Most common laptop repair fault.

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We are always repairing laptops for customers here at Laptop Repair Birmingham.  The most common hardware fault we see is the laptop hard drive; a close 2nd is the laptop screen.  Quite often these come to us smashed or cracked and we have to repair the laptop screen LCD display.
Laptop hard drives are a bit like small record players that your mum and Dad would have used.  Vinyl records did have a tendency to get scratched or even shattered.   The same can be said for laptop hard disc drives.  They usually fail because of bad blocks on the drive (similar to a scratched discs) If important information is contained on the bad block of the drive this will sometimes not allow the operating system to start (Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / OSX)
Sometimes the motor inside the drive fails this means that the disc inside the laptop hard disc drive will not rotate and the information (data) can’t be accessed.  The other failure common that we see at Laptop Repair Birmingham is a build up of dust or static electricity on the hard drive’s motherboard.  This can render the board useless and the logic circuits that control the drive don’t work which means the data can’t be passed to the laptop motherboard.
Laptop hard drive repairs are common and can easily be done by our engineers.  The cost of a new laptop hard drive all depends on the capacity (size) of the existing laptop hard drive.  Laptop Repair Birmingham offers a range of drives and sizes.  You can even request a solid state drive to be installed in place of the older motor driven drives.  This will make your laptop much faster as the hard drive in a laptop is one of the main speed bottle necks nowadays.  When flash drives in laptops become more popular we’ll probably be out of business as we so many failed drives.
Once a new drive has been decided on for your laptop it’s time to install we always take the old drive out your laptop and try and recover any data if necessary.  The type of data that Laptop Repair Birmingham can recover is usually files/music/pictures/videos/word excel documents.  At this time we are   unable to recover software from your laptop this will have to be re-installed from the original CD or downloaded from the correct website.
Once the new drive is installed on your laptop it’s a case of re-installing the operating system and system drivers.  This can be a lengthy process however we have a fixed fee for such a repair so the costs don’t get out of hand.  Once the operating system and drivers are in place we restore the original data from your old drive back onto the new one.

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You’ll usually find that this type of repair process is well worth the money as you’ll get a larger capacity drive which will give you more space to download to and we’ll only use quality drives, some laptop hard drives by certain manufactures fail more than others.  We only use the best components for the job.  When the operating system has been installed there is no bloatware or manufacture software installed so you usually have a much quicker laptop after this process.

If you can afford to upgrade to Window 7 then this is even better as windows vista really does slow down a laptop so consider this also.
Our next blog post will cover laptop screen repair also known as LCD screen replacement service.  We’re Birmingham’s #1 for this!

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