check your local colleges >>>> almost all of them have a rather large group of students that offer free support for computer enthusiasts and students needing to fix their machine, you dont have to be a student to get invloved; its a walk in kind of thing
The internet is a great source of info .. if you know what you are looking for ..
There are many e-books on the subject but as yet I have seen nothing that comes free.
Most common problems are the famous "swollen capacitor syndrome, but even after investing in tools,components and test software there are no guarantees that a motherboard can actually be repaired to "full working condition". I have repaired many boards with bad caps but theer are always a number that "refuse" to co-operate. The best course is to work with experienced techs who don't mind passing on their knowledge .. but IMHO there aren't many of them around.
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