19 Jun 18
5 common laptop problems and solutions  
  If you rely on your laptop for school, work or simply for playing a few casual games there is no doubt that it will have some problems sooner rather than later. Even though nothing lasts forever, it doesn’t mean that you can’t prolong your laptop to function a few years longer. A lot of people assume that when damaged, Windows laptops or macbooks can only be repaired by its manufacturers or by professional computer shops.
However, there are some basic problems that you can rectify by performing a couple of manual tweaks. Therefore before taking your laptop or iMac to the nearest repair store, check for the following first:

Your laptop is not turning on no matter what

If your laptop doesn’t turn on no matter what or it suddenly dies, it might be because of a couple of reasons. Assuming that your battery is completely dead, the AC adapter is the first and most common reason behind this issue. The first thing you should do is get a voltmeter and examine the adapter. If there is zero sign of electricity output, test or borrow before purchasing a new AC adapter. If there is a sign of electricity then an AC adapter is all you need to fix this problem.
  The second issue could be a broken DC jack. Your AC adapter may be working but it is just not delivering the electricity to power your device. Try adjusting the angle of the plugin its jack, if a few lights turn on but still can’t boot your device then it might be time to replace the DC jack. If this also fails then Laptop Repair Perth suggest you buy a new laptop or replace the motherboard.

Your laptop has a blank screen

If you open your device, power it on, hear it running but the screen is black don’t freak out. The first thing you should do is unplug the power, remove the battery and then hold the power button for about 30 to 60 seconds. Reattach the power cord and then reboot. Finally, shut down your laptop again, return the battery and reboot.
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Your laptop is overheating or the fan is loud

Since laptops are portable, air intake to the fan may become limited due to moving around. This also allows your device to accumulate dust as well as other foreign particles into its cooling system through the fan portal. Avoid putting your device on soft surfaces thus may block air passage thus ensure that you use it on hard, flat surfaces. Use compressed air to clean your fan. Also, limit the number of programs running at once because the more they are the harder your laptop has to work.

Your keyboard doesn’t work

Keyboard issues happen more often than you would like to think. Most of the times the solution is pretty simple, you accidentally pressed the Num Lock key and now most of the alphabet keys are acting as numbers. The solution is to press the Num Lock key and restore your keyboard back to its alphabetic operation.
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Your laptop is running slow

This is one of the commonest issues that most laptop owners face. It happens quite often and is mostly associated with the first signs of equipment failure, hard drive space or malware. You can tackle this problem in many ways including: • Removing programs that are no longer in use • Scanning for and removing malware, spyware, and viruses • Defragging your drive • Cleaning your browsers • Cleaning your drive
  If you have tried doing any of the above and you are still experiencing the same issue, it is time to bring your device to Laptop Repair Perth.
 

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21 May 18
smartphone liquid damage recovery
  Smartphones have found their way into the hearts of many. There’s so much value attached to these gadgets. As if to entice us more, mobile developing companies have continuously developed more advanced phones that are not only pricey but also a show of class and elegance. That said, accidents do happen, or we get clumsy at times and before you know it the highly treasured gadget can find its way into water or any other liquid. This blog post discusses some of the dos and don’ts of recovering water damaged phones just in case you find yourself in such a situation.

The Do’s

Take your phone out of the liquid it’s dipped in. Going by the prices of some of the smartphones today, no one wants to lay eyes on such a sight. As much as the situation would be devastating for many, the first step to possible successful recovery of your smartphone is aptly taking it out of whatever the liquid it’s dropped in. If you allow your gadget to stay a second longer in the liquid, then you are only reducing the chances of it surviving the ordeal. So here’s what you do, take it out and immediately switch it off. Your phone may seem just fine but it is very important that you shut it down just in case the opposite is true.
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If the phone has SIM cards or memory cards installed, safely remove them from their slots. You can also remove the phone from any protective casing or accessory such as flip covers and back covers. This is important because the covers could be holding some water/liquid within the corners of the protective cover and keeping it that way only allows more contents of the liquid to find a way into the internal parts of your smartphone. If the battery can be removed, then quickly remove it from the phone. Try and wipe all the liquid that you can see on the surface of the phone with a soft surface. You can use a towelette or tissue paper.

