Troubleshooting and Repairing Consumer Electronics without a Schematic / Edition 3

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In this updated edition of his best-selling guide, Homer Davidson, master of consumer electronics, provides wizardly hands-on advice on troubleshooting and repairing a wide range of electronic devices -- without the benefit of schematic diagrams.

* Covers car stereos, cassette players, stereo audio circuits, radios, VCRs, TVs, speaker systems, CD-players, and more

* NEW coverage of DVD players and remote control units

* More than 400 detailed drawings and photos to illustrate the most efficient way to locate, test, and repair defective components

An indispensable hands-on guide for electronics technicians, students, and advanced hobbyists. This resource provides hundreds of illustrations and photographs which demonstrate how to locate, test, and repair defective components in audio amplifiers, car radios, casette decks, TV chassis, compact disc players, power supplies, AM/FM receivers, and VCRs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071421812
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/15/2004
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 461
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Homer L. Davidson wrote more than 45 books and over 1000 articles on technical-level electronics. His highly popular books include Troubleshooting and Repairing Audio Equipment, now in its Third Edition; Troubleshooting and Repairing Compact Disc Players, now in its Third Edition; Troubleshooting and Repairing Camcorders, now in its Second Edition; and Troubleshooting and Repairing Solid-State TVs, now in its Third Edition, all published by McGraw-Hill. At the end of his life he was the TV Servicing Consultant for Electronic Servicing & Technology magazine.

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Table of Contents

1 Servicing methods without a schematic 1
2 How to locate, test, and repair 31
3 Troubleshooting and repairing audio amps, large and small 71
4 Servicing auto receivers 103
5 Servicing cassette players 135
6 Troubleshooting CD players 167
7 Troubleshooting the TV chassis 201
8 Servicing power supplies 241
9 Servicing stereo sound circuits 277
10 Troubleshooting AM/FM/MPX stages 309
11 VCR and TV/VCR combo repairs 345
12 Repairing remote control units 387
13 DVD player repairs 411
Index 449
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