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Fix Your Own Computer
Keith Brooks
@lotusevangelist
keith@keithbrooks.com
2017 ITA Conference
ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist
Keith Brooks
Power
Don’t plug in your equipment without …
•A UPS or
•Power Strip with a fuse or
•Voltage Regulator or
•Proper cables/adapters
ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist
Keith Brooks
Drinking, Eating, Smoking
• Electric circuitry and liquid?
• Food bits inside your keyboard/mouse?
• Smoking near your laptop?
• Excessive Heat?
NO
T
G
O
O
D
ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist
Keith Brooks
Software Errors
• Your last Update broke it
• The last driver/attached device killed it
• Last software installed may cause it
• Virus? Not likely but some cause issues
Fix these the easiest way?
System Restore (Windows)
Time Machine (MAC)
ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist
Keith Brooks
Hardware Failures
• Hard Drive
• Video Card
• Computer Monitor
• Laptop Screen
• Motherboard & USB Ports
• Battery / Power Adapter/Cables/Port
Replace The Parts
ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist
Keith Brooks
General Issues Part 1
• Nothing boots or turns on
– Sorry you can’t save it
• Hear noises, see nothing on screen at all
– Check Dual Screen Mode
– Bad Video Driver
– Bad Monitor / Port
• Computer boots past POST and stops
– Possible POST Configuration Issue
– Dead Hard Drive
ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist
Keith Brooks
• Computer boots to Safe Mode (Windows)
– Windows Update or Driver Issue
– Run System Restore
• Boots fine, external devices not working
– Maybe Port Issue or Cables
• Slowness or Degradation of Processing
– So many things to look at or think about so
ask a friend or repair person.
General Issues Part 2
ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist
Keith Brooks
Thank You
If you need more help contact me or your
local trusted repair person.
You can fix most things, if you have the
patience and time.
keith@keithbrooks.com
slideshare.net/kbmsg

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Fix Your Own Computer

  • 1. Fix Your Own Computer Keith Brooks @lotusevangelist keith@keithbrooks.com 2017 ITA Conference
  • 2. ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist Keith Brooks Power Don’t plug in your equipment without … •A UPS or •Power Strip with a fuse or •Voltage Regulator or •Proper cables/adapters
  • 3. ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist Keith Brooks Drinking, Eating, Smoking • Electric circuitry and liquid? • Food bits inside your keyboard/mouse? • Smoking near your laptop? • Excessive Heat? NO T G O O D
  • 4. ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist Keith Brooks Software Errors • Your last Update broke it • The last driver/attached device killed it • Last software installed may cause it • Virus? Not likely but some cause issues Fix these the easiest way? System Restore (Windows) Time Machine (MAC)
  • 5. ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist Keith Brooks Hardware Failures • Hard Drive • Video Card • Computer Monitor • Laptop Screen • Motherboard & USB Ports • Battery / Power Adapter/Cables/Port Replace The Parts
  • 6. ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist Keith Brooks General Issues Part 1 • Nothing boots or turns on – Sorry you can’t save it • Hear noises, see nothing on screen at all – Check Dual Screen Mode – Bad Video Driver – Bad Monitor / Port • Computer boots past POST and stops – Possible POST Configuration Issue – Dead Hard Drive
  • 7. ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist Keith Brooks • Computer boots to Safe Mode (Windows) – Windows Update or Driver Issue – Run System Restore • Boots fine, external devices not working – Maybe Port Issue or Cables • Slowness or Degradation of Processing – So many things to look at or think about so ask a friend or repair person. General Issues Part 2
  • 8. ITA 2017 Conference @lotusevangelist Keith Brooks Thank You If you need more help contact me or your local trusted repair person. You can fix most things, if you have the patience and time. keith@keithbrooks.com slideshare.net/kbmsg