5 Most Common Laptop Problems And Solutions
What would you choose if you had to choose between a computer and a laptop?
We're guessing a laptop because they're lighter and more portable than computers. In fact, if you're constantly on the go, you'll understand the importance of a laptop as well as some common laptop problems. Aside from a laptop warranty, some of the tips listed below can really save you from these common problems...
1 - When Your Laptop Slows Down
Laptops typically slow down as a result of having too many files and programs saved on them as a result of regular use. To avoid this issue, we recommend that you free up some hard drive space by deleting temporary files, keeping your desktop organized, and getting rid of programs you don't use on a regular basis. You could also transfer old files to an external hard drive to improve the performance of your laptop.
2 - Automatic Shut Downs
Overheating is most likely the cause, which is usually caused by dust buildup in the case and around the fan. If your laptop is frequently shutting down, try thoroughly cleaning it to remove dust. The most basic method is to blow air into the side vent. Make sure the laptop is completely turned off before doing this. If that doesn't work, you can get a laptop cooling fan.
3 - The Battery Keeps Draining
Laptops typically have a battery life of more than 4-5 hours if used continuously. However, if your laptop's battery is quickly depleted, the first thing you should do is reduce the number of open tasks. This places additional strain on the battery. To avoid further draining your laptop battery, avoid keeping multiple windows open and disable the Bluetooth option. Finally, enable 'Energy Saving' mode and keep the brightness low. If you're using Windows XP, go to 'Settings' and select "Power Options" from the control panel. To adjust the brightness on a Macbook, go to 'Settings' and search for "Energy Saver" in System Preferences.
4 - Unable to Connect to WiFi networks
If you've been experiencing this problem, make sure your laptop's airplane mode is turned off and WiFi is turned on. Then, reinstall the network adapter drivers. All you have to do is...
a. On your desktop, right-click 'My Computer' or 'My PC' and select 'Manage.' Then, select 'Device Manager.' b. Next, select 'Network Adapters' and look for your wireless adapter under this menu. Right-click it and select 'Enable' or 'Install.'
c. After that, click 'Scan for hardware changes,' and your drivers will be re-installed.
5 - Finish strong
If your laptop battery stops charging, you'll need to replace it even if your laptop is still under warranty, because batteries aren't covered under the manufacturer's warranty. If your laptop's battery isn't removable, you'll have to replace it.
There are numerous other issues that can arise in a laptop, particularly after a year or two of the manufacturer's warranty period has expired. This includes motherboard failure, hard drive failure, LCD failure, processor failure, and so on. You don't have to worry about spending money on repairs at the last minute if your laptop is covered by an extended warranty plan.
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