Laptop Troubleshoot -
Resolving the Top Common Problems of Your Laptop
Laptops, or also known as e-notebooks, are typically
similar to your desktop computer, only smaller and more
portable. The functions and the components are generally
the same. However, most owners are intimidated with the
complex structure of their laptops, therefore extracting
fear in them to do laptop troubleshoot themselves. This
article will enlighten you on how to resolve the most
common problems that occur in your laptop( specifically
in the LCD screen and the keyboard of your laptop and
also to inform you that troubleshooting your laptop is a
rather easy task to accomplish, even by those with very
little technical experience.
Most Common Problems with your Laptop LCD Screen and
Before you start to troubleshoot your laptop, you should
consider first the following:
• Always turn off your laptop and take out the
• Prepare the tools needed.
• Prepare a small plastic bag to prevent losing small
components of your laptop (e.g. screws).
• Work in a clean and dry area. Also you should
consider working in where you won't be able to generate
any static energy.
Laptop LCD Screen
• Faint images. Check first the properties of your
computer if the brightness is set properly. This problem
usually occurs if you have a damaged backlight. You
could replace the backlight of your LCD screen, but this
is very risky, even for experts. You might end up
replacing the whole LCD screen if you are unsuccessful
in replacing the backlight. Replacing the LCD screen
should be best if you have a damaged backlight.
• Flickering on and off. If you have a broken
inverter, then most likely your screen will flicker on
and off. To fix this problem, simply replace your
inverter with a functional one.
• Jumbled images. To check the root cause of the
problem, connect your laptop to an external monitor. If
the images in the external screen are still jumbled,
then your problem is caused by the malfunctioning of
your video card. Replacing it should do the trick.
• Liquid spilled on your laptop. This could be very
fatal for your laptop if you do not assess the situation
immediately. If this happens, make sure you immediately
turn off your laptop and make sure you completely dry it
before turning it on again. A waiting period of at least
24 hours is ideal to make sure any liquid remaining
inside your notebook has completely evaporated.
• Lost keyboard key/s. Replacing the keys is easy but
could get very tedious. Get yourself a new key (you
could buy one online at around $2-$5). Then carefully
pry back one key and analyze how it is properly set.
Once you have an understanding on how one key is set,
just apply what you have learned to replace the missing
• Keyboard not working. Check first if the cable
connecting the keyboard and the motherboard is properly
attached. This problem could also occur if you have
failed to manage a spill over your laptop. You could
also alternatively use an external cable and plug it via
These are only a few out of many problems that could
occur in your laptop. But as you can see,
troubleshooting your laptop could easily be done by you.
There are laptop repair instructional videos in which
you could subscribe to help you in repairing all sorts
of problem with your laptop, but, you should choose
carefully those that are very detailed and informative.