Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting / Edition 1by James L. Antonakos, James L. Antonakos, Kenneth C. Mansfield
Pub. Date: 11/27/2000
A valuable resource for any PC user, this self-paced exercise book provides hands-on experience and troubleshooting in all major hardware aspects including its microprocessor, memory, I/O systems, floppy and hard drives, CD-ROMs, display adapters, sound cards, and modems. Contains 20 targeted exercises designed to familiarize users with all vital personal computer internal operations and prepare them to cope with any question or problem they will encounter with the personal computer, its peripherals, other hardware, and controlling the hardware through the Windows operating system. Sets the stage for each exercise by examining how Joe Tekk(, a fictitious computer specialist at a fictitious company, deals with the exercise topics, then follows with Performance Objectives, Background Information, Troubleshooting Techniques, Self-Test, Familiarization Activity, Questions/Activities, and a Review Quiz. Appendices cover a wide range of more advanced microcomputer-related topics from processor architecture to hardware and software interrupts. For those interested in acquiring a strong, working knowledge of the internal operations of today's personal computers; ideal for those in the electronics, technology, and engineering industries.
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Table of Contents
Exercise 2. Computer Environments.
Exercise 3. System Teardown and Assembly.
Exercise 4. Power Supplies.
Exercise 5. Floppy Disk Drives.
Exercise 6. The Motherboard Microprocessor and Coprocessor.
Exercise 7. The Motherboard Memory.
Exercise 8. Motherboard Expansion Slots.
Exercise 9. Power-On Self-Test (POST).
Exercise 10. Motherboard Replacement and Setup.
Exercise 11. Hard Disk Fundamentals.
Exercise 12. Hard Drive Backup.
Exercise 13. Hard Disk Replacement and File Recovery.
Exercise 14. Video Monitors and Video Adapters.
Exercise 15. The Computer Printer.
Exercise 16. Keyboards and Mice.
Exercise 17. Telephone Modems.
Exercise 18. CD-ROM and Sound Card Operation.
Exercise 19. Multimedia Devices.
Exercise 20. Networking Hardware.
Appendix A: ASCII Character Set.
Appendix B: Installing New Hardware in Windows.
Appendix C: An Introduction to Intel Microprocessor Architecture.
Appendix D: The Advanced Intel Microprocessors.
Appendix E: Hardware and Software Interrupts.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Self-Test Questions.
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