Common Troubleshooting Techniques and Strategies

Here are my five common-sense techniques and strategies to solve common computer hardware problems. Swap Components (Trial-and-Error) Personal computers by design are highly modular. The most effective way to troubleshoot your PC is by isolating the problem to a specific parts by trial and error. In this method you swap compatible components and see if the system works. Try other ... Read More »

Repair A Broken Hard Disk – Hardware And Software Faults

Trying to repair a broken hard disk involves doing some troubleshooting of possible hardware faults as well as analyzing the software and BIOS. In this article I’ll go through some of the analysis and tools that can be used for pinpointing the cause of these problems. Always start by checking for mechanical faults first. Open the PC and make sure ... Read More »

Broken Hard Drive – Troubleshooting Faults

Resolving issues relating to a broken hard drive is usually best left to the professionals to solve but there are some checks you can make to see if the issue is software or hardware related first prior to putting in the experts. This article looks at some of the checks you can make. If you’re already aware of the damage ... Read More »

Common Hard Drive Problems

The most common problems originate from corruption of the master boot record, FAT, or directory. Those are soft problems which can usually be taken care of with a combination of tools like Fdisk /mbr to refresh the master boot record followed by a reboot and Norton disk doctor or Spinneret. The most common hardware problems are a bad controller, a ... Read More »

CD/DVD ROM Repair Flowchart

Your CD/DVD stuck in the tray and your tray won’t eject? That is possibly the biggest headache you will ever experience with your CD or DVD rom drive because this problem can also cause damage on your favorite CD or DVD. Another problem is your CD/DVD ROM can’t read any disk. There are certain things that may have cause this ... Read More »

Hard Drive Repair Flowchart

Your computer can’t identify your installed hard drive? In this case this is probably caused by a wrong installation, you have bad cable, no power supplied, failed motherboard controller or worse a dead hard drive. But how can you identify which one is the culprit? The flowchart below can help you. Follow the flow based on what you are experiencing ... Read More »

Network Connection Repair Flowchart

Are you having problems on your network connection? Can’t see or access other computer on your network? The flowchart below will guide you on how you can troubleshoot your cabled network without the need of calling your favorite technician. Click here fro more detailed explanation Read More »

Motherboard, CPU and RAM Repair Flowchart

Are you getting a blank screen when you open your computer? There are certain components  that can cause your computer for not getting a live screen.  The best thing that you can do is to find  the failing hardware, but how can you do that? well, the flowchart below will help you diagnose and determine what exactly is causing the ... Read More »

Sound Card and Speaker Repair Flowchart

Not hearing any sounds on your PC? You are carefully reading this so I assume that you are getting sound problems on your computer or just want to know how you can repair by yourself your computer’s sound problem. Here is a flowchart that can help you fix that. Click here for more detailed explanation Read More »

PC Power Supply Repair Flowchart

Seeing lights on your computer, hearing fans turning or drive motors spinning doesn’t mean that your power supply is working perfectly. Most people always assumes when they don’t see a live screen is that their RAM, video card, or monitor is failing but they don’t know that their power supply can also be a suspect. Computer components usually fails if ... Read More »