computer graphics in the '70's
I first used computers in 1979 when I was in grade two. The school had a couple of Apple II+ computers, and so did a cousin...
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For me it would be more of a question as to what I carry in my service kit-bag because most of the work I do is onsite. I just use the same basic kit for onsite and in the shop.
1. screwdrivers of various sizes, both magnetic and non-magnetic 2. pliers (regular and needle-nose), side-cutters, wire strippers, and a small adjustable wrench. 3. network cable test kit 4. couple of network cables 5. headphones (for testing sound card outputs) 6. USB mouse, PS2 mouse, and Serial mouse 7. small vial of light machine oil for rejuvinating noisy fans 8. Anti-static wrist strap 9. extra power cord 10. buttortment of screws common in most PCs. 11. Small flashlight 12. band-aids in case you cut yourself on a sharp-edged case, and pain reliever pills for those headache-inducing jobs. 13. Floppy discs (boot floppies for every version of windows, basic hardware diagnostics, Norton Ghost, Spinrite, NTFSDOS pro and a few blank floppies) 14. CDs (a copy of every version of windows OS install CDs from Win95a to WinXP SP2, Ultimate Boot CD, Knoppix, lots of driver library CDs I compile myself, antivirus and anti-spyware CDs, a Spinrite bootable CD, blank CD-Rs, and CDs with various useful utilities I have found on the web over the years) I keep all these discs in a big soft-side CD portfolio. 15. Hard-copy documentation of various common windows problems and solutions mostly from the MS Knowlege Base, and many sets of instructions for manually removing certain kinds of spyware. 16. Extra internal IDE, SATA, and floppy cables 17. A couple of USB cables, VGA cable, and parallel printer cable (I usually just leave these in the vehicle and use them as needed rather than always carry them in my service kit) 18. 25 foot telephone cord, and a small cheap telephone handset for checking telco jacks.
With this kit, I am prepared to handle the vast majority of situations I encounter. I may bring other parts, equipment, tools, etc depending on the issue and job though if I think I may need it.
Sony Vaio, serial # ends in 6, for version clarification, any good
What you bought is very good. Even if you were to pay a lot of extra dollars and get a full 64 bit processor, there would be...
At the shop on the workbench, i usually just put the basic kit nearby and use it. I don't have two complete sets of tools. Other items I have at the shop are extra monitors, harddrives, floppy drives, CD drives, DVD drives, soldering station, keyboards with AT and PS2 connectors, lots more cables of various types, power supplies of various types, RAM modules of various types, etc. The list is really too long to go into too much detail.