Top 5 Common PC Hardware Problems and Solutions
Compared to software issues, hardware issues are more straightforward as it is visible and physical. Most of the time, businesses will call up an IT support team to fix the issues but common problems can occur more often than others.
Here are Solutions for the Top 5 Common PC Hardware Problems so that you don't have to spend your money :
1. Blank Monitor
Having a blank monitor often occurs in workplaces. A simple solution is to check if the power cord and video cable are loosened or if the power is switched on. Simply push the cable and place it again if the cables are loose and your issue should be fixed.
The easiest way is to shut down your computer and let it rest for a few hours. Make sure to clean the fans and vents as dust and debris that stack up over time can block the airflow and contribute to overheating.
3. Restart Loop
Try booting into Safe Mode, if it restarts before you can select Safe Mode then it is a hardware problem. The common cause of this problem is RAM.
Power off the computer, open the casing, and reseat the RAM modules. If the problem still persists, you might have bad RAM.
4. Messed Up Screen
The main cause of this issue is usually the connection between the VGA and VGA port. Having a loose VGA cable causes the screen to glitch out so ensure that the VGA is slot in firmly.
5. Unresponsive Mouse/Keyboard
There are three common reasons why the mouse or keyboard is not working:
Batteries are dying and need to be replaced
Drivers for the devices need to be updated
USB Cable is not slotted in properly
If the mouse or keyboard still doesn't work, it might have reached the end of its lifespan, replace it with a newer device.
Overall, the common cause of a device not functioning is usually a loose cable. Ensure that you check if the power is switched on and the cables are firmly in place.
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