How to Troubleshoot Monitor and Motherboard Problems

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Knowledge on how to troubleshoot basic computer problems comes quite handy in emergency situations where you need to fix your pc as soon as possible. There are various computer problems; some may be simple while others are too complex. Oftentimes, it’s hard to pinpoint the main cause of the problem and the corresponding solution to to fix it. In this article, we’ll discuss some common problems that users experience and basic troubleshooting steps. You should be able to identify the problem and determine the appropriate solution. Remember though that you can bring your PC to a computer specialist for expert computer repair solutions.

If the computer screen suddenly becomes black and there’s no visible image, the first basic thing to do is check the cables and power source. Your monitor might have no power due to connection problems. See to it that the cable is connected properly to the VGS slot which you can find at the back of the computer case. The monitor cable must be plugged well to the monitor. If the monitor still doesn’t have any display, your next option would be to switch your monitor with a replacement one to determine if the problem is the monitor or the graphics card. If the other monitor works well, then you’ll know that you’ll have to replace your old monitor since repairing monitors is quite expensive. However, if it still doesn’t work, then the problem is related to the graphics card. Check if it’s seated properly in the motherboard. You may want to replace it with a new one if the screen is still black. See if it solves the problem.

If you’re experiencing failure in boot up, unusual system behavior, and various components not working properly, there might be something wrong with the motherboard. Since the motherboard is vital in the efficient functioning of all computer parts, it must always be in good condition. Certain parts may fail to function well if the motherboard is defective. Test these parts first before replacing them with new parts. Examine the motherboard and check if the fans are spinning, each cable is in proper place, and the CMOS battery is seated properly. Additionally, check for leaking or broken capacitors which cause motherboard failure. Also, the jumpers should be set properly. Read the user’s manual to find all information about your computer motherboard.

When performing computer repair by yourself, you should always be cautious. Before replacing parts or opening your computer, be certain that you did not change any Windows software setting or any unnecessary changes that may have caused the problem in the motherboard.

Jack Wendalek
Computer Repair
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