If there is a faulty RAM module in the computer, the computer will beep on startup. The
computer will not boot past the initial boot screen. If there are several RAM modules
installed, uninstall them and try each one individually to see which one is faulty. A computer
may still boot with one faulty and at least one working RAM module. Right-clicking on My
Computer in Windows and selecting Properties will reveal how much RAM is registered on
the computer. If there is a discrepancy with how much is actually installed, there is a problem
with the memory.
Faulty RAM needs to be replaced. On occasion, though, the RAM may not work properly
because it is not seated on the motherboard correctly.
If the computer is not turning on at all, there is most likely a problem with the power supply. Try plugging the computer into another outlet, as well as trying to switch out the power
supply. Occasionally, the computer will boot, but not go all the way to the startup screen. In this case, make sure all the wires are connected from the power supply and try rebooting. If the problem persists, try switching the power supply out with a good one. If the problem still persists, the problem is not with the power supply.
If the picture is not appearing, check the connections for the video card. If there is a problem with the video card, the picture will either be distorted or not appear at all. Try switching out the video card with a working one. If the problem is improper screen resolution, try reinstalling the drivers for both the video card and the monitor.
This Problem is mainly caused by dist accumulation at the bottom of the mouse surface or glossy mouse-pad especially for laser mouse or optical mouse. Clean the dust at the bottom of the mouse surface, also mouse pad, and try changing the mouse-pad, that also helps a lot.
Mouse Pointer Freezes
This Problem is mainly caused by due to high CPU usage, or you can say by hanging of some application. In such cases, the mouse will freeze. In such a case, wait a few seconds, and see if the mouse starts to respond. If that does not help, try to launch task manager from keyboard and try to kill any such application. In worst case, you might have to power-off and restart the computer.
Mouse Does Not Work At All
This Problem is caused due to loose connections or mouse connector connected to wrong PS/2 port. In such a case, first of all check the physical connection. In worst case, the mouse may have gone dead, so its shopping time.
Mouse Pointer Speed Too Fast or Too Slow
You can configure the speed of your mouse pointer as per your need and comfort. For configuring the same, go to Control Panel > Mouse and Pointing Devices and set the mouse speed as you like.
Problem With Double Click
You can also configure the double click speed as per your comfort. For this also you need to go to Control Panel > Mouse and Pointing Devices. From there you can set the mouse double-click speed.
The most common problem when faced with a non-working keyboard is an improper connection. Try reconnecting your keyboard, restart your computer and see if that fixes it.
Turn off the system. Unplug the keyboard connect and inspect for any bent or broken pins. If the pins are bent, then it is possible to gently straighten them using the tip of a ball point pen or mechanical pencil. If the pins are broken, then replacement of the keyboard may be necessary.
Try updating the device driver. Visit the manufactures web site for the latest driver available for your keyboard make and model.
While at the manufactures web site. See if there are software patches or updates available for your keyboard. If there are, go ahead and install them as well as the updated driver.
If you are using a multi-media type keyboard, be sure to delete the software before installing any new drivers for this type of keyboard.
Install the updated driver for the manufactures web site, then re-install the keyboard software.
If any software updates or patches are available for your multi-media keyboard, install them at this time.
Delete the keyboard software by using Add/Remove Programs (Start>> Control Panel>> Add/Remove Programs).
If you receive a prompt asking if you would like to remove all shared files, answer "No to all". Then click OK.
The first and foremost thing you should consider is whether your printer is on. This specially occurs during the start of the day. You (or may be someone in office) may have shut it down after the completion of work on the previous day.
Make sure that the printer status light is ok. If there is sign of flashing light or status light shows an error, your printer has gotten some problem. Check the user manual that gives you a diagnosis process for alerts.
If your printer is not working it might be due to lack of paper. Check out whether the paper tray is empty. If so, refill it. But you must know one thing that you shouldn?t require to refill it with as much paper as the device can hold, but with a bit less number, thus making the provision for an empty space.
If your tray is not empty, check for a misfeed. Pull out any piece of paper that may be the root cause of the problem. Use tweezers for the process.
Empty toner cartridges may results to your printer problem. So, check out whether they are empty or low. You can get indication of low cartridges from the printer itself. Replace it with a new one and hopefully it will start working. Some laser toner cartridges that contain ejected toner reservoir make your work easy. There is a trap that can be emptied.
If you have a laser printer then you need to replace the toner drum once a year or periodically. However it depends on the volume of printing the device is subjected to. If your toner drum starts emptying the prints-out would be faded. Like cartridges, printer?s error light will show you an indication of the problem.
After done with all the physical parts of the printer, check out if it is connected to your PC or not. To make sure that the printer is connected properly, follow the USB cable from the back of the printer to the back of the computer.
Problem with your printer gets a bit complicated if it?s network-based printer that means everyone in your office is using it. In this case you can do one thing. Check for whether your computer is connected to the network. Else you are having problem either with print server, or hub or cable.
There are also few cases where you find your printer working but somehow PC and printer are not working together. This indicates a printer driver problem. Printer driver is software that builds the link between a computer and a printer. It might not work with a newly installed program. To overcome this problem, download a driver from the printer maker?s website. Remove the old driver and install the new one.
Printer is one of the most essential things these days for the computer savvy people like us. But it can be the most troublesome and disgusting part of your PC both at your home and office. Here we?ll discuss about the various printer problems and throw some lights on their solutions.