Laptop Repairs

Laptop Repair is one of the many computer services that Get Computer Repair offers. The Get Computer Repair team is stationed in Brisbane and we are offering all of our services to nearby locations! Our company offers the best laptop repair services in the area. We always make sure that all of our services are quick, affordable, and high-quality.

Laptop Repair Brisbane

Laptops, compared to desktop computers, have a rather short lifespan. Laptops are easily outdated and are quite popular for being difficult to repair. Finding specific replacement parts for your laptop can also be challenging.

Laptops by nature decay gradually but quite quickly as well. Laptops are also more susceptible to fatal accidents and once the damage has been done, it can be pretty difficult to get it fixed. When it comes to laptop repairs, it is best to let the experts do the job. Our computer experts at Get Computer Repair have been doing laptop repairs for years. They are equipped with years of experience so we can guarantee that they can quickly diagnose your laptop and provide you with the best solution.

If you are experiencing troubles with your laptop, we can help! It doesn’t matter what brand or model your laptop is; we can fix them all. With over a decade of experience in the field, we’ve encountered and fixed basically every laptop problem imaginable. We assure you that we’ve got you covered.

Why Choose Get Computer Repair?

We offer onsite services.

No need to worry about coming to us, we will come to you. No call out fees!

We provide quality parts.

We carry with us the spare parts that your laptop might need so that they are readily available. Your time is precious so we’ll make sure not to waste it.

We have the experience.

We understand that you want to hire someone who is experienced and knows what he is doing. We can assure you that we will send you a computer technician who knows everything about laptop repair gained from years and years of experience.

We don’t use tech jargon.

Not everyone is familiar with computer terms so we make sure to explain everything in terms you are familiar with.

Common Laptop Problems Brisbane

No matter how careful you are with the way you handle your laptop, some accidents are just inevitable. Even if you manage to never drop or spill any liquid on your laptop, the normal wear and tear will take over eventually.

Listed here are some of the most common laptop problems that every laptop will encounter at least once in its lifetime:

Bad Fan

  • If you have a noisy or broken cooling fan, not only is it incredibly annoying, it is also bad for your laptop. If your fan is broken, that means your laptop isn’t getting enough cooling.
  • Laptops start making noises when they get clogged by dust, debris, or dirt that can collect over time.
  • If your laptop is making a whirring or grinding noise, that’s a sure sign that your laptop needs to be repaired.
  • If your laptop is overheating even if your fan isn’t making any sounds, that is also a sign that your fan is broken and needs to get fixed.

Cracked Laptop Case

  • It’s quite easy for a laptop case to break. Sometimes all it really takes is one drop.
  • More often than not, laptops land on their corners, which also happen to be the weakest parts of the case.
  • Dropping your laptop can easily result to a corner that is cracked or broken through completely.

Frayed Charger Cord

  • Laptops can only run for a couple of hours on battery before they need to be recharged.
  • Because of a laptop’s need to be plugged and unplugged several times a day, the charger cord easily gets frayed.
  • If this is the case, it is very important to get a new cord or to have it fixed right away. A frayed cord can cause damage to your laptop due to irregular charging. Not to mention that it is also a great fire hazard.

Scratched Screen

  • The biggest advantage to having a laptop is its portability. However, this also makes it more susceptible to damage.
  • The screen of your laptop is more particularly prone to scratches.
  • Some small scratches can easily be mended but larger and deeper ones might need to be inspected by an expert.

Stuck Keys

  • Having a stuck key can be the most frustrating ways to ruin a good laptop. It is also one of the most common.

Liquid Spills

  • Spilling any kind of liquid on your laptop is bad, especially if it has sugar.
  • If you just spilled water or any non-sugar drink, you have better chances of saving your laptop.
  • If your laptop suffered from a liquid spill, it is very important to act as soon as possible. It is also important to note that you should never start your laptop right away to see if it works. If there’s water inside your laptop, there is a risk of creating an electrical short which may cause permanent damage.
  • Quickly unplug the machine and take out all the detachable components like the battery. Set them aside to dry separately.

Laptop Repairs Brisbane – Common Symptoms

Even though there is no serious damage to your laptop, it is always best to watch out for symptoms that indicate the deteriorating health of your laptop.

CMOS Battery

The CMOS battery is responsible for providing power for storing your BIOS settings when the computer is turned off.

Symptoms that your CMOS battery is failing:

  • Drivers aren’t working
  • Laptop suddenly turns off
  • Laptop won’t boot
  • System time and date keep resetting
  • Weird CMOS-related error while booting
  • Weird hardware issues

The symptoms listed above can be caused by a number of different reasons. However, if any of them coincide, it is a sure sign that your CMOS battery needs immediate fixing.

Display

Symptoms that your display is failing:

  • Damaged display
  • Display not turning on at all

Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive

Your hard or solid state drive is where your computer stores all of your data.

Symptoms that your drive is failing:

  • Accumulation of bad sectors
  • Blue Screen of Death
  • Data corruption
  • Frequent laptop freezing
  • Slow performance
  • Strange sounds

Operating System

Symptoms that your operating system (OS) is failing:

  • Application failures
  • Blue Screen of Death
  • Booting problems
  • System lockup
  • System won’t boot completely

RAM

The RAM is your computer’s short-term memory. It temporarily saves the data your system needs while it is running.

