It280 Computer Maintanence and Training Manual

5725 Words Jul 14th, 2011 23 Pages
Computer Maintenance and Training Manual

Table of content
Chapter 1
Environmental concerns
Power Protection
Dust, static, and heat issues
Downloading unauthorized software

Chapter 2
Maintenance and Cleaning

Chapter 3
Internal hardware installation
Power Supply
Hard Drives

Chapter 4
Basic Principles for supporting I/O Devices and Multimedia and Mass Storage Devices
Installing a Video Card
Installing a DVD Drive

Chapter 1 Safety

* Environmental Concerns
There are many methods that can be used to dispose of obsolete computer equipment. These include employee giveaways, donations to charity, and in some cases, an execution of the old mainframe. Most all old computers are
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* If you do not plan to use the computer for a while, try either turning it off, or putting it into a power save mode. This will allow the computer to take a break and cool off for a while. * Try to avoid having a computer placed right next to a floor heater of any kind as this will just increase the amount of external heat being taken in by the computer.
With these few simple steps you are on your way to having a cooler safer computer, but there are other issues to look out for, leading me into my next topic.
Dust!!! Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying anyone has a dirty house, but it’s a fact that dust is everywhere. There is no real way to avoid it. I don’t know what it is, but I swear computers live to suck in dirt and dust and just let it sit there. I tend to clean my computer twice a year because I can barely see through the vent fans anymore. Try some of these tips to help out: * Use a vacuum with a bristle head to lightly clean the vent fans and the computer case. This also works for laptops. The bristles are a good way to remove loads of dirt and dust and to make sure your computer can vent properly. * Canned Air is a must for any computer technician; I know we have loads of it at work. You can buy it at any store, really, from Staples to Stop & Shop. Take the computer outside and give it a few good blasts to loosen any dust that is