The most common cause for a computer not turning on in Wilmington is from lightning strikes. When storms roll through Wilmington we typically see many machines that take a hit from lightning. There are a few different ways that lightning can make it’s way into the machine after it hits and depending on how your machine was affected will determine how easy the fix will be. Most lightning strikes on desktops are pretty quick fixes in our shop. If you did fall victim to mother nature, consider picking up one of our lightning grade surge protectors. We will be posting a blog post about it soon but if you’re curious you can always ask us about the story that took place at our first shop when a bolt of lightning landed right outside our front door. The moral of the story is that not all surge protectors are created equal.

In almost every instance of your computer not turning on when it’s plugged in there is a hardware problem. For that reason we suggest you bring these into our shop. If it’s a desktop with a standard three prong plug that is all we need.  If your desktop has a power cord with a “brick” big rectangle in the middle and a single pin formation into the computer, bring that as well, it’s “special”.  No keyboards or mice are needed.  If you’re bringing your laptop make sure to bring your charger so we can make sure that isn’t the issue and also because we do not have enough “loaners” for everyone, and we wouldn’t want your job to be delayed.