There are many reasons you might need computer repair services. Many things can go wrong with a desktop computer from a software and/or hardware standpoint. Many people think because they don’t have an immediate need for computer repair they don’t need computer service.
Computers need regular maintenance. Hardware needs to be inspected for swollen capacitors which can be a sign of age or heat damage. Fan basins should be inspected and cleaned out on a regular basis. Especially if there are cats and dogs in the house. Installed software needs to be evaluated to see if any infections have slipped through and temporary files and registry errors need to be cleaned up. On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. offers an annual preventative computer service for your computer and we do break/fix repairs, as well. So, if you’re currently experience some problem or trying to avert disaster in the future, we would be happy to be discuss your concerns with you.
Common Desktop Computer Repairs
Power Supply Failure
One very common desktop computer repair that we perform on a regular basis is power supply replacement. Whereas laptops use an adapter power supply that is portable a desktop computer has a power supply that is built in. Desktop power supply have an output range from 200 watts to almost 2000 watts depending on the system. If you return to your computer after a period of time and the power button no longer works you might need your power supply replaced.
Heat Related Computer Repair
Computers create lots of heat. In fact, I would argue this might be the single biggest culprit of computer hardware problems. The motherboard and case architecture are both created to maximize airflow; however, often computer components don’t get enough airflow to stay cool enough. Also actually room temperature really affects core computer temperatures. Computers in hot rooms and under desks often do not get the airflow they need to stay cool. Over time debris also built up in fans can cause the machine to overheat further.
Graphic Card Replacement
Heat, dust and debris, heavy use or just normal wear and tear call cause your graphics card to fail. Some signs your graphics card is getting ready to fail are: funny, wavy action on screen, graphical artifacts (images that stay on the screen longer than they are supposed to), or even computer freezes when gaming can indicate graphics card stress or failure.
Computer Basics: Understanding the Different Components of Your Computer
To many people the inside of a computer is a mystery. Many might know how to use a computer, but the inner workings seem to be complex and incomprehensible. Understanding the different components can help.
If you’ve even wondered what was going on inside your computer case:
Motherboard: This can be thought of as the control unit of your computer. In one way or another, all internal and external components connect to the motherboard. There are numerous manufacturers of motherboards, and they can be purchased with a variety of features.
CPU: The central processing unit contains the microprocessor and ultimately determines the performance of the software and hardware. The CPU is mounted on the motherboard. All other items being equal, a faster CPU results in a faster computer.
Cooling Devices: Several computer components are capable of generating heat. This heat must be removed to keep these components functioning properly. All computers have one or more fans, primarily to pull cool air through the case. The CPU also has a block of metal and copper on top called a heat sink. The heat sink pulls heat from the CPU. Some computers even have water-cooling! Water-cooling is usually reserved for gamers with high-end systems.
RAM: Random access memory is used as a buffer to hold information during processing by the CPU. Too little RAM can limit the ability of the CPU to work at maximum efficiency.
Drives of various types: Hard drives, CD / DVD drives, etc., are used to store data when the data isn’t being used.
Graphics card: Some motherboards have on-board graphics, but it’s also common to have a graphics card that plugs into the motherboard. This card processes the complex graphics before sending them to the monitor.
Expansion slots: The motherboard typically has several expansion slots for various types of cards. There are a variety of cards that can be inserted into these slots. Graphics cards, network cards, and miscellaneous ports, to name a few.
Ports: These are places on the outside of the computer case for a plug to be inserted. You’re likely familiar with USB, Ethernet, video and audio ports.
Case: The case of a laptop includes the keyboard and the screen. In a desktop computer, the case is the box that’s separate from the monitor and keyboard.Power supply: The power supply does exactly that; it provides power to the computer components. Many aftermarket desktop cases are sold without a power supply.
Whatever your computer repair need no matter what, we can help you with it. We repair all major brands of computers including but not limited to: Dell Computer Repair, HP Computer Repair, Lenovo Computer Repair, Toshiba Computer Repair, Asus Computer Repair, Acer Computer Repair, Sony Computer Repair, Gateway Computer Repair, IBM Computer Repair and all other types and brands of computers and laptops. Even if you built it yourself On-Site Louisville Computer Repair Co. wants to help.