Beginner's Guide to Laptop Repair

May 22, 2020

 Seasoned repair technicians started from very little knowledge and evolved into what they are now. If you are planning to take this path as a part-time or full-time profession, there are few things that you need to keep in mind.

For beginners, these short tips are important to get you started on the journey towards becoming a successful laptop repair technician.

How to be a Seasoned Laptop Repair Technician:

  1. Learn the basic and electronics theory
  2. Learn how to read schematic diagram
  3. Establish and develop trouble-shooting method that works for you
  4. Explore, Study, and Practice
  5. Keep Repair Journals
  6. Invest in proper tools and equipment
  7. Be Professional and Protection your Reputation

Learn the basic and electronics theory

 Build your skills with a strong foundation by learning basic electronics theory.  Without fully understanding how the circuit works, it will be very difficult to diagnose which components has failed.

Learn how to read schematic diagram

Reading schematic diagram is natural to those who took electrical and electronics-related course. However, newcomer to this field will find it difficult to understand and appreciate the relevance of this skill. First and foremost, you need to know the symbols used in each electronic components.

Explore and Study

We offer free Practical Electronics for Laptop Repair Technicians Course, an online introductory course for those who wish to dig deep in laptop repair. It will give you the necessary foundation knowledge and greatly improve your analytical skills.

Keep in mind that laptop repair is not just about excellent soldering skills.  You will need practice and be familiarize with your test equipment too.  

Establish and develop troubleshooting method that works for you

Every technician is not the same. As we improve our skills, we tend to develop or adopt a repair procedure that works for us. This is fine because our goal is to be efficient in laptop repair as we improve our skills. 

Keep a Repair Journal

Repair journal is a collection of repair procedures you did for a particular laptop issue. You may prefer the old school pencil and notebook, or prefer a more modern approach in keeping records of your repairs and notes like the one below.  What I did was create a secret FB group. The benefit of this approach is that you can include all details that you can imagine - images and videos.  

Invest in Proper Tools and Equipment When you Can

A serious repair technician must have proper tools and equipment.  Why? Because it help:

  • Isolate the problem quickly and accurately.
  • Fix the problem reliably.
  • Improve the quality of your repair, which means less backjobs.

Be Professional

Professionalism is one of the key issues that we have in laptop repair industry.  if we want to stay in the business, we should value it. It means:

  • Being honest and high respect for our customers and friends in the industry.
  • Do not engage in price wars with your competitors.  We must value our profession because this will be our bread and butter for many years to come.
  • Support other aspiring newbie but professional technicians just how you were supported by other technicians before you.

So what's next?  

 If you really are into laptop repair but do not have the courage or do not know where to start, then please try our free course, it's free.  Should you complete the course successfully, you will be ready to take on the challenge of pursuing your career in this field.  You may also avail of our online courses in laptop repairs which you can find at https://training.leakymosfet.com.  If you can, we do have scheduled bootcamp and masterclass in laptop repair around the country.

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