When buying a computer people want a computer that works well and looks good. Building a computer today is much easier than 25 years ago when technicians needed to know about setting jumpers for the right IRQ and DMA. Still, the process one person uses can vary a lot from the process another person uses. What follows is a list of steps we use to refurbish a computer. Our volunteers follow a checklist of steps. A checklist ensures everyone building a computer performs the same basic steps. Checklists also make it easy to troubleshoot steps that might have been missed.