The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Now revised to comply with new material included in the 2006 CompTIA A+ reg; certification exam, Cheryl Schmidtrs"sThe Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Fourth Edition,presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on the most recent CompTIA A+ reg; exam objectives. Introduction to Computer Repair; On the Motherboard; System Configuration; Disassembly and Power; Logical Troubleshooting; Memory; Floppy Drives and IDE/SCSI Devices; Multimedia Devices; Serial Devices; Video; Printers; Basic Windows and Windows Commands; Windows 2000 Professional; Windows XP Professional; Introduction to Networking; Computer and Network Security; Floppy Drives; Windows 98; Windows NT Workstation. For all readers interested in computer repair and preparation for the CompTIA A+ reg; certification exam.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Computer Repair Overview Safety
Note Technician Qualities Basic Computer
Parts External Connectivity Video Port USB Port Parallel
Port Serial Port Mouse and Keyboard Ports Wireless
Input Devices Mouse and Keyboard Preventive
Maintenance Keyboard Troubleshooting Other
Input Devices Sound Card Ports IEEE 1394
Port Network Ports Modem Ports Pros and Cons of Integrated
Motherboards Docking Station and Port Replicator
On the Motherboard Microprocessor Overview
Microprocessor Basics Intel Processors AMD Processors
Speeding Up Processor Operations Overview
Cache Clocking Dual and Quad Processors Sockets and Slots
Processor Cooling Installing Microprocessors Overclocking Microprocessors MMX, SSE, and 3DNOW!
Expansion Slots ISA (Industry Standard Architecture)
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
PCI-E (Peripheral Component Interconnect-Express)
PCI for the Laptop More Motherboard Connectors Proprietary Expansion
Slots Chipsets Types of Motherboards Upgrading and Replacing
Motherboards Motherboard Troubleshooting Soft Skills-Active Listening
System Configuration Configuration
Overview Setup Software Flash BIOS CMOS Memory BIOS
Configuration Settings Batteries Laptop and Device
Batteries Replacing a Battery Plug and Play Configuration through Switches
Other Configuration Parameters IRQ (Interrupt Request) PCI Interrupts I/O (Input/Output) Addresses
DMA Channels Memory Addresses Configuration Overview Configuration of ISA Adapters
More about Plug and Play Configuration of PCI, AGP, and PCI-E Adapters Configuration of PC Cards
Installing a USB Device USB Troubleshooting Installing an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Device IEEE 1394
Troubleshooting Infrared Devices Soft Skills-A Good Technician Quality: One Thing at a Time
Disassembly and Power Disassembly Overview Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) EMI (Electromagnetic Interference)
Disassembly Tools Reassembly Cables and Connectors
Hard Drives Laptop Travel and Storage Preventive
Maintenance Basic Electronics Overview Electronic
Terms Power Supply Overview Power Supply Form Factors
Purposes of a Power Supply Power Supply Voltages APM (Advanced Power Management) and ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
Replacing or Upgrading a Power Supply Power
Supply Problems Symptoms of Power Supply Problems
Adverse Power Conditions Adverse Power Protection
Surge Protectors Line Conditioners Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Standby Power Supply (SPS) Phone Line Isolator Electrical Fires Computer Disposal/Recycling Soft Skills-Written Communications Skills
Logical Troubleshooting Troubleshooting
Overview Recreate the Problem Hardware or Software Divide and Conquer
Repair the Problem or Go Back to Test Another
Theory Test the Solution and Document Soft Skills-Provide Feedback to the User
Memory Memory Overview Memory Physical Packaging Planning the Memory
Installation Planning the Memory Installation-Memory Technologies Planning the Memory
Installation-Memory Features Planning for Memory-The Amount of Memory to Install Planning for Memory-How Many of Each Memory Type?
Planning for Memory-Research and Buy Laptop Memory Installing
Memory Overview Removing/Installing a DIP Chip Removing/Installing a DIMM/RIMM Adding More Cache/RAM Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP
Disk Caching Monitoring Memory Usage Under Windows Old Applications Under NT Workstation/2000/XP Troubl$$$>
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