General Hardware Troubleshooting

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  • Hardware Troubleshooting
    • 1. Power/data is available from source
    • 2. Power cord(s) is/are attached on both ends
    • 3. Data cable(s) is/are attached on both ends
    • 4. Data cable(s) is/are connected to the proper ports
    • 5. Cable(s) is/are proper for situation
    • 6. Cable(s) is/are clean and undamaged
    • 7. Power switch(es) is/are in on position
    • 8. There is a physical indication of on and/or ready state
    • 9. Device(s) is/are configured to accept connections, send/receive data
    • 10. Device temperature/conditions is/are within its/their tolerances
    • 11. Plugs, ports, and/or mechanisms are clean and undamaged
    • 12. Necessary media matches specifications of device
    • 13. Necessary material(s) is/are sufficient for the task(s)
    • 14. Fuse or breaker has not been tripped/blown
    • 15. There is no unusual visible, audible, or tactile noise/effect
    • 16. Device(s) is/are capable of desired action
    • 17. Devices and models are compatible
    • 18. Components are properly seated and in optimal condition
    • 19. Device location has not changed; device has not been moved to another PC
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