Microcomputer Repair

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For Microcomputer Repair/Servicing, A+ Certification courses, and Computer Architecture courses at the freshman-sophomore level.Requires no prior knowledge of electronics, and minimal acumen in math and theory. Emphasizing the development of essential troubleshooting and repair skills, this combination text/lab manual offers a clearly written and highly organized approach to teaching beginning technology students the fundamental skills required for hardware and software servicing of microcomputer systems. Expanded and updated, it now consists of 58 exercises, which are divided into six units, with each unit addressing a specific range of topics.show more

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  • Paperback | 804 pages
  • 208.3 x 269.2 x 33mm | 1,587.59g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130195782
  • 9780130195784

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The fourth edition of "Microcomputer Repair" contains 58 exercises divided into six units. This combined text and tab manual is designed to teach beginning electronics students the fundamental skills needed to service microcomputer systems' hardware and software. Major revisions to this edition are: Key terms and summary sections, additional information, and several new self-test questions and. activities have been added to all the exercises.Six new exercises increase coverage of Windows and networking.Exercise 51, Computer Languages, now contains exposure to additional languages typically used an the PC, such as Visual C++ and Visual BASIC.Photos of new and current computer hardware have been added.A new Appendix C covers fault tolerance in Windows NT.A new Appendix D provides information -on installing and upgrading Windows.A glossary, which contains detailed terms related to microcomputer systems, has been added. Two CD-ROMs are packaged with the text: One CD-ROM contains DOS-executable programs called WiNQUIZ and NETQUIZ, which test the reader's knowledge of the text material, as well as demonstration versions of useful networking and file-management utilities.A second CD-ROM provides a demonstration version of McAfee Utilities(TM).show more

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Using the Instructional System. 2. Laboratory Familiarization. 3. Electrical and Mechanical Safety. 4. Hand Tool Identification and Use. II. BASIC SKILLS. 5. Microcomputer Familiarization. 6. Electrical Component Identification. 7. Integrated Circuit Removal and Insertion. 8. Soldering and Desoldering Techniques. III. THE WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM. 9. The Early Days of Windows. 10. An Introduction to Windows 95 and 98. 11. An Introduction to Windows NT and Windows 2000. 12. The Desktop. 13. The Control Panel. 14. Windows Explorer. 15. Managing Printers. 16. Accessories Introduction. 17. An Introduction to Networking with Windows. 18. Installing New Software. 19. Installing New Hardware. 20. Windows CE. 21. Other Network Operating Systems. IV. COMPUTER NETWORKS. 22. What Is a Computer Network? 23. Network Topology. 24. Networking Hardware. 25. Networking Protocols. 26. Network Applications. 27. The Internet. 28. Electronic Mail. 29. Network Design and Troubleshooting Scenarios. 30. Windows NT Domains. 31. An Introduction to Telecommunications. V. MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE. 32. Computer Environments. 33. System Teardown and Assembly. 34. Power Supplies. 35. Floppy Disk Drives. 36. The Motherboard Microprocessor and Coprocessor. 37. The Motherboard Memory. 38. Motherboard Expansion Slots. 39. Power-On Self-Test (POST). 40. Motherboard Replacement and Setup. 41. Hard Disk Fundamentals. 42. Hard Drive Backup. 43. Hard Disk Replacement and File Recovery. 44. Video Monitors and Video Adapters. 45. The Computer Printer. 46. Keyboards and Mice. 47. Telephone Modems. 48. CD-ROM and Sound Card Operation. 49. Multimedia Devices. VI. SELECTED TOPICS. 50. An Introduction to Intel Microprocessor Architecture. 51. Computer Languages. 52. Hardware and Software Interrupts. 53. The Advanced Intel Microprocessors. 54. A Detailed Look at the System BIOS. 55. Windows Internal Architecture. 56. Computer Viruses and Security. 57. Performance and Diagnostic Software. 58. Setting Up a Repair Shop. Glossary. Appendix A: ASCII Character Set. Appendix B: DOS Reference. Appendix C: Fault Tolerance in Windows NT. Appendix D: Installing and Upgrading Windows. Appendix E: Installing and Upgrading McAfee Utilities. Answers to Odd-Numbered Self-Test Questions. Index.show more