Safety for you and the computer while doing repairs.
Of all the things you need to work on your computer the main one is Information
With the correct technical advice (as translated here) any task can be accomplished. You need to follow a few safety rules to
accomplish your goal.
Most people look at a computer and see a box sitting on a desk or beside it,
a computer is a tool, like a powered saw or a drill it will hurt you if you do
If you are wondering why I keep saying over and over that you can get hurt
when working on a computer consider this old saying: "If you poke a bee hive you
will get stung!" Well if you poke a screw driver or other metal tool in a
computer when the power is on you WILL get shocked, and believe me there
is enough "power" in a computer to kill you.
Your security and the security of your data are the most important factors
when doing a repair, if you fail to follow the instructions your repair will
fail. If the failure is bad enough you could be injured and your data will surly
You will see this though out
this web site: "It is your data, if you fail to protect
it, the data will not be yours alone..."
This is 95% common sense and 5% knowledge of what can and will hurt you.
Following these rules will help keep you from hurting yourself or damaging your
equipment. However you still need to do the research about the topic of the task
you are about to undertake.
Remove all JEWELRY!
1) Know what your objective is before you start.
2) Research your component, if buying find out if the component will work with your
hardware before buying.
Always unplug the power cord when repairing the computer!
4) Keep static electricity from ruining you computer and replacement parts. (ESD
- Electromagnetic Static Discharge)
5) Read all the instructions that come with the component you are replacing.
Check out these pages for more
information and guidance.
"The computer you fix correctly will server you for a long time, short cuts
will either destroy the computer or hurt you, and neither should be an option!"
You will find more "Rules to help you!" in the
Self Computer Repair Unleashed! 2nd Edition
Self Computer Repair Unleashed! 2nd Edition E-Book.