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The Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible, 2nd Edition addresses the changes in the Mac market, offering coverage of new Macs and new Macintosh technologies. Specifically, the book has been enlarged and expanded to cover the iMac line, from the original iMac through the iMac DV series, the iBook line, the PowerBook G3 series and the Power Macintosh G3 and G4 machines that have been introduced since the first edition. All of these machines offer new ways to expand and upgrade storage, processing and input/output tasks. Likewise, they offer new troubleshooting and repair issues. Includes a CD-ROM packed with powerful utilities.
About the Author
About the Author Todd Stauffer is the author or coauthor of over 20 books, including Upgrading and Fixing Macs and iMacs for Dummies, the first edition of Macworld Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible, and Macworld Mac OS 9 Bible, cowritten with Lon Poole. He's also a magazine columnist and contributing writer for various publications including Publish, MacAddict, Silicon Alley Reporter, and CMP's PlanetIT. Todd is the "Upgrade Guy" columnist at MacCentral.com. Todd has worked as a magazine editor, radio host, TV host, and advertising copywriter, all in technical fields. He received a B.A. in English Literature from Texas A&M University. He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
PART I: Getting Ready to Upgrade.
Chapter 1: Time to Upgrade?
Chapter 2: Figure Out Your Mac.
Chapter 3: File Your Upgrade Plan.
Chapter 4: inside Your Mac.
Chapter 5: The Port and Slot Primer.
PART II: Performing the Upgrades.
Chapter 6: Processor and Logic Board Upgrades.
Chapter 7: Upgrading Memory.
Chapter 8: Hard Drives.
Chapter 9: CD-ROMs, Recordable CDs, and DVDs.
Chapter 10: Backups and Removable Drives.
Chapter 11: Input Devices.
Chapter 12: Scanners and Digital Cameras.
Chapter 13: Monitors and Monitor Cards.
Chapter 14: Digital Video, Video Editing, and TV.
Chapter 15: Sound, MP3, MIDI, and Speech.
Chapter 16: Printers and Print Sharing.
Chapter 17: Modems and Internet Access.
Chapter 18: Networking.
Chapter 19: Upgrading for 3D and Gaming.
Chapter 20: Dealing with DOS and Windows PCs.
Chapter 21: PowerBooks.
Chapter 22: iMacs and iBooks.
PART III: Troubleshooting and Repairing.
Chapter 23: Troubleshooting Basics: What's the Problem?
Chapter 24: Power, Accelerators, and Memory.
Chapter 25: Startup, Storage Devices, SCSI, and IDE.
Chapter 26: Input Devices, Scanners, and Cameras.
Chapter 27: Monitors, Video, and Sound.
Chapter 28: Printers and Modems.
Chapter 29: Networking Issues.
Chapter 30: Gaming, Multimedia, and DOS Issues.
Chapter 31: PowerBook Issues.
PART IV: Tweaking and Recovering the Mac OS.
Chapter 32: First Aid for Ailing Mac Systems.
Chapter 33: Cleaning and Maintaining Your System.
Chapter 34: Resolving Conflicts in Mac OS 9.x and Earlier.
Chapter 35: Troubleshooting Mac OS X.
Chapter 36: In Case of Emergency: Reinstalling Mac OS.
Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROM.
Appendix B: Online Resources.
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.