DIY Computer Repair by a Do It Yourselfer
How do you get high quality home
for free or without becoming a geek?
Discover how to Troubleshoot, Repair, Upgrade, Maintain,
Secure Your PC...
From a PC Repair Technician with over twenty five years of experience!
Translated no technical or geek 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 your self 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.
Note: This web site was renamed from
- You may be a part time DIYer and do your repairs as a hobby, that is
great, the information is free 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 fantastic, the free information here
will help you gain the experience you need.
- You maybe a pro DIYer, that is fine, because even a pro needs a
little bit of help now and then and it is free.
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 (computer
some of them are free). 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 15 years old that run 24/7 for server tasks in my office, I do
preventive maintenance [PM] on them on a regular basis.
Note: It has now been over 20 years and sadly they are gone, not from
failure but by the evolution of the Operating System, these great
computers will not load let alone run Server 2008 R2...).
could consider the free content of this web site on diy
computer repairs and the
books on computer repairs I write as tutorials for those that don't
have the experience a seasoned DIYer would have.
"One of it's biggest benefits
(of this web site www.diy-computer-repair.net) is the saving of
your time (and money) 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: An
home computer repairs or Do It Yourself Computer Repairs
The Fix IT Blog
is now back online at:
Q & A
(Question and Answer) Forum will be live soon! (Have to fix some bugs...)
The purpose of this DIY Computer Repair web site is to assist you with all the
free information you need to make your PC the best it can be.
Although the operating system information and support is for Windows XP, Windows Seven,
Eight and soon Ten 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
grown to over
(in 20 sections) of expert tech advice
to help you do your desktop, laptop, or server 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 with out
the geek / techie jargon.
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, purse, or backpack... I do
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 repairs technician...
What's new on DIY-Computer-Repair.Net this week?
By the way, did you notice something missing from this page or the rest of
the web site? You can comment on this topic on the
www.ix-it-blog.net (will have a post there soon!)
Other Links of interest -
Need help with basic system functions:
Computer help - Learn how to use your PC
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