Software & Hardware Troubleshooting
What to do when a problem occurs.
Hardware: troubleshooting an unresponsive Chromebook keyboard
This page on the Google product forums website provides answers from people from the google community and from computer guru's who have answers to most computer problems. The answer marked with blue (also known as best answered) has either been marked that way by the author of the page or a forum expert, so that answer will usually work the best compared to the other answers.
This blog provides pictures and text for how to replace a broken Chromebook keyboard. At the bottom of the page, there is also a place to comment, so that a person could see if the directions are going to work for certain Chromebooks. Below this paragraph is a picture from the I Fixit Chromebook keyboard replace page.
This FAQ page provides different options to fix a Chromebook keyboard (from software to hardware). The best answers are answered by a HP representative, so those answers will be most reliable, and will work the best on Chromebooks.
This FAQ page from Acer shows the level of experience by each person who answered the question of how to fix an Acer Chromebook keyboard. The higher level people who answered the question (and the Acer representatives) have more reliable answers, so those answers are going to work the best.
This blog provides answers from people in the computer community, so the answers may vary with dependability and reliability. It will be up to the user to decide if the answers will work for a broken Chromebook keyboard.
Hardware: troubleshooting a broken power supply
This blog provides an in-depth guide for how to fix a broken power supply and common reasons why power supplies fail. A the bottom of the page, there is a comment section filled with comments for easier ways to replace power supplies, and comments saying if the guide worked/didn't work.
The blog provides pictures and information for replacing different parts of a power supply. At the bottom of the page, there is a place to comment, with different suggestions to fix power supplies.
This FAQ provides many answers from the community on what could be wrong with a power supply (usually capacitors). The community gets to vote on the answers, so the answer at the top is one the that is the most reliable and the most successful.
This blog provides pictures and an explanation for fixing a power supply written by a professional. It also has different techniques used to replace a power supply. At the bottom of the page, there is a place for comments.
This blog provides step by step directions with pictures on replacing a power supply for a computer. The blog is written by a Contributor for the PC World website, so it will be reliable and should work for most computers. At the bottom of the page, there is a place for comments which give criticism and advice on the article.
Hardware: troubleshooting a hot CPU after overclocking it
This FAQ provides answers from the community on different problems after overclocking a CPU. It also provides the right voltages that a CPU should be running at to allow the user to compare his/her CPU voltage to the right voltages.
This FAQ provides an answer from the computer community on fixing a CPU that is heating up too much after gaming. It also provides different software that can test the CPU for temperature and other things used for overclocking.
This blog provides a step by step guide on overclocking a CPU without damaging the CPU itself. There are also some helpful hints at the bottom of the page. Also, at the bottom of the page, there is a place to comment.
This blog provides a step by step guide on how to overclock a CPU without wrecking it. It also provides different softwares used to stress test the CPU after overclocking it. At the bottom of the page, there is a place to comment incase the user has any questions about overclocking.
This FAQ provides a range of temperatures that a CPU should be at. All of the questions are answered by different members of the computer community and by computer gurus. There are also different answers about different cooling techniques for CPUs.
Software: troubleshooting a clock that is not autonomous
This FAQ provides different reasons and solutions for why a computer clock might not be keeping the correct time. Because it is written by Microsoft, it will be reliable on Windows software (Windows XP, 7, 8, 10, etc.).
This blog provides a step by step guide on resyncing the time on the computer with a server through the internet, which will make the computer clock autonomous. It provides a few pictures to make finding certain areas on the computer easier. At the bottom of the page, there is a place with comments that tell of different servers for different time zones.
This blog provides a step by step guide with pictures on syncing a computer clock with a server through the internet. At the bottom of the page, there is a place for comments which give advice and other feedback.
This FAQ provides an answer for how to fix a "drifting clock" on Windows 7. It also provides a link for a list of different servers to connect a computer clock to through the internet.
This blog provides different reasons why a computer clock could be gaining or losing minutes each day. It also provides a solution for each of the problems described.
Software: Slow Computer
This blog provides a step by step guide for fixing a slow computer. There are different solutions from deleting not needed software to removing viruses. In addition, there are pictures to make the guide easier for the reader to understand.
This blog provides different solutions for fixing a slow computer in a list format. The solutions run from rebooting the computer to erasing everything on the computer.
This blog provides different solutions for fixing a slow computer. There are also pictures to go along with the solutions to make fixing a slow computer easier for the user.
This blog lays out different reasons and solutions of why a computer might be running slow in a list format. There are also little bullet points with advice for each solution.
This blog provides different problems and solutions for a slow computer. It is all in a list format, and there are helpful hints to help the user.
Software: troubleshooting no logon servers pop-up
This FAQ provides different solutions from the community on fixing a no logon server pop-up. In addition, Spiceworks is a well-known server company that is known to be reliable.
This blog provides a step by step guide for fixing a no logon server pop-up. In addition, it also provides helpful hints to help the user understand. There are also pictures to go along with each step.
This FAQ provides different answers from the community on fixing a no logon server pop-up. Most of the people who answered also have experience running/maintaining servers, so they have knowledgeable answers that could help the user.
This FAQ provides different answers from computer enthusiasts on fixing a no logon server pop-up. All of the answers are mainly domain and credential related and are mainly for servers.
This FAQ provides different answers from the community and computer gurus on fixing a no logon server pop-up. The answers are rated from expert comment (someone who is a professional) to best answer, and to a normal computer user answer.