It’s no secret that every day the world becomes more and more dependent on computers. From handling financial records to communicating with others; we practically use computers in everything. So if a computer crashes, chaos seems to emerge. Luckily, there are the computer saviors – the technicians.
If your computer needs to be repaired, then you should call a technician immediately. You have the options to consult a freelance technician or bring it to a big computer manufacturing company because they have their own technicians on call. Or better, if you are kind of techy and feel like you have the ability, then why not do it yourself and be your own technician! It may be time to stop paying others every time something goes wrong with your computer and start earning extra income whenever other ask you to fix their computers.
Being a technician is one of the most in demand opportunities with computers today. One should be knowledgeable on fixing, upgrading, installing and configuring computer related concerns. Taking technician courses or programs would definitely give you an advantage. One can enroll in a college and even take classes online. You may also actively join workshops and training programs – some even free – provided by some technician groups and computer enthusiasts.
Since there are so many brands of computers available in the market today, a great technician is one that knows about the troubleshooting of each brand, as their respective hardware and software differ from one another. Some of the popular brands include IBM, HP, Compaq, Dell, Apple etc. In addition, a good technician must be aware of the different operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux, etc. and they must also know how to work on different computer peripherals such as printers, scanners and fax machines. Besides the physical factor of a computer, a technician should also be well versed when it comes to the internet world. He/she must know how to network and make a LAN connection or setup a sophisticated website. A great technician should also be well-informed about web hosting and the different services it may have. And since no web host can be completely safe from virus threats or technical failures, then he/she should also be knowledgeable on how to manage or fix these kinds of issues. Being a technician, it is a must that you fully understand what web hosting functions are all about so you will be able to handle any inquiries or complaints of your clients in a prompt and professional manor.
Here are some common troubleshoots that you may encounter from clients and customers:
- Power Supply Failure
- Motherboard Troubleshooting
- Hard Drive Failure
- CD and DVD Drive Troubleshooting
- Modem Failure
- Sound and Game Card Failure
- Peripheral Failure
- Virus Threats
- Setting up/Choosing Web Host
The very first step a technician should do is to vigilantly check and completely diagnose the problem of the computer you are trying to repair. Then follow the basic computer repairing rules once you are able to detect the problem. Update the software, do virus cleaning and modification as well to prevent the computer from occurring further problems. Besides from the technological knowledge, a good technician must also have patience with his work. This type of career requires a lot of your time and devotion. You must always maintain a positive attitude and constantly be improving your knowledge about the latest trend in technology.