The Complete PC Upgrade & Maintenance Lab Manual 2nd Edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782128550
  • Publisher: Sybex, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book vii
Lab 1 The Computer 1
Lab 2 Starting the Computer 7
Lab 3 Essential CMOS Backup 15
Lab 4 The Tools and Work Area 21
Lab 5 Opening the Case 27
Lab 6 Cables and Connectors 31
Lab 7 Disassembling the Computer 39
Lab 8 The Central Processing Unit 47
Lab 9 CMOS Setup 53
Lab 10 Replacing the Power Supply 61
Lab 11 Preventive Maintenance 65
Lab 12 Virus Protection 71
Lab 13 Adding Memory 79
Lab 14 The Hard Drive 87
Lab 15 Installing a Hard Drive 95
Lab 16 Formatting 101
Lab 17 Multiple Disk Partitions 107
Lab 18 Master/Slave Configurations 115
Lab 19 Dual-Booting 121
Lab 20 Keeping Hard Disks in Good Shape 127
Lab 21 General Backup Techniques 133
Lab 22 Diagnosing and Fixing Hard Disk Problems 139
Lab 23 Installing a SCSI Adapter 145
Lab 24 Installing a Video Board 151
Lab 25 Installing a CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD Drive 159
Lab 26 The Serial and Parallel Ports 165
Lab 27 Installing a Modem 175
Lab 28 Connecting to the Internet 179
Lab 29 Networking PCs 187
Lab 30 Installing a Sound Card 197
Lab 31 Handling I/O Address Conflicts 203
Lab 32 The Device Manager 209
Lab 33 Using the Add New Hardware Wizard 215
Lab 34 Troubleshooting Printers 221
Lab 35 Solving IRQ Problems 225
Lab 36 Solving Mouse and Keyboard Problems 231
Lab 37 Power Safety--Line Noise Protection and Battery Backup 235
Lab 38 General Troubleshooting 241
Lab 39 Notebook Upgrades 247
Lab 40 Building the Ultimate Computer 255
Appendix Six Essential Upgrades 265
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