Computer Repair: Simple Ways to Fix a Computer

For a normal person who is not a tech geeky, computer repair can be a headache. Although it seems strange coming from a computer repair company, anyone can do minor repair and basic diagnosis at home without much knowledge. Following some tips, you can try:

Tip 1: Power Supply Problem

If the PC doesn’t turn on after many attempts or suddenly shuts off without displaying any crash warning message, this is often an indication that there is something wrong with the power supply. Power Supply is one of the most essential components of computer function. A minor issue with a power supply can make the whole device unusable, this is because a pc needs power, a faulty supply means the whole computer won’t work. Power supply issues are quite common in areas that experience electric storms and other sources of power surges on a regular basis. These surges can lead to fried power supplies, and sometimes their impacts can be seen on other components too. 

Tip 2: Faulty Hard disk drives (HDD)

The most common ways for storing files on computer devices are hard disk drives(HDDs). Files related to OS stored in HDD are very critical for the proper functioning of computers. HDD efficiency decreases with time. It uses magnets and spinning platters to store and read files. Just like any device with moving parts, they are prone to wear and eventual failure. 

Some common drive issues include:
Files disappearing or becoming unusable
Strange noises
Random blue screens and other crashes

If you ever experience any of the above issues, then there is a good chance that the drive is dying. Before you’ll end up losing every file on the drive permanently, You need to make a backup of your files and replace the drive. Although HDDs can be repaired, they can’t be trusted to work, so it is better to discard them. If you faced any difficulty in getting the data from a dead or dying drive, you can contact positive technology for a professional data recovery service. 

Tip 3: Regularly check connection (and Dust)

It can come as a surprise to you, but a lot of computer problems resolve themselves just by checking the various connections and dusting the inside of the computer. Although it can be annoying it is not difficult. We need to dust our computers at least once every six months. It is not a hidden fact that most computer owners don’t do this, dust can cause damage to a computer’s parts if left to build up.