Miami Computer Repair Do-It Yourself Tips
Wondering if you need professional Miami computer repair help or if you can avoid that by tackling a certain technical problem on your own?
Below are some commonplace issues that you might - along with a healthy amount of patience and the computer’s manual - be able to handle solo.
Of course, it is nice to know that professional, prompt Miami computer repair is just a phone call away if and when you reach that stage.
Some do-it-yourself endeavors, followed by the briefest of rundowns ...
Adding a video card. Video cards are important because most of what Windows does involves graphics, and newer cards can prolong a machine's life span. You’ll need to open the computer case for this one, a prospect that should by its own accord scare off so small number of Miami computer repair do-it-yourselfers, but you can remove the old video card a bit more easily than you think.
Make sure you unplug your PC first, and as you embark on this quest, be sure to touch the metal chassis before touching any components, so as to discharge your static electricity. The new card comes with instructions, including a CD that includes the drivers it needs. Do it up.
Adding memory. Before you attempt this one, consult the computer manual to find out what type of memory it uses. It also will tell you whether you need to install the memory in banks of one or two chips.
Also, while you are in the trusty computer manual, find out the correct place and method of installing the memory. It will snap in a holder on the main circuit board. The chips should snap in easily, if you feel as if you have to force them, you are probably doing it wrong.
Adding an external hard disk. The bane of the existence of many would-be computer repair efforts, and the instigator of many a network support phone call. Most external hard disks come with software that can create backup copies of the data, however, so you should be able to figure this one out. If not, don't feel too defeated. Make the call.
All you have to do is plug the external disk into a USB port and plug in its AC adapter. Once that’s been done, on-screen directions will guide you through the process, and failing that, the manual that came with it should do the job.
Adding an internal hard disk. External disks are easy, however, adding disk inside a desktop computer (to say nothing of laptops) is easier than it sounds. It’s just connected with two snap-on cables.
If you’re thinking of simply adding a second disk, you just need to put it in an empty bay. Almost always, there are unused data and power cables waiting inside the computer. Failing that, you can buy Y connectors that serve as extension cords.