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Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide

Sprache: Englisch.
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The definitive field manual for PC repair technicians! Learn from the undisputed leading PC hardware teacher! World-renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller has taught thousands in his weeklong seminars and millions through his books, videos, and … weiterlesen
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Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide als Buch (gebunden)


Titel: Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide
Autor/en: Scott Mueller, Mark Edward Soper

ISBN: 0789726947
EAN: 9780789726940
Sprache: Englisch.

1. November 2001 - kartoniert - 368 Seiten


The definitive field manual for PC repair technicians!
  • Learn from the undisputed leading PC hardware teacher! World-renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller has taught thousands in his weeklong seminars and millions through his books, videos, and articles.
  • Whether the reader is looking for a processor pinout, power supply wiring diagram or trying to identify a funky connector on an ancient PC at his grandmother's house, the Field Guide is his savior.
  • The Technician's Portable Reference, now known as the Field Guide, is found on the desks of teachers, students, hobbyists, and repair technicians who depend on this compact book to guide them through grisly PC repairs.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide includes: all the essential reference tables and configuration settings without the bulk of the full version of Upgrading and Repairing PCs; tables and charts on everything from BIOS settings, to monitor sizing, to SCSI data-transfer rates and more; listings of essential AMI, Award, Phoenix and IBM and BIOS error codes; and connector and port visual ID charts. Scott Mueller is the most trusted, authoritative hardware voice in the industry. In addition to teaching hardware repair to more than 10,000 computer professionals and enthusiasts, he has sold more than 2 million copies of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, making him a world-renowned hardware author and his book a classic. Mark Edward Soper is making his third appearance as co-author of Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Technician's Portable Reference (Field Guide) and Upgrading and Repairing PCs, A+ Certification Study Guide, and has contributed many chapters to Upgrading and Repairing Networks, and Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Academic Edition.


Introduction. 1. General Technical Reference. PC Subsystem Components Quick Reference. The Motherboard and Its Components. Understanding Bits and Bytes. Standard Capacity Abbreviations and Meanings. Glossary of Essential Terms. Hexadecimal/ASCII Conversions. Windows Release/Version Numbers. 2. System Components and Configuration. Processors and Their Data Bus Widths. Differences Between PC/XT and AT Systems. Intel and Compatible Processor Specifications. Troubleshooting Processor Problems. Motherboard Form Factors. Which Motherboard Is Which? PC99 Color-Coding for Ports. Power Supplies. Memory Types. Other Add-On Card Configuration Issues. Expansion Slots. 3. BIOS Configurations and Upgrades. What the BIOS Is and What It Does. When a BIOS Update Is Necessary. How BIOS Updates Are Performed. Where BIOS Updates Come From. Precautions to Take Before Updating a BIOS. How to Recover from a Failed BIOS Update Procedure. Plug-and-Play BIOS. Other BIOS Troubleshooting Tips. Soft BIOS CPU Speed and Multiplier Settings. Determining Which BIOS You Have. Determining the Motherboard Manufacturer for BIOS Upgrades. Accessing the BIOS Setup Programs. How the BIOS Reports Errors. Microid Research Beep Codes. Other BIOS and Motherboard Manufacturers' Beep and POST Codes. Reading BIOS Error Codes. BIOS Configuration Worksheet. 4. SCSI and ATA Hard Drives and Optical Drives. Understanding Hard Disk Terminology. IDE/ATA Hard Drive Identification. ATA Standards. Using LBA Mode. Sources for BIOS Upgrades and Alternatives for Large ATA Hard Disk Support. Standard and Alternative Jumper Settings. Improving Hard-Disk Speed. Ultra DMA. Bus-Mastering Chipsets for ATA. Benefits of Manual Drive Typing. Troubleshooting ATA Installation. Serial ATA. SCSI. Single-Ended Versus Differential SCSI. SCSI Drive and Device Configuration. SCSI Configuration Troubleshooting. Hard Disk Preparation. Using FDISK. Benefits of Hard-Disk Partitioning. How Disk Partitioning and the Operating System Create and Allocate Drive Letters. Third-Party Hard-Disk Installation Programs. Drive Migration Data-Transfer Methods. Hard-Disk Drive Troubleshooting and Repair. Optical Drive Interface Types. MS-DOS Command-Line Access to CD-ROM Drives for Reloading Windows. Troubleshooting Optical Drives. 5. Floppy, Removable, Tape, and Flash Memory Storage. Floppy Drives. Removable Storage Drives. Types of Flash Memory Devices. Tape Backup Drives and Media. 6. Serial and Parallel Ports and Devices. Understanding Serial Ports. UARTs. High-Speed Serial Ports (ESP and Super ESP). Serial Port Configuration. Modems. Parallel Port Connectors. Printers. 7. USB and IEEE-1394 Ports and Devices. Universal Serial Bus. IEEE-1394. 8. Keyboards, Mice, and Input Devices. Keyboard Designs. Using Windows Keys. Key Switch Types. Adjusting Keyboard Parameters in Windows. Keyboard Layouts and Scan Codes. Keyboard Connectors. USB Keyboard Requirements. Keyboard Troubleshooting and Repair. Keyboard Connector Voltage and Signal Specifications. Keyboard Error Codes. Mice and Pointing Devices. Mouse Troubleshooting. 9. Video and Audio. Monitor Resolution. Monitor Power-Management Modes. VGA Video Connector Pinouts. Video RAM. Memory, Resolution, and Color Depth. Determining the Amount of RAM on Your Display Card. Local-Bus Video Standards. Refresh Rates. Setting Up Multiple Monitor Support in Windows 98/Me/2000/XP. Multimedia Devices. Troubleshooting Video Capture Devices. Audio I/O Connectors. Sound Quality Standards. Configuring Sound Cards. Troubleshooting Audio Hardware. 10. Networking. Client/Server Versus Peer-to-Peer Networking. Choosing Network Hardware and Software. Network Protocols. Selecting a Network Data-Link Protocol (Specification). Network Cable Connectors. Wire Pairing for Twisted-Pair Cabling. Network Cabling Distance Limitations. Specialized Network Options. TCP/IP Network Protocol Settings. Troubleshooting Networks. Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Direct Cable Connections. 11. Tools and Techniques. General Information. Hardware Tools and Their Uses. 12. Connector Quick Reference. Serial Ports and Cables. Keyboard and Mouse Ports. Video Connectors. Sound Card Ports. Network and Modem Ports and Cables. Index.


