DIY Notebook Repairs

December 26, 2015/0 Comments

Often devices have technical problems either because of a virus or extensive use. It is important to keep a device up to date to ensure its use is never hindered. It does not matter what company manufactured your computer, you might end up losing a key or breaking a jack, both requiring a quick fix.

There are various technical problems you can fix independently, however some might require the expertise of a professional.  If you do not want to waste money on a professional each time a minor fault occurs, know how to make a few fixes on your own. Following are some of DIY Notebook repairs.

Notebook Repairs You Can Do Yourself

A Notebook is smaller, compact and easy to carry around. It is a great laptop for business and academic purposes and is commonly used. Some of the problems you might face when using a Notebook are listed below with DIY repairs:

DIY Notebook Repairs

Damaged Cord

Unplugging and plugging the charging cord of a laptop causes it to get damaged, exposing the wires underneath. This makes carrying the wire difficult and is an added hazard. The best way to fix it yourself is to use a sealant. Just wrap the exposed wires under the sealant or tape and you’ll be good to go. The reason why people prefer fixing the cord themselves rather than contacting an expert or getting a new one is because Notebook chargers are relatively more expensive.

Cracked Case

When you drop a Notebook whichever side meets the ground, it might either chip the paint off, break a corner off, crack the screen or cause similar more extensive damage. Though the latter might require an expert, the former two can be fixed.  The first thing you need to do is to put a tape over the opening. . Later, use gloves to shape the putty into a piece of the same size as the opening or crack and push it in sealing the opening completely. Scrape off the excess, paint over it to match the color and it will be fixed.

Bad Fan

A noisy fan is an irritating and damaging problem in any laptop. Not only does it make a sound, it overheats the machine and also slows it down. If the fan is clogged with dirt and debris, it immediately increases chances of your device overheating simply by turning it on. The first thing you need to do to give it a quick fix is to blow compressed air into the vents. This allows the air to pass through the computer. If this does not help, then turn the computer upside down, open the base and start cleaning out the dirt manually. Use a soft dry towel to do this.

You can handle your own Notebook repairs rather than taking it to an expert each time a slight problem occurs. This saves cost and allows you to understand how you might be able to fix the same problems yourself. If you know what to do when your Notebook needs repairs, then you have nothing to worry about.

Keith Logan writes about how various computers can be fixed. He documents his own experiences and refers to exampled by experts that are found if you click here.


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