The Don’ts


Do not try switching on the phone again. I know the temptation is real; wanting to switch it back on to see if it is still working. The truth is that this could end up causing further damage to the phone. All phones have a series of electric circuits and by turning it back on, you are only increasing the chances of the charged circuits coming into contact with water. As we all know, water and electricity have never been a perfect match.
While opening the back side of the phone, be careful and desist from tampering with the parts of the phone that are covered by a warranty. Do not try to unprofessionally dry the phone using a hair dryer or anything of the sort. Why so? doing so might seem like a remedy but in the real sense, it could cause more damage to your phone. For example, drying the phone using a hair dryer could end up exposing your phone to excess heat which could damage your phone. Another danger of blowing the phone is that the act can end up spreading droplets of the water further into the electrical circuits.
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Do you need help with a water damaged phone? The best person to fix it is a professional technician. Device Expert has some of the best specialists who you can trust with smartphone liquid damage recovery. Need help? Contact us today.

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14 May 18
wont airpods connect iphone
Tangled earphones cords have been stressing many people for a while and Airpods are considered one of the most innovative iPhone accessories with their simple one-tap setup. You will, however, find that sometimes your Airpods won’t automatically synchronize with your iPhone, iPod or Mac and this article is meant to help you troubleshoot your Airpods.

Turn your iPhone off and on

Long press the power button of your and slide the red ‘power off’ icons that appear on the screen to turn your iPhone off and long press the power button again to turn it back on. This allows all the applications that were running to close and start afresh.

Turn your Bluetooth on

Open the setting application on your phone and under the Bluetooth menu, click the switch. It will turn to a green color indicating that the Bluetooth is on. Turning the Bluetooth on allows your iPhone to connect to any iPhone accessories that are within its range.
bluetooth

Update your iPhone software

You should ensure that your iPhone is installed with the latest operating system. To update your software, click on the settings application and then general settings. Tap on software update and continue to install the latest software which might fix the problems you are experiencing on your iPhone.

Charge your Airpods and the charging case.

Putting the Airpods in the charging case enables them to draw out charge from the battery inbuilt in the charging case. The status light on the charging case indicates the charging status of your Airpods and it turns to green when they are fully charged. The 24-hour battery ensures that you get functionality from your Airpods when you need them.  The charging case is charged by plugging one end of the lightning connector into the charging case and the other end into a USB port.

Clean your Airpods and charging case

You might be having problems with connecting your Airpods to your iPhone because dust has gotten into the Airpods or the charging case and affecting their functionality. You should use a soft cloth to gently wipe your Airpods. Be careful to not get moisture into these iPhone accessories.
  apple airpods case

Ensure your Airpods are in range of your iPhone

Apple developed these iPhone accessories to connect to your iPhone by use of the Bluetooth technology and it requires devices to be within a close range for it to function effectively. On the home screen, open the control center and swipe right to left till you get to the audio interface. Tap on the audio output button and if your Airpods are not listed then they are out of range.

Put your Airpods into Bluetooth pairing mode

Putting your Airpods into Bluetooth pairing mode enables a user to connect their Airpods to other Bluetooth devices not linked to one’s iCloud account. You should then go ahead to pair your iPhone with the Bluetooth device.

Reset all settings

Resetting all settings restores everything on your phone’s settings applications to factory defaults and this might solve some of the problems in your iPhone. To reset your iPhone, on the settings applications tap on general and then select reset all settings.

Repair your Airpods

If your Airpods are still not working by the time you get to this stage, you might need to repair your Airpods. Return them to the Apple store where you purchased them and get an exchange.

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07 May 18
common macbook problems
  MacBook computers are developed by Apple Inc. and target the consumer and education markets. It has been branded as the bestselling Macintosh as users don’t have to waste their valuable time troubleshooting problems. While this is true, a few issues arise while using Mac and listed below are some of the best methods used for MacBook repairs.

