Synopses & Reviews
Due to the widespread use of computers, it has become a serious matter whenever one fails to work. Quick, efficient, reliable, and competent repair is necessary. Most people and businesses cannot afford to have their computers inoperative for extended periods of time. Thus, computer service has become one of the largest segments of the electronics industry today.
MICROCOMPUTER THEORY AND SERVICING is intended for a one- or two-semester course at two- and four-year colleges and technical institutes. It can also be used for high school electronics programs and industry-based training programs, or as a reference for practicing technicians and engineers. The only prerequisite knowledge is a basic understanding of electrical circuit theory and electronic devices.
The fourth edition of this textbook is designed to take the reader from the introductory concepts of microprocessor operation to the analysis and servicing of the complete microcomputer system. The emphasis is on the need-to-know information, practical applications, and the fault symptoms and analysis required for computer repair.
New features include:
- Thoroughly updated text to offer the most complete and current information available in this rapidly changing environment.
- A new chapter (Chapter 15) providing an introduction to PC networking, including theory, setup, and servicing.
- Chapter 18 expanded to provide coverage of A+ certification.
Written by a team of seasoned computer-service professionals, this book provides unique single-source, in-depth coverage of all the important need-to-know topics related to digital fundamentals, microprocessor theory, and personal computer servicing--all within a balanced hardware/soft ware approach. Tech tips and Troubleshooting sections are highlighted in each chapter. Part I presents the fundamental concepts of real-world considerations of digital logic circuits; Part II introduces the microprocessor and its support devices using the Intel 8088/8086 microprocessor family; Part III discusses the theory of operation and servicing of various components that together from the microcomputer system; Part IV describes the skills and tools necessary for the set-up, installation, and servicing of a microcomputer system, with an emphasis on customer relations, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. For Microcomputer Repair and Computer Servicing Technicians.
Table of Contents
PART I. ESSENTIALS OF DIGITAL LOGIC. 1. Number Systems and Codes.
2. Fundamentals of Digital Logic.
3. Combination Logic.
4. Sequential Logic.
5. Data Control Circuits.
6. Troubleshooting Logic Families.
PART II. BASICS OF MICROPROCESSORS. 8. Fundamentals of Microprocessors.
9. Introduction to Programming.
10. Creating and Debugging Programs.
11. The Basic Microcomputer System.
PART III. COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND PERIPHERALS. 12. PC Architecture.
13. Storage Devices.
14. Peripheral Devices.
PART IV. INSTALLATION AND SERVICE. 16. Setup, Servicing, and Customer Relations.
17. Diagnostics and Troubleshooting.
18. Test Equipment and Certification.
Appendix A. Boolean Theorems.
Appendix B. Intel 8066/8068 Instruction Set.
Appendix C. Data Sheets.
Appendix D. Uniform Logic Symbols.
Appendix E. IBM PC/XT and PC/AT Error Codes.
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises.