Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book.

By: Anderson, HowardContributor(s): Tooley, MikeMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandNewnes Pocket Books: Publisher: Jordan Hill : Elsevier Science, 2014Edition: 3rd edDescription: 1 online resource (242 p.)ISBN: 9780080497464Subject(s): Microcomputers - Maintenance and repair | MicrocomputersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket BookDDC classification: 621.3916029 LOC classification: TK7887Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 A brief history of the PC; 1.2 Conventions used in this book; 1.3 General approach to troubleshooting; 1.4 Where to start; 1.5 What to ask; 1.6 Categorizing faults; 1.7 Hardware faults; 1.8 Software faults; 1.9 Configuration problems; 1.10 Burn-in; 1.11 What is fitted in your PC?; 1.12 General points; Chapter 2. The Internet; 2.1 Internet, the main search engines; 2.2 Searching the web; 2.3 An example of searching the Internet; 2.4 Can you trust the answers you find?
Chapter 3. Microcomputer fundamentals3.1 Microcomputer basics; 3.2 Catching the bus; 3.3 Expanding the system; 3.4 Clocks and timing; 3.5 Interrupting the system; 3.6 Data representation; 3.7 Binary and hexadecimal; 3.8 A quick tour of the system; 3.9 Operating systems; 3.10 Dismantling a system; 3.11 Safety first!; 3.12 Static hazards; 3.13 Cooling; Chapter 4. System architecture and construction; 4.1 PC architecture; 4.2 Modern system board layouts; 4.3 Wiring and cabling; 4.4 Replacing the CPU; 4.5 Upgrading the CPU; 4.6 Troubleshooting the motherboard; Chapter 5. The PC expansion buses
5.1 ISA bus5.2 EISA bus; 5.3 MCA bus; 5.4 VESA (or VL) bus; 5.5 PCI bus; 5.6 Troubleshooting the PCI bus; 5.7 Accelerated graphics port (AGP); 5.8 Troubleshooting the AGP; Chapter 6. Semiconductor memory; 6.1 Memory basics; 6.2 Upgrading your BIOS ROM; 6.3 Random access memory (RAM); 6.4 RAM troubleshooting; 6.5 CMOS RAM; 6.6 Memory diagnostics; Chapter 7. Printers and the printer interface; 7.1 Parallel I/O; 7.2 ECP/EPP (Centronics) printer port; 7.3 Printer types and emulations; 7.4 Troubleshooting the printer; 7.5 Printing from Windows; 7.6 General printer troubleshooting
Chapter 8. The serial communication ports8.1 The RS-232 standard; 8.2 Troubleshooting the serial ports; Chapter 9. Replaceable disk drives; 9.1 Floppy disk formats; 9.2 The boot record; 9.3 Booting the system; 9.4 Troubleshooting the floppy disk drive; 9.5 Replacing a disk drive; 9.6 Zip and Jaz disk drives; 9.7 Troubleshooting Zip disks; Chapter 10. Hard disk drives; 10.1 Hard drive basics; 10.2 Disk performance; 10.3 Drive interfaces; 10.4 Comparative performance of SCSI and IDE/ATA; 10.5 Partitioning the disk; 10.6 The master boot record; 10.7 Troubleshooting the hard drive
10.8 Installing, replacing, upgrading a hard disk drive10.9 Recovering from disaster; Chapter 11. Displays; 11.1 PC display standards; 11.2 Video graphics; 11.3 Graphics cards; 11.4 Video RAM required; 11.5 Display types; 11.6 Troubleshooting displays; 11.7 Troubleshooting video adapters; Chapter 12. Viruses; 12.1 Types of virus; 12.2 Email viruses; 12.3 Hoaxes; 12.4 Sources of viruses; 12.5 Virus prevention; 12.6 Detecting and eliminating viruses; 12.7 Anti-virus software - seven of the best; 12.8 Getting virus help via the Internet; Chapter 13. Troubleshooting Windows error messages
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Summary: Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book provides a concise and compact reference that describes, in a clear and straightforward manner, the principles and practice of faultfinding and upgrading PCs and peripherals. The strong practical emphasis is backed up with many illustrations and examples of real-lie problems. The book is aimed at anyone who is involved with the installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrading, repair or support of PC systems. It also provides non-technical users with sufficient background information, charts and checklists to enable the diagnosis of faults and help to
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Front Cover; Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 A brief history of the PC; 1.2 Conventions used in this book; 1.3 General approach to troubleshooting; 1.4 Where to start; 1.5 What to ask; 1.6 Categorizing faults; 1.7 Hardware faults; 1.8 Software faults; 1.9 Configuration problems; 1.10 Burn-in; 1.11 What is fitted in your PC?; 1.12 General points; Chapter 2. The Internet; 2.1 Internet, the main search engines; 2.2 Searching the web; 2.3 An example of searching the Internet; 2.4 Can you trust the answers you find?

