Fixing the computer was great fun. In addition to adding knowledge in the world of technicians, many other things about computer repair. It does not matter that you have knowledge about repairing computers with their own hands, but, as I understand it, many do not even know where to start. I think it’s true to start with the selection tool.
I believe that great success in fixing computers depends on the availability of the right tools. I will share with you a list of items that help me identify and correct the damage.
We will discuss about fixing the system unit indiscriminately, software damage. That is, we will consider a tool to bring to the senses only “iron”.
Below are 10 iron tools for computer repair in your home
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- 1 Below are 10 iron tools for computer repair in your home
To fix a computer, you must be prepared for what should you open the system unit, respectively, a good master must have a good magnetic screwdriver with a set of bits. The purpose of the crosspiece is obvious, but flat bits will help you pick up the jammed cover, remove the tangled ears for the lock on the case and other delicate “careful” delights.
If you do not find a screwdriver with snippets, you need to at least take a regular cross. Of course, you can remove screw and clip clippers, but it looks stupid and at least unprofessional. Besides, I want to take small bolt COM port or LPT with scissors.
Speakers are small speakers that emit a squeaking sound when you turn on the computer. In addition, through speakers, the BIOS beeps about system malfunction. For example, if you disconnect all RAM modules and turn on the computer, you will hear a long screeching sound, this will indicate an existing problem. There is a whole soundtrack table from different versions of BIOS, which professionals can identify the damage.
In most cases, the speakers are mounted on the chassis of the system unit and, most likely, connected to the motherboard, but you can not exclude the possibility of damage or the fact that you will get an old case,
In general, we hope for the best, but we strive for the worst.
3. Stationery clip
You can not even imagine how much useful you can do with a simple clerical scrape.
First, a clip can close the power supply contacts to measure the voltage. I recommend reading my article how to test the power supply. Secondly, a stapled optical drive can be opened with a paper clip. To do this, press the lever inside the drive through the hole on the front plug.
Thirdly, the clip can easily reset the modem or router settings to standard ones by clicking on the special recessed reset button. Most likely, such an elementary thing you will find in any home or office, but given its light weight and size, you can immediately take with you.
4. Motherboard battery
Even if we turn off the computer power, all the BIOS settings are saved in the system. This small battery is responsible for the safety of the settings. Of course, over time it can simply sit down, which can lead to undesirable results. The most elementary thing that can be done during the repair is to replace the motherboard battery. In such a case, it is better to have it at hand right away.
5. Lubrication, thermal grease, brush
Sometimes PC owners complain of a loud noise when the computer is running. It can be caused by the fact that the “native” lubrication of the cooler has long dried up. A couple of drops of oil can make a cooler work normally for another year, another, but in some, especially neglected cases, it is more expedient to buy a new one.
Sometimes, the cooler is so clogged with dust that it simply can not rotate properly, as a result the computer simply overheads. To clean your computer from dust, it is convenient to use a simple brush for painting walls. After cleaning, do not forget to drop a droplet of oil in the cooler, this will prolong its service life.
Quite often, the cause of overheating is dried thermal paste, which simply can not conduct heat. In this case, remove the old thermal paste and apply fresh.
6. Adapters and small cables
First of all, I’m talking about the SATA to power adapter. Strangely enough, but this kind of adapter is used most often. There are quite a few reasons why it can come in handy. For example, when replacing an old hard disk with an IDE connector with a new SATA. If the power supply of the computer is also old, it is likely that there will not be any SATA power connectors at all.
Also, you can take with you a pair of data-cables SATA.
7. Silicone Adhesive
You have no idea what the gentle hands of users are capable of. For them, there is nothing easier than drowning or tearing down the power button of the computer’s on / off button. It also happens that the plastic fastening of the cooler or some other plastic latch is cracking. Here you will need this piece of silicone glue.
8. Nylon ties, nippers
In my practice, there were cases when the power supply wires did not allow the cooler to spin and, accordingly, caused the overheating. If you have changed the power supply or any other part, take the trouble to ensure that your repair does not cause a new fault. To do this, you can gently pull all the excess wires with ties and be confident in your work.
If during repair or upgrade you need to bite the screed left by another master, you will need to use small cutters / side cutters.
Believe my experience, using a stationary scissors is not very convenient, and there is a big risk of hitting other wires.
This tool is capable at times to facilitate the diagnosis of malfunctions. First, it is about testing the voltage of the power supply. Secondly, by this tool it is easy to check the integrity of any cable, contact, track on the PCB, etc. In addition, if used correctly, it can detect the malfunction of specific radio components on the motherboard or power supply.
10. Hiren’s boot CD
I already wrote about the features of this boot disk .
In the framework of this article, we are interested in the possibilities of diagnosing RAM modules and testing the surface of a hard disk .
I’m sure that you will not have any difficulties in repairing, if you take with you all this set of tools.