Laptop computer repair is a little different in that the laptop is a whole computer in one device. This means all components are all connected in a small space. With such a compact design, there are certain skills needed when working on a laptop. Most importantly, you need to be very detail oriented. The last thing you want to do is disassemble a laptop, and then forget where all the screws go to put it back together! That, and after putting everything back if you forgot to connect the speakers, you won’t be having a good day. Next, you need to be patient. Testing laptop components requires a lot of time. Testing memory, hard drive and motherboard problems are all lengthy tasks. You also need to be able to troubleshoot. This means you can figure out the root of the problem. In a laptop, it is very hard to determine which of the dozens of parts is causing the problem if you don’t know how to troubleshoot and find that single defect. And finally, you need that magic touch. The ability to find the part that no one can find, or the get the costly replacement part for a fraction of the cost. This is critical in laptop repair, because if it costs too much to repair the laptop, you might as well buy a new one!
In terms of cost, we strive to find the best and most cost effective way to repair your computer. Where other shops have diagnosed bad motherboards, we are able to go in and find the component that is causing the problem and replace it. This means more effective and efficient repairs; when others will send you on your way when faced with a tough repair, we will take the time to actually get it fixed. And we get it done right the first time.
Some of the common laptop issues we see are:
- Bad hard drive
- Cracked LCD screen
- Overheating / random shutdown
- General damage to hinge, case, or keyboard
If you are having problems with your laptop, please give us a call to talk with an expert technician about your problem. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!