Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting

Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting

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For an undergraduate introductory course in Computer Technology Troubleshooting.

Taking the mystery out of today's PC, this self-paced, troubleshooting exercise book empowers students with a hands-on, working knowledge of the personal computer's internal operation-covering all major hardware aspects, including the motherboard, floppy and hard drives, CD-ROMs, display adapters, sound cards, and modems. A valuable resource for students of all computer skill levels, it employs a fictitious computer specialist Joe Tekk (c) (as a handy troubleshooting guide), and rounds out the learning experience with thorough and easy-to-follow discussions on networking hardware and a wide range of other important microcomputer-related topics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 17.78mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013041302X
  • 9780130413024

Table of contents

Exercise 1. Microcomputer Familiarization.

Exercise 2. Computer Environments.

Exercise 3. System Teardown and Assembly.

Exercise 4. Power Supplies.

Exercise 5. Floppy Disk Drives.

Exercise 6. The Motherboard Microprocessor and Coprocessor.

Exercise 7. The Motherboard Memory.

Exercise 8. Motherboard Expansion Slots.

Exercise 9. Power-On Self-Test (POST).

Exercise 10. Motherboard Replacement and Setup.

Exercise 11. Hard Disk Fundamentals.

Exercise 12. Hard Drive Backup.

Exercise 13. Hard Disk Replacement and File Recovery.

Exercise 14. Video Monitors and Video Adapters.

Exercise 15. The Computer Printer.

Exercise 16. Keyboards and Mice.

Exercise 17. Telephone Modems.

Exercise 18. CD-ROM and Sound Card Operation.

Exercise 19. Multimedia Devices.

Exercise 20. Networking Hardware.

Appendix A: ASCII Character Set.

Appendix B: Installing New Hardware in Windows.

Appendix C: An Introduction to Intel Microprocessor Architecture.

Appendix D: The Advanced Intel Microprocessors.

Appendix E: Hardware and Software Interrupts.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Self-Test Questions.

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