For every tool there is the right job, and for every job there is the right tool. Ensure that you are familiar with the correct use of each tool and that the right tool is used for the current task. This will reduce the chances of damage or injury. Skilled use of tools and software makes the job less difficult and ensures that tasks are performed properly and safely. Figure 2-4 shows a sample tool kit used to install, connect, remove, and repair PC components.
Figure 2-4 Computer Tools
In addition to hardware tools, software tools are also available that help diagnose problems and 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 might not have encountered the problem before. The documents might be paper based, but electronic forms can be easily searched for specific problems.
After completing the following sections, you will meet these objectives:
■ Identify hardware tools and their purpose
■ Identify software tools and their purpose
■ Identify organizational tools and their purpose
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