Laptop Troubleshoot - Resolving the Top Common Problems of Your Laptop

Laptops, or also known as e-notebooks, are typically similar to your desktop computer, only smaller and more portable. The functions and the components are generally the same. However, most owners are intimidated with the complex structure of their laptops, therefore extracting fear in them to do laptop troubleshoot themselves. This article will enlighten you on how to resolve the most common problems that occur in your laptop( specifically in the LCD screen and the keyboard of your laptop and also to inform you that troubleshooting your laptop is a rather easy task to accomplish, even by those with very little technical experience.

Most Common Problems with your Laptop LCD Screen and Keyboard

Before you start to troubleshoot your laptop, you should consider first the following:

•    Always turn off your laptop and take out the battery.

•    Prepare the tools needed.

•    Prepare a small plastic bag to prevent losing small components of your laptop (e.g. screws).

•    Work in a clean and dry area. Also you should consider working in where you won't be able to generate any static energy.

Laptop LCD Screen

•    Faint images. Check first the properties of your computer if the brightness is set properly. This problem usually occurs if you have a damaged backlight. You could replace the backlight of your LCD screen, but this is very risky, even for experts. You might end up replacing the whole LCD screen if you are unsuccessful in replacing the backlight. Replacing the LCD screen should be best if you have a damaged backlight.

•    Flickering on and off. If you have a broken inverter, then most likely your screen will flicker on and off. To fix this problem, simply replace your inverter with a functional one.

•    Jumbled images. To check the root cause of the problem, connect your laptop to an external monitor. If the images in the external screen are still jumbled, then your problem is caused by the malfunctioning of your video card. Replacing it should do the trick.

Laptop Keyboard

•    Liquid spilled on your laptop. This could be very fatal for your laptop if you do not assess the situation immediately. If this happens, make sure you immediately turn off your laptop and make sure you completely dry it before turning it on again. A waiting period of at least 24 hours is ideal to make sure any liquid remaining inside your notebook has completely evaporated.

•    Lost keyboard key/s. Replacing the keys is easy but could get very tedious. Get yourself a new key (you could buy one online at around $2-$5). Then carefully pry back one key and analyze how it is properly set. Once you have an understanding on how one key is set, just apply what you have learned to replace the missing key/s.

•    Keyboard not working. Check first if the cable connecting the keyboard and the motherboard is properly attached. This problem could also occur if you have failed to manage a spill over your laptop. You could also alternatively use an external cable and plug it via USB.

These are only a few out of many problems that could occur in your laptop. But as you can see, troubleshooting your laptop could easily be done by you. There are laptop repair instructional videos in which you could subscribe to help you in repairing all sorts of problem with your laptop, but, you should choose carefully those that are very detailed and informative.

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