If you take a quick look in the right-hand column of this blog you will see three new sections:
- My Laptops - Grade A (OS Loads all HW OK)
- My Laptops - Grade B (OS Loads But Some HW Faulty)
- My Laptops - Grade C (Faulty/Damaged and OS Wont Load - SPARES and REPAIRS)
Once I have finished documenting all my laptops I can then start to get as many as possible re-graded to the Grade A category by servicing and repairing any faults and getting a relevant OS installed on them.
I'm using the Snipe-IT asset management system to catalogue my collection as it's Open Source, quick to install (if you use the automated script) and very easy to use!
You can add stock photos of a laptop so when you add a new asset that is already in the system there will be a photograph already associated with it, if you want you can even add a specific photo to each asset so you can see exactly what it looks like (including any damage/issues etc).
It's a Linux based system (of which I am no expert on) but I have installed CentOS 7 before so I have used that on a Windows 10 Hyper-V Virtual Machine and it works like a dream!