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You never know what's lurking inside that case

A good tech should always be prepared for whatever she finds inside a computer case. Even if you have a great IT toolkit, these troubleshooting resources can help you handle whatever "problem" you discover when you crack open a computer.

Our gallery, "Unlucky insect fries PC power supply and explodes self," shows how one unsuspecting tech found a burst bug during a routine PC repair. While scenes of insect slaughter aren't a regular discovery, a good tech should always be prepared for whatever she finds inside a computer case.Unlucky insect fries PC power supply and explodes self

In my post, "Lesson 2: Build an IT toolkit fit for almost any occasion," I outlined several tools and spare parts that should part of every IT toolkit. Yet even if you have a great IT toolkit, the following troubleshooting resources that can help you handle whatever "problem" you discover when you crack open a computer:

About Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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