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2008/05/21 20:57:12 (permalink)
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Fixing/repairing computers

Hi I was just wondering is there a specific term for this?

Does anyone happen to know the name of the course at colleges which focuses on this, with hands on stuff taking apart the computer learning about the components that kind of stuff, reason I ask is I've had to dismantle my pc before and found all the components pretty interesting, I'm always on the computer when I'm not at work so would also be handy to have knowledge on how to repair it also help out mates ect.

Do you think a course like this could be done part time in the evenings? As I'm an apprentice carpenter/joiner and obviously couldn't do it during the day, I would also maybe be interested in putting in an ad in the local paper to earn some extra cash as a sideline or something.

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    Dwarfenegger
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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/21 21:18:00 (permalink)
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    Hardware Engineer?
    PC Repair Man?
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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/21 21:38:50 (permalink)
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    Usually comes under the banner of PC repair.
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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/22 08:13:04 (permalink)
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    I think the only qualification for hardware stuff like that is a City & Guilds in Microprocessor Repair (or something like that)

    But I don't know anyone who works in IT that's bothered with something like that, and I sure haven't.

    To be honest you'll probably find 100 people in your area already offering this kind of thing with free call outs and/or fixed cost repairs or something. Saturated market, and I wouldn't advise bothering with it.
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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/22 08:15:33 (permalink)
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    pc's are so ridculously easy to fix that anyone can take up the job role.

    even with limited knowledge you just need to learn how to replace hardware, reformat, virus scan/remove, backup/recovery.

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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/22 08:38:22 (permalink)
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    The basic computer qualification where you learn who to dismantle things install OS's etc is the "A+ certification", which I'm sure most colleges will do part time in the evenings etc and it is usally the first thing most companies ask for when employing a basic IT support person

    Come to think of it, i might check my chicks knicknacks when she comes home because my sex life has went massively down hill years ago

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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/22 09:09:38 (permalink)
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    Specific title.....


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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/22 10:18:28 (permalink)
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    as said above, IT Support, you will also see some Desktop Support which is basically the same thing.... my job title is IT Support Officer..

    As for courses, if your new to IT i'd reccmend having a look at Cisco courses as there is a lot of money flying around if you nail those down, the microsoft certified courses are ok but if youve worked in a Server environment you wont learn anything new....
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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/22 10:20:00 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MMA Guy

    pc's are so ridculously easy to fix that anyone can take up the job role.

    even with limited knowledge you just need to learn how to replace hardware, reformat, virus scan/remove, backup/recovery.



    thats a bit like me saying MMA is dead easy, anyone can get involved in a fight and throw a few punches and kicks.....
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    RE: Fixing/repairing computers 2008/05/22 15:07:16 (permalink)
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    Anyone can do MMA as much as they can fix a PC...doesnt mean they'll be any good at it

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