Laptop problems can be attributed to hardware, software, networks, or some combination of the three. You will resolve some types of laptop problems more often than others.
If you need to replace laptop components, make sure that you have the correct replacement component and tools recommended by the manufacturer.
Figure 1 is a chart of common laptop display problems and solutions. Before replacing laptop parts, make sure you understand the steps involved and the skills required for the installation.
Figure 2 is a chart of common storage device and RAM problems and solutions. Most replacement steps for storage devices and memory follow a generic installation process.
Figure 3 is a chart of common power and input device problems and solutions. Most replacement steps for a laptop battery follow a generic installation process.
Figure 4 is a chart of common ventilation, CPU, sound, and expansion card problems and solutions. All PC expansion cards, including ExpressCards, are inserted and removed using similar steps.