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9780782126068

The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide with CD-ROMs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780782126068

  • ISBN10:

    0782126065

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-01-01
  • Publisher: SYBEX

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Summary

In simple, easy-to-follow language, this problem-solving wonder shows how to prevent disasters and fix them when they occur. Based on Minasi's extremely popular world-wide PC upgrade and repair seminars, this book gives PC owners or support persons all they need to know to handle 99 percent of their PC problems. The CD-ROMs include diagnostic and utility programs and a multimedia product called PC Tune.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxxiii
Five Easy Pieces: PC Hardware in a Nutshell
1(18)
Disassembling the PC
19(50)
Inside the PC: Pieces of the Picture
69(172)
Avoiding Service: Preventive Maintenance
241(38)
Troubleshooting PC Problems
279(32)
Installing New Circuit Boards (Without Creating New Problems)
311(68)
Repairs with Circuit Boards and Chips
379(36)
Semiconductor Memory
415(32)
Power Supplies and Power Protection
447(34)
Hard Disk Drive Overview and Terminology
481(38)
Installing a Hard Disk
519(46)
How The Operating System Organizes Your Disk
565(22)
Viruses
587(46)
Care and Feeding of Hard Drives
633(62)
Understanding, Installing, and Repairing Floppy Drives
695(22)
Understanding and Installing SCSI Devices
717(50)
Troubleshooting Printers
767(18)
Troubleshooting Laser Printers
785(60)
Modems and Serial Interfaces
845(34)
Keyboards and Mice
879(14)
Video Adapters and Displays
893(32)
Play It Loud: Sound Cards
925(22)
You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video Capture
947(48)
An Overview of CD-ROM
995(32)
A Buyer's Guide to PCs
1027(18)
Notebook/Laptop Computers
1045(42)
Using the Internet and Online Services
1087(60)
This Old Computer
1147(34)
Building the Ultimate Computer
1181(58)
Software Solutions: Using the Control Panel
1239(36)
Appendix A Vendors Guide 1275(68)
Appendix B A Short Overview on Reading Hexadecimal 1343(12)
Appendix C Complete Hardware Dictionary 1355(148)
Appendix D Sample A+ Core Module Exam Questions 1503(15)
Index 1518

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