Common Laptop Repairing Mistakes We All Must Avoid

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Having a nearly dead laptop at hand is not going to earn anyone any favours, really. A malfunctioning or a dead laptop is a lot problematic than you might think, especially if you have your precious data stored on it because in that case, you are looking for ways to find a fix so you can at least get your data back.

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Speaking of recovering data, it is not always that easy since there are a lot of complications that go inside fixing a laptop and the more mistakes you make, the worse it gets, and therefore, it is better that you are avoiding that, in the first place. Thankfully, if you want to get your laptop repaired, you can always get in touch with the professionals.

I have left 5 star rating for this repair centre simply because of how good they were with my laptop. Since we are on the topic of laptop repairs, there are some common laptop repair mistakes that we all must avoid since not doing so is going to result in wasting away your laptop almost entirely.

Trying to Open It Yourself

I will be honest here, trying to get into your laptop is one of the worst things that you can do. Surprisingly, laptops are a lot easier to open than you might think. In most cases, you are looking at a maximum of eight screws at the bottom and even less in some cases. Once you open them, you just have to pry your way in and that’s it.

However, just because something is easy to do does not mean that it should be done. You see, laptop manufacturers did not put those screws for you to open up. These are for their own technicians as well as 3rd party repair services so they can easily get inside your laptop and fix it without causing any damage.

The thing is that, even if you do manage to get your way inside the laptop, you will be greeted with an even more complex layout that can leave you puzzled. Now, we have opened countless laptops for repair but this is presumably your first one. You can end up damaging those fragile ribbon cables, cause a short circuit somewhere, or even worse, you can kill your laptop almost entirely.

Even if you are opening your laptop for something as basic as changing the storage device, we would highly recommend that a professional does it so you do not have to face the issue at all. Rest assured, our advice to you here is that never, under any circumstances, should you open your laptop on your own.

Using The Wrong Tools

Okay, you decided that you have some experience getting inside laptops, and it seems like a simple job since you are just looking to install a new storage device. Not too shabby, and nothing too difficult. You setup the work bench, everything is right in front of you, the laptop is turned off and discharged for safety purposes.

In short, everything is ready but you are trying to open your laptop with a screwdriver that is not made for your laptop. What’s even worse is that you are trying to use a knife to open the screws (yes, I have seen that happening). The point is, unless you are trying to damage your chassis, using improper tools is not going to get you far, in the first place.

The key here is to look at the right tools and then get started with the opening process. You see, the screws on the outside of the laptop are going to be the same. However, it is only when you get inside the laptop, you will find myriad of different screws with different heads. The point is, you are not to get access to the laptop on your own and if you do want to get access, at least invest in a good laptop repair kit because without that, you are left out in the dark and your repairing job can end up killing your laptop.

Not Handing Over to The Professionals

This is the step that should have been the first and nothing else after that. However, if you have finally given up on the fact that you cannot repair your laptop on your own, this is time to get in touch with the professionals, set up an appointment and get started. Because after all, not getting professional help is only going to cause more troubles for you.

The good thing is that no matter the scale of the repair or even some modification is, a professional laptop repair service is not going to deny you service just because the task is minor. You want to have a new SSD installed? Bring it to us. You need to upgrade RAM? Sure, we can do it for you.

Everything ranging from something as basic as a component swap to a full-blown service can be done and sure, you are paying someone a good amount of money when you are getting your laptop serviced or repaired but at least all of this comes backed with the guarantee that suggests you will not have any problems.


I understand that dealing with a laptop that is causing problems is not a good thing. Especially in a day and age where we rely heavily on our laptops and other computational devices. However, just because one thing is malfunctioning does not mean that you should start opening it on your own to fix them. These things are complex for a reason and manufacturers have spent a lot of time figuring out how each component fits and complements the other.

This only means that if you are running into an issue, you should let a professional handle it. They have been doing it for ages, and they can fix it much better than you can and there is nothing wrong with it. Why destroy your laptop just because you were in a hurry to get the fix sorted out. It is only going to leave you with regrets and nothing else.