Complete Computer Diagnostics

Complete Computer Diagnosis

In this video, Carey shows you his process of elimination PC diagnostic process.

New Parts (prices reflect Nov. 12, 2012):

Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (DISCONTINUED)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570 4.99

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-Q77M-D2H LGA 1155 Intel Q77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 9.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7Q-16GBRL .99

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply .99

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5″ 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 9.99

Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner – Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 – OEM .99

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit 3-Pack – OEM 9.99

What keyboard is Carey using in this video?
It’s an old BTC 9118 Mini PS/2 Keyboard which is no longer made, but can often be found on eBay.

If you want a new, modern USB version of this keyboard, I recommend this one:
Anker USB Wired Mini Portable Keyboard for Windows / Business / Laptop, Ultra Slim & Quiet Design:

Or this one:
Anker® Ultra Slim Wired USB Mini Keyboard for Windows 8 7 XP Vista – White:

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19 Replies to “Complete Computer Diagnostics”

  1. I used to work at a company that had computers older than dirt. So dumb. They wasted so much money by paying their workers as they waited for the ancient computers to do simple tasks, that they could have EASILY upgraded to brand new super fast units. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

  2. Carey, Brilliant teacher, very clear with your instructions. Even a baby would be able to follow your instructions. You are the best.

  3. My favorite part: when Cary says that even though the customer has given his o.k. for a new build, he must still find out the source of the problem. Curiosity and work ethic make experts.

  4. 'Dear A-Holes at Newegg,…Pls do not use packing peanuts when packaging my order…Thank you!                                 Sincerely, Every Customer Ever!  LOL =D

  5. the antec earthwatt psus (the 380w and the 430w models) are made by delta 😉 thats what makes them great

  6. That case is almost a dead ringer for one I picked up a while back, but mine's a little shorter. Similar era and spec. 2.4 Ghz Celeron, 1 GB RAM, 80 Gig HDD.  No good for modern Windows, butI cleaned it up, dropped Linux(ZorinOS 9 Lite) on it. Still works like a charm for the basics.

  7. The parts in the old computer looks like what Kyle from awesome sauce network would put in a computer especially a workstation

  8. micro atx board. I love computers, it is a very deep passion of mine, and i wish to pursue a career fixing them, Been workign with them since 2000 when i was in high school, fell in love when i got on my first computer, 15 years later and i still have that drive.

  9. Oh, mighty geek guru.. may I brush the computer dust from your shoes? I freekin' dig your work, your manner, attitude, (not to mention the probable roomful of ancient parts in the back room, and my wet dreams of reviving my mighty W2000 machine jammed with 250 THOUSAND Megs of RAM – who-hoo-) your teaching manner, and the helpers. I've just one suggestion tho.. you need some feline assistance too. they'll actually help with those situations when you need a third paw.. I mean hand. I just hope you're still doing what you were in 2012, and the info keeps a – comin. Just watching and hearing you at work is a class in itself. Thanks Carey.. you are the King. Your Fan, I.D. Number: 10-T

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