Computers rely on electrical power from your local grid. This power isn’t always perfect so a good tech must understand basic electrical terminology and know how to test outlets to insure PCs receive good power.
- Oh, turn it off! Turn it off! … Look, the reason I'm out here messing with a water hose, … is because as computer people, we have to deal with … electricity because that's the stuff that makes our … computers run, so in this episode I want to cover some … basic electrical principles and a few safety issues … you might want to consider. … So first of all, when you're talking about electricity, … it's really really handy to think about it as water, … go ahead and give me a little bit of water please. … So I want you to take a look at this hose as we get … a little bit of water, now you see it's just a little … bit of water coming through. … When we're talking about water pressure, we use the term, … in electricity, we use the term voltage. … Voltage is very very similar to water pressure. … So if we have even more pressure coming out, … then we have a higher voltage, so go ahead and turn that … back down for me, now the next thing I want to talk about … is the amount of water that's going out of the end …
- Troubleshooting firmware
- Installing a motherboard
- Basic electrical terminology
- Mounting and choosing a power supply
- Cooling your PC
- Quickly troubleshooting power supplies