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

Overview

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.

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

A PC Overview
1(19)
The PC Technician
19(20)
Basic Electronics
39(22)
The Disassembly and Assembly of the PC
61(12)
Microprocessors
73(36)
RAM
109(26)
The Motherboard Support Chips
135(34)
The Expansion Slots and Cards
169(32)
The Case and Power Supply
201(20)
The Hard Drive
221(38)
The Floppy Disk Drive and Other Removable Media
259(14)
The Compact Disk Drive
273(12)
The Disk Structure
285(18)
Tape Drives and Data Protection
303(16)
The Video System
319(22)
Input Devices
341(18)
Sound Cards
359(10)
Serial Ports and Modems
369(22)
Parallel Ports and Printers
391(26)
MS-DOS
417(38)
Windows 3.XX
455(40)
Windows 95 and 98
495(50)
Windows NT
545(16)
Computers Connected to a Network
561(22)
Appendix A: A + Certification 583(12)
Appendix B: Useful Computer Tables 595(6)
Appendix C: POST Error Codes 601(22)
Appendix D: Operating System Error Codes 623(6)
Appendix E: Glossary 629(16)
Index 645

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