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Fujitsu to offer build-it-yourself PC course to customers

By Shawn Knight
Jul 5, 2012
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  1. Fujitsu is veering off the beaten manufactured PC path and will soon begin offering classes to teach individuals how to build their computers. The move will further bolster PC assembly workshops that the company has been running in Fukushima and……

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  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    Cool idea, good to see a manufacturer giving back to its customers, in this case in the form of education.
     
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +223

    Very cool idea indeed, hope it works out for them. Maybe it will give more people the idea to rather build a machine your self rather then paying alot for little.
     
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Hopefully this will demystify the process.

    Putting a computer together is not THAT difficult, providing you take your time, protect against static electricity, and slowly put everything in order. And software setup is pretty automatic.

    Problem is when something doesn't go 100%, which is pretty often on an average installation, your average computer user will panic, and not want to proceed so as not to mess everything up. That's really what separates the amateurs from the pros and enthusiasts.
     
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,103   +346

    This is very cool.

    They should offer this service in north america I would be happy to work for them and teach some of the courses :)

    Been building computers for 20 years self taught like many on this site.
     
  6. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 224   +7

  7. Cheese Cake

    Cheese Cake TS Rookie

    Lol, I remember watching those commercials when I was a kid
     
  8. Real work gets done on a real PC. Period.
     
  9. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    This. I taught my brother how to install or remove modules like RAM or Graphic Card, so when things screw up he can at least perform self-troubleshooting immediately without me physically being there.
     
  10. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +45

    Slowly, well just speaking for myself, sometimes I don't have the luxury of taking my time during a computer build. During one project, where one of my clients dropped an atomic time bomb on me, from the time I had everything out of it's boxes and packaging to the time I started formatting the hard drive, as to make it ready for the O.S. was around 27 minutes. My client setup the deal, money wise, the faster I get it done the more I would get paid as far a bonus, on top of my regular fee's. Full computer build, O.S. install, Office suite, anti-virus program and system maintenance tools like CCleaner and and Auslogic's disk defrag, start to finish 2.5 hours the .5 hours was taken up by the home delivery.

    Big time bonus.........."big diamonds, big diamonds"! :)
     
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Well, if you are getting hired by clients to put together computers very quickly then you're probably not the target audience for this course or my post.
     

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