Microcomputer Hardware, Software, and Troubleshooting for Engineering and Technology

Microcomputer Hardware, Software, and Troubleshooting for Engineering and Technology

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For courses in Microcomputer repair and servicing at all levels. Also for modified offerings in Introduction to Computers. This text provides a detailed, yet straightforward treatment of all facets of microcomputer hardware, software, and troubleshooting-with a strong pedagogy that enables students to apply numerous concepts to real-world computer situations.show more

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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 30.48mm | 1,270.05g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130114669
  • 9780130114662

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. Exercise 1: Using the Instructional System. Exercise 2: Laboratory Familiarization. Exercise 3: Electrical and Mechanical Safety. Exercise 4: Hand Tool Identification and Usage. II. BASIC SKILLS. Exercise 5: Microcomputer Familiarization. Exercise 6: Electrical Component Identification. Exercise 7: Integrated Circuit Insertion and Removal. Exercise 8: Soldering and Desoldering Techniques. III. MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEMS. Exercise 9: Computer Environments. Exercise 10: System Teardown and Assembly. Exercise 11: Power Supplies. Exercise 12: Floppy Disk Drives. Exercise 13: The Motherboard Microprocessor and Coprocessor. Exercise 14: The Motherboard Memory. Exercise 15: Motherboard Expansion Slots. Exercise 16: Power On Self-Test (POST). Exercise 17: Motherboard Replacement and Setup. Exercise 18: Hard Disk Fundamentals. Exercise 19: Hard Drive Backup. Exercise 20: Hard Disk Replacement and File Recovery. Exercise 21: Video Monitors and Video Adapters. Exercise 22: The Computer Printer. Exercise 23: Keyboards and Mice. Exercise 24: Telephone Modems. Exercise 25: CDROM and Sound Card Operation. Exercise 26: Multimedia Devices. Exercise 27: Network Hardware. IV. MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE. Exercise 28: An Overview of Windows 3.x. Exercise 29: An Introduction to Windows. Exercise 30: The Desktop. Exercise 31: The Control Panel. Exercise 32: Windows Explorer. Exercise 33: Managing Printers. Exercise 34: Accessories. Exercise 35: Networking with Windows. Exercise 36: Installing New Software. Exercise 37: Installing New Hardware. Exercise 38: Windows NT Domains. Exercise 39: Other Network Operating Systems. V. SELECTED EXERCISES. Exercise 40: Intel Pentium Processor Architecture. Exercise 41: Computer Languages. Exercise 42: Hardware and Software Interrupts. Exercise 43: The Advanced Intel Microprocessors. Exercise 44: A Detailed Look at the System BIOS. Exercise 45: Windows Internal Architecture. Exercise 46: Computer Viruses. Exercise 47: Setting up a Repair Shop. Appendix A: ASCII Character Set. Appendix B: DOS Reference. Answers to Odd Self-Test Questions. Index.show more

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