Although the most common computer problem that you can encounter is having no power, and many people seldom know the right computer repair to resolve this issue. No, it is not the worst problem to face. Despite this, however, it can still be costly if you neglect it, especially if the problem is traced to your computer motherboard.
Replacing a motherboard will prove to be more costly than purchasing a brand new computer or laptop. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about your motherboard in most cases of power failure. Plus, it is quite easy to resolve if you know what caused the problem.
Here are some of common causes of a power failure to help you with your computer repair.
Problem with your AC adapter or power cord
Unknown to many, a damaged AC adapter or power cord is 70% of all computer problems that cause power failure. Hence, the first thing you need to do when your computer will not turn on is to find a different and working AC adapter or power cord and use it to turn on your computer.
If it turns on, then all you have to do is buy a new power cord for your computer. According to most professionals, this is the cheapest computer repair because a new computer power cord can cost as low as $5 and as much as $15, while new power cords for laptops range from $15 to $80.
When the motherboard doesn’t recognize the power source
There are times when your computer or laptop motherboard does not recognize your power source. If your computer will not turn on, you will have to unplug the power cord from the outlet and wait for about 30 seconds to one minute before plugging it back and turning it on. For laptops, you will have to unplug both the battery and AC adapter before waiting for 30 seconds and plugging it back.
Loose DC jack
In the cases of laptops, there is a DC jack where the AC adapter is plugged. What becomes loose in the DC jack is the pin in the middle. This pin is extremely important because it is what transfers the power from the adapter to the laptop.
To resolve this issue, you will have to replace the loose pin or reattach it in place by using a soldering iron and flux solder. This is entirely acceptable because this is the same material that attaches the pin to your laptop motherboard. You can either have a computer repair professional attach the pin – but for a high cost – or you can also do it yourself. To ensure you did a good job, use a pen tip or small screwdriver to find out whether or not the middle pin still wiggles after repairing it.
For more computer repair details, call PCRx Computers.
408 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526
Your computer repair experts.