ELEC2300 Troubleshooting Computers

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.




ELEC1000 and ELEC1050 or equivalent

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes 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

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details