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Old 03-25-2012, 09:16 AM
chookey chookey is offline
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Default Hello everyone

Tell us a little about yourself
I am an ex self employed tv and video engineer who branched out to pc repair. It just seemed a natural progression, especially when videos became an unprofitable repair in the mid 90's

What country do you live in?
I live in England but born in Scotland.

What is your current experience? (Years working on computers, in the business, certifications etc..)
My experience goes back as far as 80-81 working with the Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81. They were a lot of fun, probably more hobbyist though.
Repairing pc's as an addition to my tv business since 95'

Often thought about certification but I'm 56 now and passing my knowledge to my grandson. He can do it, lol.

Are you self looking to start a computer business, already have one, working for someone else or something else?
I still have a large customer base from my tv repair days who keep me busy with their pc's/laptops. Its' quite regular work but doesn't really warrant the need for premises.

Anything else you would like to share? hobbies etc..
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:25 AM
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Welcome to the forum. What part of England do you live? My father was a tv engineer back in the 50s with DER and Radio Rentals I think. Remember the old valve tvs? As a kid I used to be down with him watching him solder and that really paved the way for me getting interested in electronics back in the 70s.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:11 AM
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I live near Coventry.
I started on valve sets but they were quickly superseded by the hybrids, part valve, transistor and the new kid on the block, the integrated circuit.
I was just reminding one of my mates the other day of the vast library of manuals, circuits I used to have. There was no internet back in the day.

Nowadays most circuits and datasheets are just a few clicks away.
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