Posts Tagged ‘repair’

“But it was working just fine before, why would it break now?”

By September 26th, 2012 in Tech Tips

Computer parts wear out over time due to heat and use. All parts are prone to failure after time, particularly moving parts like hard drives or fans whose ball bearings deteriorate. Here is a picture of a video card that we replaced today (click to enlarge). Capacitors (the silver cylinders in this picture) swell and

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Diagnose your own laptop screen problem

By April 7th, 2011 in Tech Tips

Laptops often have display issues when their LCD screen backlight burns out, or they encounter video problems.  Some problems, like loose connections, are inexpensive fixes, while others like replacing the screen or video card can be more expensive.  Being able to diagnose your own laptop problem can help determine whether it’s worth fixing.  Below are

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