Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to PC Hardware Lab Manual

Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to PC Hardware Lab Manual

by Michael Meyers, Lloyd Jeffries

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Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to PC Hardware Lab Manual by Michael Meyers, Lloyd Jeffries

Written by Mike Meyers, the #1 name in A+ training, this manual features 40 labs that challenge you to solve real world problems by applying the concepts you’ve learned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072231229
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 02/03/2004
Series: PC Repair Ser.
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Meyers, MCSE, MCP, A+, MCP, Network+ (Houston, TX), is one of the industry's leading authorities on A+ certification. He is the president and founder and Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations including IBM, Lucent Technologies, GE, the FBI, the FAA and the United Nations. Mike is the best-selling author of the A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, which has sold over 500,000 copies in five editions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Visible PC1
Lab Exercise 1.01Examining User-Accessible Components2
Lab Exercise 1.02Recognizing External Connections8
Lab Exercise 1.03Recognizing Internal Components and Connections13
Lab Analysis Test19
Key Term Quiz20
Chapter 2Microprocessors15
Lab Exercise 2.01CPU Characteristics16
Lab Exercise 2.02CPU Sockets and Slots20
Lab Exercise 2.03CPU Removal and Installation22
Lab Analysis Test25
Key Term Quiz25
Chapter 3RAM21
Lab Exercise 3.01Determining the Amount of RAM in Your PC22
Lab Exercise 3.02Identifying Types of RAM26
Lab Exercise 3.03Removing and Installing RAM29
Lab Analysis Test33
Key Term Quiz34
Chapter 4BIOS and CMOS47
Lab Exercise 4.01Identifying BIOS ROM49
Lab Exercise 4.02Accessing BIOS via the CMOS Setup Program52
Lab Exercise 4.03Configuring BIOS Settings55
Lab Analysis Test57
Key Term Quiz58
Chapter 5Expansion Bus59
Lab Exercise 5.01Identifying Internal Expansion Slots and External Expansion Connectors61
Lab Exercise 5.02Understanding Device Resources66
Lab Exercise 5.03Installing Expansion Cards70
Lab Analysis Test74
Key Term Quiz75
Chapter 6Motherboards77
Lab Exercise 6.01Identifying Motherboard Form Factors79
Lab Exercise 6.02Removing and Labeling Components and Cables81
Lab Exercise 6.03Removing a Motherboard84
Lab Exercise 6.04Identifying Motherboard Features85
Lab Exercise 6.05Installing a Motherboard87
Lab Analysis Test89
Key Term Quiz90
Chapter 7Power Supplies91
Lab Exercise 7.01Electricity93
Lab Exercise 7.02Power Supply Output96
Lab Exercise 7.03Replacing a Power Supply99
Lab Exercise 7.04Power Protection102
Lab Analysis Test104
Key Term Quiz105
Chapter 8Floppy Drives107
Lab Exercise 8.01Installing Floppy Drives108
Lab Exercise 8.02Configuring Floppy Drives113
Lab Exercise 8.03Troubleshooting Floppy Drives118
Lab Analysis Test120
Key Term Quiz121
Chapter 9Hard Drive Technologies123
Lab Exercise 9.01Installing Parallel ATA Hard Drives124
Lab Exercise 9.02Configuring CMOS Settings131
Lab Exercise 9.03Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives136
Lab Exercise 9.04Troubleshooting Hard Drive Installations138
Lab Analysis Test140
Key Term Quiz141
Chapter 10CD and DVD Media143
Lab Exercise 10.01Installing CD and DVD Media Drives144
Lab Exercise 10.02Troubleshooting CD and DVD Media147
Lab Analysis Test149
Key Term Quiz150
Chapter 11Video151
Lab Exercise 11.01Installing Video152
Lab Exercise 11.02Troubleshooting Video161
Lab Analysis Test165
Key Term Quiz166
Chapter 12SCSI167
Lab Exercise 12.01Installing SCSI168
Lab Exercise 12.02Booting from SCSI175
Lab Exercise 12.03Troubleshooting SCSI177
Lab Analysis Test179
Key Term Quiz180
Chapter 13Sound181
Lab Exercise 13.01Installing Sound182
Lab Exercise 13.02Testing Sound188
Lab Analysis Test191
Key Term Quiz192
Chapter 14Portable PCs193
Lab Exercise 14.01Researching to Provide a Proper Upgrade Recommendation195
Lab Exercise 14.02Replacing and Upgrading RAM197
Lab Exercise 14.03Adjusting Power Management to Optimize Battery Life199
Lab Exercise 14.04Field Trip to Play with the Latest Portable PCs202
Lab Analysis Test203
Key Term Quiz204
Chapter 15Printers205
Lab Exercise 15.01Exploring Configuration Settings206
Lab Exercise 15.02Examining Types of Printers209
Lab Exercise 15.03Installing a Printer214
Lab Analysis Test217
Key Term Quiz218
Chapter 16Networking219
Lab Exercise 16.01Identifying Local Area Network Hardware220
Lab Exercise 16.02Installing a Network Interface Card224
Lab Exercise 16.03Configuring Network Settings225
Lab Exercise 16.04Troubleshooting Network Connections228
Lab Analysis Test232
Key Term Quiz233

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