There are a plethora of reasons why you want to troubleshoot your laptop,  in this topic, I show you why and how.  By the time you are through with the article you truly understand the different ways to troubleshoot your laptop by yourself step by step.  But, first off, let’s know the reason why you should troubleshoot your laptop.

Why Would You Troubleshoot Laptop 

 The reason why you want to troubleshoot your laptop is when you are having problems with your laptop,  no matter whether is internal, external, software,  hardware,  or operating system.  Common issues that can arise include: 

  • Laptop  randomly shorting down
  • Screen  problems 
  • Keyboard not  working 
  •  laptop top  freezing up 
  • Touchpad  not working 
  • Laptop not  booting up 
  •  The internet connecting issue 
  • The Bluetooth connecting Problem 
  • Laptop overheating
  • laptop making  a head of buzzy noise 
  • Laptop running slow 
  • USB  not connecting issues and more. 

How To troubleshoot Laptops To Identify Problems?

For you to troubleshoot your laptop in order to identify problems within its components, the very first thing to do is to bring down all the essential parts like the hardware, disconnect everything including the optical drive, wireless card, keyboard,  you want to remove the battery,   touchpad,   and RAM included.

 Testing The RAM

Then the next thing you want to do is to power it on,  if it beeps up in an unusual way, or say ( boot up device not found) then that means it is detecting a lack of ram. Stick the RAM back on ( but a  good one though)   and power it once again.

By then the laptop should boot up normally on and the model or manufacture logo should show on on the screen display.

If not, then check the cooling  Fan, is it in working order?

   Motherboard issue

You most likely have an issue with the motherboard with your laptop in a situation where the laptop didn’t beep at all when you had No RAM  in the system.

If the fan did not work when you attempted to power it on with RAM  inside and the display screen remains dark,  then it is most likely an issue with a component on the motherboard itself.

So, in this case,  a  major service is needed in order to get your laptop back in good and working order.  Get in touch with the nearest technician to repair it for you. if needed to replace the motherboard itself.

Other Components

However, if your laptop power on and boot up to the logo, then turn it off back again, and replace Continue replacing the components one at a time though, not until the problem you are experiencing happens again.

At that point, you should be able to identify the bad component that causes the problem then it’s obvious it would be the one you just put back in.

How to troubleshoot laptop With Dark Screen

Follow these easy tips to troubleshoot laptops with screen problems, this will help find out whether or not to change the display or just a  temporary issue.

So,  try to look for the extra monitor,  plug it up the external monitor via the VGA port to see if the issue is within the LCD or the motherboard.

If the boot is up normally on the external monitor then it’s obvious an LCD  problem.

 How to troubleshoot Laptop Mouse Frozen Up

To troubleshoot a mouse frozen on your laptop, you also want to know if the mouse,  wireless or the  Operating System.

Here are a few general tips that can help you find out, this lets you know better whether the problem is isolated to the mouse itself, the hardware, or the drivers specific to the mouse, as opposed to some other software conflict.

The reason why is because very important and the best way to truly diagnose the problem.

Here is what you do first off disconnect the mouse and connect an extra or wired USB mouse to the laptop and see if it works normally.

Or, to rule out a bad port problem,  If you are using a  wired mouse on your laptop, try a different USB port. Does it work? If yes, that is it,  you’ve isolated the issue to the mouse you’re trying to use.

If wireless, replace or charge the battery.
Update the drivers automatically using device manager (Windows) or by downloading them from the manufacturer’s website.

Comparing Using Touchpad

Better still, you can also compare the mouse functionality by disconnecting the (Problem Mouse) and using the touchpad within your laptop and see if it work.  Does it work? If the cursor freezes, then the problem has to do with your ( Operating System)  or specific software within your laptop.

Other Possible Basic Problem

Other possible basic problems that can cause your laptop mouse to freeze up could be cheap, USB,  Wire,  drivers, and hardware problems.


How to troubleshoot laptop keyboard problem.

To troubleshoot your laptop keyboard problem, you will need an extra keyboard.   Stick it into the USB port and see it works.  does it work?  Yes that is, you’ve identified the problem.  If not then, it could motherboard cheap, drivers, and hardware problems or even it could the fact that you are using a pirated  Operating system.

Conclusion: Important Note Here

My advice for you here is that it’s better to do all of your troubleshooting after a clean restart without any applications running though.

Hope this post help you and  If you have any question comment or anything concerning this topic please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. If this post helps you please share it with others thanks.

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