Laptop computer repair is a little different in that the laptop is a whole computer in one device. This means all components are all connected in a small space. With such a compact design, there are certain skills needed when working on a laptop. Next, you need to be patient. Testing laptop components requires a lot of time. Testing memory, hard drive and motherboard problems are all lengthy tasks. In a laptop, it is very hard to determine which of the dozens of parts is causing the problem if you don’t know how to troubleshoot and find that single defect.