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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 1836

I am required to carry out a remedial computer maintenance.

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UNIT 401 Question 1 I am required to carry out a remedial maintenance on the following Computer consists of: * Gigabyte GA-60XT motherboard * P111 550 Running at 100MHz * 40GB hard disk * Floppy disk drive * CD combi-drive * Graphics card using ATI Range PRO chip set * Running Windows XP operating system * HP LaserJet 6L printer Gigabyte GA-60XT motherboard To carry out remedial maintenance on a motherboard I would need to make sure there is no dust on there I would do this by using a can that is full of compressed air so that it does not damage the motherboard. After carrying that out I would make sure that no components on the motherboard has moved out of place, whilst I was dusting also make sure that I am ESD protected so you do not cause any damage to any components. After I done that I would make sure that the motherboard is screwed in place so that is secured Properly. The steps to take 1 make sure power is turned off 2 make sure take ESD precautions have been taken as this could reduce the life of your motherboard 3 undo the case of base unit 4 look at all components to make sure you know where they were when you finish dust the motherboard using compressed air in a can. Make sure you do not use vacuum as this can damage you motherboard as this give off ESD 5 after dusting ...read more.

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Make sure it is tighten as it could have loosened after long time of use. Steps to take 1 there is no power going to the PC 2 make sure you use ESD precautions have been taken as they could reduce the life of your graphics card 3 undo case of base unit 4 dust graphics card using can containing compressed air 5 Make sure that the graphics card is inserted correctly and tighten. How often this should be done This procedure should be carried out every six months. Creative sound-blaster sound card To make sure your Sound card is maintained efficiently it is necessary to dust it using a can of compressed air also make sure the Sound card is correctly inserted into the expansion slot accurately. Make sure it is tighten as it could have loosened after long time of use. The steps to take 1 There is no power going to the PC 2 Make sure you use ESD precautions as this could reduce the life of your graphics card 3 Undo case of base unit 4 Dust graphics card using can containing compressed air 5 Make sure that the Sound card is inserted correctly and tighten. Running Windows XP operating system The best way to keep your Windows XP updated is to make sure that you keep it up to date e.g. keep your scan disk virus scanners up to date. ...read more.

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that equipment is available and necessary to do what I intend to do To verify that I have all equipment necessary I would need to make sure I have all the tools that I would need to do the job . to verify that I have the equipment I would need to phone or visit the manufactures website by doing this it will make sure that I do the job intend to do it . By doing this it will make sure that the job is done to its best. Question 5 I will also need to carry out the following and explain the procedures involved: o Upgrade the BIOS of the motherboard o Up grade all necessary drivers To up grade the BIOS you will need to create a disk which will have all the soft ware . Here are the steps to take Check BIOS verion on the boot up screen Visit motherboard manufactures website for BIOS upgrade make sure it is compatible Down load on to computer then run the program insert floppy diskand let it copy the software over then turn computer off and reboot with the floppy in and then flow options BIOS will upgrade How to up grade all necessary drivers You can upgrade drivers by going to windows update where it will check for any necessary drivers upgrade after it shows you the drivers you need to up grade you will need to full instructions Here is a screen dump of it ...read more.

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