Electronic equipment repair? Yes it’s true when you wished to. Everybody has their fire because when they’re young and some begin to understand it in the later era. There are several sorts of interest and passions such as wanted to be a singer, dancer, artist, attorney, doctor, scientist, police and so forth. But in this article, I’m talking about the passion of the electronics. Once you’re certain that electronic equipment is the field which you are likely to venture in, then do everything you can to get the essential understanding about electronics-look beyond the dollar signs. Find a project you’re enthusiastic about and you will raise your chances of having a long and successful career.
Don’t give into pressure from parents or other forces or base your decision on the money will make. You might get a great paying job but you might not always be happy. If your job does not fit your values, interests and character, it won’t be long until you feel the strain. You will need the passion in you to keep yourself going on bad times.
Sometimes being passionate about your career is not good enough. You should always plan and prepare yourself to ensure your technical skills and skills are on par with your career ambitions. Let us take this for example, if you would like to be a good digital repairer, then you need to stay ahead of the learning curve and update yourself on new technical difficulties.
Ok, let’s come back the subject of”You can perform all kinds of electronics repair”. Why I wish to bring up the term”Passion” because only fire which can help you to fix the equipment. Passion in you’ll tell you to not give up and continue to find the answers for the electronic problems. Passion in you may drive you to a greater degree of learning and understanding of electronic equipment troubleshooting. Passion in you which motivates you to come out with new ideas of fixing and fire in you may help to lead you on what are the upcoming steps that you should make.
If you don’t have the passion for electronics, I guess you’ll find this informative article boring and immediately exit this article as fast as I sent it to you. Well, I hope you are not because I presumed you adore electronic equipment otherwise you would not have subscribed to become the ERG member.
First you must understand how to assess and quantify electronic components. There’s not any point for you if you managed to identify the defective circuit from the equipment if you don’t understand how to check and measure fundamental electronic components. Assuming you have locate the vertical section was at fault causing one horizontal line in the display, but since you’re weak in testing electronic elements, voltage assessing or even extent probing, your percentage of capable to repair the Monitor is high. In order to overcome this issue, you must be able to test and assess digital components accurately by doing tons of practical test and read more information about electronics either from the fix books or on the internet. You have to pass this test first before going farther. Once you had grasped the techniques of accurately testing electronic components, you’ve won 50% of the conflict.
Secondly, no matter what type of electronic equipment you are repairing it will always begin from”how this electronics works”. If you don’t know how the equipment function or work, you will have the drawback and might completely can’t repair it. Take a look at this example, if the Monitor problem is in the flat section and you also conclude that the problem is at the vertical segment, you will lost countless of hours looking for the faulty components where actually the caused of this dilemma is at the horizontal section. In other words, if you don’t know how digital equipment works you will not know at where you wish to begin the repair.
This scenario happened very common to beginners where they just began in the repair field. In order to solve this issue, get the electronic board back home or anything place you locate advantage where you can gradually analyse the digital circuits. Ask yourself these questions such as”why this board have to possess the optoisolator in the power supply”? Is the optoisolator functions are for overvoltage or overcurrent protection and etc? What’s the part of the optoisolator? What is within this optoisolator and the best way to try it to confirm whether it is bad or good? What would happen if the optoisolator developed a brief circuit? Can it cause the power supply to shutdown, produce low electricity or even electricity blink?
Hope you get exactly what I mean. By asking questions yourself, you’re really training your mind to know more about electronic equipment (in the above situation is the optoisolator). Using this way on different parts of the circuits at the board and I am sure one day that you will definitely really understand the electronics that you are trying to fix. If you can not find the answer, consult with electronics books, email repair forum or just surf the internet from other search engine (we have google.com, yahoo.com, msn.com, ask.com and etc) to find the answer you desire.
Third, you need a schematic diagram to back upon what you are working to know on that specific electronics. If you would like to know how LCD Monitor functions then you should buy or download free LCD Monitor schematic diagram and start to practice how each of those circuits works. Divide the circuits into different sections thus we have the power source section, inverter, LCD panel, mainboard and etc.. Study and understand all of these circuits and start to ask questions as explained in the preceding. Similarly, this instance is applicable to you if you want to repair Plasma or LCD TV or whatever electronics.
Fourth, investing in you-Invest on your own. Notice that the first rule of investment isn’t”invest in your business” or whatever else other than yourself. While investing and reinvesting to your repairing business is important, investing in yourself is your first priority of investment. You may ask”What to invest in yourself”? As soon as I explained,”invest in yourself”, I really meant that you should invest in your education (electronic repair classes ), testing gear, electronic repair publications (possibly eBooks or bodily books as long as the data are extremely helpful), schematic diagrams, tools and other necessary matters making yourself better than you were yesterday. I believe that by not investing in yourself by conserving the little money you’ve actually had robs you of your own technical knowledge (that you should know) or maybe financial freedom! Why allow the excuse of not having cash steal your specialized understanding (that you should add more) out of you? From the specialized line, one should need to go forward rather than backward or”still” for such a very long time. That kind of”still” mindset not only didn’t bring progress to your technical understanding but also your life.
There was an expression which I discovered it to be true-“There are three Kinds of persons on Earth:
First-The one who make things happen.
Secondly – The Person Who wait for things to happen
Third- The one who doesn’t know what happen.
I need that you aren’t in the third group. You ought to be at the first category where you make things happen rather than to await things to happen. Make your decision now as to not await things to happen. If you discovered that you will find websites selling information like the coaching manuals, schematic diagrams or even repair tips that can allow you to know more about the electronic equipment you’re fixing then purchase it. Let me tell you another fact is that”nobody will walk into you and explain to you how this or that functions in full particulars” you just need to make things happen by finding your own answers from the information you had purchased. How many times have you post questions in the Commercial Equipment Repair and you did no get the answer? If you’re the person in the next category (wait for things to happen) I can guarantee that even after many years at the electronic repair line you will still loose out to a beginner with the mindset of making things happen. Those novices possess the mindset of moving ahead, invest (time and money), never give up, and prepared to learn.