Offers information on the operation, installation, and testing procedures of personal computers. The scope is limited to ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) IBM compatibles or "clones." A detailed table of contents helps the reader locate information needed for an immediate analysis or repair. The
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Assembling and Repairing Personal Computers opens with a discussion of basic hardware concepts and the tools that should be in every technician's kit. It then quickly moves on to chapter-length coverage of each of the major PC systems--power supplies, motherboards, memory, disk drives, and more. Each system chapter includes diagrams, photographs, and tables that provide information you might need in the process of building or fixing a PC. The book then features a handy guide to writing DOS batch files (some of which appear on the companion diskettes) and a pretty weak user's guide to Windows 3.x. Since this book came out in 1997, coverage of Windows 95 and Windows NT are conspicuously absent.
Beeson's book distinguishes itself with its information on old PCs-- exactly the sorts of machines that are inclined to break or be in desperate need of upgrades. Beeson even pays attention to 8088-based machines. The book's main shortcoming is its inclusion of highly technical information (such as the physical pinouts for the 80486-DX) with little explanation of how that information can be used. All in all, this book is a fine way to explore older computer hardware.From the Publisher:
This textbook divides the personal computer system into subsystems, giving brief theory of operations, installation instructions, and testing procedures. The material is presented in practical, manageable sections to be easily assimilated by the beginning user and easily referenced by the practicing technician.
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0133402258
Book Description Prentice-Hall. Book Condition: New. pp. xv + 399 Illus. Bookseller Inventory # 58104938