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Diagnosing Protocols Before You Submit Your Unit For Computer Repair

Not every malfunction you encounter with your PC requires a computer repair. Often times, the machine's failure to start are merely related to a faulty power source. The same goes for your laptops. So you should always try to diagnose the problem yourself first, before you submit your device for a computer or laptop repair. It would be a shame to waste all that money for a fix you could have done yourself. To help you out in this initial process, here are some guidelines you should follow.
a. If your computer or laptop does not turn on properly the first time or gives error messages you don't understand, perform a power cycle and see if the condition improves. Sometimes, glitches occur out of nowhere and the unit only needs to reboot in order to get its programs in order.
b. If the power cycle does not work, check the connection to the power source. It seems silly now, but a lot of times, people fail to restart their units or get internet connection, because they don't have their devices plugged in to the right outlet. For laptops, try turning it on using the cord without the battery, and also using the battery without the cord. If one of these power sources is corrupted, there is usually that tendency for them to confuse the system. For program errors, try to uninstall and reinstall the problematic application.
c. If all is in place and nothing is still working properly, swap compatible components with stocked ones or those from working units and see if the same problem occurs. Make sure to change one thing at a time, so you can identify what is working and what isn't. See, 70% of the time, computer errors are brought about by faulty cabling, connections and peripherals.
d. If the problem is mostly because of the platform you are working on, then create a backup copy of your files or save them in the D drive in your PC, and then reformat your computer or laptop.
e. If all of the steps above have not worked, keep your calm and don't lash out on your equipment. If you feel like you're about to get frustrated, then walk away from the problem and start taking down notes on what you have done and what you have observed. You can use this information to find out if there is anything else you can do. If you discover that there's nothing else in your capacity that you could try out, endorse your list to the computer or laptop repair technician so he doesn't waste his time and you don't waste your money.
Given that computers and/or laptops are machines incapable of self-preservation and regeneration, expect that you will have to submit them for laptop or computer repair every now and then to maintain their functions. Frequent upgrades may also be necessary, as well as the installation of a strong and sensitive antivirus program is advised.
Now, if you are dealing with a lot of units and very sensitive information, it would be smart if you employ an in-house networking expert to take care of your system on a regular basis. Or if you have the time, study how to keep your set-up in pristine condition to prevent crashes.

By Cedric P Loiselle


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