9780619120023

A+ Guide to Hardware

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  • ISBN13:

    9780619120023

  • ISBN10:

    0619120029

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/12/2002
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

New from best-selling author, Jean Andrews, this text is designed to be the most through, step-by-step book for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware. This book maps to CompTIA?s current A+ core exam. FEATURES: ? Includes coverage on P4 motherboards, notebooks, printers, PDAs, wireless devices, and network technology and devices. ? Maps completely to CompTIA?s A+ Core certification exam. ? CoursePrep? A+ test preparation software mimics the exam environment and is included on CD. ? A+ certification icon highlights all of the material related to the exams, so you can pay close attention to the pertinent information. ? A+ Table of Contents provides quick reference to all of A+ material. ? Includes extensive pedagogical features, including review questions, and numerous hands-on exercises.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
v
A+ Table of Contents xiii
Introduction xxiii
How Computers Work
1(48)
How Hardware and Software Work Together
49(32)
Electricity and Power Supplies
81(62)
The Motherboard
143(66)
Supporting I/O Devices
209(68)
Memory and Floppy Drives
277(48)
Understanding and Supporting Hard Drives
325(56)
All About SCSI
381(24)
Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage
405(142)
Supporting Modems
547
PCs on a Network
485(38)
Notebooks, PDAs, and Printers
523(34)
Troubleshooting and Maintenance Fundamentals
557(22)
Purchasing a PC or Building Your Own
579(34)
Appendix A Error Messages and Their Meanings 613(4)
Appendix B Interrupt Vectors 617(4)
Appendix C The Professional PC Technician 621(12)
Glossary 633(22)
Index 655

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