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Laptop Repair Headaches (external)

We live in a rapidly evolving technological world where various devices are pumped out at practically the speed of light. One of the more common devices of the modern age has been the laptop computer. With this apractically all present piece of technology in our every day lives; comes laptop repair headaches. These devices can be notoriously sensitive to the good old coffee spill or the all too common fall.

The Screen

One of the more delicate parts on the laptop; the screen is a major casualty of the fall. Screens crack easily leaving unsightly black blotches or ink markings all over the screen. It is a relatively simple fix yet can be quite costly depending on the model of the laptop as the more high end laptops carry more high end screens and hence a high end screen replacement. The hardest part is usually finding the screen. There are numerous do-it-yourself guideson screen replacement but if one is not willing to risk it; it is best the laptop is taken to a technician to repair it. An emergency situation may require that an external monitor is used if one is on hand with the necessary cables (most laptops today have HDMI out ports and Vga out ports) until a more permanent solution is achieved.

The Keyboard

Perhaps the most sturdy part of the laptop, the key board was designed to take the daily punishment of our piston like fingertips. It is one of the easier and cheaper pieces of equipment to restore if damaged on a laptop. It's perenial foe is the dust and the coffee/liquid spill. Unless its a specialty or custom designed laptop, keyboards are easily sourced.

The Touchpad

Rarely do these go bad but talk about a headache when they do. There is little information out there on why these may go bad and most manufacturer's do not present easy solutions or troubleshooting information that is of much assistance. Most times the touchpad may be have been deactivated accidentally using a function (Fn) command. If this is not the case then a more sinister hardware problem awaits and the device may have a broken laptop touchpad. The temporary solution is rather simple which is to get a usb mouse while the more permanent solution is more bothersome as due to the many models out there; there are not many stock touchpads to pick up. The main culprit of a broken laptop touchpad is general wear and tear or a cofee/liquid spill.

The Drive Bays and Memory card slots

Cd/DvD drives can be quite sensitive if not handled properly due to the sensitive lens. With careful handling (not touching the lens) this problem can be avoided. They also fall victim to being stuck from time to time but this is usually solved by inserting a pin or toothpick into a tiny hole along the side of the dirve which is the manual eject button. Dust is the primary cause of total drive failure however. It is relatively easy to replace these drives. A temporary solution is the use of an external drive. The various memory card slots and usb drive bays are usually quite sturdy but do also fall victim to dust. A can of air spray usually takes care of this.

With the rise of tablet devices Laptop repair headaches may soon be a thing of the technological Past.


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