It is a known fact that any abnormality in any component of a computer can affect its performance and can prove to be harmful to it. But some issues can be solved without seeking professional IT help. It is said that if you own a computer you must know about the basics so that if any problem occurs, you can try to solve it on your own. Some of the common issues that occur are; either ‘no boot’ or ‘the blue screen of death. These can be solved with the help of troubleshooting or reboot. However, if there are other problems that you can’t understand, then you should not try to do it on your own.
Explained below are some of the problems that occur commonly and that can be solved without the assistance of a tech specialist:
A Computer that Freezes or Runs Slowly
A computer can freeze either because of any hardware or software issue. In such a case, you need to understand the exact reason behind it. You have to notice what initiated it. See if the issue that has started is because of any hardware peripherals, like a printer or scanner. But if the issue occurred after installing a new hard drive, then the reason might be insufficient power or too much heat. The following are the things that you can do for computer repair.
Your Computer Needs Rest
When you leave your computer on all the time, there appear to be so many issues. It gets heated, the memory does not clear, etc. For such cases, it is suggested that you can fix a problem by turning off the computer. Take the plug out or you can also remove the battery if it is a laptop. Then you can hold down the power button for 30 seconds while the computer remains unplugged and reinsert the battery, plugging the computer back in and powering it on. When you cut the power off to the motherboard, it allows the hardware to reset and the memory to get cleared.
See if your Computer is Overheating
You will have to take a look inside your computer to check this. But remember, before doing it, you need to open up your computer cabinet, shut down your computer and unplug it. It is also suggested that you tie your hair back if you have long hair. Do not do it with wet hands and don’t go near it with clothes that can spark anything.
Check the Temperature of the Metal Chassis
one should check the temperature now and then as there can be various heat-related issues. if you own a laptop, you don’t even have to open its case and can vacuum the fan ports. heat isn’t considered good for electronics and computers run usually hot. just examine gently and see if there is any dust. blow it out with the help of a fan or vacuum and use a clean piece of cloth to dust out any other hidden particles.
Before doing all of this, you should turn off your computer. Sometimes there also occur problems with your computer when you have more than one hard drive. before installing it, you should check that you don’t get them installed right next to each other. There isn’t any heating failure when you do this. For installing it, you should use mounting brackets that can separate the computer parts.
It is not necessary that you only clean your fans when there is an issue. You can do it on a regular basis. just make sure when you close the case of your computer, all the wires are separated from each other and plugged in at the right places. Do not put pressure on the motherboard either, you can get it damaged, and then the computer won’t work.
Inspect your Hard Disk
Your hard disk is known as the storehouse of information. Often, when it gets used for a long time it might get cluttered and patchy. As a result, the performance of your computer slows down. So you can use your Windows utility CHKDSK to scan and remove if there are any bad sectors on a regular basis. You can maintain your computer’s health by doing this in the best possible way.
These are some of the easy ways to repair your computer yourself. No expert assistance is required to do all of it.