mleo2003 Posted September 4, 2007 Share Posted September 4, 2007 Over in the Hacks, Mods, and Code section, a topic on Hacker Backpacks was brought back from the dead, and it lists a lot of neat tools that aid in hacking. Shortly after it was revived, I needed some tool at work (computer tech for a school district) to test some PCs we think have bad power supplies now (lightning bolt, blown transformer, etc...). I didn't have one, so we ended up borrowing one from a neighboring district. After that, I was told to order that and anything else that I might need to help fix computers. Loving the fact that I now have a basic open ticket to order supplies, I'm at a loss as what all I should really have in a repair kit for PCs. So, I thought I'd ask here and see what the generally accepted list of parts is, and go for that. What would you say is the essential gear for fixing PCs? The tool I needed was just a Power Supply tester, so I know that one is a must. I've seen posted around the web a device you plug into PCI slots and it tests the motherboard post codes, as well as the power supply too, so that might work better. http://www.casemodgod.com/new_page_2.htm is something I'd love to make, as well as other do-it-yourself kits like that, but I still need parts for those. If you have any suggestions for networking tools as well, I'm all ears, as I tend to fix those problems too, along with just about anything else electrical (I've had to take apart VCRs to recover VHS tapes for teachers in the past). I know a good multi-meter would be a wise investment, just not sure on what kind of those to get either. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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