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What Makes You Want To Join Electronic Repair Line?
As for me, i love electronics since at the very young age. I believe those who venture into this electronic repair line, like me love to dismantle thing and find out how the things work. After completion of my secondary school, i enrolled for a basic electronic course but never finish the course because i was accepted to study form six (you need to study form six in order to enter local university). My result was not good and i went to look for job. I’ve been a computer salesman, car salesman, work in supermarket, car mechanic, etc and i don’t work for long as i find it not challenging at all! I do not know why i failed to stick long in those jobs. Somehow deep in my heart long for a job that deals with electronics. To cut long story short, i managed to work in a computer firm specializing in repairing AT power supply and Monitors. I took up part time electronic courses and even completed the City and Guilds Of London exam. From that moment i joined the computer firm, i did not look back and continue to excel in electronic repair and further my studies. That time there were no internet access yet and the only resourses that i have was electronic repair books bought from the local bookstore. The first book i bought was about computer repair and the author name was Art Morgalis. Another book was Microcomputer Troubleshooting & Repair by John Stephenson and Bob Cahill (SAMS publication). From the first computer company that i joined until now, everthing that i’ve done or doing sure have related to electronics. It seems that electronics can’t be separated from me. I do have others hobby too like fishing, internet marketing, reading books and etc but my priority still in electronics.
Don’t be surprise that i have a successful electronic repair friend that was “force” into this trade. Actually he is my working colleague in the first computer firm. He worked as a delivery man but because of lack of technician in the technical department, he was actually force to repair monitors by his superior. He never study electronics before even till today. He told me that he just blankly learned from mistake and asked other repair friends. Everyday he compares the bad and a good components until he got hold of this field and now he is a specialist in repairing Monitors include the LCD Monitors as well.
Another repair friend when i asked him why do you want to join this electronic repair trade? He told me that accounting work was very boring and not challenging. He gave up his profession and took up electronic repair as his main income. This mean he started to love electronics at the later age and not like us that love electronics since when we were young.
After reading the above post perhaps you have story that you want to share with us. I truly appreciate your comment, after all we just have to come back to our own Species (electronic repairers) to fellowship with each others.