Computers and machines have integrated themselves into our lives in many ways than one. And if you are someone running a business, it is hard to even think of performing even simplest of tasks like maintaining client database without computers. If any physical damage befalls your office computer system, it is imperative to rush to your IT consultant for a thorough IT assessment of your computer. But before making that call, take a deep breath and try to assess the severity of the damage yourself. Maybe it is nothing more than a loose wire or rubble stuck in a driver, which you can easily fix with these handy tools.
Tool 1: Non-magnetic Philips Screwdriver
Some if not all parts of a computer are fastened to it through screws. To remove these screws and get to the trouble making section of the system, it is important to have a good screwdriver. But make sure the screwdriver you use is not magnetic. Any magnetized object coming into the contact of the computer raises the chances of damage to its drivers or circuits. In case you work on the notebook computer, make use of smaller sized screwdrivers. To remove star-shaped screws, take use of torx screwdriver.
Tool 2: Hex Driver
Hex driver is same in looks as the screwdriver but it has a socket wrench like head. It might be uncommon for many if they don’t use a toolkit for computers. The hollow shaft in the driver gives it a strong grip power over the nuts. Typically, computers have screws that are 3/16″, 1/4″ or 3/16” in size. With Hex driver, it would be easier for you to loosen or tighten these screws.
Tool 3: Zip Ties
The inside of a computer is wires jumbled up all the way. Now if you are to detect a default or tighten a screw, this jumbled mess of wires will make your task increasingly painful. To your rescue is plastic Zip Ties. Just tying the erratically running wires into organized bundles and routing them not only makes it look need, it also aids airflow inside the system.
Tool 4: Tweezers
Most of us who perform computer repairs on own must have experienced a frustrating situation where the screw drops inside the tightened case and rolls off making it difficult to retrieve without opening up the whole case. But Tweezers can save you from this ordeal by making it easier for you to retrieve the screw. Tweezers can be taken into use to move jumpers from your computer’s drives or motherboard.
Tool 5: Grounding Strap
Electrical components present in a computer are at higher risk of getting severely damaged by a high current burst of static electricity which is commonly caused by discharges. Using a grounding tape can help you deal with this problem. Grounding tapes are Velcro strap that has metal contact which is fixed to a wire; this is clipped to the outer metal part and helps discharge static electricity. It comes in both disposable and reusable form.
Tool 6: Diagnostic tool
It is not always the case that your computer is suffering from an external fault. It could be that your system’s software has crashed or computer storage solution has worn out. These defaults can easily be pinned out by using simple and often free software.