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Fix Your Own PC with CDROM (Fix Your Own PC)

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Publisher Comments:

NOW UPDATED AND EXPANDED

You can do it yourself!

Why call on high-priced technicians or repair shops when you can fix many common PC issues yourself? It's not really that difficult to add memory, plug in a state-of-the-art video card, or install a new hard drive — that is, when you have these clear, step-by-step instructions, detailed photos, and high-quality video to guide you. Armed with this manual, the right screwdriver, and a few other simple tools, you can keep your PC up to date and running smoothly.

Discover everything you need to know about your computer, including:

  • Motherboard types, cooling techniques, and microprocessors from oldest to newest
  • PC buses, including the PCI bus and the newest version, PCIexpress

  • Minimum configurations for Windows Vista

  • CD and DVD drives in player, recorder, and rewriteable versions

CD contains additional bonus information as well as video clips showing the most common repair and maintenance procedures.

More than 150 detailed photographs and graphics reveal your PC's inner workings

Synopsis:

* The CD-ROM includes essential video clips of the most common Fix-Your-Own techniques and hard-to-find information on older machines as well as a searchable PDF version of the book, making the book valuable to owners of both old and new machines

Synopsis:

  • Packed with crisp black-and-white photographs and illustrations, this bestselling guide walks people step by step through all aspects of troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing a PC
  • Includes an all-new chapter on "Working Outside the Box," which focuses on external communication devices and controllers
  • Covers hardware upgrades and repair-memory, hard drives, CD and DVD drives, video cards, monitors, USB connections, modems, routers, and more-as well as tools for diagnosing and fixing software problems, including antivirus software, diagnostic programs, and system restore and driver update utilities
  • The CD-ROM includes essential video clips of the most common Fix-Your-Own techniques and hard-to-find information on older machines as well as a searchable PDF version of the book, making the book valuable to owners of both old and new machines

Synopsis:

What this book covers: Troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing PCs.  This book covers all the essential information users need to speed up their machine, ready it for high-speed Internet access, and utilize the latest digital media tools. This edition of Fix Your Own PC emphasizes the use of system restore and driver update utilities.  It also stresses diagnosis, repair/replacement and upgrade of external devices.

What’ s new in this edition: Additional information on internal drives, firewalls, external storage, wireless technologies, USB 2.0, Firewire, and embedded security devices has been added. The 8th Edition also includes a brand new chapter on “ Working Outside the Box, ” which focuses on external communication devices and controllers.

About the Author

Corey Sandler is a pioneer of computer journalism. He was the first executive editor of PC Magazine and the founding editor of Digital News. Among his more than 180 books are Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies and Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference.

Table of Contents

Author’s Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Publisher’s Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1: Looking Under the Hood.

Chapter 2: The Microprocessor.

Chapter 3: BIOS. 

Chapter 4: The Computer Bus.

Chapter 5: Basic Hardware Skills.

Chapter 6: Step-by-Step through a Modern PC.

Chapter 7: Shopping for PC Parts.

Chapter 8: Memory.

Chapter 9: Floppy Drives .

Chapter 10: Media Hard Drives.

Chapter 11: Removable Media Hard Drives.

Chapter 12: CD and DVD Drives.

Chapter 13: Video Display Adapters and Standards.

Chapter 14: Monitors and LCD Displays.

Chapter 15: Working Outside the Box: External Serial, USB, eSATA, and FireWire Connections.

Chapter 16: Modem Telecommunications.

Chapter 17: The Parallel Interface.

Chapter 18: Hard Copy.

Chapter 19: Your Computer’s Hands, Eyes, and Ears.

Chapter 20: Networks, Gateways, Routers, and WiFi Wireless .

Chapter 21: Backup Strategies.

Chapter 22: Antivirus, Utility, and Diagnostic Programs.

Chapter 23: Windows Troubleshooting and Repairs.

Chapter 24: Common-Sense Solutions to Hardware Headaches.

Glossary.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

What’s on the CD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470107874
Author:
Sandler, Corey
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Sandler, Corey
Subject:
Computer Architecture - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - PCs
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Maintenance and repair
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / IBM-Compatible
Subject:
Computer Hardware / PC
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
CD
Series:
Fix Your Own PC
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
555
Dimensions:
8.24x10.82x1.55 in. 2.95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , * The CD-ROM includes essential video clips of the most common Fix-Your-Own techniques and hard-to-find information on older machines as well as a searchable PDF version of the book, making the book valuable to owners of both old and new machines
"Synopsis" by ,
  • Packed with crisp black-and-white photographs and illustrations, this bestselling guide walks people step by step through all aspects of troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing a PC
  • Includes an all-new chapter on "Working Outside the Box," which focuses on external communication devices and controllers
  • Covers hardware upgrades and repair-memory, hard drives, CD and DVD drives, video cards, monitors, USB connections, modems, routers, and more-as well as tools for diagnosing and fixing software problems, including antivirus software, diagnostic programs, and system restore and driver update utilities
  • The CD-ROM includes essential video clips of the most common Fix-Your-Own techniques and hard-to-find information on older machines as well as a searchable PDF version of the book, making the book valuable to owners of both old and new machines
"Synopsis" by , What this book covers: Troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing PCs.  This book covers all the essential information users need to speed up their machine, ready it for high-speed Internet access, and utilize the latest digital media tools. This edition of Fix Your Own PC emphasizes the use of system restore and driver update utilities.  It also stresses diagnosis, repair/replacement and upgrade of external devices.

What’ s new in this edition: Additional information on internal drives, firewalls, external storage, wireless technologies, USB 2.0, Firewire, and embedded security devices has been added. The 8th Edition also includes a brand new chapter on “ Working Outside the Box, ” which focuses on external communication devices and controllers.

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