Fix Your Own PC / Edition 8

Fix Your Own PC / Edition 8

by Corey Sandler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470107871

ISBN-13: 9780470107874

Pub. Date: 06/12/2007

Publisher: Wiley

  • Packed with crisp black-and-white photographs and illustrations, this bestselling guide walks people step by step through all aspects of troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing a PC
  • Includes an all-new chapter on "Working Outside the Box," which focuses on external communication devices and controllers
  • Covers hardware upgrades and repair-memory,

Overview

  • Packed with crisp black-and-white photographs and illustrations, this bestselling guide walks people step by step through all aspects of troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing a PC
  • Includes an all-new chapter on "Working Outside the Box," which focuses on external communication devices and controllers
  • Covers hardware upgrades and repair-memory, hard drives, CD and DVD drives, video cards, monitors, USB connections, modems, routers, and more-as well as tools for diagnosing and fixing software problems, including antivirus software, diagnostic programs, and system restore and driver update utilities
  • The CD-ROM includes essential video clips of the most common Fix-Your-Own techniques and hard-to-find information on older machines as well as a searchable PDF version of the book, making the book valuable to owners of both old and new machines

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470107874
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/12/2007
Series:
Fix Your Own PC Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
555
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Author’s Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Publisher’s Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1: Looking Under the Hood.

Chapter 2: The Microprocessor.

Chapter 3: BIOS. 

Chapter 4: The Computer Bus.

Chapter 5: Basic Hardware Skills.

Chapter 6: Step-by-Step through a Modern PC.

Chapter 7: Shopping for PC Parts.

Chapter 8: Memory.

Chapter 9: Floppy Drives .

Chapter 10: Media Hard Drives.

Chapter 11: Removable Media Hard Drives.

Chapter 12: CD and DVD Drives.

Chapter 13: Video Display Adapters and Standards.

Chapter 14: Monitors and LCD Displays.

Chapter 15: Working Outside the Box: External Serial, USB, eSATA, and FireWire Connections.

Chapter 16: Modem Telecommunications.

Chapter 17: The Parallel Interface.

Chapter 18: Hard Copy.

Chapter 19: Your Computer’s Hands, Eyes, and Ears.

Chapter 20: Networks, Gateways, Routers, and WiFi Wireless .

Chapter 21: Backup Strategies.

Chapter 22: Antivirus, Utility, and Diagnostic Programs.

Chapter 23: Windows Troubleshooting and Repairs.

Chapter 24: Common-Sense Solutions to Hardware Headaches.

Glossary.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

What’s on the CD.

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