When To Look For A Laptop Repair Expert When a laptop stops working, many laptop owners simply throw their laptops in the garbage. This a waste of money, since most laptop problems can be repaired relatively easily with the help of a laptop repair expert or with no assistance at all. Use Compressed Air for Overheating Laptops For example, if the laptop keeps overheating, that doesn't necessarily mean that there is something wrong with the cooling fan. It is possible that the laptop might simply be clogged with dust and need compressed air to clean it out. Cans of compressed air are affordable and easy to use. Clean Out the Laptop If the laptop is getting very slow, there are all sorts of things that can speed it up. For one, users should make sure that their anti-virus software is up-to-date and should also make sure that their laptops are defragmenting regularly. Users should also find out how much hard drive space is being taken up. Computers that have too much hard drive space taken up will run slower. Users should especially have their hard drives cleaned out regularly with a disk cleanup program. Check the Power Cord Power cords are very cheap and can be replaced for as little as $30, depending on the manufacturer. For this reason, when a computer simply will not power on, it is absolutely crucial that users verify that the problem is not being caused by a faulty power cord. Usually, a computer will have a light that turns on when the power cord is plugged in, so if this light does not come on, consider testing the power cord on another laptop (if one is available) or consider purchasing a new one. Also, some power cords come in two parts and it is possible that these parts are not connected, so verify that this is not the problem.