How to fix a computer that will not start, freezes or is very slow

Common computer problems and possible self-fixes for a computer that will not start, hangs, freezes or is very slow



If your computer or device shows no sign of power, cannot be started by holding down the power button, shows no lights and no noise such as a fan or ticking hard-disk. Then the issue it is most likely a power issue. Try the following.

  • Check that the plug is in the wall and the power switch is on
  • If connected via a power-board or multi-adapter, try replacing or switching to a known good one and try again
  • Pull the power-cord out of the back of the computer or laptop for at least 30 seconds and reinsert it firmly.

if none of the above actions resolves the issue, then the power supply or power-pack will need replacing and it will need to be sent to our workshop for for further assessment and

Screen Monitor, Keyboard or issue

Flickering or distorted screens or monitors usually indicate a hardware issue and most of these are not repairable but can be replaceable.

Replacement Monitors, Keyboards and Mice can be purchased at most electrical stores

Keyboards, damaged or cracked screens and trackpads on Laptop or Notebook computers, need to be replaced by a technician and need to be brought to the workshop for further assessment and testing

Other Issues

Is your computer a Microsoft Computer or Laptop
running Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP? If so CLICK HERE

Is your computer an APPLE computer or laptop such as an iMac, MacBook, or ?

Is your computer a tablet, -book, kindle, iPad or a smart-phone?

Microsoft Windows Computers Issues

What Windows Operating System Do I have?

Slow Windows Computer? Failed Updates are the most likely cause

How often should I replace my Hard Disk Drive (HDD)?

Apple Computer Issues

Why is my Mac Slow all of a Sudden?

MacBook Repairs – Apple MacBook Repairs

How to fix or repair a Mac Hard Drive (HDD)

How often should I replace my Hard Disk Drive (HDD)?

How to Fix Apple Spinning Wheel of Death (SWOD)

, Chrome-book, Kindle, iPad or a smart-phone?


Generally, these items are not repairable (if broken) but the operating system can often be re-installed or reset.

Doing so may get the device working again, but all data is likely to be lost unless t has a .


Need more help?

Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support.

If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at or call:

08 6118 2601 
Microsoft Silver Cloud Partner

Apple Consultants Network

For instant remote control sessions, follow the instructions found on this page