Category Archives: Common Problems

Virus Infection

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Virus scan screenshot

If you find your computer running slower than normal, you could have an infected machine.

Always make sure your anti-virus program is running and up to date with its definitions.

As you can see above, several thousand infected items have been found during the scan on this machine, all of which were successfully removed, allowing the customer to resume normal activity.

Charging problems

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Laptop charging socket showing bad solder connections

With wear and tear over time the solder connecting the socket to the circuit board can fail, as shown in the above photograph. The red indicates the + voltage connection.

 

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Same motherboard ready for new socket

The above photograph shows the same motherboard ready for a new socket to be fitted.

Laptop Overheating

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Laptop cooling radiator before and after a service

A service is much cheaper than a new computer.

Over time the little fan inside your laptop accumulates a build up of dust and particles which need to be removed periodically by means of a service. If left to build up unchecked this can cause a blockage in your machine’s cooling system, leading to overheating, random shut-downs and even the death of your machine.

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Cooling fan from laptop showing build up of dust and dirt.