How to Teach Yourself Computer Repair

Learning how to repair computers can save you money when something goes wrong, and it can even turn into a rewarding career. If you have a decent understanding of computers and how they work, then you are on the right path. Diagnosing hardware and software errors is sometimes the hardest part, once you have a good understanding of the inner workings of computers.

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Teach Yourself Computer Repair

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Buy a computer repair toolkit. They generally come with tools specifically for computers such as small screwdrivers and tools to pick up processors and other parts.

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Get an old computer that you can practice taking apart and troubleshooting. If you don't have a spare, ask friends and family. If you can't get one from someone you know, check used computer stores.

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Study computer components as well as proper handling and troubleshooting. Buy a reference book to look up errors and components. A+ certification books are excellent for this as they are the training guides for the computer repair certification.

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Practice fixing different errors, tearing apart and rebuilding computers. Offer to fix any problems family and friends are having with their PCs.

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Watch a professional work on a computer, if possible. Ask if you can watch when one works on your computer or a friend's. Professionals are a great source for information and tips.