Sandler, Corey Fix Your Own PC

ISBN 13: 9780764575068

Fix Your Own PC

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9780764575068: Fix Your Own PC

A guide to diagnosing, fixing and understanding the personal computer. It contains information on all models from the Pentium Pro to an old 286 machine, covering how to make upgrade and repair decisions about memory, sound cards, data protection and peripherals. There are drawings and photographs of the inside of a computer, and the lay-flat binding means that the reference will stay open whilst the reader carries out repairs.

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Do you have the urge to take the casing off your Windows-based PC and tinker around, but you're a little intimidated? If so, get this book first. The text is clear and well-indexed, and this book will give you the information, and then, confidence, that you need. (It would also be a great book for anyone who wants to help recycle old computers for schools or non-profits). Two Torx blades up!

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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

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