devices on the same frequency here.
Windows 7-8 Issues: It’s worth mentioning that some users have reported Windows
7-8 related issues while they were running their laptops.
When asked if they
had encountered these issues before upgrading to Windows 10, users reported that
they only encountered them after installing Windows 10. For those
individuals, all hope isn’t lost! Some solutions involve making adjustments to
Windows updates and disabling startup apps.
3) Cracked Screen or Shorted Out
A cracked screen is the most common problem that will appear
on laptops. This issue can be caused by a drop, impact, or heat. The screen may
have a fracture, an imprint of the object it came into contact with, or
both. A shorted-out laptop has its power cord unplugged and is not charging. It
may also experience problems with its charge indicator light.
this issue, plug in the charger again and see if it starts to work. If you are
still having issues, use a multimeter to check for voltage from the
battery pack to see if there are any. If there isn’t, then your charger may need
to be replaced. Replacing the charger does not require taking apart the entire
There’s a White Screen: If your screen goes white when
opening programs or windows, it could be because something is blocking
part of the backlight from reaching the display panel. Move whatever’s blocking
the backlight so that all parts of the backlight hit all parts of the display
You should now see everything properly displayed. Another possible cause
of this problem could be the RAM module; try restarting the computer and test
if it fixes anything. If you continue to have issues, remove one RAM module at
a time until you find which one is causing the problem. When choosing which
module to remove, start with the one closest to where you would connect your
RAM module into.
4) Hard Drive Issues
Hard drive issues are among the most common problems that
appear on laptops. The symptoms vary depending on the severity of the problem
and can include anything from a message saying hard drive error to an inability
to boot up due to no hard drive found.
There are two types of hard drive
issues, physical and logical. Physical errors can be caused by scratches or
dust on the platter, while logical errors are caused by corrupt files or malware.
To fix these problems, start by looking at your recovery
partition (if you have one), as this will likely have come pre-installed with
diagnostic tools that can scan your laptop for problems and repair them without
any data loss. If not, a bootable disc or USB drive may have similar tools.
Otherwise, you might need to send it to a professional
service center. Battery Issues: The second most common issue is battery
related. Symptoms include low battery capacity, the charger only charging
intermittently, or the device shutting off when connected to the charger even if it’s
showing 100% charge. To solve this problem, first, try cleaning the battery
contacts with rubbing alcohol on a lint-free cloth, and then try reconnecting
the power cable.
If that doesn’t work, you should try running your laptop
on battery power alone for about an hour after disconnecting the power cable
before connecting it again. Some computers require both batteries to be charged before they boot up from AC power.
Finally, if none of these steps
solve the problem, your battery may need to be replaced.
Headset Jack Issues: Third on our list are headset jack issues. These typically
happen when you’re using external speakers with headphones plugged in, which
can result in static noise and distortion but also more extreme cases like being unable to hear anything from either headphone or speaker output.
fix this, try unplugging all external devices, including the mouse and keyboard, then plug them back in one at a time until you find out which device was causing the conflict so you can replace it – or replace both! Headphone
jacks can also cause similar symptoms. If this happens, check if the
cable is frayed near where it plugs into the computer.
If so, use electrical
tape or something else nonconductive and soft to wrap around the connection
point until you reach a point where it feels tight enough to hold together
securely. A loose connection here often leads to static noises or audio
from headphones and speaker outputs.
5) Keyboard/Trackpad Not Responding Properly
The keyboard and trackpad are the two most used devices when using your laptop. Doing anything on your computer can be a major inconvenience if they stop responding. Here’s what you should try if
1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on the keyboard (or hold down those
keys) to see if that does the trick. You might have accidentally hit Caps Lock
or Num Lock and turned them off without realizing it.
2) Check your laptop’s power settings to ensure that
Allow Windows to turn off this device isn’t selected for either of these
devices. This will keep them powered on when you don’t need them so that they
don’t run out of battery and go into sleep mode when you’re not using them. 3)
Run through basic troubleshooting steps like restarting your computer,
updating drivers, running system diagnostics, and more.
4) Try booting into Safe Mode to see if the problem persists. If it doesn’t, one of your third-party programs is likely causing
the issue. Uninstall any suspicious apps and continue checking other
troubleshooting steps until you find an answer to the problem.
5) Your last option is to take it back to where you bought
it from for repairs or replacement under warranty if none of these steps work
for you! There’s no reason to put up with a bad experience on your laptop,
especially if you’ve only had it for a few months. Look at our list of
solutions, and feel free to contact us anytime. We’ll help you get back on
track as soon as possible! Keyboard/Trackpad Not Responding Properly: It’s easy
to get frustrated when things aren’t working right. Let us know how we can help, and we’ll send you our solution that has helped others resolve this issue!