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From broken screens to corrupt files and everything in between, we’ve seen it all before here in the Acrylic PC Repairs office. Often, we see the same problems coming in to us to be fixed, caused by simple mistakes that could have easily been avoided. That’s why we’ve put together a list of computer mistakes we have seen over the years.
An overheating computer is never a good sign, and it can cause a series of issues that can leave your beloved device broken. Even though you can run a clogged-up machine for months with seemingly no issues, sooner or later the amount of muck will take over and leave you wondering where you went wrong. This particular gaming computer swiftly died from overheating and had the owner needing an urgent fix. Luckily, one of our tech geeks managed to sort this relatively quickly. Within 2 hours, after a thorough clean inside and out, it was purring like a kitten again just like new.
It’s so easily done… you put your laptop on the floor for a second, forget it’s there, and step on it… one of the kids decides it’s a stupendously good idea to play Jenga with everything in the living room and suddenly, crash… I think the weirdest one we’ve had so far was someone’s cat knocking a vase off the windowsill straight onto a MacBook and smashing it. However it happens, the first question on your mind (after you’ve wondered about the legality of corporal punishment) is going to be, can laptop screens even be repaired?
Sometimes it’s tricky to know if there’s a problem with your laptop or not. Maybe Windows is painfully slow to load, maybe the whole system seems a little sluggish. You’re unsure if it’s just getting old, or if there’s an actual issue. Other times, it’s blindingly obvious not only that there’s a problem, but what the problem is.Take this lovely little purple number that came in recently, which had either inexplicably decided to communicate exclusively in Wingdings (a bizarre font made entirely of characters rather than letters), or it was suffering from a serious case of corruption. The latter was the case, and we ran corrupted file recovery on it to restore the system, but before we did it was looking a little...well...
We’ve all been there. You’re sat at your desk, minding your own business, furiously typing away and wondering why it is that writing is so problematic, your To Do list seems to get longer every time you tick something off, and you perpetually have the Superman theme tune stuck in your head. You reach for your mug of tea (or coffee, or whatever is your beverage of choice...on this particular day it was tea), and rather than picking it up and taking a nice comforting sip you inadvertently knock it over.
When you smash your screen it’s obvious just by looking at your laptop what the issue is. But sometimes, it can be a little harder to tell. This HP laptop baffled its owners when it abruptly stopped working, but we knew what was wrong with it immediately. In fact, the problem was diagnosed without taking it apart thanks to the telltale bulge in the keyboard. The problem? The laptop had overheated and the battery had blown.Well, we installed a nice shiny new battery, almost half the size of the old one we took out!