Computer Says No – The Most Annoying Things About Home Technology And What To Do About Them

Have you ever seen 2001 a space odyssey, where the computer that controls everything goes a bit nuts and starts refusing requests? Well unless you are super tech savvy our own homes can feel a bit like that sometimes. Despite our best efforts nothing seems to work the way it should. But don’t worry it’s not just you, some fairly common problems happen to us all. Read on to find out how to fix them.

Your TV picture is awful

Probably one of the most frustrating things about technology in our home is when we can’t get a good quality TV picture. TV’s aren’t cheap so you wouldn’t expect to be dogged by a bad image in this day and age.

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Unfortunately, the picture quality is rarely anything to do with the TV itself. Most TV’s are in HD now so than means there are more pixels than even our eyes can recognize. So the problem usually lies with your reception. A good solution to this is to speak to a profession aerial installation company. They can install an antenna on your property that will help boost your signal giving you a better quality picture.

Some people choose to go with satellite or cable TV to resolve this problem as well.

Your Printer is being ignorant

How many of us have faced that situation? Where our printer connected wirelessly to your PC yesterday, but now it acting like it doesn’t exist. It’s as if they have has a massive fight and the printer is playing the ‘i’m ignoring your game.’

If you have switched it off and on again several times, then the next thing to do is check out the website of the brand that makes your printer. They may have a solution or even a patch that will help correct the error. In some cases, they may be able to offer telephone support or ask you to return the machine for repairs. Or you could just use a cable? Jus saying.

You internet likes to cut out – a lot

If you are having trouble with a wobbly internet connection, it can be pretty annoying, especially if you work at home. Use your PC’s settings to see if you can repair the connection. But if it is happening regularly then it is worthwhile speaking to your internet provider.

Remember that they sell their products partly on the speed of the connection in all those flashy adverts. So you are well within your right to complain if yours is not performing. Sometimes resetting it from their end is all that is needed to clear the problem.

You can’t get a mobile phone signal in your home

Another super annoying issue if you discover, you can’t get a cell phone signal in your new home. As most people rely on their mobiles these days, it’s not on to have to go to the bottom of the garden or hang out the bathroom window just to be able to send a text.

Luckily most providers will give you a free booster box, which connects to your WIFI, which will allow you to use your phone as normal.

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