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Computer Repair Vocational Training: Tools of the Trade

Ready to become a computer repair technician but need training with the tools of the trade so you are ready? Learn about the tools a computer repair technician uses while training on and servicing computer electronics.

What Are the Tools a Computer Repair Technician Uses on a Day-to-Day Basis?

ESD Tools –  tools that prevent static electricity from accumulating on the hardware or technician.

Hand Tools – a computer repair technician’s toolkit, which includes screwdrivers, tweezers, needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, crimpers, flashlight, and punch down tool used to terminate wire.

Soldering Tweezers – a hand tool used for soldering small surface-mount components with two terminals including resistors, capacitors, and diodes.

Cleaning Tools – a soft cloth, compressed air, cable ties, and parts organizer to keep the electronics and work area clean kept by the computer repair technician.

Diagnostic Tools – a digital multimeter to test the integrity of circuits and the quality of electricity in computer components, a loopback adapter, and a toner probe used by the computer repair technician.

Software Tools – fdisk to create and delete partitions on a hard drive, ScanDisk to check the integrity of files and folders on a hard drive, as well as defrag and disk cleanup software to optimize space on a hard drive valuable to a computer repair technician.

Protection Software Tools – antivirus and anti-spyware software to protect the information on computers, important to the computer repair technician.

Computer Replacement Parts – computer replacement parts in a computer repair technician’s toolkit that include case fans, motherboard, CPU fan, power supply, RAM, hard drive, network interface controller, sound adaptor, video adaptor, and solid-state drive.

All of these tools help computer repair technicians do their job. Proper vocational training is needed before trying to fix computer electronics. Investing in the proper tools is invaluable throughout a career as a computer repair technician.

What Is Soldering?

Soldering is a process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and then flowing a filler metal into the joint, the filler metal having a relatively low melting point. Soldering is used to form a permanent connection between electronic components. The metal to be soldered is heated with a soldering iron, and then solder is melted into the connection.

Hunter Business School’s Computer Technician Networking Specialist program has a class on Electronics Principles. Computer Technician Networking Specialist students develop technical skills through classroom and laboratory work throughout the course including soldering techniques, reading of schematic diagrams, and circuit troubleshooting.

Contact us today to learn more about the vocational training offered at Hunter Business School to become a computer repair technician.

References

IT Essentials: Computer Lab Procedures and Tool Use
Electronics Primer: How to Solder Electronic Components
Soldering iron