9780789725424

Upgrading and Repairing PCs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789725424

  • ISBN10:

    0789725428

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback w/CD-ROM
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Que
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Summary

New, updated edition of the author's classic book on hardware repair. Scott Mueller covers audio, video and Internet connectivity for the lowdown on supercharging your PC. Previous edition c2000. CD-ROM included.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(8)
Personal Computer Background
11(16)
PC Components, Features, and System Design
27(12)
Microprocessor Types and Specifications
39(154)
Motherboards and Buses
193(152)
BIOS
345(58)
Memory
403(72)
The IDE Interface
475(38)
The SCSI Interface
513(34)
Magnetic Storage Principles
547(22)
Hard Disk Storage
569(40)
Floppy Disk Storage
609(26)
High-Capacity Removable Storage
635(52)
Optical Storage
687(92)
Physical Drive Installation and Configuration
779(34)
Video Hardware
813(66)
Audio Hardware
879(44)
I/O Interfaces from Serial and Parallel to IEEE-1394 and USB
923(30)
Input Devices
953(44)
Internet Connectivity
997(58)
Local Area Networking
1055(48)
Power Supply and Chassis/Case
1103(58)
Portable PCs
1161(52)
Building or Upgrading Systems
1213(52)
PC Diagnostics, Testing, and Maintenance
1265(50)
File Systems and Data Recovery
1315(144)
Appendixes
A Glossary
1357(62)
B Key Vendor Contract Information
1419(6)
C Troubleshooting Index
1425(34)
List of Acronyms 1459(4)
Index 1463

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