Blog
home
  • Register

Data Net Blog

Intro to Your Tech: Troubleshooting

Intro to Your Tech: Troubleshooting

Computers are important for just about everything nowadays, but they can be difficult to deal with when they start to act up. If hardware doesn’t connect to a network, or if you have software that fails to respond when you click on it, you’ll likely need assistance to figure out what the cause is. On occasion, however, the issue might be something that a simple troubleshooting procedure can help you resolve. We’ll help you determine whether or not a situation is dire enough to involve professionals, as well as when it’s tame enough that you can resolve it on your own.

Troubleshooting
If something seems off, it’s natural for you to try and fix it, but this approach often means making the problem worse on accident. The issue in this is that you don’t actually know what’s causing the problem, so ultimately you’re just making a guess rather than actually finding the solution. Troubleshooting is designed to eliminate possible issues to determine what’s giving you trouble. After all, if you know what the problem is, you can address it more easily.

If you want to maximize your chances of success when troubleshooting, you should first have adequate knowledge of the system you want to troubleshoot. In other words, you want a professional whose job is technology management or maintenance to do this process.

The first step to a successful troubleshooting strategy is to start with the basics. You’ll be able to easily and effectively rule out various simple solutions. Who knows--maybe the solution really is something easy that can be adjusted quickly. To provide an example of what troubleshooting looks like, we’ll use one that has a simple solution.

Imagine sitting down at your computer. You press the power button, but it doesn’t boot up. In fact, it doesn’t power on at all. Judging from this, you can tell that there is a connection or hardware issue. First, check all of the connections:

  • Make sure that both ends of the power cord are plugged into both the power strip or outlet and the system respectively.
  • Make sure the power strip is plugged into the outlet.
  • If the computer is properly connected to a power source, consider whether you’ve added any new hardware to the PC recently. If so, this could be causing an issue.
  • If neither of these solutions yield results, you could simply swap around the cables to see if you have a bad cord on your hands. If this doesn’t work, you might be looking at a failed power supply.

Of course, this is only one way you could troubleshoot a basic problem. Other solutions will be much more complex in nature, and you might be looking at countless other variables that could be complicating the situation. If you’re ever having trouble with your technology, let Data Net help you troubleshoot the issues. To learn more, reach out to us at (760) 466-1200.

Protecting Your Business is Easy with Managed Secu...
5 VoIP Myths that May Be in Your Way
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Business Computing Network Security Productivity Privacy User Tips Tech Term Smartphones Internet Malware Cybersecurity Microsoft Android Communications Efficiency Cloud Hardware Email Software Google Data Innovation Mobile Device Communication Browser Collaboration VoIp Network Passwords Mobile Devices IT Support Wi-Fi Small Business Ransomware Hosted Solutions Wireless Hackers Data Backup IT Services Business Business Management Backup Holiday Social Media Internet of Things Windows 10 Managed IT services Users Data recovery Applications Cloud Computing Networking Marketing Microsoft Office Information Outsourced IT Word Smartphone Patch Management Blockchain Saving Money Employer-Employee Relationship Workplace Tips Managed IT Services Access Control Chrome Mobility Scam Data Breach Computer Artificial Intelligence G Suite Save Money Password Cortana Router Bandwidth Remote Monitoring and Management Government Remote Computing Wireless Charging Medical IT VPN How To Managed IT Service BDR Virus Virtual Assistant Virtualization Data Management Connectivity Physical Security Phishing Miscellaneous Business Intelligence Data Protection Tech Terms Cost Management Apps Computers Facebook Data Security Excel Gmail Compliance Automation Workers Microsoft Office 365 Edge Comparison Maintenance Plug-In Network Attached Storage Environment Tip of the week Streaming Media Storage HP Spam BYOD IT budget Twitter Personal Information Cybercrime Apple Business Technology Voice over IP Troubleshooting HIPAA PowerPoint File Sharing Millennials Unified Communications Authentication Dongle Congratulations Specifications Internet Explorer Proactive IT Training e-waste Downloads Dark Web Document Management Antivirus Travel Knowledge Battery Wireless Internet Help Desk Inventory Botnet Reporting Machine Learning E-Commerce Tactics iPhone Bring Your Own Device Update Laptop Backup and Disaster Recovery Hard Drive Sports Website RAM Authorization Gadgets WhatsApp Conferencing Lead Generation Threat Security Cameras disposal Trends Error Paperless Office Staff Education Amazon IT Management Business Continuity Mobile Security Remote Monitoring Payment Licensing eCommerce Hybrid Cloud Outlook Hard Drives News Processors Microsoft Teams Analytics Office Printing Server Management Wearables Value Law Enforcement Telecommuting A.I. Digital Websites Live Streaming Upgrade Operating System Retail SaaS Telecommute instant Messaging Tech Support Sales Online Shopping Cables Profitability SSD Telephone System User Tip Spyware Office 365 Company Culture Content Filtering Paper Managed Service Healthcare Remote Support Movies Touchscreen Safety Server Certification GDPR Data loss Vulnerabilities Alert Vulnerability Tablet Settings Voice over Internet Protocol Eliminating Downtime Cleaning Database User Security Telephony Managing Stress Big Data Technology Tips WannaCry Ink Thank You Cryptocurrency Regulation Quick Tips Analysis WiFi Disaster Recovery Printers

Latest News & Events

Please join us in congratulating Bill Vann on his promotion to Customer Success Manager....

Contact Us

Learn more about what Data Net can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(760) 466-1200

5795 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, California 92123