Your computer, like any other machine that you own is bound to breakdown from time to time. In fact the computer, which comprises of several different components, has a higher chance of breaking down than most machines because each part can be very sensitive to different conditions.
Components in a computer that could bring problems in your machine include a burnout power supply unit, a malfunctioning graphics card unit, a throttling or damaged processor, malfunctioned memory cards, damaged cables and ports or even a damaged monitor.
When your computer is not functioning as it should, you should be able to diagnose the problem before taking it to the computer repair shop. Sometimes the problem that your computer has can betray your level of ignorance and this can set you up for swindling by unscrupulous computer technicians.
That is why, apart from being able to do some basic troubleshooting, you should be able to choose a reputable computer repair shop that will not take advantage of your lack of deep knowledge about your computer’s hardware. Computer shops of good repute such as Taskbob’s desktop and laptop repair services should be your choice for computer repairs.
Computer cannot power on
If your computer cannot power on, the following steps should help you find out if you have a serious problem or if you have a problem that will have a simple solution.
The first thing that you should do is to unplug the computer from the mains or from the socket and while it is unplugged, power on the computer. The purpose of this is to get rid of any residual current that may be in the computer’s internal components.
While your computer is unplugged, test the wall socket to ensure that it is in proper working order. To do so, plug in a different electrical device and see if it is working as it should. If the wall socket is working properly, proceed with the troubleshooting.
Once you have flashed out any residual power from the computer, plug it back in and power it on as usual. If it goes on then you are in luck. If it doesn’t, carry on troubleshooting. It is very important to ensure that you plug in all the power cables exactly as they should be.
If the machine doesn’t go on at all, make sure that you ground yourself and then open up the case to get to the internals of the computer. Look around to see if there are any loose or unplugged wires. Check especially around the cases power switch and follow the wire that leads from the cases power switch to the computers motherboard to ensure that it is properly connected.
If it still doesn’t power on, then you may have to take the computer to a more qualified technician to have a closer look at your machine.
Taking your machine to a reputable computer repair shop is crucial. If you can’t find a computer repair shop near you, find one on-line such as http://taskbob.com/ and avoid taking any unnecessary chances with a computer shop that doesn’t have a good track record.
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