How Can I Fix My Laptop? DIY Laptop Repair

“How can I fix my laptop?” is a common question among laptop users. The job is not as hard as the repair personnel might lead one to believe. While individual problems might vary between laptops, some of the problems are common to all makes and models. The answer to the question: “How to fix my laptop” can be found by using a little intellect. This article aims to provide some helpful tips for fixing laptops.

Perhaps the most common problem occurring in all laptops is overheating. It leads to hang-ups, shutdowns and even hardware damage. A very good solution is to purchase an (often) inexpensive laptop cooling pad. Also, if comfortable with the procedure, one can open up the laptop and clear any dust that has accumulated in the cooling system. Dust hinders the cooling system.

Being portable is a blessing and a curse. People have a habit of eating and drinking with their machines. A spill can ruin the keyboard. What to do in this situation? The first thing is to turn off the machine, and then try to get rid of the spill. If draining is needed, it must be done at the CD/DVD drive side of the laptop as it has less electronics. After drying, reboot the system to make an assessment of the damage. If needed the keyboard must be replaced.

You may also experience a problem with the battery – it may be recharging quickly and discharging quicker. Well the bad news is that you can’t do much about it. Consider this a myth buster if you want but reconditioning or repacking services are just a waste of money. The best option is to buy a new battery pack whenever the need presents itself.

Some users frequently ask how to fix my laptop power jack. It seems that the power jack in some laptops wears out with constant use. Well if the problem is with the soldered components of the jack, a soldering iron is all you need to open your laptop and fix the problem. Replacing the jack is required if the problem is with the jack itself.

Listening to a lot of stuff on your laptop, can leads to another commonly encountered laptop problem: wearing out of the headphone jack. Many times this happens due to loosening of the headphone jack’s solder points. Soldering back the loose points is often enough to make them functional again.