The Complete PC Upgrade & Maintenance Guide

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: Sybex Inc
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* Getting the most out of new storage and networking technologies

Author Biography

Mark Minasi is a noted educator and author in the fields of PC computing, data communications, and operating systems.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxxv
Visual Upgradep. 1
Five Easy Pieces: PC Hardware in a Nutshellp. 21
Disassembling the PCp. 37
Inside the PC: Pieces of the Picturep. 75
Avoiding Service: Preventive Maintenancep. 185
Troubleshooting PC Problemsp. 211
Installing New Circuit Boards (Without Creating New Problems)p. 239
Repairs with Circuit Boards and Chipsp. 283
Semiconductor Memoryp. 309
Power Supplies and Power Protectionp. 327
Hard Disk Drive Overview and Terminologyp. 349
Installing an IDE Hard Drivep. 387
Understanding and Installing SCSI Devicesp. 399
Partitioning and Formatting IDE and SCSI Drivesp. 431
How Hard Drives Organize Datap. 447
An Overview of Virusesp. 463
Care and Feeding of Hard Drivesp. 477
Understanding, Installing, and Repairing Floppy Drivesp. 517
Troubleshooting Printersp. 531
Troubleshooting Inkjet Printersp. 547
Troubleshooting Laser Printersp. 563
Troubleshooting Scannersp. 599
Modems and Other Communications Devicesp. 613
Keyboards and Micep. 645
Video Adapters and Displaysp. 659
Play It Loud: Sound Cardsp. 683
You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video Capturep. 709
An Overview of CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Drivesp. 747
Flash Memoryp. 771
Networking Concepts and Hardwarep. 785
A Buyer's Guide to PCsp. 847
Notebook/Laptop Computersp. 869
Using the Internet for Hardware Supportp. 895
This Old Computerp. 927
Building the Ultimate Computerp. 945
Hardware Management via Software Solutionsp. 985
A Short Overview on Reading Hexadecimalp. 1047
Sample A+ Core Module Exam Questionsp. 1053
Glossaryp. 1075
Indexp. 1147
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