D.I.Y. Do It Yourself


Our DIY area is set up for both experienced users and newcomers. For the experienced user we have a fully stocked workshop of tools and parts at your disposal. For a small hourly fee you can come in and repair your computer. If you have quick questions on the tough stuff we are there to throw you some ideas.

For the newcomers we offer basic help and guidance to one-on-one training. If you schedule ahead of time we can have a dedicated person by your side the entire time teaching you exactly what you want to learn.

What does DIY mean for You in the bigger picture?
Empowering: Learning how to do something yourself is an achievement and future skill
Money Saving: The more you do, the less we do, the more money you save.
Less Mess: We have all the spare parts and widgets you need to work. You don’t have to have a house of spare parts for fixing a problem you won’t see again for years.

Our DIY Workspace includes the following tools:

Screwdriver Bits:

Clutch: 1, 2, 3
Flat Head: 1.0, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3
Philips: PH000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3
Metric Hex: 0.7, 0.9, 1.3, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 8
SAE Hex: 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4
Torx: T-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 20 ,25, 27, 30, 35, 40
Torque: 6, 8, 10mm
Spanner: 4, 6, 8, 10
Tri-Wing: #1, #2, #3, #4

Pozidrive: PZ0, 1, 2, 3
Slotted: 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 8
Spline: M-5, 6, 8
Square Recess: #0, 1, 2, 3 
Metric Hex (Tamper Proof): 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6
SAE Hex (Tamper Proof): 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32
Torx (Tamper Proof): T-8, 10, 15, 20, 25, 27, 30, 35, 40

Many of the Tamper Proof aka Security Bits are required when replacing batteries on devices like PDAs iPods Zunes etc..

Diagnostic Equipment:

Power Supply Tester
Intel Tech Station
AMD Tech Station

Spare Components:

CD/DVD ROM/RAM Drives: SATA, IDE
Hard Drives: SATA, IDE
Floppy Disk Drives
Video Cards: AGP, PCI Express x16, PCI Express x1
Sound Cards: PCI
Network Cards: PCI
Modem Cards: PCI
Firewire Cards: PCI
Power Supplies
Fans/Heatsinks


Cables:

Power
USB
Firewire
Audio
SATA
IDE
Floppy
Serial
Printer

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