In the era of consumption, more and more people simply buy new things to replace the old ones. However, we believe it is still reasonable to repair the broken pieces of electronics instead of throwing your money away. Yes, it can be pretty time-consuming, but it surely is more wallet-friendly. Today, we want to talk about different cheap and easy ways of revitalizing your laptop and make it run like a new one. After all, laptops can live more than 5 years, that’s for sure.
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How to refurbish a laptop
The first thing you need to do is to check if there are any free diagnostics centers, where the experts would analyze and investigate what’s wrong with your device. This is needed in case you don’t have a clue about the issue. But let’s assume you know what part of your laptop is broken. You should contact the manufacturer to inquire about the exact specifications. Afterward, you can order the replacement part. Keep in mind that ordering from the manufacturer often is rather expensive. You might find the part on services like Amazon, Craiglist, or eBay, where it would almost always be cheaper. After receiving the part, find a video of the installation on YouTube and follow the guide.
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Laptop cleaning services not needed
1. Bad fan
The most common reason for laptops to become slow is overheating. This often happens due to debris and dust getting stuck in the fan, which in turn messes up the cooling system of the device. Depending on your model, it can be a bit tricky to disassemble your laptop, so watching the video instruction is highly recommended. After you’ve opened the case, you just need to unscrew the vent and blow out all the dirt with compressed air. Beware, you might discover a truly disgusting amount of dirt especially between the fan blades. Don’t forget to put the fan in place and close the case properly.
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2. Sticky key
Another common trouble that could happen to anyone is a stuck key. It occurs because of multiple reasons, and sometimes the best decision is to simply replace the old keyboard with a new one. However, you can try fixing it yourself. Remove the key and clean the area with ethyl alcohol and see if it works fine now.
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3. Scratches on the screen
If you are planning to resell your old laptop, you might want to refurbish it a little bit first. For instance, you can find a little, almost non-visible scratch on the screen. Luckily, there is a pretty simple way of fixing it. (Changing the screen might cost you hundreds of dollars.) Squeeze a bit of the toothpaste on your finger and very gently rub it into the scratches in a circular motion. Then, wipe the screen with a dry and soft piece of fabric. Finish off the nasty scratches with a regular non-ammonia-based cleaner for windows. Caution: this method doesn’t work on big scratches, so do not rub harder, or you can damage the screen’s surface even more.
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A laptop is a complicated device, which requires a lot of knowledge and skill in order to fix every possible issue. Some minor troubles, however, can be easily resolved by anyone. If you don’t feel like doing it yourself, you can always contact the closest laptop refurbishing service. They, at least, can guarantee the result.
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