A+ Guide to PC Hardware Maintenance & Repair / Edition 1

A+ Guide to PC Hardware Maintenance & Repair / Edition 1

by Michael Graves, Graves
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Cengage Learning

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A+ Guide to PC Hardware Maintenance & Repair / Edition 1

This manual serves equally well as a teaching guide for CompTIA's A+ Core Hardware Exam and as a useful general reference for the PC hardware technician. A thorough guide, it examines the basic components of computer hardware systems, as well as upgrading and troubleshooting computers. An easy-to-read approach is applied to the discussions of each primary component so that readers learn how each component functions, along with the key installation and troubleshooting tips related to that component. Detailed coverage also explores moving and storing data, networking computers, and remote communications.

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ISBN-13: 9781401852306
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/29/2004
Edition description: BOOK & CD
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 7.35(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE The BASICS: PC Basics.An Overview of Components.Basic Electricity & the Power Supply.PART TWO THE CORE COMPONENTS: Computer Enclosures.Motherboards, BIOS & the Chipset.Understanding CPUs.The Evolution of the CPU.Searching Your Memory.PART THREE MOVING AND STORING DATA: Examining The Expansion Bus.User Input Devices.Working with Removable Media.Hard Disk Drive Structure and Geometry.Hard Disk Interfacing and Disk Management.Managing SCSI.PART FOUR THE USER SIDE OF COMPUTING: Your Computer and Graphics.Multimedia.Printing Technologies.Networking Computers.Remote Communications.PART SIX WHEN THINGS GO WRONG: Basic Troubleshooting.Portable Systems.

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