Posts Tagged ‘Bad Power Supply’

January 24th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Laptop Power Supply

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Washington DC Laptop Power Supply – Laptop Power Supply Failure, Washington DC

Over the past few years, it seems, a good number of people have turned to using a laptop as their primary computing device over a desktop computer.   So when your laptop’s power supply fails it can bring your day to day business to a halt.  And when something like the power supply to your laptop fails you can only wonder, what caused the power supply to fail, how can you help prevent it in the future, and who can help you diagnose and repair it?

Laptop power supply problems and failure’s can be caused by a number of things, and if you do happen to run in to one of these unfortunate events, Geek ABC can help find a solution.  Geek ABC’s computer geeks are skilled computer professionals experienced in diagnosing and repairing laptop power supply failures.  Geek ABC is locally owned and operated and we provide onsite computer and network support and repair services throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area.  We can be reached via out website, or you give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment, and for more information you can check out our blog at

The three most common causes of power supply failure in a laptop are:

  1. Overheating
  2. Power surge
  3. Power Jack, usually the female side) breaks

Some of the things you can do to avoid a power supply failure are:

  1. Keep the area around your laptop clear and well ventilated when it’s turned on and in use
  2. Make sure the fans on the computer are working properly.
  3. Always use a surge protector when plugging in your computer.
  4. Turn your computer off when it’s not in use for long periods of time.

Being computer people, we know how extremely frustrating it can be to have your laptop die on you, especially when it’s your main device for work or school.  The power supply is only one on many things that can fail on your laptop so it’s extremely important to do everything you can to keep it running efficiently and properly.

Again, here at Geek ABC we want you to have a pleasant computer experience and if you run in to any problems with your Desktop or Laptop computer, we are here to help!  We provide same day, mobile, onsite computer and network support and repair services for residential and business customers throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area and can be reached via out website, or you give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment, and for more information you can check out our blog at

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September 10th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Computer Repair Service, Computer Tips and Help, Free Computer Repair Services

To Repair or Replace-

Ask yourself these three questions:

How old is my computer?

What do I use it for?

What is it worth?

Computers are ones of the most frequently used devices in our homes and offices today.  There isn’t a day that goes by where most of us don’t use one.  So what happens when your computer breaks down or crashes?  The first thing that crosses our minds is how much is this going to cost me to fix…and if I can’t fix it how much is a new one going to cost?  Or, is it going to be more expensive to fix than to just simply replace it?  Due to all of the competition amongst brands these days, computers are fairly inexpensive, but then we have to think about all of the data that is on our computers.  Transferring data from one computer to another is not only timely but can be costly as well.

So the first thing we need to know before we start to make this decision, what’s wrong with my computer?  Why did it break down or crash?  As stated in my previous blog, the most common reasons for a computer crash are, “Bad Drivers”, “Bad Power Supply”, “Corrupt Files (viruses)” and “Overheating”.

Every case of “should I replace it or repair it?” is very different and there really isn’t a straight-forward, simple answer.  If the cost of repair is going to be more than what a new one would cost then it’s better to replace it, but always keep in the back of  your mind, what I said earlier, the data that we keep in our computers can sometimes be irreplaceable.  The best thing that you can do is always keep a backup of your files.  Should you need to transfer your data from an old computer to a new one, Geek ABC will be there to help.  And, here at Geek ABC it’s our job to help you make the best informed decision of whether to repair or replace your computer.  Our technicians will always be upfront and honest with you about the cost of repair and if we don’t think that it’s worth the time and money to repair we will do our best to help you decide what new machine will work best for your specific needs in the future.

Geek ABC is here to come to you, we service the entire Washington DC Metro Area in cities such as: Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, McLean, Great Falls, Oakton, Springfield, Vienna, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Germantown, Rockville, Olney, Potomac, Chevy Chase and Washington DC.

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