A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting / Edition 1

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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 CompTIAÂ's current A+ core exam. FEATURES: • Includes coverage on P4 motherboards, notebooks, printers, PDAs, wireless devices, and network technology and devices. • Maps completely to CompTIAÂ'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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780619120023
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/12/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses and corporations designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting, and A+ Guide to Software: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting. Jean lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 How Computers Work 1
Ch. 2 How Hardware and Software Work Together 49
Ch. 3 Electricity and Power Supplies 81
Ch. 4 The Motherboard 143
Ch. 5 Supporting I/O Devices 209
Ch. 6 Memory and Floppy Drives 277
Ch. 7 Understanding and Supporting Hard Drives 325
Ch. 8 All About SCSI 381
Ch. 9 Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage 405
Ch. 10 Supporting Modems 449
Ch. 11 PCs on a Network 485
Ch. 12 Notebooks, PDAs, and Printers 523
Ch. 13 Troubleshooting and Maintenance Fundamentals 557
Ch. 14 Purchasing a PC or Building Your Own 579
App. A Error Messages and Their Meanings 613
App. B Interrupt Vectors 617
App. C The Professional PC Technician 621
Glossary 633
Index 655
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