What to Check before Buying a Second Hand Laptop

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Friends if you are buying a second hand laptop then you have to be very clever before buying it. So we have some important tips and tricks which will help you to check the laptop before buying. Please read the below instruction-

  • Laptop Invoice: – If you are purchasing a second hand laptop, then take the original Invoice of that laptop from Seller.
  • Check Hard Disk: – Hard disk is a very important thing in laptop, if your data is very huge then you have to use at least 500GB Hard Disk or 1,000GB Hard Disk. If you don’t have such data and you are beginner then 160 GB or 250GB Hard Disk will be sufficient for you. Now the question that how to check laptop hard disk? So here is the solution-
  1. Go to “Start Menu”.
  2. Then Right click on “My computer” and click on “Manage” Option.
  3. Now Double click on “Disk Management” , this option will show your laptop or computer hard disk contain.

what to check before purchase a laptop

how to check hard disk of laptop

  • Check RAM:- if you are a website designer or a video editor then you should take 4GB RAM because RAM does your work faster. If you are a beginner then 1GB RAM is also sufficient but I suggest you that take at least 2GB RAM for your laptop that will be helpful is you increase you software workings.

what to check before purchase a laptop

  • Processor:- Processor is very-very important factor in laptop. Before buying check the laptop by doing following steps:-
  1. Click on Start menu.
  2. Right click on my computer and click on properties.
  3. Now You will see the Processor Name and GigaHertz .

what to check before purchase a laptop

 

how to check processor and ram of laptop

 

  • Your Processor should be “Intel” and should be more than 1.6 GigaHertz. Now these days i3, i5, i7 processor in trends but if you are a beginner then Core 2Duo Processor also sufficient for you.v
  • Check Display:- Laptop Display is very important thing that should be check very carefully, because most of people sell their laptop due to display problem. So I am going to tell you how to check laptop display.
    1. First of all use that laptop up to 1 hour in front of you and check is it blinking or not.
    2. Touch screen politely, if there is any problem in display then the screen will be shake, if it is not shaking then the display is fine.
    3. Open and close the laptop almost 4-5 times and check the hinge if they are breaking or not. If not then laptop Hinge is fine.
  • Check Keyboard:- Your have to check the keyboard also before buying a second hand laptop. If a single key is not working then you have to purchase a new keyboard because we cannot repair the keyboard of laptop we have to change whole keyboard for 1 single button.

what to check before purchase a laptop

  • Check Wifi:- Every buddy need internet these days, wifi option is also important factor. To check the wifi is working –
  1. Go to control panel then double click on “Network and Sharing Center”
  2. Click on “Change adaptor Settings” on the top of left side bar.
  3. Now you will see the location connection icon and wifi connection icon, if this is not showing then ask that person that there is not wifi connection in this laptop.

what to check before purchase a laptop

  • Check Mouse:- Make sure that both mouse is working or not, check external usb mouse by attaching in usb port and check then mouse pad of laptop is working or not.
  • Check Sound Port, Mice Port and Speaker:- Play a sound in that laptop and listen the sound in self speaker of laptop then attach external speaker to check then speaker port. Now connect Mice to check mice port working or not.
  • Battery Backup:- at least 2 Hours battery backup is sufficient for working on a second hand laptop. So if you have time then work on that laptop for 2 hours and check is it working. There is 1 more option for you is, you can purchase a new battery for 3-4 hours backup. Battery backup is backbone of laptop.

what to check before purchase a laptop

  • Battery Charger:- Sometimes charger shows charging in the notification area but don’t charge the battery. So you should pay the attention in the percentage of battery increasing. Connect the charger to the laptop and check if the charging of laptop increasing or not. You can insure the charging if 2-3 percent increased then you can unplug that because if 2-3 percent increased, then charging is fine of that laptop.

what to check before purchase a laptop

  • On-Off Button (Power Button):- Sometimes power button of laptop don’t work properly and seller open the power button very cleverly, so try power button 2-3 times and make sure that power button is working properly.

what to check before purchase a laptop

  • DVD Writer:- Insert a CD or DVD in DVD Writer and check is it playing properly or not. If not working check the lense is clear or dusted, clear the dust from lense and insert the CD again.

what to check before purchase a laptop

  • USB Ports:- Take a pen drive and plug in USB port then open my computer, your pen drive will be shown there, if it is showing there, then your usb port is working. Check all the port one by one.

what to check before purchase a laptop


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