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How do you get high quality PC repairs with out paying or becoming a geek?

Discover how to Troubleshoot, Repair, Upgrade, &  Maintain Your Computer...
From a PC Repair Technician with over twenty five years of experience!

Translated no technical jargon where possible ...

Welcome to diy-computer-repair.com, I am Monte Russell owner/author of this web site.This web site is about do it yourself computer repairs, or how to fix your computer, be it a desktop, laptop, or server, new or old, why you can do the PC repair yourself.
  • You may be a part time DIYer and do your repairs as a hobby, that is ok, the information is here for you.
  • You maybe very serious about doing all your repairs and consider your endeavors as a part time job, that is also ok, the information here will help you gain the experience you need.
  • You maybe a pro DIYer, that is also ok, because even a pro needs a little bit of help now and then.

In other words a diy computer repair web site by a do it yourselfer that is also a retired PC repair tech and senior systems administrator that has seen it all from the original dual floppy drive IBM PC's to the latest and greatest i7 quad extreme desktops and laptops. If it isn't here then it is in one of my publications. When all else fails read the RTFM! (Read The Fine Manual)   Smile...

Something I learned a long time ago:

If you maintain your equipment and / or tools they will last a lot longer. And when you need them they will perform the way you expect them to. A computer is no different, there are things that you can do on a regular or scheduled basis that will prolong the life of your computer.

(I have three Pentium III laptops that are over 14 years old that run 24/7 for server tasks in my office, I do maintenance on them on a regular basis).

You could consider the content of this web site and the books on computer repair I write as tutorials for those that don't have the experience a seasoned DIYer would have.

On the internet there is a lot of "free" advice or "help" on PC's from who has the best computer to how to repair one, however you need to consider this: "Buy cheap, Get cheap!" (my motto) and free is about as cheap as you can get.

New to DIY Computer Repair?

This will help you: Introduction to Do It Yourself Computer Repairs

If you are tired of the run around with searching for your diy computer repair solutions I have an offer for you:  DIY Insiders

The purpose of this diy computer repair web site is to assist you with all the information you need to make your PC the best it can be.

Although the operating system information and support is for Windows XP and Windows Seven, the hardware techniques apply to Mac PCs also.

There seems to be a misconception about Do It Yourself Computer Repairs, you can do most repairs yourself.

There are areas where you either don't have the technical training or the expensive equipment to do the diagnostics (troubleshooting) or repair.

Such as:

  • Component level troubleshooting of diodes, caps, transistors, or resistors.
  • Component level replacement and then testing of diodes, caps, transistors, or resistors

For the most part a computer is made up of individual modules, you would troubleshoot the problem, identify the failed part, then replace the part or module.

If you have to buy an Oscilloscope and other expensive equipment then learn how to use it the cost would be prohibitive for the DIYer...

My $0.02 about some of the questions I am getting lately.


This diycomputerrepair web site has over 800 pages (in 17 sections) of great tech advice to help you do your desktop, laptop, or server for repairs, upgrades, and maintenance. Look around, use the Site Map and Menu to get your information!

"There may not be a free lunch, but there is Low Cost PC repair! Do you have a DIY Computer Repair IT Toolbox? No? Then how you going to fix your computer?

Do you know how to make a DIY Computer Repair Tool Kit or Box? (IT Toolbox)

Do you know what is in an IT tool box?

This lists the seven essential tools I recommend that you have in your DIY IT Tool Box put them on a pen drive to carry in your pocket.

If you are a DIYer already and are thinking of becoming a 'PC Repair Tech' I have written a series of articles about the steps you may want to consider here:
How to become a computer repair technician...


A list of topics on the diy computer repair site that are read more than most others:

bulletThe most read page on diy computer repair:
           A "How to..." Upgrade to SSD and Installation

bulletDo you have a disaster recovery strategy? Back up that PC

bulletWhy Laptop batteries will not last forever! Laptop batteryShatterd laptop screen, you can change this!

bulletWhat your business needs - DIY For Server Owners... (updated)

bulletHide your pc from those hackers/criminals/thieves!
          How to setup a router

bulletYou have a slow PC? (Speed Up MY PC?) Why not optimize it?

bulletHow do you create an image of your hard drive  - For recovery purposes

bulletUPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), Surge Protectors, Surge Arrestors.
          Why you need these...  Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Surge Protectors

 
A list of new articles -

bulletWant to use a VPN? Do you have a server with the service ... 
           Setup a VPN Server

bullet Emergency Repair Disk or ERD how do you make one?  NEW!You do NOT want a "smoke'n" computer... Trust me on this one!
           Make Your Own Custom ERD (It is better to have one
           and not need it than to really need one and NOT have it!)

bulletTroubleshooting a SSD - Solid State Drive failure.

bulletAdd drivers to a Windows XP install CD for newer hardware
           Custom XP installation CD

bulletRepairing your Motherboard Component Repair on a Motherboard

bulletWhat does this mean and how can it help you?
           Mean Time Between Failure - MTBF

bulletWhen was the last time you cleaned your computer?
           Video - Cleaning Your Computer

Other Links of interest

bulletNeed help with basic system functions: Computer help - Learn how to use your PC

bulletKeep up to date with this neat tool bar, also do searches on this web site!

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Over 1.7 Million DIYers have used this web site to repair their computer since 2007!

Last updated:
19 August, 2014


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