So, it has finally happened, your computer will simply not boot up – panic-stricken, you reach for the phonebook and look for the emergency contact number of nearby small business it support, Before you dial the first number that comes up, however, there are one or two things that you need to try.
First up, check the front of the computer -are there any lights on? What about the mouse is the light of the mouse shining? If not, you have a power supply problem, start by making sure that the computer is actually plugged in and that the plug is switched on. (Do not laugh if you only knew the number of times that technicians are called upon to fix a “dead” computer, only to find that it was not plugged in). Also ensure that the power cable is secure in the back of the computer.
If it still won’t work, check try unplugging it and plugging a different electrical appliance into the same socket. If that appliance will also not work, the issue may be with the plug, not the computer. Plug the computer in somewhere else and see if it works.
If it still doesn’t work, take apart the computer’s plug itself and check for loose wiring. Still no joy? Check the electrical outlet. Is there any evidence of scorching? This could indicate that there was a power surge. At this stage, you will be wanting to take the computer in. On the bright side, you have saved the technician some time and possibly narrowed down the cause of the problem.
Sometimes your computer has lights flashing but still does not want to boot up. The first thing to check is that all the relevant cables connecting the computer to the monitor are still secure. If that’s not helping, try ejecting any media that you have in the disc player some discs prevent the computer booting up as normal. The next step would be to try and ascertain whether or not the monitor is at fault. Try a different monitor, if you have one, and see if that helps.
If, after all that, the computer screen still remains blank, it is best to get the professionals in. There are a lot of complex parts in a computer and you could be looking with a component that has blown or possibly even a virus or software issue as well.