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PC Repair Sooke BC

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Your computer or tablet is a wonderful device, until it malfunctions.

There are few things that can induce a sense of panic faster than a printer that won’t print, a program that will not open, or the disappearance of the icons on your desktop. When something goes awry with your computer or mobile device your first impulse may be to take it to a shop that deals with pc repair Sooke BC but, before you do this, it could be worth it to try a few simple fixes first.

The one mandatory first step in diagnosing or fixing a computer problem is a complete shut down and re-boot of the system. This will clear the memory, close all programs or apps, and restart the device. In Windows 8 or 10 the shut down command is actually more like putting the computer to sleep so that it will boot up quickly. The best route is to use the Restart command which means that the computer will take longer to re-boot but come to life with no residual apps running and the memory refreshed.

Re-booting a tablet or smartphone is a bit trickier but can solve many problems. To reboot your iPad or iPhone depress the power button, located on the top edge, for about five seconds and when prompted swipe a red arrow on the screen to shut down. After it shuts off wait a few seconds and depress the power button again until the Apple icon appears. Here at Cleardesk we offer certified Apple pc Repair Sooke BC

On an Android device depress the power button for about five seconds and in the window that opens tap on Power Off. When it’s shut down, press the power button again to bring the device back to life.

If your iPad or iPhone freezes and is unresponsive you can do a hard reboot. The Home button is the round button on the front of the device below the touch screen and you should press on it for about 10 seconds while depressing the power button at the same time until the device abruptly shuts down and restarts.

Printers and scanners are usually not very expensive and before spending a lot of money to get an unresponsive one to work you should try to re-install it. If you have the installation CD that came with the printer or scanner try to re-install the drivers and software. Otherwise, go to the web site of the manufacturer by searching for it in Google and under Support search for your hardware model and download the newest drivers or software. Be careful to only go to the manufacturer’s website since there are many unscrupulous driver sites that will try to sell you what are essentially free downloads or malware.

However, your problems may reside in Windows, which is the operating system that runs your computer. You could spend hours trying to figure things out for yourself, or turn to Microsoft for help. Sometimes a little research and fiddling with settings and software can fix the issue.

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PC Repair Sooke BC