Troubleshooting the Personal Computer / Edition 1

Troubleshooting the Personal Computer / Edition 1

by Patrick Regan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130957968

ISBN-13: 9780130957962

Pub. Date: 06/22/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

A comprehensive reference providing all of the necessary information to explain PC and printer troubleshooting and repair through discussion of important concepts, real-world examples and hands-on exercises. This book covers both old and new technology including the newest microprocessors, GAP, 3D video and sound cards, USB and FireWire and the Internet Browser. It…  See more details below

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A comprehensive reference providing all of the necessary information to explain PC and printer troubleshooting and repair through discussion of important concepts, real-world examples and hands-on exercises. This book covers both old and new technology including the newest microprocessors, GAP, 3D video and sound cards, USB and FireWire and the Internet Browser. It also covers all of the topics and provides 650 review questions for the A+ Technician Certification Exam. Basic electronics, disassembling and assembling the PC, microprocessors, RAM, motherboard support chips, expansion slots and cards, case and power supply, hard drives, floppy drives, compact disk drives, disk structure, tape drives and data protection, video systems, input devices, sound cards, serial ports and modems, parallel ports and printers, DOS, Windows 3.XX, 95/98 and NT and networks. It also includes appendices for error codes and a glossary. For anyone interested in becoming a PC technician, currently repairing PC's or taking the A+ technician exam.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130957962
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/22/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
655
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 10.83(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

1. A PC Overview.
2. The PC Technician.
3. Basic Electronics.
4. The Disassembly and Assembly of the PC.
5. Microprocessors.
6. RAM.
7. The Motherboard Support Chips.
8. The Expansion Slots and Cards.
9. The Case and Power Supply.
10. The Hard Drive.
11. The Floppy Drive and Other Removable Media.
12. The Compact Disk Drive.
13. The Disk Structure.
14. Tape Drives and Data Protection.
15. The Video System.
16. Input Devices.
17. Sound Cards.
18. Serial Ports and Modems.
19. Parallel Ports and Printers.
20. MS-DOS.
21. Windows 3.XX.
22. Windows 95 and 98.
23. Windows NT.
24. Computers Connected to a Network.
Appendix A: A+ Certification.
Appendix B: Useful Computer Tables.
Appendix C: POST Error Codes.
Appendix D: Operating System Error Codes.
Appendix E: Glossary.
Index.

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