How do you get high quality home
with out paying or becoming a geek?
Discover how to Troubleshoot, Repair, Upgrade, Maintain,
Secure Your Computer...
From a PC Repair Technician with over twenty five years of experience!
Translated no technical jargon where possible ...
What is your technical
problem with your home computer repairs?
What is causing you the most heartburn
with your home computer repairs or problem?
web site is about do it yourself computer repairs, or
home computer repair
to fix your computer; be it a desktop, laptop, or server, new
or old, why you can do the home 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 home computer repair 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 (ebooks). When all else fails read the RTFM!
(Read The Fine Manual!)
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 need to do on a regular or scheduled basis that will prolong the life of
(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).
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.
"One of the it's biggest benefits is the saving of
your time by excluding all the useless, bad and especially
counter-productive information that is so widely available online."
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.
You will also see this on my product pages: "Most people prefer
searching for their repair solutions that are free on the internet. However, do those 'freebies' come with a guarantee? Not at all..."
New to DIY Computer Repair?
This will help you:
home computer repair or 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:
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 home computer repairs yourself.
There are areas where you either don't have the technical training
or the expensive equipment to do the diagnostics (troubleshooting) or the repair.
- Component level troubleshooting of diodes, caps, transistors, or
- 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 home computer repair web site has over
(in 20 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 solution!
"There may not be a free lunch, but there is
Low Cost PC repair! "
The main theme of this
web site is to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain your PC.
However with the ever growing threat to your
financial data and personal Identity I have increased the amount of
information for security, how to secure your computer and the
network you use to connect to the internet. Security of you
data is just as important as keeping your computer running at
You will see this on a lot of pages:
"It is your data, if you don't protect it, it will
not be yours for long!"
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
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
How to become a computer repair technician...
A list of topics on this diy computer repair
site that are read more than most others:
Do you have a disaster recovery strategy?
Back up that PC
Why Laptop batteries will not last forever!
What your business needs -
DIY For Server Owners...
Hide your pc from those hackers/criminals/thieves!
How to setup a router
have a slow PC? (Not a Speed Up MY PC program)
Why not optimize it?
How do you create an image of your hard drive -
For recovery purposes
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), Surge Protectors, Surge Arrestors.
Why you need
Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Surge Protectors
A list of new articles -
a Low Cost Network...
Low Cost Network
Emergency Repair Disk or
ERD how do you make one?
Your Own Custom ERD
SSD - Solid State Drive failure.
Add drivers to a Windows XP install CD for newer hardware
Custom XP installation CD
Repairing your Motherboard
Component Repair on a Motherboard
What does this mean and how can it help you?
Mean Time Between Failure - MTBF
the "About the Owner" page:
owner of diy-computer-repair.com
Other Links of interest -
Need help with basic system functions:
Computer help - Learn how to use your PC
Keep up to date with this neat tool bar, also do searches on this web site!
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