Tech is not built to last forever. In recent years, there has been a lot of talk of built-in obsolescence, which means that devices are designed to break after a certain period of time. However, if you can develop the skills to repair your computers and devices, you can save a lot of money. Here are the tools you will need.
Screwdrivers are absolutely essential. You need them to open up computers and devices, so you can access the motherboard and other essential components inside. However, it is crucial to ensure that you pick up non-magnetic screwdrivers. Magnetic ones can tamper with electrical components and cause irreversible damage to your tech. You will also need to get some super small screwdrivers, especially if you are working with smartphones and tablets.
ATX Power Supply Tester
One of the first tasks, when you are repairing a computer or device, is to test the power supply. You need to ensure that the correct amount of voltage is reaching the device. Otherwise, it will not function properly. To do this, you need an ATX Power Supply Tester.
If you are into the modification side of computer repairs, you are going to need a cordless. This tool will allow you to attach extra components and make adjustments to the shell of your computer. Plus, it makes taking a device apart much quicker. You may also need additional screw machine length twist drills and other accessories.
A multi-tester (or multimeter) allows you to test for voltage, resistance, and current. It is an essential tool for repairing computers and devices. It is also something you will use every day, so make sure you invest in a high-quality one that you can trust.
Inside your computer or device, there are a lot of different cables with different functions. If one of these cables fails, your whole system could shut down. To fix this problem, you need to be able to identify which cable has failed. That is where the cable tester comes in. Hook it up to a cable and it will verify the existence of a conductive path between the ends of a cable.
iPhone repair kit
If you are working on an iPhone, there are a bunch of specific tools you will need. You need specific screwdrivers, pins, and a tool to open the iPhone. They are designed this way to stop just anyone from getting into your phone.
If you are working on slightly older devices, you might need a POST card. This handy little tool is a plug-in diagnostic interface tool that displays progress and error codes during the power-on test of a computer. They are not used very often now but can still help with older machines.
USB network adapter
USB network adapters are essential for testing a device’s network. You can plug them into any device with a USB input and hook them up to the internet. This is a tool that you will use regularly, so it is important to invest in a high-quality one. Also, you will need an adapter to use with modern Apple products.