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Simple Laptop Maintenance Helps Prevent Issues

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

There are certainly plenty of simple laptop fixes which can range from software upgrades to replacing a power adapter. These are often resolved by the laptop owner themselves since they do not require any knowledge of the components within the computer itself. Simple issues can occur on a regular basis due to commonly known problems with software like viruses and spyware, which in many instances can be cured by the laptop user with the proper antispyware programs. Yet even these basic situations can lead to the realization that there is something going on which will require further investigation.

Then there are those instances where you know that it is absolutely imperative that further testing of the variables be done, preferably by a competent laptop technician to narrow down the potential causes for the issue. This means avoiding jumping to conclusions too quickly when troubleshooting a laptop issue, specifically as far as a hardware diagnosis goes.

One such advanced laptop issue we occasionally see is when the laptop is suffering from a dim, or all around too dark of a display screen. It can be very easy for the technician to assume that this is merely a bad laptop inverter, yet further investigation is highly recommended in some instances. This is an opportunity to look other possibilities such as the inverter cable and the bulb for the backlight as well. In any good repair shop or center that works on used laptops there will be available to the technicians several known good parts. These provide the tech with the ability to test a specific suspected bad part and help determine the cause of the problem. In this case simply using the known good laptop parts to test the faulty laptop can determine relatively quickly if the culprit is a bad inverter or inverter cable for example.

The same would be true if it were necessary to test the actual laptop LCD panel or the motherboard. The reality is that we have seen each of these laptop components wind up being the culprit in the case of a too dim or too dark of a laptop LCD display screen. While these situations occur far less frequently the spyware issues for example, proper maintenance can greatly improve the life span of any of the cheap laptops for sale under 200 just as it can for brand new laptops under 200. Whether you have a used laptop or a new mini laptop you should perform regular maintenance on the computer which involves keeping your antivirus and antispyware programs up to date, your operating system updated and keeping your laptop clean as well.