Articles tagged: repair

Can you secure a hard drive?

How do I secure a hard drive before sending it in for repair?

When sending your computer out for repair, you’re handing over everything on it, including your data. Options to secure a hard drive are limited.

Salesman with an agenda

Who’s responsible for monitoring misleading advertising?

If an ad claims that they will fix your computer for free, be skeptical. You know they are trying to make money, and besides you may be able to handle the problem yourself, for free.

Tools

What’s in your toolkit?

It’s useful to have a set of tools ready to be used for debugging, diagnosing, and resolving system problems of various sorts. This is called a toolkit. I’ll show you mine.

My Computer Locks Up and Won’t Boot. What Do I Do?

There are a few things to take a look at with your system if your computer locks up and won’t boot.