Acer laptops are a wonder of modern technology. In comparison to rival brands, Acer has constantly managed to keep its products affordable while still raising the bar when it comes to performance and durability.
However, as good as Acer products can be, they are, too, susceptible to hardware and software issues from time to time. It is not surprising, given that all laptops are prone to that. But when such problems arise, it doesn’t mean that you have to toss your laptop into the trashcan and burn a hole in your pocket to purchase a new one – because Esmond Service Centre Singapore is always ready to extend our helping hand.
Today, we’ll be identifying 5 common issues in Acer laptops and sharing some key repair tips along the way, so you can possibly diagnose or even fix your Acer laptop on your own. Ready to get to work? It’s time to roll up your sleeves!
1. Motherboard Failure
If your laptop refuses to power up even when connected to a power outlet, boots into a black screen, spontaneously resets or overheats after a series of mysterious beeps, then its motherboard could be the root of the problem.
Enabling all the different components of your laptop to work together, the motherboard essentially serves as the ‘brain’ of your device. Sadly, motherboards aren’t as easy to repair. They are made up of very delicate pieces of machinery, and it’s virtually impossible for individuals who lack the necessary knowledge and experience to visually identify any faults.
If you’re facing a motherboard issue, the chances are that there’s a need for replacement – and this isn’t something you can tackle on your own. It is always recommended to have this done by the experts to avoid any further damage, so let our team at Esmond Service Centre Singapore do the work!
2. Blue/Black Screen
Blue screen is something that often sends Acer laptop users into a fluster. But fret not – as they are typically isolated occurrences. Most of the time, a simple reset can get your laptop in working shape again. If a reset doesn’t work for you, you can attempt to restore your OS by pressing Alt+F10. Once the Acer logo appears, enter the troubleshoot menu to do so.
Black screen, on the other hand, tends to stem from driver issues. The easiest way to test it out is to grab an external monitor and connect it to your device. Subsequently, update all the drivers – and this should do the magic. However, if the problem still persists, it’s high time you seek assistance from the technical squad.
3. Touchpad Stopped Working
This could be a driver issue, a hardware problem caused by water damage, or other possible factors like touchpads being disabled in the PC settings. There are some troubleshooting steps you can take when your touchpad stops working. For one, try updating your drivers with the help of an external mouse. Another alternative is to restore windows.
4. USB Ports Not Working
USB failure is often caused by dust build-up. First, look out to see if there is any loose dust, lint and other dirt accumulated within the USB port. If so, clean them up with a can of compressed air, and ideally, this should fix your USB woes.
Otherwise, it could also be caused by software settings. By default, Windows automatically suspends your USB controllers when they aren’t being used. This helps to save power. You might want to disable that by tapping on device manager > Universal Serial Bus controllers > USB Root Hub > Power Management tab.
5. Display Issues
Are visuals on your display stretched, streaked or distorted? This is usually a simple issue that’s got to do with your laptop’s resolution. Some programmes force your device to change resolutions when running, and occasionally, machines struggle with getting back to the right proportion. All you need to do is to right-click on your Desktop and open Settings. In this new window, you’ll be able to change your laptop’s resolution – so play with it until you find the optimised one.
More often than not, the daily complications of our laptops can easily be repaired with some patience and resources in the equation. But if you’re ever stumped, please do not hesitate to reach out to Esmond Service Centre! We are always ready to assist you.