There are actually a lot of ways on how an equipment will not work properly. There might be some contacts that are wearing out, wires that are overheating and short out or burn open, the parts may be damaged by abrasion or impact, and many more. When these things happen, the result is that the equipment may not be operating like how it was made to, or not operate at all.
In these cases, you would normally look for ways on how to get the equipment fixed and operate again. If the assembly line is the place where the equipment that is not functioning properly, then the entire assembly line will be down and an unexpected “time-off” will happen, resulting to losing some revenue. The client that will hire the service of a repair specialist will always be observing every move of the person doing the repairs since he or she will be paying that person for the time that was spent on doing the repairs of the equipment that is not functioning properly. This will always add a lot of pressure to the person that is doing the repairs of the equipments that are not functioning.
So what really is the process of troubleshooting? Troubleshooting is the method on determining the operation or behavior of a circuit that is faulty in order to know 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. Troubleshooting can really be a difficult task and it all depends on what type of equipment needs to be fixed. There are cases where in the components that are faulty can be easily spotted and the issues can be diagnosed easily. But there are also some cases wherein the issues and the faulty components can be really hard to identify. It would be easy to find a faulty relay that has visible signs of burning, while an isolated issue that is caused by a connection that has high resistance can be really hard to spot.
How can you tell if a person is a troubleshooting expert? One quality of an expert troubleshooter is that they can easily find the problem in a component in a very fast pace. 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. These experts appear to have the ability to know what is really faulty in a component. Trial and error is not their thing. So what is the secret of these expert troubleshooters?
You might be thinking that if a person is aware on the function of a certain equipment, he or she will be able to perform the right troubleshooting if it is needed. If you want to be an expert in troubleshooting, you will need more than this.
An expert troubleshooter is always aware of all the functions of an electrical component that is using a familiar or unfamiliar circuit. They always use techniques or methods that will let them analyze a circuit systematically or logically in order to know what is the problem with it. 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.