What to Do When Your Tech Start Acting Weird
We’ve all found ourselves in a situation that our computers, tablets or phones suddenly stop working properly. As luck would have it, that usually happens when we really need them to perform, but we get stuck, grow frustrated and often make the situation even worse by trying to fix the problem immediately, while still panicking. Sometimes we rely on the famous “Have you tried switching it off and on again?” advice, but that doesn’t really help every time.
That’s why we’ve prepared the following list of most common tech-related problems and possible solutions that you can apply. However, for some more serious problems, you should really talk to an expert. Still, let’s take a look at what we can do as soon as we experience a problem.
You can’t log in
In most cases, the problem is that you’re either typing a wrong password (probably that which you use for some other account) or the caps lock key is on. It could also be the case that your password has expired or your account could be blocked due to many unsuccessful login attempts. If that happens at your computer at work, contact your IT support team.
Nobody likes to see their screen turn blue and many people immediately assume their PC is dead. The thing you should try first is to reboot the system. The problem could be related to hardware or a driver that is malfunctioning, which often happens after you install a new piece of hardware or update drivers. Again, if rebooting doesn’t help, contact your IT support helpdesk and provide them with information regarding your actions prior to the problem, so that they can diagnose it more quickly and correctly.
The first suspect is definitely overheating. If your computer has been exposed to a lot of dust or spends many hours in a hot and poorly ventilated place, this could the source of your problem. So, first, check it for dust and make sure the place is cool and ventilated. If everything seems alright and you still have this problem, chances are your computer contains a virus. Disconnect it from any networks and call your IT support experts. If you own a MacBook or iPad, these experts in different Apple repairs in Melbourne can surely help with this or any similar problem you might have with your tech.
The computer has become slow
One of the most common complaints heard is that a computer is running too slowly and there are many potential reasons for this. The most benign one probably is that you might be running multiple programs at once or that previously scheduled system scans and updates are in progress. The worst-case scenario is that your computer is infected with viruses and malware, for which you need professional help if you don’t know how to deal with them.
One of the problems all of us dread is the slow Internet since a lot of our work depends on fast and reliable internet connection. If you’re trying to establish a wireless connection, your location could be the problem, since the signal is not always strong in all parts of the building. Also, you might be too far away or there could be too many wireless networks around your room, which makes your preferred one weaker. If none of the above is the case, spyware or viruses are a probable cause.
Your USB device can’t be recognized
First, check if the same device works in a different USB port on the machine. Then check if other devices are recognized in that port and whether the device works on another user’s machine. If everything else is fine, but you still can’t use your USB device, contact IT support helpdesk.
As you can see, some of these common issues can sometimes be solved very easily. However, if these troubleshooting tips don’t work, you simply have to contact experts, who should be able to deal with the problems in the most efficient way.