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Old 11-16-2021, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default To the techs, what do you carry onsite, and in what

I find myself with my personal laptop, NVME -> USB-C adapter to test/retrieve data on SSDs connected to my laptop

USB DVDRW

odd collection of bootable disks for diagnostics (I know some of you have been raving about a collection of these all-in-one tool DVD/CD's, never looked into those)

USB ethernet adapter (unfortunately requires drivers)

USB Sata adapter

2TB HDD for backing data up

Multi-bit screwdriver

Laptop toolkit with extensive bits, pry tools, etc, etc

USB mouse

I use a good laptop bag with space for plenty of stuff. Been thinking about upgrading to a backpack

any suggestions?
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Old 11-16-2021, 06:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: To the techs, what do you carry onsite, and in what

I have a Dell laptop bag, loads of pockets for stuff and expands when i have extra to carry. It has my laptop in it as well.
Bootable discs are quaint, USBs for me, apart from that I have similar stuff to you.
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Old 11-16-2021, 07:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: To the techs, what do you carry onsite, and in what

I mean yeah I do have USB's too. Usually for windows repair/install. I have a disc carrier with some old ones just in case it's an older OS or some bios has issues with booting off USB
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Default Re: To the techs, what do you carry onsite, and in what

It depends on what I'm doing that particular call. I installed a new 75" TV + wallmount for same on Monday....I needed a different set of tools for that.
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Old 11-16-2021, 09:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: To the techs, what do you carry onsite, and in what

Yeah I guess it does depend on the call, but I'm thinking laptop/desktop on call, with a number of possible problems. They say "it's doing this" and it ends up being interpreted as something else
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Old 11-16-2021, 11:06 PM   #6
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I carry pretty much the same PC tools as you do, with minor variations....not so much bootable media. Mainly Hiren's stuff; win10 & XP versions....although the XP one doesn't get used much anymore.... It's always good to have a clonezilla bootable as well.

I always carry the usual hand tools for assembly or disassembly. I also have a couple cans of 'canned air'....

I pack it all around in either a sencore soft bag that used to have a (now obsolete) colorometer kit in it. Nice bag with pockets & shoulder strap....yea, looks like a big purse. If I need my mechanics's tools (like for the install Monday), I have another soft bag for those; again with a strap. It's a little bigger and rattier (for dirty hand tools and a drill).
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Old 11-20-2021, 01:53 PM   #7
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Box with:

- various S1G2 Griffin CPUs and various Socket M Core 2 Duos (as well as some Pentiums)
- a buttload of WLAN cards
- DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs
- one Philips P0 screwdriver
- one Philips P1 screwdriver
- Torx T5, T8 and T10 screwdrivers
- 5x USB flash drives (Hama 16GB USB3, ADATA C008 8GB USB2, Hama 128GB USB2, Kingston Exodia 64GB, TDK 8GB)
- 2x SD-to-microSD adapters, one 2GB one 4GB
- Falcon4 Ultimate Boot CD
- various Windows discs depending on the case
- fresh syringe of MX4
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