Dell laptop repair working slow

This Dell laptop was brought to us from a customer who was using it regularly on the field. And although it was used mainly for business work it also had fair graphic-intensive usage too, mainly for streaming and some video editing. It was clear that it needed a dell laptop repair.

Dell laptop will not log into user account - Dell Laptop Repair
Dell laptop will not log into user account – Dell Laptop Repair

Issue customer was experiencing was the Windows would not log in in the user account. Instead, it would sign the user out immediately after he logs in.

This sounded like a software corruption. The question was what it has caused it, was it a genuine corruption or perhaps there was an underlying hardware problem. Before we jumped into conclusions we wanted to run some hardware tests on it

Dell diagnostic shows overheating - Dell Laptop Repair
Dell diagnostic shows overheating – Dell Laptop Repair

We have run hardware diagnostic and apart than temperature being recorded high levels on the graphic card sensors, everything seemed fine. We have noticed though that’s hard drive tests took 4 times longer than usual. This looked bit odd, and we start digging into hard drive performance checks.

Failing hard drive using 32GB SSD as cache - Dell Laptop Repairs
Failing hard drive using 32GB SSD as cache – Dell Laptop Repairs

Looked from inside, this was the first-generation laptop which was fitted with a 32GB cache SSD drive. When we separately tested the HDD we have noticed it’s poor performance causing the whole Dell laptop working slow and needing a repair.

Repair Process

Now knowing that performance reduction on this Dell laptop working slow was caused a worn out hard drive we can offer options to the customer to get it back and working.

Replacing Failing HDD with a SSD drive - Dell Laptop Repairs
Replacing Failing HDD with a SSD drive – Dell Laptop Repairs

One of the options we offered him was to replace the internal HDD with an SSD drive. We all know the capabilities of the SSD drives and how snappy they turn laptops into.

Replacing the HDD with an SSD drive was no brainer. We went and installed a good quality SSD drive. The following step was top install Windows 10 on it.

Heatsink discolouration on the GPU pipe side - Dell Laptop Repairs
Heatsink discolouration on the GPU pipe side – Dell Laptop Repairs

Dell Laptop Repairs we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
  3. Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
  4. Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
  5. Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.

We have sophisticated equipment in our workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic board repairs. With hundreds of components in stock, we can quickly locate and replace faulty chips, resistors, and capacitors in Macbooks.

Last step was to service the system as we have noticed one side of the cooling pipe discoloured as well as BIOS measured overheating by its temperature sensors.

Replacing thermal compound on Dell Laptop Repairs
Replacing thermal compound on Dell Laptop Repairs

And indeed when we took the heatsink, we saw how dry the thermal paste was. No wonder the laptop was overheating over 100*C

The Result

Windows 10 installation took no more than 30 minutes. Due to the SSD drive performance we could install it really fast.

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Install Windows 10 on Dell Laptop Repair
Install Windows 10 on Dell Laptop Repair

Do you need Dell Laptop Repair Service in Adelaide?

If you have Mac or iMac causing troubles and need a Mac repair service in Adelaide, give us a call and we will advise for the best scenario to get your laptop repaired.

We at IT-Solve, specialize in computer and electronics repairs. And we will do our best to repair your Computer quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops.

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry through our contact form or support @ it-solve.com.au – Our engineers will respond quickly to your inquiry.