How Good Are You With Computers?

@wolfie34 (26792)
United Kingdom
January 12, 2007 5:25pm CST
If your computer went wrong could you fix it yourself, or do you look up computer manuals, do you rely on others, or do have a technical advice line. How would you cope/manage if your computer went wrong?
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11 responses
@kiwimac (324)
• New Zealand
13 Jan 07
I am more than capable of fixing my own computer. I worked for some time as a Computer technician. Having said that I use the Internet and other people as research sources whenever I need to deal with something I am not overly familiar with. I think it is important for folk to know how their computer does what it does, the inter-relationships of the motherboard, peripheral cards, the Hard Drive etc. They don't need to be highly knowledgable but they do, IMO, need a certain base knowledge, just to feel that the thing on their desk is not so fragile that if they breathe the wrong way it'll die on them.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 07
Excellent response, many thanks for contributing to my discussion, always appreciated.
@ukchriss (2103)
12 Jan 07
I can switch it on... and off lol But other than that I leave my other half to sort it all out. He works at the OGC with computers all day, 5 days a week plus he goes around the country showing people how to use different systems.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 07
LOL! Just goes to show it's not what you know it's who you know!
• Ireland
12 Jan 07
I am very fortunate because my husband is a computer engineer, my eldest son has his own computer business and my youngest son works in IT. Whenever I have problems with my computer, which is very rare, as one or other of them is always upgrading it, I just shout for help. If it should breakdown during the day, I will phone one of them and ask if there is anything I can do myself...but the answer is always 'leave it until I get home'. I suppose they don't want me to make a bad job worse, as I know absolutely nothing about computers.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 07
Great to have so much support! Thanks for your response.
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
12 Jan 07
I'm a self admitted computer geek. There's little I don't know in terms of computers, and the little I am unsure of my husband is familiar with. Seems strange to me that 5 years ago I was a computer illiterate, just another newbie without a clue. Now, whether it's programming, manipulating, software, designing, graphics, troubleshooting ... I'm pretty much up to date with any problem the computer itself can have. The only area that's still up for grabs for me is hardware. I know a little, but not enough to rely on myself. That's where hubby comes in ;)
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 07
Wow! I'm impressed, that's some talent to have!
@shoelover (896)
• Australia
12 Jan 07
I can fix things like if my computer has a virus or something. The more complicated things I leave to my husband. He generally fixes it for me. Though touch wood that doesn't happen very often that he needs to.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 07
Good to have someone on hand to help out if things get too tricky! Thanks for your response, appreciated.
@dravid (1049)
• India
14 Jan 07
yes am a Computer Enginner...am gret in this field...just first thing is to chill and dont get tensed things are very simple if u work patienty
@navinshan (3940)
• Canada
13 Jan 07
I really love working with computers, i would say that i have done a hardware course and so whenever my computer is affected by a virus or worms i know to repair it myself, so its not a big deal for me.
13 Jan 07
I have yet to have any problems which I could not fix (touch wood), I am constantly fixing machines for other people with errors from simple virus infestations to hardware failure. Yes I am considered a computer geek by my peers but the way I see it, it saves me money and allows to make the occasional bit too lol.
@seenoreen (560)
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
Most of the time I could fix it by myself. I can install the operating system. I could even setup my own computer hardware. Sometimes I consult the manual or research in the Internet. If everything fails that's the time I go to a computer shop for them to test all the parts of my computer
@kareng (10909)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I usually handle the small stuff but when major porblems come up especially with hardware I start calling frineds more experienced to see who I can bribe and who can fix it first! I hate being without a computer! Yep, a little bit acicted here.
@julie0825 (1415)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
no i do not know how to fix any technical problem from my computer i always get technician to come and fix it