Laptop Repair Tips

Laptops are amazing equipment; so much is crammed into such a small space that it is a wonder the whole thing functions at all. It is because of this congestion that problems sometimes belie the technological wonder. Any electronic equipment will necessarily produce heat; which needs to be transported outside of the equipment. If heat is allowed to build up inside, without it being vented out, the electronic parts inside cannot perform to their full capacity and start to malfunction. This is then manifested in the form of non-performance or a reduction in the performance of the equipment. If precision moving parts are present inside the equipment, then dust is a major enemy. A particle of dust getting in between the moving parts clogs up the smooth performance and once again, this is manifested in the form of non-performance or a reduction in the performance of the equipment.

Laptops contain both electronic and precision moving parts inside of them. Therefore, there is every chance that they may malfunction due to heat buildup and or dust entry. However, there is one more factor, which can cause the laptop to malfunction; the software operating in the laptop. If this is deficient in any way, the laptop does not function to its intended purposes. This lack of functioning is commonly known as freezing. It may be a partial freeze; with some parts working, and some not; or it may be completely no-functioning. No doubt, both the cases are totally unacceptable, and we must look at ways and means to prevent a laptop from freezing up. Prevention is better than cure, and if certain precautions are taken, there may be no need to take recourse to laptop repair.

The underside of a laptop is made of a material that conducts heat to a great extent. People, mostly use the laptop as the name suggests, by placing it on their laps. The lap is a soft place and the laptop sinks into a contoured surface that usually covers the underside with an insulating layer, preventing heat transfer from the body of the laptop to the outside, especially in summer. There are ventilation openings on the sides, but this may get partially blocked due to the clothing of the user, compounding the problem. Laptop resting stands are available, which allow air circulation to remove heat build-up.

Dust entry into a laptop may not entirely be eliminated, especially if working in a dusty environment. As such, a dust buildup inside the laptop is a certainty if the laptop has been operating for a few years without any servicing. If possible, it is a good idea to open up the insides of the laptop and give it a good dusting with a vacuum cleaner; or else, take it to a professional laptop repair center to get it cleaned up. Either way, one of the best laptop repair tips would be to keep it clean.

A third cause of the freezing problem merits some lengthier discussion. Is the machine adequate for the purpose it is being used for? In case you are working with heavy graphics or something that requires massive computing power, the single core CPU that is inside, may be feeling pretty exhausted and may well be running out of steam; or enough memory may not be available, inside, to see through all the calculations. Even if both the CPU and the memory are adequate, are they getting enough power? The mismatch between the job requirements and the capabilities of the laptop is another reason the poor guy fails to deliver.

How about the software that you are using? Is it the Operating System that is holding your laptop to ransom or is it that brand new application that you had downloaded from the net, which caused your laptop to stop working? Did someone insert a USB stick and unknowing to you a worm entered because you did not have an anti-virus program as a guard? Well, all are software related issues that can and do cause laptops to freeze up.