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Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference
Synopses & Reviews
The Answer Book for True Technicians
Looking for answers to difficult PC questions? This expertly written manual provides hundreds of tables, charts, and illustrations on device drivers, chipsets, cable connectors, interfaces, support functions, and much more. Everything professional PC technicians or hard-core enthusiasts need to build, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain their hardware--and key software--is supplied by world-renowned author Steven Bigelow. From desktops and towers, to monitors, busses, hard drives, keyboards and joysticks, chipsets, media drives, sound cards, and video adapters, Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference is the serious troubleshooting reference that covers all the latest technology and hardware.
This companion features video clips, an insert section providing a PC seetup graphical reference and 200 additional technical reference illustrations.
System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: PC; Windows; CD-ROM drive.
Get the answers you need from the source himself! Experienced electronics engineer and PC guru Stephen Bigelow has written a comprehensive guide that gets to the nitty-gritty of inside-the-box technician’s issues. So, get briefed and get to work!
About the Author
Stephen J. Bigelow (Leicester, MA) is the founder and President of Dynamic Learning Systems, a technical research and writing firm specializing in PC and peripheral service. An experienced electronics engineer, he is the author of several best-selling computer books including Troubleshooting, Maintaining and Repairing PCs, now in its fourth edition and is the editor of The PC Tolbox Newsletter.
Table of Contents
1: An Inside Look at a Contemporary PC
3: Arranging the Preservice Checkout
11: Conflict Troubleshooting
13: Data Recovery Techniques
15: DVD Drives
17: Error Codes
19: Floppy Drives
24: Mice and Trackballs
26: Motherboard Troubleshooting
28: Plug-and-Play Configuration and Troubleshooting
30: Power Supplies and Power Management
32: SCSI Systems and Troubleshooting