February 21, 2024
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA

Describe a time when you had a problem with using the computer

  • When it happened
  • Where it happened
  • What the problem was
  • And explain how you solved the problem at last

I think there have been a lot of times when I have faced computer related problems.

  • Sometimes they were related to the computer hardware, like issues with the hard drive, and
    sometimes it was software bugs.
  • But today I am going to talk about one specific issue due to which I almost missed my
    assignment submission.
  • It was during the last winter and it was just two months to go for my exam.
  • My computer teacher had given me an assignment to make a presentation on ethical hacking.
  • I was only given 3 days to submit the presentation and I started working on it as soon as I
    got it.
  • I made good progress on my assignment on the first day and I was thinking that I’ll be able
    to get good marks.
  • However, the next day the luck was not on my side, because when I was doing some latenight
    research on the web my computer shut down unexpectedly.
  • First of all, I thought it was a power issue but then all other electrical items were working
    fine at my home.
  • I tried multiple times to switch on the pc but it was of no use.
  • I called one of my friends and he suggested me to try a different power outlet but that
    didn’t help either.
  • This issue had me really worried because I was not sure if I had saved the assignment and
    moreover I had just one day left to complete it.
  • So, the first thing I did the next morning was to take my computer to the repair shop.
  • The technician opened the CPU box and ran some checks.
  • He told me that the power supply in the CPU had short circuited due to the dust that had
    accumulated in it over the years.
  • He replaced it with a new power supply and also cleaned the other parts in the cabinet.
  • Luckily this was the only issue and the computer was fixed. Also, I had a sigh of relief
    because my presentation got autosaved and the progress wasn’t lost.
  • Finally, I was able to submit my assignment on time and although the repair costed me
    around Rs2000 , more importantly I learned a lesson that I should clean my computer
    regularly.
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