PC Doctor Service Center 6 Reviewccokeman -
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The tools in this kit are broken down into two different types. The first is hardware based to diagnose via the actual hard parts. Some interface with the software to make a quick and accurate diagnosis. The second set of tools is software based. I will look at each in depth.
Power Supply Tester: This tool is for troubleshooting the power supply. All three power levels can be checked. This is accomplished by hooking up the molex connectors to the tester on the cable specific connections. The connections available to test are the 24 pin ATX main power,4 pin molex, 4 pin floppy,8 pin 12v auxiliary power, and 6 pin PCIE.
Along the left side of the tester are the test connections for the 8 pin auxiliary 12v, 6 pin PCIE, and floppy drive 4 pin. The right hand side has the 24 pin ATX main power connection. The 4 pin molex and SATA connections are on opposite sides of the test device.
USB 2.0 Flash Drive: This device performs just like a flash drive should. It is only a 128 MB drive but is used primarily to store test results, hence the small capacity.
USB Multi-Purpose Device: The USB Multi-Purpose device is the key to the whole operation when it comes to using the software utilities. Instead of using a key code to activate the software the device must be installed into a USB port when the diagnostics software is in use. It too has proprietary software installed and allows the technician or user to boot to a low level software diagnostics menu. The Multi-Purpose USB device uses three LED's on the back side to help with the diagnostics. The attached card has a diagnostic menu that details what the LEDs mean during testing.