Niggles & Glitches
Here are a few examples of common PC faults.
Floppy cable wrong way round
Hard Disc cable wrong way round
BIOS settings: Hard Disc settings
Screws trapped under motherboard
Non-boot disc left in floppy drive
Bent pin on VDU data cable
Wrong jumper settings on Hard Disc detects in BIOS but wont boot
PSU to motherboard connection wrong possible permanent damage
Mouse ball/internal rollers dirty causes poor movement of pointer
No ink in printer blank pages printed
Bent paper causing jams
Modem - not connected to PC, to telephone socket, not turned on
Date wrong on internal clock notice on letters and e-mails
Caps Lock left on try Shift F3 in Word
Files saved to wrong locations
Mouse and keyboard in wrong ports
Stuck key on keyboard check for 1st if PC beeping
No sound speaker plugged in right hole? Speaker tuned on?
PC left connected to Internet by mistake check auto-disconnect settings in modem settings
E-mails not arriving check spelling!