Carey, Thank you so much for making these videos!! Your videos help me so
much! I am only 15 years old and now thanks to you I am so much more
interested in computers! I want to also open up my own computer repair
business just like you did. I am also studying to get my A + certification!
I don’t know if I am too young to start though. But I will work my way up
and learn much more about computers! Thank you so much Carey! I love your
videos! Keep up the good work!- A HUGE fan of yours, Sameer
I like your dog!
Nice informative video.
me the same…….. just that I am 13 years old
I wonder how many side panels he knocked over xD
Hi Carey, I read somewhere that you should ground out any static charge in
your body by touching the case while the PC is PLUGGED IN to the wall, so
your static charge will go to a true ground, i.e. travel through the case
to the ground plug and to your whole house ground bus (cold water pipe,
I read somewhere that whales live on a diet of bananas… Must be true?
Well I know that bananas don’t normally make it to the ocean, nor do whales
make it to land (even if they are beached). But I do know that electricity
is always looking for ground. So by using logic (instead of sarcasm), I can
come to an intelligent conclusion. link .. att DOT
jobs/docs/test-guides/ceiiikt_ii DOT doc
I recommend you should research the difference between an Earth ground
(which CAN kill you) and what ESD is. They are two different things. You do
not GROUND yourself for ESD protection. You put yourself on the same
electrical level as the device you are working in. If it is plugged into an
Earth ground, the electricity has a path to travel that will not break like
a fuse. You won’t be able to let go because your muscles will constrict
from the wall voltage until your body goes limp.
To clarify Carey’s comment. If there is a fault in your electrical system
the current will often travel through the ground path (that’s why there is
a ground). Electricity takes the least resistant path to either complete
the circuit or to ground. If you are attached to ground (especially with a
wrist strap) and a fault occurs the electricity might find that your body
is the least resistant path and go thru it. Depending on the nature of the
fault this could be deadly. (Electrical Tech degree)
But how could I ever be the path of least resistance?
I admit that it would be extremely rare. Of course, a fault is pretty rare
too. That’s why a lot of guys do the technique you suggested without
injury. But a theoretical scenario would be a fault occurs, travels thru
the ground wire, somewhere down the line the grounding system is broken and
the current goes through you instead (this is especially possible in a
house with old wiring). The bad thing is your resistance is high enough
that it would not trip the overcurrent protection.
Since grounding the computer case is not necessary nor especially helpful
in protecting against ESD while building, it’s not worth taking the risk no
matter how rare it may be.
When it comes to Win7/8/8.1, i like the system image utility and how
Microsoft attempted to mimic Linux’s “sudo” feature by adding UAC. UAC is
useful to the average user even if they’re unaware. I’m running 8.1 myself,
and must say the ability to re-install windows with the click of a button
is pretty cool. Now, with 8/8.1 the average user can re-install windows
without paying an overpriced repair shop, to do something so easy as
Thanks dude. : ) Continued success in your Elect. Tech. work
and by the time your body is limp your not going to care
I’ve built and/or repaired many computers. Your technique is right on. My
experience would tell me that the onboard video that was bad on the old
board. They are common failures. I might be wrong but my guess would have
been to try an external video card to see if that indeed was the problem.
Just my way…Nice video
hes a pro
Love your videos and the shirts. I’ve been learning so much since I’ve been
watching, very professional looking videos . keep up the good work. your
I am sooo fed up with these slow, crappy Intel and AMD processors!
Can you please make a tutorial how we can make our own fast custom
Hi Carey, I repair PC’s also and I love your vids.
In this video you forgot to renew the cooling paste between the old cpu and
cpu cooler. Keep up the good work!
You got to be careful when blowing out the computer.Because you can get
dust in the CD Rom eye and then you will have to clean the eye with a CD
Had this problem done this to.Bad motherboard.Took the good hardware parts
out and trash the M/B.
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