Posted on: 27 November 2019Share
Your trusty old laptop has stuck it out with you for ages. But these days, your sidekick that has taken you through several years is starting to show some age. Thankfully, laptops can be refurbished by a professional at a computer repair shop. Here is a look at a few signs that your old laptop is ready for refurbishment.
Your system processes things slower than it used to.
It is taking a while for pages to load, you are getting "page unresponsive" alerts, and the computer lags when you try to open a program. These are signs that the laptop's processor is starting to fail, and soon, it will go out completely. In some cases, these issues can also be related to an ailing hard drive, which can be replaced during refurbishing.
You have to keep the charger plugged in all the time.
Your computer battery will no longer charge, so you simply keep it plugged into a charger all the time. You replace the battery, but the problem is still occurring. This tends to be a sign that there is a problem with the power port, which can be replaced during refurbishment.
Your keyboard keys are not as responsive as they should be.
You are in the middle of typing up a report when suddenly the "e" key or the "s" key stops responding to your taps. Or, you start noticing you have to tap keys harder than usual to make them respond. Either of these is signs the laptop keyboard is starting to fail and will probably have to be replaced.
Your laptop screen freezes on a regular basis.
If the LCD screen on your laptop is freezing up and then going black, it is usually a sign that the screen is starting to fail. Once this starts happening, you probably will not have a lot of time left before the screen completely goes out. Therefore, it is best to get your ailing equipment to a computer repair store as quickly as possible.
Your laptop is lagging on startup.
Lagging on startup can sometimes be fixed; you may be able to go in and eliminate some of the programs that are automatically using up CPU upon startup. However, if you go through the process of stopping these programs or deleting them from your laptop and the problem still persists, it can mean your hard drive is starting to go bad.