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Computer Power Supplies

Computer Power Supplies

oday’s computers have a limited number of modules.  The CPU can be considered the “brains”.  The motherboard can be considered the “guts.”  Using the same kind of logic the power supply can be considered the “juice.”  Without juice nothing happens...
Most Common Computer Problems

Most Common Computer Problems

Below are just some notes on common computer problems I have seen over the years.  They are in no particular order. Computer Won’t Turn On or Blank Screen Is it plugged in?  Don’t laugh, maybe a surge protector is turned off! Bad Power Supply – This is the...
Hard Drive Options

Hard Drive Options

Note: Much of this article comes from my forthcoming “Your Computer Business” book.  More to come on that! For many years the only real choice for internal computer storage were traditional hard drives (HDD.)  These are mechanical devices that use a spinning disk...
Do I Really Need A New Computer?

Do I Really Need A New Computer?

Shiny Object and Techno-Lust Those of us with even a little interest in computers will always want faster, bigger, and newer.  Some call in “Shiny Object” syndrome.  My and wife and I just call it “Techno-Lust!” I Get It We can always justify a new computer...
What To Do With An Old Computer

What To Do With An Old Computer

Sell It Well made computers last a long time.  Just because you must have the latest and greatest doesn’t mean that used computer isn’t perfect for someone else.  Computers drop in price really fast but they eventually reach the point where they are all...
How to Back Up Your Computer Files

How to Back Up Your Computer Files

Backing up your computer is one of those things where you don’t think about it much until disaster strikes.  Then suddenly you become a believer!  Hard Drives can go without warning.  I have gotten panicky phone calls from clients stating their computer...