TROUBLESHOOTING COMPUTERS

  • Program: Electronics Technology
  • Course: Troubleshooting Computers
  • Course #: ELEC2300
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides practical experience in troubleshooting the IBM compatible systems. The student will diagnose hardware and software problems using DOS and Windows operating systems. The student will troubleshoot to the lowest repairable module (LRM). A final performance test will be given.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Manipulate files stored on a diskette
Disassemble and reassemble a personal computer system
Diagnose the computer for physical/logical disk errors
Optimize system speed of a personal computer
Identify hardware problems using diagnostic software and codes
Replace a bad hard drive, floppy drive and power supply on a personal computer
Replace a video graphics card, ribbon cable and system board on a personal computer
Load the DOS and Windows operating systems to a personal computer
Use the Windows startup menu to troubleshoot hardware problems

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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