Troubleshooting and Repairing Consumer Electronics without a Schematic / Edition 3

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The author technicians trust solves one of electronics' most vexing challenges

In this completely updated new edition of his best-selling guide, Homer Davidson gives you hands-on illustrated guidance on how to troubleshoot and repair a wide range of electronic products — when you can't get your hands on the schematic diagrams. One of the most respected names in consumer electronics, Davidson — who actually ran his own successful radio and TV repair business for more than 40 years — shows you how to diagnose and solve circuit and mechanical problems in car stereos, cassette players, CD players, VCRs, TVs and TV/VCR combos, DVD players, power supplies, remote controls, and more. Included are more than 400 detailed drawings and photographs that illustrate the most efficient methods for locating, testing, and repairing defective components. In addition, Davidson offers:

* A list of common problems that crop up in each type of electronic unit

* A corresponding chart that points out where to check for those problems

* An abundance of case histories that demonstrate how repairs were actually made

* Instruction on how to tackle "tough dog" problems

Indispensable to today's professional electronic repair technicians, this gold mine of practical guidance will also prove highly useful to electronic engineers, sophisticated hobbyists, and advanced students of electronics.

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
  • Sales rank: 792,773
  • 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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