Fix Your Own PC

Fix Your Own PC

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"Fix Your Own PC, Seventh Edition" is a do-it-yourself guide to diagnosing, fixing, and understanding your PC, enabling users to save time and money and gain a sense of pride by accomplishing repairs and upgrades on their own. The six previous editions of this book have sold over 200,000 copies. The sixth edition alone has sold 36,994 net units in 18 months. Over 150 photographs make computer fixes easier for both the veteran and the novice. The seventh edition will update all the existing information plus add an additional section covering the hardware side of home and office networks, including NICs, hubs, switches, routers, and wireless networking devices. In addition to his books on fixing and upgrading PCs and other computer topics, Corey is well known as a travel writer with dozens of travel books to his credit.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 48.26mm | 1,973.12g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • charts, photographs, glossary, index
  • 0764549448
  • 9780764549441

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Preface. Chapter 1: Looking Under the Hood. Chapter 2: The Microprocessor. Chapter 3: BIOS. Chapter 4: Driving the Computer Bus. Chapter 5: Basic Hardware Skills. Chapter 6: Step--by--Step through a Modern Machine. Chapter 7: Shopping for PC Parts. Chapter 8: Memory. Chapter 9: Floppy Drives. Chapter 10: Hard Drives. Chapter 11: Removable Hard Drives. Chapter 12: CD and DVD Drives. Chapter 13: Video Display Adapters and Standards. Chapter 14: Monitors and LCDs. Chapter 15: Serial, USB, and FireWire Connections Chapter 16: Modems. Chapter 17: The Parallel Interface. Chapter 18: Hard Copy. Chapter 19: Your Computer's Hands, Eyes, and Ears. Chapter 20: Networks, Gateways, and Routers. Chapter 21: Living the Good Life: Backing Up Regularly. Chapter 22: Antivirus, Utility, and Diagnostic Programs. Chapter 23 Windows Troubleshooting and Repairs. Chapter 24 Common--Sense Solutions to Common Problems. Appendix A: Numeric Codes and Text Messages. Appendix B: Text Error Messages. Appendix C: Beep Error Codes. Appendix D: IRQ, DMA, and Memory Assignments. Appendix E: Hardware and Software Toolkit. Appendix F: Encyclopedia of Cables and Connectors. Appendix G: Troubleshooting Charts. Glossary. Index.
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Recommended "...does a good job...a very handy reference tool when it comes to fixing those inevitable problems with your little beige chum..." (PC Utilities, May 2003)
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About Corey Sandler

Corey Sandler, a computer--journalism pioneer, was one of the first editors of PC Magazine, as well as the founding editor of Digital News. He has written more than 160 books, including nearly 60 computer and business titles.
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