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Computer Won’t Turn on ¶
‘’The laptop will not turn on or show any signs of powering on’’
Faulty Power Cord ¶
Ensure the power cord is plugged in and charging icon in the top left of screen appear. If the power cord is plugged in and the charging icon fails to appear. The power cord is faulty and should be replaced. Try replacing it with this guid (link to be added later)
Faulty Battery ¶
Ensure the power cord is plugged in and charging icon in the top left of screen appear. If the laptop only turns on when the power cord is plugged into the laptop. The battery is faulty and should be replaced.
KeyBoard or Keys not Responding ¶
‘’The keys don’t respond or are missing or broken’’
Faulty Keyboard ¶
If none of the keys are working then the keyboard is faulty and needs to be replaced. Try replacing it with this guid (link to be added later)
Keys Stuck in place ¶
When the keys can’t be pressed there may be something under the key. Find something to pry up the key. A kitchen knife should work. Then wipeout anything that is underneath.Then snap the key back into place.
Keys are missing ¶
If a key is missing consider buying a new one and snapping it into place on the keyboard.
Speakers are not working ¶
‘’No sound will come out of the laptop.’’
===Volume is turned down ===
Make sure your volume is not all the way turn off by clicking the speaker icon in the bottom right. If there is no sound coming from the speakers then connect headphones and see if they produce sound. If the headphones work your speakers may be damaged and need replacing. Try replacing it with this guid (link to be added later)
Device overheating ¶
‘’Device shutdown without warning’’
Dust on Fan ¶
Dust on your cooling fan can cause your device to overheat. You can clean your fan by using a compressed air duster to gently blow out the dust form the vent and the fan.
Fan not on ¶
If you notice that the fan isn’t turning on properly you may need to take proper action to avoid overheating. If you can’t hear the fan running and no air flow can be felt coming out of the vents. The fan may be broken and in need of replacement. Try replacing it with this guid (link to be added later).
LCD display not working ¶
‘’Screen partially/completely blacked out’’
Screen backlight not on ¶
If your device is on and your screen is still black, your backlight may not be bright enough. In order to turn on your backlight brightness up, press the F12 key until the screen becomes visible. If after pressing the F12 key, your screen still doesn’t light it, you may need to replace your screen. Try replacing it with this guide (link to be added later).
Screen shattered ¶
If your screen is partially or completely blacked out, or has an LCD bleed, you will need to replace the entire LCD screen. You can determine if it is an LCD bleed by analyzing the screen to see if there is any light coming through or “bleeding” through the black background. Try replacing it with this guide (link to be added later).