Computer Basics/Operation and Maintenance/Simple hardware faults
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Simple hardware faults
Sometimes things go wrong, the computer freezes, the monitor goes blank, there is no sound, or lights are flashing. You can use basic trouble-shooting techniques to try and solve the problem.
The following useful tips come from the GCFLearnFree.org online tutorial which you will look at in the Activity below:
- Always check the cables and connections first.
- Isolate the problem - try to determine exactly what is causing the problem.
- Take a note (or screen capture) of any error messages, this will be handy should you need to get additional help for the problem.
- Keep a note of the steps you take to solve the problem. This makes sure you don't repeat steps and will be very handy if you need someones help.