Category Archives: On the Job

Hardware Stocking for Technicians

hardware stocking for computer technicians

It seems your client’s power supply failed on their desktop computer. They need it back up and running now. Not tomorrow, not ‘next Monday’, and certainly not ‘three to five business days’ later. Do you have a spare power supply unit in your shop? Can you run down the street …

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Maximize Your Workflow as a Tech

workflow for techs

As technicians, we often have a wide range of tasks, from estimates, invoices, and contracts, in addition to the actual tech work we perform. This involves customer relationship management solutions, billing solutions, software tool updates, and much more. If you haven’t given much attention to your workflow, you might be …

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Guide to Using DDRescue to Recover Data

Guide to DDRescue

This guide was written by one of our forum members SilverLeaf and was originally written as a forum post. This guide is intended for people who are looking to do quality data recovery using free tools. This guide is fairly technical requiring you to deal with the Linux command line. …

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Inventory Management for Techs

inventory management

‘What happened to that stack of hard drives I just had? I could have sworn I had three video cards in stock, but they’re nowhere to be seen!’ If you’re having issues tracking your inventory, or failing to track it at all, it will seriously hamper your efficiency and can …

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Mobile Device Repair for Techs

mobile device repair

The move from the desktop and laptop to tablets and smartphones in the residential tech sector has been a cause of concern among many PC Techs. Tablets are often less expensive, harder to repair, and that means they’re easier to dispose of and just replace with a new device. If …

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Tech Services for Residential Mobile Device Users

Residential Mobile Device Users

With the massive influx of mobile devices into consumer households, we’re seeing more of a need for services in that area. New tablets and browsing devices are popping up everywhere, which brings new concerns for residential consumers. Internet filtering for kids, getting a certain piece of hardware to work on …

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Tech Insight on the Mobile Device Repair Industry

Mobile Device Repair Industry

Mobile devices have a knack for jumping out of consumers’ hands without any advance notice, and the question that comes up immediately after the event is a very old one. Repair or replace? Technology is moving at a breakneck pace, faster than ever before. If you had told someone in …

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PSU Testing Basics for Techs

PSU Testing

The computer just won’t boot up. Yes, the cord is plugged in, the PSU switch is on, and the red voltage switch on the back is set to the correct voltage. You’ve eliminated the possibility that the power switch on the machine failed as well. Now what? In this article …

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Time Tracking for Technicians

time tracking

For thousands of years, we’ve been tracking time, for business or other purposes. The ancient Egyptians used shadow clocks. Sundials were popular for a while, but it’s difficult to carry one around with you. Now we have all manner of digital time tracking devices and utilities. As technicians, we need …

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Boost Referral Business by Encouraging Your Clients to Talk About You

Client Referrals

One of the best methods of advertising is often word of mouth. Your satisfied clients are so impressed with your services that they recommend you heartily to friends, family, and associates whenever the subject comes up. At least that’s how we would like it to work. How can you encourage …

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