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The top reasons computers slow down

We are often asked to investigate why a computer is running slowly and what can be done to make it faster. Diagnosing the reason a computer is running slowly requires checking all of these potential causes, since the symptom alone … Continue reading

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Ten different causes for lock-ups

When a computer encounters a hardware problem, it will try to display an error and warn the user that a component has failed. This response works well with peripherals and minor components like a keyboard, mouse or printer. For more … Continue reading

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Capacitor Failures

We continue to see motherboards with radial electrolytic capacitors in various stages of failure, starting with bulging and proceeding to cracking and leaking. Once they begin to bulge, they continue to expand until they crack and leak. This eventually leads … Continue reading

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