Scott Mueller is president of Mueller Technical Research, an international research and corporate training firm. Since 1982, MTR has specialized in the industry's most in-depth, accurate, and effective corporate PC hardware and technical training seminars, maintaining a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. government and foreign governments, major software and hardware corporations, as well as PC enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. His seminars have been presented to several thousands of PC support professionals throughout the world. Scott has developed and presented training courses in all areas of PC hardware and software. He is an expert in PC hardware, operating systems, and data-recovery techniques. He currently spends about 25 weeks per year on the road teaching his seminars at several corporate clients. For more information about a custom PC hardware or data-recovery training seminar for your organization, contact Lynn at Mueller Technical Research 21 Spring Lane Barrington Hills, IL 60010-9009 (847) 854-6794 (847) 854-6795 Fax Internet: scottmueller@compuserve.com Web: http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs.com http://www.m-tr.com Scott has many popular books, articles, and course materials to his credit, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which has sold more than two million copies, making it by far the most popular PC hardware book on the market today. If you have suggestions for the next version of the book, or any comments about the book in general, send them to Scott via email at scottmueller@compuserve.com, or visit http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs.com and click the Ask Scott button. When he is not working on PC-related books or on the road teaching seminars, Scott can usually be found in the garage working on several projects. This year he continues to work on his customized '99 Harley FLHRCI Road King Classic with a 95ci Twin-Cam motor (see you in Sturgis), as well as a modified 1998 5.9L Grand Cherokee (imagine a hotrod SUV). Mark Edward Soper is president of Select Systems and Associates, Inc., a technical writing and training organization. Mark has taught computer troubleshooting and other technical subjects to thousands of students from Maine to Hawaii since 1992. He is an A+ Certified hardware technician and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He has been writing technical documents since the mid-1980s and has contributed to many other Que books, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 11th, 12th,and 13th Editions; Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Second Edition; Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition; Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition; and Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition. Mark coauthored both the first and second editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Technician's Portable Reference and Upgrading and Repairing PCs: A+ Study Certification Guide, Second Edition. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to High-Speed Internet Connections and coauthor of TechTV's Upgrading Your PC. Mark has been writing for major computer magazines since 1990, with more than 140 articles in publications such as SmartComputing, PCNovice, PCNovice Guides, and the PCNovice Learning Series. His early work was published in WordPerfect Magazine, The WordPerfectionist, and PCToday. Many of Mark's articles are available in back issues or electronically via the World Wide Web at http://www.smartcomputing.com. Select Systems maintains a subject index of all Mark's articles at http://www.selectsystems.com. Mark welcomes comments at mesoper@selectsystems.com . Mark Reddin is president of Trinity Microsystems, Inc., a computer reseller and repair center in Indiana. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer(MCSE) and A+ Certified PC technician who has enjoyed using computers, as well as breaking and fixing them, since the days of the early Commodore and Atari machines. Mark still enjoys being involved with computers and networks at a hands-on level and can often be found in the trenches, configuring hardware and running cables. He has been involved with several Que publications, providing technical verification as well as development. You can reach him through the contacts page at http://www.trinitymicrosystems.com
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