The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide, 9th edition / Edition 9

The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide, 9th edition / Edition 9

by Mark Minasi, Minasi
     
 

Designed for "every person who owns a PC and has the guts to take the screws off the back cover", this guide is a problem-solving wonder. In simple, easy-to-follow language it shows readers how to prevent disasters and fix them when they occur. The CD-ROMs contain valuable diagnostic and utility programs and PC Tune. See more details below

Overview

Designed for "every person who owns a PC and has the guts to take the screws off the back cover", this guide is a problem-solving wonder. In simple, easy-to-follow language it shows readers how to prevent disasters and fix them when they occur. The CD-ROMs contain valuable diagnostic and utility programs and PC Tune.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782123579
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/24/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1600
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 9.33(h) x 3.09(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
Chapter 1 Five Easy Pieces: PC Hardware in a Nutshell
Chapter 2 Disassembling the PC
Chapter 3 Inside the PC: Pieces of the Picture
Chapter 4 Avoiding Service: Preventive Maintenance
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting PC Problems
Chapter 6 Installing New Circuit Boards (without Creating New Problems to Troubleshoot)
Chapter 7 Repairs with Circuit Boards and Chips
Chapter 8 Semiconductor Memory
Chapter 9 Power Supplies and Power Protection
Chapter 10 Hard Disk Drive Overview and Terminology
Chapter 11 Installing a Hard Disk
Chapter 12 How DOS Organizes Your Disk
Chapter 13 Preventive Maintenance for Your Hard Disk
Chapter 14 Recovering Data and Fixing Hard Disks
Chapter 15 Understanding, Installing, and Repairing Floppy Drives
Chapter 16 Understanding and Installing SCSI Devices
Chapter 17 Troubleshooting Printers
Chapter 18 Troubleshooting Laser Printers
Chapter 19 Modems and Serial Interfaces
Chapter 20 Keyboards and Mice
Chapter 21 Video Adapters and Displays
Chapter 22 Play It Loud: Sound Boards
Chapter 23 You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video Capture
Chapter 24 An Overview of CD-ROM
Chapter 25 A Buyer's Guide to PCs
Chapter 26 Notebook/Laptop Computers
Chapter 27 Utilizing the Internet and Online Services
Appendix A Vendors Guide
Appendix B A Short Overview on Reading Hexadecimal
Appendix C Characteristics of Available Hard Disk Drives
Appendix D Complete Hardware Dictionary
Appendix E Sample A+ Core Module Exam Questions
Index

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