How to fix common laptop problems?

Now-a-days, A huge chunk of the corporate world uses mobile, and for that they computing power is required that can accommodate that. The solution to this is ‘laptops’. Over the years, the weight of laptops has gone from bulky and heavy to slim and lightweight. But, even with all these upgrades in power, size, capacity and memory, laptop problems still arise pretty regularly. As it is a machine and common machine problems are a must. Here is a quick list of the most common problems we hear about and how you can address them on your own.

Loud fan or heating up:

Loud fan or heating up followed by shutdown is very common in laptops. As it is a portable device so laptops get moved around a lot. This moving can lead to the limiting of air intake to the fan. It also gives room to plenty of opportunities to drag dust and external particles into the cooling system through their fan portal.

The solution to this is; use your laptop on hard, flat surfaces. You should avoid putting it on soft surfaces that can block air passage. Also, you can clean out your fan with the help of compressed air.

You should also limit the number of programs you run at once as well because the more you have running, the harder it will get for the laptop to function properly.

Laptop running slowly:

Laptops get slow all the time. It is a common problem and could be related to hard drive space, malware or the first signs of equipment failure. The solution is simple. There are lots of ways to try to tackle speed issues but cleaning your laptop thoroughly and deleting unnecessary apps/ videos etc. is the easiest. It takes less time and the laptop starts running smoothly.

Battery doesn’t last enough:

Since the laptops have been introduced, it is known that one of the best features of a laptop is that it is wireless. But the constant fear of draining our battery lingers. So we are constantly hard on our batteries and sometimes do things that are harmful for it.

The solution to this is to check all of your charger cable connections to be sure they are snug. Next step is to drain your battery completely and recharge it by leaving your laptop on until it dies.

One of the greatest solutions of all tech devices is simply to fully drain the energy from them and try again, it is equivalent to a good night’s sleep for the device. If this does not work, then you may need to replace the battery itself.

No internet connection:

Sometimes laptops lose connection to the internet, which can be a major hassle. It can be due to various reasons. But before you assume some sort of equipment failure, you need to try some basic steps.

Here is the solution. On most laptops, there is a wireless button or switch to activate the connection. You have to find it and make sure it’s in the ON position. Then you have to reboot your router, again using the drain the power tactic; unplug your router, let all the energy drain out for 10-20 seconds, then plug it back in. If you’re still having trouble, the solution is to troubleshoot your network connections in your control panel. Finally, re-build your network from the beginning to make sure all your connections are set up properly.

Black Screen:

It happens sometime that you open up your laptop, power it on, hear it running, but the screen is black.

The solution is to unplug the power, removing the battery and then holding the power button for 30 to 60 seconds. Now reattach the power cord and re-boot. Then shut down again, put in the battery and reboot. If this doesn’t work, then troubleshoot the problem with the help of your laptop’s control panel to see if that helps before heading to the computer repair shop.


If you try any of these fixes and are still experiencing the same problem, it’s time that you take your laptop to a repair professional. They are experts in computer, printer, server, and point-of-sale repair and maintenance. They offer several services, from hourly to contract maintenance. Contact the repair shop and get your computer problems fixed and your laptop back to normal again. You can keep reading here for more information.