Part of Lesson Plan: Computer Hardware Safety
Activity Overview / Details
For every job there is the right tool. Make sure that you are familiar with the correct use of each tool and that the right tool is used for the current task. Skilled use of tools and software makes the job less difficult and ensures that tasks are performed properly and safely.
Software tools are available that help diagnose problems. Use these tools to determine which computer device is not functioning correctly.
A technician must document all repairs and computer problems. The documentation can then be used as a reference for future problems or for other technicians who may not have encountered the problem before. The documents may be paper-based, but electronic forms are preferred because they can be easily searched for specific problems.
During disucssion pass around examples of the following hand tools:
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Torx Screwdriver
- Hex Driver
- Needle-nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
During discussion pass around examples of the follow cleaning tools :
- Soft Cloth (lent free)
- Compressed Air
- Cables Ties
- Parts Organizer