Hardware Installation

Get Computer Repair is a local IT company that offers different computer repairs and computer services. Among these services is hardware installation. If you’ve been experiencing computer performance problems and think it’s time for an upgrade, we can help you with that! Or maybe you bought a new piece of hardware that you’re not sure how to install? We can send a computer technician your way to do it for you! Our computer experts at Get Computer Repair can assist you with the supply of hardware components as well. 

Hardware Installation Brisbane 

Computer hardware refers to the physical components that make up a computer system. Hardware refers to the parts that can be installed inside and connected to the outside.  

There are various kinds of services for any kind of hardware installation and Get Computer Repair offers them all! Our computer geeks always provide you with nothing but the best services. It is our mission to provide our clients with unsurpassed satisfaction from our services. 

Our team at Get Computer Repair supports a wide range of desktop and laptop hardware installs from CPU upgrades, new RAM, hard drives, graphic cards, sound cards, modem cards, optical drives, and many other computer hardware components. 

Our computer technicians will guarantee that your hardware is both working and properly installed. We can also install any necessary software or device driver that comes with the hardware. 

Hardware parts that are always found within the computer’s housing:

  • Card Reader (SD/SDHC, CF, etc.) 
  • CPU 
  • Hard Drive (HDD) 
  • Motherboard 
  • Optical Drive (BD/DVD/CD drive) 
  • Power Supply 
  • RAM 
  • Solid-State Drive (SDD) 

Hardware parts that are connected to the outside of a computer: 

  • Battery Backup (UPS) 
  • External Hard Drive 
  • Flash Drive 
  • Keyboard 
  • Monitor 
  • Mouse 
  • Pen Tablet 
  • Printer 
  • Speakers 

Network hardware parts: 

  • Access Point 
  • Bridge 
  • Digital Modem 
  • Firewall 
  • Network Switch 
  • Print Server 
  • Repeater 
  • Router 

Other hardware devices: 

  • Analog Modem 
  • Expansion Card (Firewire, USB, etc.) 
  • Floppy Disk Drive 
  • Hard Drive Controller Card 
  • Joystick 
  • Microphone 
  • Network Interface Card (NIC) 
  • Projector 
  • Scanner 
  • Sound Card 
  • Tape Drive 
  • Webcam 
  • Zip Drive 

Auxiliary hardware: 

  • CMOS Battery 
  • Data Cable 
  • Daughterboard 
  • Fan 
  • Heat Sink 
  • Power Cable

Some of the devices that we have listed here are what you call peripheral devices. These devices are hardware pieces that aren’t actually involved in the computer’s main function. Examples ofripheral devices include your computer’s mouse and monitor.  

Hardware Malfunction or Failure 

Your computer’s hardware components individually heat up and cool down, depending on when they are used and when they aren’t. This means that, eventually, every single one of your hard drive’s components will fail. Some of your computer’s hardware parts may even fail at the same time. 

For desktop computers and other laptop and tablet computers, you can easily replace the dysfunctional piece of hardware without having to build your whole computer from scratch. 

Is your device not working? 

If you’re using a Microsoft Windows operated computer, you can manage your hardware resources in the Device Manager. If your hardware is malfunctioning or won’t work, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your device is broken. Sometimes it just means that your device driver is in need of an installation or update. The simplest reason for a non-working device is because it hasn’t been enabled in the Device Manager yet.  

It is important to note that your hardware device will not work if it is disabled or if the wrong driver for the device is installed.  

Computer Hardware and Hardware Installation Brisbane 

Computer Processor Unit (CPU) 

This part of the computer is also known as the processor or central processor. The Central Processing Unit or CPU is often referred to as the “brain” of the computer since it is the hardware part that handles all the instructions received from both hardware and software. 

How do I install a CPU?

  • Before doing anything, make sure you take not of all the necessary information such as the processor’s model number, serial number, and specs. Also make sure to turn off and unplug your computer. 
  • If your computer already has a CPU previously installed, you should remove it first before a new processor can be added. 
    • If the existing processor is a socket processor and has an attached heat sink, you must first remove the heat sink before you can remove the processor. 
      • If the processor is mounted to a ZIF socket, locate the small arm (metal bar) on one of the sides of the processor. Moving it from a horizontal to a vertical position will release the processor. 
      • If the processor is mounted to a LIF socket, you need a chip remove tool to remove it. Most new processors usually come with this tool. Place the tool between the processor and the socket. Gently work the processor out of the socket and be careful not to bind or break any of the pins. 
    • If the processor has a slot instead of a socket, you do not have to remove the heat sink. Just locate the two tabs on either side of the processor and move them to the outward position. You should then be able to remove the processor by pulling it out vertically.