Symptoms that your RAM is failing:

  • Blue Screen of Death
  • Laptop crashes when running memory-intensive software (games, video editing, etc.)
  • Laptop doesn’t boot
  • Laptop makes beeping sound

Laptop Repairs Brisbane – What to Avoid

Needing laptop repairs is inevitable. However, you can always take extra measures to keep your laptop from breaking down sooner than it should.

There are a few things that you can easily avoid to make sure that your laptop is well taken care of.

Lifting Laptop Using Display

Your laptop’s display is fragile. It only makes sense not to pick up your laptop by its display.

When you use your laptop’s display as a handle, it puts a lot of stress on the hinges or other surrounding materials. This will eventually cause your laptop’s display to break or malfunction.

Overheating

Laptops generate a lot of heat. Most processors have improved when it comes to power-efficiency but it is still important to make sure that your laptop doesn’t go through a lot of stress that might cause it to overheat.

The purpose of your laptop’s cooling fan is to get rid of external heat. Your task as a laptop owner is to make sure that the fan vent stays clear. Laptop fans can easily get clogged by dirt or other debris.

If your laptop’s fan is starting to get noisy even when you’re not using your computer for demanding tasks (e.g. gaming, video encoding), it’s time to do something about it.

Positioning Your Laptop on a Moving Object

Using your laptop while you’re on a moving vehicle can damage it. (See Shaken Laptop Syndrome below.)

When transporting your laptop, it’s always best to use a laptop bag to cushion your device from the sharp bumps on the road. Make sure that you are using a sleeve or a bag that is padded so that it actually provides protection from sudden or rough movements.

Shaken Laptop Syndrome

If your laptop has a mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) instead of a solid state drive (SDD), it is more lightly to be a victim of the so-called syndrome.

Your laptop’s hard drive has its own moving parts and it can be easily damaged by shaking. When your laptop gets rattled, these moving parts might come into contact with other internal hard disk components. If this happens, you might lose your data.

Twisting The Charger’s Cords

It’s not enough to take care of your laptop, you should also take good care of its accessories. What good is a healthy laptop if its charger is broken?

The most common way a charger gets twisted is when the cord is wrapped over another object to keep it bundled. The object might have sharp edges that may damage the wire.

Always use a Velcro to keep your charger cords bundled. If you do not have a Velcro, you can bundle the cord over itself.

It’s also important to not put strain on the cords. Make sure that the AC adapter is properly positioned on flat surface. Putting too much strain on the cord might cause stress on the plug that goes into your laptop. This could weaken the plug, or worse, damage the actual socket.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Severe accidents are not really how most laptop damage occurs. In fact, laptops often break due to a combination of small actions that seem to have no consequence at first. However, over time, the damage caused by constantly misusing or mishandling your laptop will eventually cause your laptop to break down.

Common Laptop Repairs Brisbane

Battery Problems

  • Battery doesn’t charge
  • Battery drains too easily

Keyboard Problems

  • Keyboard has missing keys
  • Some keys do not work
  • Some keys stick when pressed
  • Whole keyboard does not work

LCD/Screen Problems

  • Dim screenlight
  • Flickering display
  • Garbled display
  • No display
  • Screenlight isn’t working
  • Shaky display

Speaker Problems

  • Speakers are making strange noises
  • Speakers won’t work

Touchpad Problems

  • Touchpad is too sensitive
  • Touchpad won’t work

Other Laptop Problems

  • Laptop can’t connect to Internet
  • Laptop doesn’t boot completely
  • Laptop doesn’t work with external monitor
  • Laptop fan isn’t working
  • Laptop got wet
  • Laptop has missing or corrupt files
  • Laptop is frozen
  • Laptop is making weird noises
  • Laptop is overheating
  • Laptop is too slow
  • Laptop isn’t responding
  • Laptop isn’t turning on
  • Laptop keeps shutting down
  • Laptop won’t connect to Bluetooth device

Repairs

  • Operating System Repair
  • Liquid Spill Repair
  • LCD/Screen Repair
  • Inverter Repair
  • Backlight Repair
  • Power Jack Repair
  • Hard Drive Repair
  • Keyboard Repair
  • Cooling Fan Repair
  • Video Card Repair
  • Flash Media Reader Repair
  • CD/DVD Drive Repair

Replacements

  • Battery Replacement
  • Motherboard Replacement
  • Hard Drive Replacement
  • Memory Replacement
  • Power Supply Unit Replacement
  • Cooling Fan Replacement
  • Video Card Replacement
  • Flash Media Reader Replacement
  • CD/DVD Drive Replacement
  • LCD/Screen Replacement
  • Keyboard Replacement
  • Processor Replacement

Upgrades

  • RAM Upgrade
  • Graphics Card Upgrade
  • Hard Drive Upgrade
  • Processor Upgrade
  • Software Upgrade
  • Hardware Components Upgrade

Installations

  • Software Installation
  • Hardware Installation

Laptop Brands

  • Acer
  • Asus
  • Compaq
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Lenovo
  • NEC
  • Razer
  • Sony
  • Toshiba

When it comes to laptop repairs, Get Computer Repair is the name to remember! We offer laptop repairs and services and many other computer services you might need. Feel free to give us a call for any help you need with your computer!