repairing a computer

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Offline kitkat51

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repairing a computer
« on: January 06, 2015, 06:46:55 PM »
can someone please give me a link to cleaning and installing a new harddisk because we have 4 laptops, 2 are really old and would like to learn to repair them myself, I like finding what's causing the prob and fixing it up my self ty and one of them is really slow


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Re: repairing a computer
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 07:44:22 PM »
Here is a link on cleaning your computer, http://www.howtogeek.com/72716/how-to-thoroughly-clean-your-dirty-desktop-computer/

But there are a few things I want to make very clear. DO NOT let ANY of the fans spin freely when dusting them with canned air.

Warning about canned air, duster whatever you want to call it. This product is a liquid in the can. When using the can will get very cold. Also if you spray it to long, or tip it over you will spray liquid out of the valve. If this happens it can FREEZE whatever it hits, be it flesh or electronics. Be very careful not to spray the liquid out. Once the pressure starts dropping, set the can aside and grab another can. You will probably need several cans, or you will be waiting for the can to warm up. Make sure to keep it upright as well.

Don't use a vacuum, it can be handy, but the floor VAC that you have can cause problems. Also DO NOT give your motherboard an alcohol bath. I have read instructions that tell you to do that. Alcohol should be used sparingly to clean stubborn area's.

Read the instructions and ask questions before starting the process. Also make sure to touch a large chunk of metal several times during the process to discharge static electricity. Also if the air is particularly dry, don't do it. Static builds up faster in dry air.

As for the harddrive, there are to many different drive and computer combinations. How old is the computer, is it using IDE drives or SATA drives, do they have rails or a removable cage? If you give me make and model of the computer, I might be able to give you a better set of instructions. Or even better, a picture of the drive that is already installed.

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Re: repairing a computer
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 11:14:37 PM »
Thank you will get back to u tomorrow with the make and model and any other info I can get tog Thank u for all ur help Goodnight <3

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Offline kitkat51

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Re: repairing a computer
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 04:42:47 PM »
All I can come up with other than literally taking it apart is windows xp professional was made 2002 intel pentium1.86GHz 1.00 gb ram and service pack 3 :)

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Offline kitkat51

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Re: repairing a computer
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 04:54:37 PM »
also the link u gave me makes it seem so easy, and how many computers did we give away won't make that mistake again Thank you very much