Updated: Aug 24, 2020
One fine day you are working on your computer. Perhaps, playing games or doing a very important office work and suddenly the machine stops working. You check the power cable and it is connected properly to the power supply. You turn on and off the switch but your cabinet lies dead with no response to whatever you do to make it run. You have an important task ahead and this was the only computer that you can work on. It needs to start any how, so you unplug your cabinet and rush to the nearest computer repair shop you know. You just dump the cabinet at the counter and say, " Something happened to it". The technician is a smart guy. He has sensed that you know nothing about your machine. He asks you few questions and you reply in the complete layman terms. He then open up your cabinet and start examining the fault. You stand there clueless, looking at the peripherals in the cabinet for the first time and wondering the complexity of wires running inside the cabinet connecting different parts you don't even know the names of.
In few minutes he looks at you and in a sad tone tells you that your motherboard is dead. 'Oh-my-God', you scream in your mind. "Motherboard" sounds like a very important part; you think and while trying to recover from the shock you tell him that it was working fine few minutes back, what caused it? He gives you a long explanation with lots of technical terms which you do not understand but you keep nodding your head because there is a masters degree mentioned in your resume. He tells you that there is no other option and will have to replace the motherboard as well as the CPU. You have no option but to say yes. He knows everything and you have to blindly trust him because you know nothing about it. In an hour he repairs your computer and handover a bill. It's a huge amount! More than One third the cost of your computer. You pay him, go home and turn on the Computer . It is working and you are a happy human again!
Few days later the same problem occurs. It is dead again. You rush back to the repair shop but it is closed. You find another shop and tell them the problem. The Technician carefully examines your computer and give honest reviews. Turns out the power supply was at fault and have not been performing well since beginning. He explains you the importance of a proper power supply unit in a simple language. You tell him that you have recently replaced the motherboard and power supply but he explains you that it was caused because of faulty power supply unit and you didn't have to replace your CPU for that.
You buy a new power supply and the computer runs again. The technician also re-aligns the wires and re-assemble your system. You take home this modified machine and it runs fine for few years.
What did we learn?
We are surrounded by computers but most of us do not understand its basic working. We have heard about so many specifications but never tried to understand them. We may not be able to repair the system but at-least learn about the basic working of these machines.
Learning Computer Assembly can:
>> Help you in troubleshooting basic problems all by yourself
>> Save time and efforts
>> Prevent you from half learners and technicians who claim to know all
>> Save money
>> Helps you in judging the suggestions given by others.
Work-o-Shop is soon starting with its first workshop on topic "Basics of Computer & Computer Assembly". This workshop will have three levels of training. In Level One we will be covering the basics of computer and it is suitable for those who knows nothing about the machines. In Level two we will advance further and focus on the assembly and parts specifications. Topics like Advance computer assembly, Overclocking, Server Setup, Advance troubleshooting will be covered in Level three course.
The details of syllabus and schedule will be uploaded on the website very soon.