Help! My Computer is Broken

How do I fix it?

by Barry Collins

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Book Description

Want to know how to fix common computer problems, without having to wade through technical jargon? Or are you the family on-call technical support person, and need a bit of help?

Help! My Computer Is Broken takes the most common computer problems and tells you how to fix them. It's as simple as that! If you've ever wondered why your laptop won't turn on, you can't get a WiFi connection, your printer isn't printing, or why everything is so slow - well, this is your book...

148 pages of essential information, to help you solve common issues such as:
- Why can't my computer see my printer?
- Why is there no sound coming from my computer's external
- speakers?
- Why are games running really slowly on my computer?
- My computer keeps crashing - how do I start in safe mode?
- How do I stop my computer going to sleep when I leave the room for ten minutes?
- And many more!

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download Help! My Computer is Broken ebook for free in PDF format (5.0 MB).

Table of Contents

Section 1
Why is my laptop not turning on?
Section 2
Why is my desktop computer not turning on?
Section 3
Why is my laptop's keyboard not working?
Section 4
What are those black dots on my screen?
Section 5
Why is my computer making strange beeps when I switch it on?
Section 6
How can I tell if my computer is overheating?
Section 7
Why is my laptop's touchpad not working?
Section 8
Why is there no sound coming from my laptop's built-in speakers?
Section 9
Why is there no sound coming from my computer's external speakers?
Section 10
Why is my mouse not working?
Section 11
Why are games running really slowly on my computer?
Section 12
Can I make my laptop faster by upgrading its memory?
Section 13
Why won't the USB port on my computer charge my phone?
Section 14
Why won't my computer connect to the Wi-Fi?
Section 15
My PC is asking me to update the BIOS - should I do it?
Section 16
How do I improve the battery life of my laptop?
Section 17
Can I replace my laptop's battery?
Section 18
My computer screen is dirty - how do I clean it?
Section 19
My computer's touchscreen has stopped working!
Section 20
Why doesn't my computer recognise my memory card?
Section 21
How do I defrag my hard disk?
Section 22
I've run out of USB ports - what now?
Section 23
My PC's fans are clogged with dust - how do I clean them?
Section 24
What is the Blue Screen of Death?
Section 25
Why can't my computer see my printer?
Section 26
Why can't my computer see other devices on my Wi-Fi network?
Section 27
My computer has broken after a Windows update. What now?
Section 28
Why has my laptop screen gone very dim?
Section 29
Why won't the external screen plugged into my laptop work?
Section 30
Why is my computer so slow?
Section 31
Why is the internet so slow on my computer?
Section 32
Why is my computer making a scratching noise?
Section 33
I've forgotten my Windows 10 password - how do I get into my computer?
Section 34
My computer is horribly slow. How do I reinstall Windows 10?
Section 35
Why have all the icons on my Windows desktop gone missing?
Section 36
10 ways you can break your computer all by yourself
Section 37
How do I make my laptop fans less noisy?
Section 38
When I switch on my computer, I see a demand for money to give me my files back. What should I do?
Section 39
Why am I getting a 'this app needs to be updated' error on my Mac?
Section 40
My computer keeps crashing - how do I start in safe mode?
Section 41
Windows won't open a file because it 'hasn't got an app associated with it'. What do I do?
Section 42
Why has the Windows 10 search box gone missing?
Section 43
How do I get rid of the awful Cortana?
Section 44
I don't think my PC has updated to the latest version of Windows - how do I force it to do so?
Section 45
My USB hard disk is not recognised when I plug it into my computer?
Section 46
I keep getting strange pop-ups in my browser... and there's a new search bar at the top of the screen. What's going on?
Section 47
How do I stop my computer going to sleep when I leave the room for ten minutes?
Section 48
My Windows 7 PC keeps flashing up warnings that support has ended. What does that mean?
Section 49
This book hasn't answered my computer problem. Where best to turn for advice now?

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Raspberry Pi Press
Published
2020
Pages
144
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9781912047901
ISBN10 Digital
191204790X
PDF Size
5.0 MB
License
CC BY-NC-SA

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