Hi guys, I currently am in my last year at college Doing Hardware Maintenance/Networking. I'd say I'm fairly knowledgeable and have some experience under my belt.
I currently perform services from reinstalling OS's/PC tuneups/Diagnostic for free. However, I'm going to be charging soon and want to go the right way about it.
Reinstalls of Windows I'm going to charge £20 provided they have a genuine copy. You can use the OEM sticker on machines Can't you?
Basically I just want to know what you guys think the best way of doing things are, Also what prices you think should be charged for specific services.
I need to get some tools etc obviously..
I've got external Hard drives for backing up, Got a reference machine for Virus scanning
Currently use freeware such as AVG free, Ccleaner, Malwarebytes etc.
I need to get a toolbox and some tools any suggestions? I Live in Manchester in the UK.
Sealey AP528 Toolbox 650mm with Lid, Parts Storage & Wheels AP528 £25.31
I thought that toolbox looked good, then I could buy some precision screwdrivers (Posi's flat headed) smaller ones for laptops, Compressed air, cable ties, Wire cutters, thermal Paste.
Anything else I've missed, This help would be greatly appreciated, I have the enthusiasm to do the Job, I read these forums daily and contribute, Read Hexus for the latest hardware and keep up to date as much as I can. I believe in Time i can become a great technician but I need the proper way of doing things and the tools behind me and of course the knowledge of you lot ;]
I'll be checking this thread every 20 minutes. Cheers guys.