Common Laptop Problems

Laptops are portable computers and like their fixed, desktop brethrens; these computers could also have some problems. As an example, the laptop may refuse to turn on. In this case, we may hold down the power button, but it just won’t start. The most likely problem is with the battery. It could simply runs out of battery charge and we will need to connect the laptop to the wall socket. If the laptop still won’t start and the LED indicator for charging doesn’t light up, there could be problems with our AC adapter.

The solution can be by using a fresh, new AC adapter. Battery has limited lifetime and it won’t last forever. After being dropped, exposed to high temperature and used for years, battery will simply die. In general, battery could provide between 3 to 6 hours, depending on models. Some software could rapidly decrease battery life, such as 3D games.

If we have problem with battery life, we should avoid running resources-heavy programs and enable the power save mode. If the new AC adapter doesn’t work we may need to replace the battery with a new one. Again, if the laptop doesn’t want to start, the problem could be with the motherboard or RAM module. In this case, we need to ask the help of professional technician. Average users shouldn’t mess with the more delicate components of a laptop.

Our laptop could eventually get slower after we add so many documents, videos, music, photos and software. Laptops typically have weaker hardware configuration than laptops and it is easy to notice the irresponsiveness of our laptop after owning it for two years. The most common method is by defragging the hard drive, but this may not solve more serious sluggishness.

In this case, the laptop could be infected by viruses, adware and spyware. It is a good idea to make sure that our laptop is squeaky clean with any kind of bad code. We could find that the laptop runs slowly because too many programs are loaded during start-up. With Windows laptop, we could go to the Msconfig window and choose programs that we don’t want to run in the startup.

Due to its portability, laptops are known for their ability as a way to connect to the Internet. WiFi support is a standard feature in any laptop, including low-end models. When we have connection problem, we should make sure that we use the proper username. There are factors that we may need to consider, such as WPA, WEP and SSID numbers.

Laptops could also easily be affected by pop-ups and they are generally considered as common nuisance. The problem can become entirely out of control that web browsers will become nearly useless. As an example, when we search for a keyword, we will be brought to customized search engine result pages that are loaded with special ads. In more serious cases, browser tabs could be automatically redirected to ads pages.

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