Today we'll learn about the basic elements of a computer. Begin by reading an article and taking a quiz on SeeSaw.
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Finally, play this game 👇
Do you know what to do if your screen goes blank? What if you can't seem to close an application, or can't hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don't panic! There are many basic troubleshooting techniques you can use to fix issues like this. In this lesson, you'll learn some simple things to try when troubleshooting, as well as how to solve common problems you may encounter.
General Tips to Keep in Mind
There are many different things that could cause a problem with your computer. No matter what's causing the issue, troubleshooting will always be a process of trial and error—in some cases, you may need to use several different approaches before you can find a solution; other problems may be easy to fix. Start by using the following tips:
Write down your steps
Once you start troubleshooting, you may want to write down each step you take. This way, you'll be able to remember exactly what you've done and can avoid repeating the same mistakes. If you end up asking other people for help, it will be much easier if they know exactly what you've tried already.
Take notes about error messages
If your computer gives you an error message, be sure to write down as much information as possible or take a screen shot. You may be able to use this information later to find out if other people are having the same error.
Always check the cables
If you're having trouble with a specific piece of computer hardware, such as your monitor or keyboard, an easy step is to check all related cables to make sure they're properly connected.
Restart the computer
When all else fails, restarting the computer is a good thing to try. This can solve a lot of basic issues you may experience with your computer.
Common Troubleshooting Strategies:
Solving More Difficult Problems
If you still haven't found a solution to your problem, you may need to ask someone else for help. As an easy starting point, try searching the web. It's possible that other users have had similar problems, and solutions to these problems are often posted online. Also, if you have a friend or family member who knows a lot about computers, they may be able to help you.
Leave a comment below to teach our school community how to troubleshoot common problems you're having with remote learning. This could be, a device not responding, no network connection, an application crashing, or password entry not working. You may need to talk to you family to help you jog your memory.
In your comment, be sure to outline it like I did above. Write the problem and a few possible solutions.
After having a bunch of problems and solutions in this comment section, I'll put together a document for our school community!
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