Troubleshooting Common Hardware Problems - CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Prof Messer





  • I helped my aunt after geek squad had her PC. They didn't set the ram in fully. I didn't think about the codes. I would think that hardware issues aren't that common. Is that the case in anyone's experience?



  • @mary said in Troubleshooting Common Hardware Problems - CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Prof Messer:

    I helped my aunt after geek squad had her PC. They didn't set the ram in fully. I didn't think about the codes. I would think that hardware issues aren't that common. Is that the case in anyone's experience?

    This probably used to be more common, but I have seen loose RAM fool so many people. If you are ever in a situation where a system wont POST and there is no video always check the RAM. Sometimes it is loose like you mentioned or other times you may have a bad stick. If there are two sticks, try only one stick at a time. Just to verify it isnt a bad stick causing the system not to POST.



  • @mary said in Troubleshooting Common Hardware Problems - CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Prof Messer:

    I helped my aunt after geek squad had her PC. They didn't set the ram in fully. I didn't think about the codes. I would think that hardware issues aren't that common. Is that the case in anyone's experience?

    Not so common, no. Assembling computers is pretty basic and straightforward and nearly all issues happen at the time of assembly. ONce they are working, you pretty much get to move on. When they fail, you typically just replace them. Taking them apart, changing parts, etc. is relatively rare. So hardware issues tend to be rare and simple.

    There is a reason that we spend almost no time studying them - in a business setting you basically eliminate them as they are too expensive to waste time on.