There are actually a lot of ways on how an equipment will not work properly. There are a number of reasons like parts that are damaged due to abrasion or impact, wires that are overheating and shorting out or burning open, or mechanical parts and contacts that are wearing out. The equipment many not be functioning well or may not operate at all if these things happen.
You will normally look for ways on how to repair the equipment and make it operate again in this cases. If the equipment that is malfunctioning is part of an assembly line, the whole line would be down and would cause and unexpected time-off and would lose a lot of revenue. You should be aware that if you are responsible in doing some repairs on an equipment that is not functioning properly, then the client will be observing all your moves since they will be paying you for the time that you spent in fixing the equipment. A lot of pressure will be added to the person that is repairing the equipment that is not working well in these cases or more.
So do you really know what troubleshooting is? Troubleshooting is a way of analyzing the operation or behavior of a circuit that is faulty in order to know exactly what is wrong with it. Troubleshooting also involves determining what component or components are not working well and looking for ways to repair the circuit. Depending on the equipment that will be needing some troubleshooting, it can be a really hard thing to do. There are instances that the faulty components can be easily identified and the issues can be easily determined. But there are also instances that the components that are faulty and the problem with it can be really hard to diagnose. There are some issues that can be spotted easily like a faulty relay that shows signs of burning, while cases where an isolated problem that is caused by a connection with high resistance can be really hard to identify.
How can you identify an expert troubleshooter? An expert troubleshooter can easily find the problem in an equipment with the given amount of time. Complicated or easy problems, these experts can identify them all easily. Another good quality of an expert troubleshooter is that they will only be replacing the components that are having some issues. They appear to have the ability to identify what is wrong with the equipment. Trial and error is not their thing. So what is the secret of these expert troubleshooters?
There are some people that thinks they can perform a good troubleshooting on a certain equipment since they know how the equipment works. You will need a lot more than this if you want to be a great at troubleshooting.
An expert troubleshooter is always aware of all the functions of an electrical component that is using a familiar or unfamiliar circuit. These expert troubleshooters know the approach and the methods that they will use in order to analyze a circuit systematically or logically to identify what the problem is. These expert troubleshooters also know what the tools they will use in order to know what is really wrong in a component. Finally, these expert troubleshooters have had the chance to refine and develop their skills in troubleshooting.