13.2. Identifying Tools and Diagnostics for PC Components

When you're troubleshooting hardware, there are a few common problems that any experienced technician should know about. These common issues usually have simple solutions. Knowing these problems and their solutions will make you a more efficient troubleshooter.

Most computer technicians spend a great deal of time troubleshooting and repairing systems. You should be familiar with common problems and solutions related to motherboards, hard disks, RAM, cooling, and the other major system components. However, before we talk about troubleshooting, we need to discuss the various tools you'd use.

13.2.1. Gathering Tools

Behind every great technician is an even greater set of tools. Your troubleshooting ...

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