When I first had my computer, I was always curious about how it worked. Whenever I encounter a problem with my computer, I try to find solutions that I can do first before I send it back to its manufacturer or dealer. I remembered one time when my monitor stopped displaying, I could not stop worrying about whether or not I did something wrong, or that I tapped the wrong key that made my computer sleep. But that was the start of my courage to take matters into my own hands, and learn different ways for how to solve the same problem. A lot of recent problems have also related to my use of storing files online in the cloud. If you’re a business that encounters these problems, then I’ve come across a lot of companies offering cloud computing solutions that should be able to help you with SLA agreements and whatnot – if you’re an individual, then just keeping reading this blog and I’ll eventually come on to these issues J
Trial and Error
This is always the first step I take to see where the main problem is coming from. Depending on how the computer is behaving, I take out one part of the CPU at a time, sometimes pulling out everything and cleaning up each part with the use of a blower, not a vacuum cleaner. Sometimes when monitors fail to display, it could either be from the video card that is not properly attached to its slot, video card has already met its end or there is just too much accumulation of dust that it has hardened on the surface.
The reason why it is important to perform trial and error is because the design of every personal computer on the market is modular. This is considered the most popular technique, since you will have to isolate everything so that you get to the specific component that is making the problem. Swapping components, such as cables that are not working properly, a power supply that does not turn on, and many more. The more it would work for you if you have spare components to swap from so that you can get to the bottom of the problem. When everything has been tried and the problem is identified, the result could make you decide whether you can still solve the problem. Some computer owners do not like to take matters in their hands, so they immediately seek professional help.
Over seventy percent of the computer problems every owner faces have something to do with cabling and its connections. Cables of floppy ribbon, tape drives, IDE and SATA cables should be checked thoroughly to see whether they are attached firmly or not, otherwise you might need to find a new cable if it doesn’t work. Cables oftentimes become loose, especially when your CPU is pre-assembled before it was sent to your house. If such is the case, try to make sure that every peripheral and component of your computer is still properly attached and have not “pop-out” during transportation, such as your memory modules, sound card, video card, microprocessors and adapters.
Always Stay Calm
When I first encountered a computer problem, I always get frustrated and annoyed because it always happen at a time when I am already having a good moment in my game. But these days I learned to be calm about it, since not all PCs are made without its flaws. I treat it as my opportunity in learning more, especially if the problem is something I have not encountered before.