More On Fixing Laptop Problems

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Liquid Spills

We have repaired customers laptops after an accidental spill of liquid on a laptop.  The most important thing to do is shut down the laptop immediately and undertake the cleaning/repairing processes asap.

After turning off the laptop, turn it upside down and leave it to drain for around half an hour.  Then, remove any leads, the power unit and the battery.   Allow the laptop to dry overnight.

After the laptop has dried overnight the next step is to remove the keyboard and using cotton buds to further remove residue of the spill.

Liquid spills may result in the need for replacement of some components due to short circuits.  Soft drinks can also cause corrosion.

Laptop is Frozen

Sometimes this problem is rectified by following the short steps provided below:-

Unplug the power cord – Remove the laptop battery – Wait for around 10 seconds then replace the battery and reconnect the power cord – Turn the laptop back on.

If you are lucky, the laptop will start normally once again.  If not, there is something more serious underfoot and you will need to take the laptop to a computer repair company.

Laptop doesn’t Run as Fast as it Used To

The accumulation of software, music, videos, document and photos etc will slow down your machine.  Running a defrag may help speed up your laptop in this instance.  You can also do a disk cleanup.

A virus or spyware may be the cause of a slow machine and its important to regularly update your anti-malware programs and scan your computer.

An easy solution to a slow booting laptop is to reduce the number of programs that open on startup.

Laptop Battery doesn’t hold a Charge as long as it Used To

After a period of time batteries durability goes down and they tend to drain quicker than they did previously and take longer to charge.  A good way to extend your battery’s life is to allow it to drain fully and then recharge it to its entire capacity.

You can also extend the length of time your battery lasts by turning of the backlight, operating in power safe mode and reducing the brightness of your screen.

After a while, however you will need to purchase a new battery.

We trust the information provided has been of some use to you, if you still have a problem with your laptop, please contact us by calling 3397 1215 or filling in the form below.


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