How to fix startup problems

Sometimes you will find that your Mac laptop will not turn on and this mostly is due to plugging issues. What you should do in such a case is change the socket you are plugged in to ensure it’s not the issue. Ensure also that power is going to the screen and the brightness level is turned up.
If the MacBook is flashing a question mark on the screen or you get a blue screen once you turn on your MacBook, then you have a startup issue. If it is displaying the flashing question mark you have a failed disk space and you should put your Mac in recovery mode and choose the correct startup disk which is Macintosh HD in most cases. In the case of a blue screen you should start it in safe mode and if the problem persists you should check your login items.
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How to fix performance issues

Is your Mac running slow? The first step in the MacBook repair of this issue is to check the root of the problem. This is done by opening the activity monitor and clicking on the memory tab where a list of all the currently running problems pops up in either green or red color. Those in red color are the ones slowing your Mac down. You should select the application with the largest share as it is hogging your CPU and close them down from its menu.
We have all tried at one time to connect external devices to our computers via Bluetooth in vain. The MacBook repair for this problem is to restart your Mac. You should then click on the Bluetooth icon at the top right of your Macs menu bar and turn the Bluetooth on and off and then try to connect your device.

How to fix unresponsiveness

Your MacBook might freeze while you are in the middle of an urgent task and the recommended MacBook repair for this is to force quit. But be warned because you might lose important data. An unresponsive application might also be slowing your Mac. You should click on its icon in the dock and force quit.
A spinning beach ball might also appear on the screen of your Mac and this is attributed to low disk space. It also indicates that too many processes are running co-currently and it cannot take in any more commands at the moment. It is advisable to have a 10% of your total disk space free to have such problems.
If you experience delays in shutting your Mac down it might be because of applications that are still closing and you just need to be patient and give them time to close. You can either long press the power button or force quit if the problem persists. Forcing quit however is not recommend for MacBook repairs as it might lead to loss of data.

macbook unresponsive


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30 Apr 18
repairing vs replacing your iphone whats better
A broken iPhone may leave you devastated or even disconnected you from your work. It even gets worse if you do not have an idea of what’s wrong with your iPhone and the only next best solution would be to visit a phone shop, pick a new phone and start all over again.
However, replacing your broken iPhone may not be a permanent solution as the new iPhone may suffer the same fate as the old one and the replacement costs may increase significantly over time.  Making this tough decision of whether to replace or repair your iPhone should be based on the following issues:

Parts To be Repaired

An iPhone, just like any other devices can fall and break, crack or even drop in water leading to water-related damages. With time, its battery capacity tends to fade away and this is reason enough to consider replacing or repairing an iPhone. Some parts have affordable and authentic replacement options such as broken screens and batteries. If your broken parts can be repaired or replaced at a cost significantly lower than buying a new iPhone then this might be your best solution as you would end up with a better version of your old iPhone.

Cost to be incurred

The costs of replacing or even repairing the phone may vary from one iPhone repairs provider to the other. The option to replace or repair an iPhone should be based on the total costs to be incurred if one repaired the iPhone’s broken parts or just bought a new iPhone.
  iphone repairs west perth

Turnaround Time

Depending on the damage to your iPhone, repairs may take a few hours to a couple of days to be completely safe and secure. The time a phone takes to be repaired can determine whether to replace or repair it. If the duration taken to repair an iPhone may be more than the duration taken to acquire a new iPhone, then consider replacing your iPhone and vice versa.

Who is To Repair The iPhone?

Repairing some parts of an iPhone yourself can be cheap compared to replacing the phone or having a professional fix it. Such parts include the battery, a broken screen, and the speaker. Despite the lack of a repair manual, a repairs kit, a few DIY videos on iPhone’s repairs and a little self-confidence can be all you need to replace that broken part on your iPhone. However, not all parts can be replaced without the help of a professional and in case you do not want to learn your way around your iPhone or you do not want to make further damages on the device you should either purchase a new device or have it repaired by a professional.
Once you make the tough decision and you settle on repairing your iPhone rather than replacing it, you should consider Device Expert, iPhone repair specialists in Perth as we have experienced repair specialists that will repair your broken part or replace the underperforming part at an affordable rate making the device brand new again.

iphone repair shop


 

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