How to Test a Power Supply Using the Nspire Power Tester Plus

Nspire Icon After getting tired of taking power supplies into our local tech shop to be tested, I purchased the Nspire Power Tester Plus. It is very cheap, easy to use, and gets the job done quickly. With it, you can test 20Pin or 24Pin Power Supply Connectors, P4 Power Connectors, Molex Connectors, and Floppy Power Connectors. This is also one of the few testers for this price that has the ability to test S-ATA Power Connectors. Although this walkthrough is specifically for the Nspire Power Tester Plus, I’m sure that the following information can also be applied to other power supply testers as well.

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15 Online Tools that You Will Come to Love as a Tech

Tools Icon I have compiled a list of 15 free online tools that will help you greatly as a tech. I’m sure that there are other good ones that I have left out so please feel free to post the ones that you like as well.

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How to Automatically Remove Preloaded Software From a New Computer

As a tech, I am constantly setting up new computers. I wish setting them up was as easy as just plugging them in and turning them over to the user but, unfortunately, it’s not. Before I can do this, not only do I have to install all of the typical company software, but I also…

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How to Fix a Stuck or Dead Pixel

Stuck pixel? – fix with JScreenFix or these other tools! Even if you know about jscreenfix, this article will show you how to use jscreenfix in easy steps, plus give you some alternate options like flexcode and the pen tip pixel method. All of these are free! This guide will show you how to fix…

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Determine Memory Type Without Opening The Computer

With so many different types of RAM these days, purchasing a memory upgrade is not as easy as it used to be. Since there are so many different types, you will want to make sure you know what you need before you place your order. I would like to show you some quick ways that…

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How to Permanently Wipe All Data from a Hard Drive

My previous job was at a state university. Before sending our old computers off to auction, we had to wipe all hard drives according to Department of Defense 5220-22.M standards. This was to ensure the next owner would not be able to recover any sensitive files that were stored on the computer even through forensic…

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Easily Repair a Corrupt Internet Connection

Have you ever come across a computer that wouldn’t connect to the Internet after removing spyware or other network related software? Or maybe you can connect, but you can only visit certain sites while others time out. This problem is associated with winsock corruption in Windows XP. At this point most people reload the machine.…

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18 Portable Apps that Every Tech Needs

The title says it all. I am a tech and I have found all of these portable apps to be very useful so I thought I would share them with you. All of them can run directly from your USB flash drive. I hope you will find them useful too.

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