Easy Way For Anyone to Learn Computer Repair

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By Blake Nolen


Blake Nolen - EzineArticles Expert AuthorAll the time I am asked, "How do you know so much about computers?" I give the same answer to everyone....

TRIAL AND ERROR: This brings me to my first point. Don't go buy those crazy books or instructional videos. The internet has all the information you will ever need to use, fix, destroy, build, and any other thing you want to do to your computer.

On the road to learning the basics of computers, DON'T BE AFRAID TO SCREW UP! I can't stress this enough. I have had so many people ask me how to do something and they haven't even attempted to do it themselves or try to learn it. Their excuse is always, "I don't want to mess up my computer." This is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard. As long as you don't mess with the inner components of a computer, you can't mess it up. It's very hard to cripple an install of an Operating System. Even if you do, all you have to do is do a reformat and reinstall the OS.

Prime example: My grandfather, who just turned 80 years old this year, can use the computer better than a lot of my friends. Background on my grandfather - he's a no BS person. He attempts things and if it screws up, oh well. We bought him this computer a few years back. We set him up on the Internet. We showed him how to use the web browser and check the obituaries on the local newspaper's website, THAT IS ALL. We come back a few weeks later and he has found how to get lyrics for songs, find and print sheet music, and even find videos on YouTube. He has even found out how to copy CDs. Before this he never even had so much as a cell phone. LESSON: ANYONE CAN LEARN TO USE A COMPUTER.

Back to how I learned. I started out on my computer figuring out how the files and other parts worked. I then learned the single most important thing you can learn to fix a computer. FORMAT AND REINSTALL AKA system recovery. With this bit of information you can never be in a state of where your computer is completely destroyed by something you did with software. There are hundreds of sites out there with the walk through of installing an OS. Go to your manufacture's website and you can find out how to do a recovery. Some manufactures such as HP go as far as to add built in system recoveries that require nothing more than hitting a button on boot and clicking next.

Once you are armed with system recovery you can't be stopped. I learned all my troubleshooting skills by actually fixing problems. If I have a problem I don't know how to fix, then I Google the problem. If I have an error message, I copy and paste that in and any other relevant information and search. I keep at it until I find the answer. That's the secret to computer repair - GOOGLE AND SYSTEM RECOVERY. HINT: Whenever you go in a computer repair place with a virus problem and they charge you 80-100 dollars to fix it- they just do a system recovery. One hour of research can save A LOT of money when it comes to computers.

Conclusion:

Don't be afraid

Do it yourself

Trial and error

System recovery

Most important and my motto:

JUST GOOGLE IT!

Blake Nolen
Southern Geeks from Alabama
http://www.alageeks.com

42 comments:

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It is an informative blog. I always kept wondering about taking laptop motherboard repair into my own hands but never tried so but I guess it is really not as difficult as it seems, all you need is a little bit of knowledge about laptop hardware from the reliable sources.

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I have given a lot of trials on computer myself. I was not successful all the time but certain times i fixed little bit of problems on my own.

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nice and informative post, we should use system utility after period of time. I am always registry cleaner for registry problem.

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No Marks Cream said...

i love to do all kinda nonsense with my comp and have succeed in repairing my system..its a good idea to do repair it by ourselves :)

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Search Engine can be your best friend when it comes to searching stuff on computers and hardwares. You're not alone on road, probably there will be many people like you asking the same question and their questions would be answered by the experts on any forum. So it's good to search.

And yes be prepared for any unwanted circumstances, because as you're doing it for the first time...you're learning it so it's possible that you may get in some trouble. But learn to fix it yourself, and then next time you'll know how to deal with any particular problem if it occurs.

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i love to give a try and when any thing goes wrong ill google and get it done by myself its fun like this we learn new things in experimenting...

but wen the things foes worse i call up some support for help at last :D

No Marks Cream said...

i love to mess with my computer and at the end of the day if i cant fix it i know there a backbone for me and thatz "Google" ;-)

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once i messed with my comp and i had to pay dollars for fix that...i dint stopped i continue with that :D

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hahahah that's the spirit :D

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its a pretty good idea to repair the system..ill will try repair by myself first but for tht i have to wait for the breakdown :P

thanks for the share

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