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Common Computer Issues & Solutions

At Chipheads Computer Repair in Richfield, we see a lot of computer problems, some pretty rare, quite a few that are common. Today, we’re covering common computer issues and some of their solutions. Hopefully, this can help you avoid costly repairs in the event you can implement one of these easy solutions. Got questions? Need an appointment? Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

Poor Internet Performance

In 2022, having slow internet speeds still happens but is less and less common. Many people quickly notice the moment their internet speed seems to have dropped a bit. We’d first recommend checking with your internet service provider to make sure there are no issues on their end. If you use a wired connection, replacing the cable can help. If your modem or router is older, a new one can often improve speeds/connectivity as well. Problems with your computer can also occur, impacting hardware that helps with your internet connectivity and speed, drivers can cause issues and in some cases, viruses can even be the cause. If nothing above helped with your issue, we recommend scheduling a diagnostics test with a computer repair company in the Twin Cities area.


While a warm computer is pretty common, computers that overheat are actually at risk of hardware problems over time. A lot of times people do not have their computers positioned to properly ventilate. If you use your laptop on your lap most often, it can actually impact how hot it gets. We recommend using a portable laptop tray that can allow air to flow freely. Additionally, over time fans in computers can stop working properly. We’d recommend listening for fan noise, if you don’t hear anything, it may not be working. We’d be happy to take a look.

My Computer Won’t Boot Up

Computer stop booting up completely? In some cases, the installation of your operating system can actually become corrupt. This often requires you to use the restoration functions or disc that came with your device. In the event you cannot get it back to working, we can help you out.

Schedule Twin Cities Computer Repair Services Today

Experiencing a problem these solutions can’t help with? Give our computer repair shop in Richfield, Minnesota a call today. We’d be happy to help diagnose and address the problem.


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