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We’ll show you how to deal with computer issues, from non-working keyboards to updating Windows and more, without having to call in the experts.

We’ll show you how to deal with computer issues, from non-working keyboards to updating Windows and more, without having to call in the experts.

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    • February 1, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk How to Fix General PC Problems by Yourself How to Fix General PC Problems by HARDWARE Yourself Since hardware is the area that gives most of us CloudTags: Fix , PC , Problems , Yourself , Acer as- the heebie-jeebies, let’s kick off here. If you’ve got pire 5520 laptop battery , Acer aspire 6935g laptop something that’s demonstrably a hardware problem batteries , compaq 484170-001 battery life – something that’s wrong with the PC itself, rather than Windows or your programs – here are some simple things you can try, organised by symptoms. I can’t type or point Keyboard not working? Turn everything off, unplug the keyboard, now blow hard into the connector, We’ll show you how to deal with computer issues, give it a wipe with a cotton bud and try again. from non-working keyboards to updating Windows and more, without having to call in the experts. If it’s a USB keyboard, try a different USB port on the PC. If that’s no good, try borrowing a friend’shttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/how-to-fix-general-pc-problems-by-yourself/ At some point, your home PC may take an age to start keyboard and see if that works. up in the morning, run programs more slowly than it used to or regularly drop its internet connection. If it doesn’t, try plugging your keyboard into their computer to see what happens – that way you should Besides this, your mouse may stop moving the poin- be able to work out whether the problem’s at the ter accurately, the display could start switching it- keyboard or the computer end of things. self off occasionally and the CD drive might make a funny noise – your PC may even suddenly sound Got a problem with your mouse? Do the same. much louder than usual. But we have other plans for your old PC that will help put off the day you have replace it. Just because your PC feels like it’s on the blink, doesn’t mean it is. In this article and the tips and tricks explaining how to fix common PC problems, we will show you how to extend the life of your current PC without spending a penny. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 1
    • February 1, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk How to Fix General PC Problems by Yourself I can’t get on the internet a little tab that you can press to ‘ping’ the battery out, and then pop the new one in. I can’t access my disk Do you have an external USB-powered hard disk that’s playing up? In this case it may not be able to draw enough power from the connector, especially if you are using a USB plug situated in the monitor. Try turning everything off, unplugging it and plug- ging it back into a USB port in the actual PC unit itself. I can’t use my monitor If your internet connection keeps dropping out, If your display keeps turning itself off or dropping don’t waste time queueing on the phone to talk to into standby (so the green light changes to amber) someone who will only tell you to reset your router you might think it’s broken. However, quite often, and connect it again. graphics cards will turn your monitor off because they are overheating due to all the accumulated dust. Instead, turn it off, wait 30 minutes, turn it on and try again. Using the instructions that came with your PC,http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/how-to-fix-general-pc-problems-by-yourself/ unplug everything and then – in a well-lit room so Still no good? Unplug the cables, clean the ends with you can see what’s going on – open the system unit a cotton bud, plug everything back together and and find the graphics card. try again – you’ll be amazed how often this does the trick. It will probably be the largest vertically placed cir- cuit board in there and will usually have either a I can’t tell the time grid-like metal box on it or a little fan. Follow the instructions in the manual that explain how to re- If you’ve noticed that your PC isn’t keeping such move it safely and then, using a cotton bud or can good time any more, you may have to replace the of compressed air, clean off all the dust. little battery that looks after the clock function. If the fan’s casing can be removed from the card, try Check your PC’s manual to find out where it is and doing this and cleaning inside. Then put the whole then, following the instructions, open the casing lot back together again and see if that solves your and find the battery. monitor problem. Make a note of any serial numbers or make/model type and perform a Google search for ‘CMOS bat- tery’ to find the right one. When you’ve bought one, follow the instructions to replace it – there’s often Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 2
    • February 1, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk How to Fix General PC Problems by Yourself Related Articles: Did you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment below and continue the conversation, or subscribe to my feed and get articles like this delivered auto- matically to your feed reader.http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/how-to-fix-general-pc-problems-by-yourself/ Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 3