Lesson 1: Computer Disassembly and Reassembly
In this lesson, we look at the tools and practices required by a computer technician to physically take apart a computer and successfully put it back together. Although this lesson mentions software that you should have and know how to use, software is covered more deeply in Chapters 15, "Software: MS-DOS and Windows 3.x," and 16, "Windows 95 and Beyond."
After this lesson, you will be able to:
Estimated lesson time: 20 minutes
- Develop a systematic and logical approach to repairing a computer.
- Identify and describe the basic tools and procedures for working on a computer.
- Identify basic procedures for adding and removing computer components.
Before You Begin
Before starting this tutorial, you should review the previous tutorials, which cover the physical components of a computer. Also review Tutorial 13, "The Basics of Electrical Energy," especially Lesson 2: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD).