You just spilled your double soy latte on your laptop – time for a freak out! Well maybe not. According to a recent New York Times article, from adding memory to replacing a motherboard, repair tasks often require little more than patience, organization and a couple of small screwdrivers.
If you have no idea where to start, the Web has many where others are eager to instruct you. For example, had you contacted Laptop Guy, an online repair company, you would have been told that once liquid hits a computer, you should not turn it on.
For Mac users, PowerbookMedic.com offers free, extensive repair guides for a host of problems, with detailed photographs showing how to perform the work.
You Tube has videos that take you through various repairs – just enter your problem in the YouTube search window.
PC users – check out www.laptoprepair101.com
Mac users – check out www.macfixit.com
Printer malfunction? Go to www.fixyourownprinter.com
Warning: If you can’t change a light bulb, do not try this at home - call the Geek Squad.