Chapter 3. Microcomputer fundamentals3.1 Microcomputer basics; 3.2 Catching the bus; 3.3 Expanding the system; 3.4 Clocks and timing; 3.5 Interrupting the system; 3.6 Data representation; 3.7 Binary and hexadecimal; 3.8 A quick tour of the system; 3.9 Operating systems; 3.10 Dismantling a system; 3.11 Safety first!; 3.12 Static hazards; 3.13 Cooling; Chapter 4. System architecture and construction; 4.1 PC architecture; 4.2 Modern system board layouts; 4.3 Wiring and cabling; 4.4 Replacing the CPU; 4.5 Upgrading the CPU; 4.6 Troubleshooting the motherboard; Chapter 5. The PC expansion buses

5.1 ISA bus5.2 EISA bus; 5.3 MCA bus; 5.4 VESA (or VL) bus; 5.5 PCI bus; 5.6 Troubleshooting the PCI bus; 5.7 Accelerated graphics port (AGP); 5.8 Troubleshooting the AGP; Chapter 6. Semiconductor memory; 6.1 Memory basics; 6.2 Upgrading your BIOS ROM; 6.3 Random access memory (RAM); 6.4 RAM troubleshooting; 6.5 CMOS RAM; 6.6 Memory diagnostics; Chapter 7. Printers and the printer interface; 7.1 Parallel I/O; 7.2 ECP/EPP (Centronics) printer port; 7.3 Printer types and emulations; 7.4 Troubleshooting the printer; 7.5 Printing from Windows; 7.6 General printer troubleshooting

Chapter 8. The serial communication ports8.1 The RS-232 standard; 8.2 Troubleshooting the serial ports; Chapter 9. Replaceable disk drives; 9.1 Floppy disk formats; 9.2 The boot record; 9.3 Booting the system; 9.4 Troubleshooting the floppy disk drive; 9.5 Replacing a disk drive; 9.6 Zip and Jaz disk drives; 9.7 Troubleshooting Zip disks; Chapter 10. Hard disk drives; 10.1 Hard drive basics; 10.2 Disk performance; 10.3 Drive interfaces; 10.4 Comparative performance of SCSI and IDE/ATA; 10.5 Partitioning the disk; 10.6 The master boot record; 10.7 Troubleshooting the hard drive

10.8 Installing, replacing, upgrading a hard disk drive10.9 Recovering from disaster; Chapter 11. Displays; 11.1 PC display standards; 11.2 Video graphics; 11.3 Graphics cards; 11.4 Video RAM required; 11.5 Display types; 11.6 Troubleshooting displays; 11.7 Troubleshooting video adapters; Chapter 12. Viruses; 12.1 Types of virus; 12.2 Email viruses; 12.3 Hoaxes; 12.4 Sources of viruses; 12.5 Virus prevention; 12.6 Detecting and eliminating viruses; 12.7 Anti-virus software - seven of the best; 12.8 Getting virus help via the Internet; Chapter 13. Troubleshooting Windows error messages

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Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book provides a concise and compact reference that describes, in a clear and straightforward manner, the principles and practice of faultfinding and upgrading PCs and peripherals. The strong practical emphasis is backed up with many illustrations and examples of real-lie problems. The book is aimed at anyone who is involved with the installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrading, repair or support of PC systems. It also provides non-technical users with sufficient background information, charts and checklists to enable the diagnosis of faults and help to

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