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Laptop Repair Headaches (internal)

The main components internally of laptops are the hard drive, the processor/cpu and the motherboard. Being inside the device, one would think they are free from the ills that parts such as the keyboard and screen face. Unfortunately these components are just as liable to cause laptop repair headaches as much as the external parts. The culprits are pretty much the same with falls, liquid spills and dust being the chief foes.

The Hard Drive

This paperback book shaped device is responsible for storing all your information in the form of music, videos, pictures etc. There are two basic types of hard drives; the standard laptop hard driving which is made up of layers of rotating disks and therefore has moving parts and the more high end solid state drive which as the name implies has no moving parts. Typically solid state drives are very durable and not susceptible to falls, however they are very much on the expensive side. The more common hard drive is susceptible to falls as a disk may have slid out of place and will cause your drive to malfunction. Fortunatelty laptop hard drives are on the affordable side and can be replaced with little fuss. The headache is the potential loss of important data so it is extremely important to back up your data at regular intervals. The data can be recovered from damaged hard drives but in most cases it is extremely expensive and the juice just is not worth the squeeze.

The CPU

The brain of your laptop is just as sensitive as the one inside your head. It will get damaged form excessive heat, dust and liquid spills. Heat and dust usually are the more dangerous villans to your cpu ao it is essential to avoid dusty environments and overheating your laptop by using it in confined spots, blocking the heat release vents and using it on say a bed which the material of the bed will hold onto the heat causing a build up which will damage your device. The headache from damage to your cpu is mainly one of time inconveneience as cpus are becoming more afordable theses days and it is relatively simple to replace.

The Motherboard

Motherboards are generally sturdy pieces of equipment. They are like the road infrastructure of your laptop. Damage to motherboards is typically from falls and liquid spills. A fall can create a crack in your motherboard which will essential break an important circuit and put your laptop out of commision, Liquids spills will cause short circuiting to important circuits on the board. A damaged motherboard usually spells disaster as they are expensive and very manufacurer specific. Therefore if you have a sony device it is highly unlikely you will be able to replace it with a spare Hp board. If you really love your device however, the board can be replaced by checking the manufactures website. Again the time inconvenience will be your major headache. If all the other internal parts are in good working order then your data will be safe and easily recovered.

Other Internals

Dmaged wireless cards, sound cards and video cards are similar to broken laptop touchpads in that for something often overlooked, when they go bad they pose unique challenges in replacing as most manufacturers give little information on how to fix or replace these and usually ask that you send them the device to repair at a cost if is out of warranty. The wireless card is perhaps the easiest to replace as these are made to common standards. If these malfunction it is not the end of the world as the use of external divices such as usb wireless adapters can be used as temporary solutions until permanent fixes are done.

No less problematic than your external hardware malfunctions, internal hardware can cause quite the headaches but with some caution, most of the problems can be avoided. If the problems do arrive however, it may not be the end of the world.


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