How do you get high quality home
for free or without becoming a geek?
Discover how to Troubleshoot, Repair, Upgrade, Maintain,
Secure Your Computer...
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 Repairs 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).
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.diycomputerrepairs.com) 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 Repairs?
This will help you: An
home computer repairs or Do It Yourself Computer Repairs
If you are tired of the run around with searching for your DIY Computer Repairs
solutions I have an offer for you:
The purpose of this DIY Computer Repairs 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 and Windows Seven, 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 repairs 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 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 Repairs 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...
A list of topics on this DIY Computer Repairs
site that are read more than most others:
most read page on DIY Computer Repairs:
"Why Upgrade to SSD and Installation" (Then download a
Do you have a disaster recovery strategy?
Back up that PC
Why Laptop batteries will not last forever!
What your business needs -
DIY For Server Owners...
Hide your pc from those hackers/criminals/thieves!
How to setup a router
have a slow PC? (Not a Speed Up MY PC program)
Why not optimize it?
How do you create an image of your hard drive -
For recovery purposes
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), Surge Protectors, Surge Arrestors.
Why you need
Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Surge Protectors
A list of new articles on
device software? How to find a Hardware
are they real?
Windows 10 Desktop, Folders, and Shortcuts a comparison
Emergency Repair Disk or
ERD how do you make one?
Your Own Custom ERD
SSD - Solid State Drive failure.
Repairing your Motherboard
Component Repair on a Motherboard
What does this mean and how can it help you?
Mean Time Between Failure - MTBF
soon: Why does my laptop shutdown when on AC and the Battery is
If you are wondering why I
created and keep this web site up to date; read the
owner of diycomputerrepairs.com
Other Links of interest -
Need help with basic system functions:
Computer help - Learn how to use your PC
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