To start off with you need to have the correct information, manuals and tools in regard with your computer to help with upgrading or repairing your computer yourself. Sometimes having an engineer or computer technician upgrade or repair your computer for you can become quite easy as you may need to repair/replace a number of parts. If you have the right information, there are some computer repairs that you can do yourself.
Computer repair problems can be divided into two categories; hardware or software. Software computer problems can cause BSOD’S (Blue Screen of Death) and make other errors appear. Hardware problems can cause a dead system, blank screen or BSOD as well as beeps.
Before attempting to fix your own computer
Repairing your own computer is a process in itself which require knowledge and logic of every component within a computer. With computer troubleshooting you need to know the boot process as well as the way each computer part interacts with each other. Before you start going in with all the tools you need to have a proper think about if you have done any recent changes on your computer hardware or software. Have you done windows updated before the problem occurred?
Essentials tools to repair your computer
Apart from the obvious reason of saving a lot of money, there is a sense of satisfaction when your able to repair and fix your own computer. There are few things you need to start off that are essentials when starting computer repair.
Service manual for your computer
May people don’t know that on the internet there is a detailed service manual about your computer and you can most likely find it. Service manuals have detailed information about your computer as well as information on how to take it apart, the specifications and part numbers of every component. This is a must have for computer repair.
To repair your own computer, you need more than just a screwdriver. Computer tool kits contain tools you don’t have such as wire strippers, torx bits or precision screw drivers. By having these tools, it can make repairing your computer easy and reduce the risk that the computer will get damaged if there are any slip ups which a standard screwdriver may cause.
Books to help repair your computer
A book we recommend you read is called ‘Computer Trouble shooting book’. This book will help you learn about how computers run. There are various parts which interact with each other and will produce the same symptoms when there is an issue. You will be able to learn about expansion cards, memory and other hardware. We recommend this book because it contains extensive flowcharts which guide you through the process of finding out the problem. Also this book is not very big which makes it an easy read. Learn more about this book here: Computer Troubleshooting Book
Another book we recommend is called ‘Upgrading and Repairing PCs (19th Edition). This book has it all. It contains all the information you need to upgrade or repair your computer. Find it here: Upgrading and Repairing PCs (19th Edition)
In conclusion with the above you can certainly repair your own computer. However, with all of this there may be a chance it cannot be repaired then you would still need to find someone top-notch pc repair. We at PcKey Callout can repair your PC at an affordable price so you won’t be paying too much, and we come at a time convenient for you and repair in front of you. This saves you the hassle of taking your computer outside and waiting days for the repair.