The PC and Gadget Help Desk

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Troubleshooting and Repairing
Author: Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0789753456
Category: Computers
Page: 671
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Offers extensive guidance for troubleshooting and repairing a wide variety of eclectronic devices on diverse platforms, including PCs, smartphones, tablets, networks, cameras, home theaters, and ereaders.

The PC and Gadget Help Desk

A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing
Author: Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0133858219
Category: Computers
Page: 696
View: 623
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A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing Your EASY, comprehensive technology troubleshooter! PCs, smartphones, tablets, networks, cameras, home theater and more—all in one book! We all use technology—and we all have problems with it. Don’t get frustrated… and don’t waste money on costly repair or support calls! Solve the problems yourself, with the one guide that makes it easy: The PC and Gadget Help Desk. Using clear pictures, handy “symptom tables,” and easy-to-use flowcharts, Mark Edward Soper walks you step-by-step through identifying, solving, and preventinghundreds of today’s most aggravating tech problems. Soper covers all your major platforms: iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows systems, and more. He even helps you fix the weird problems that happen when you use them together! Regain lost Internet access and fix broken Wi-Fi connections Solve problems with viewing and sharing media or other files Track down power problems wherever they arise Troubleshoot printing problems and print from smartphones or tablets Fix missing video or audio on your HDTV or home theater system Get syncing working right on your Apple or Android device Improve your PC’s 3D gaming performance Identify and replace flaky memory chips Prevent overheating that can damage your equipment Solve common problems with digital cameras and DV camcorders Troubleshoot iOS or Android antennas, updates, screens, and connectivity Get FaceTime working right on your iPhone or iPad Troubleshoot eReaders and display your eBooks on additional devices Sensibly decide whether to upgrade, repair, or replace Mark Edward Soper has spent 30 years as an instructor and corporate trainer, helping thousands of people work more happily with personal technology. He is the author of PC Help Desk in a Book, and is the co-author of Leo Laporte’s PC Help Desk, as well as more than 25 other books on Windows, digital imaging, networking, the Internet, IT certification, and computer troubleshooting. Soper is a CompTIA A+ Certified computer technician and Microsoft Certified Professional. BONUS ONLINE VIDEOS: Includes access to free, studio-quality how-to videos that make troubleshooting and repair even easier!

The Unauthorized Guide to IPhone, IPad, and IPod Repair

A DIY Guide to Extending the Life of Your IDevices!
Author: Timothy L. Warner
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0789750732
Category: Computers
Page: 286
View: 2876
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Offers detailed, illustrated instructions for repairing Apple handheld electronic devices, covering the replacement of components, fixing software failures, and making repairs and changes not intended by the manufacturer.

PC Help Desk in a Book

The Do-it- Yourself Guide to PC Troubleshooting and Repair
Author: Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780789727565
Category: Computers
Page: 555
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Examines the symptoms of troubled computers to diagnose and treat the problem, allowing readers to solve dilemmas including bad Windows installations, mismanaged system resources, viruses, and slow Internet connections.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation


Author: Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132796953
Category: Computers
Page: 384
View: 5816
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Get the home of tomorrow, today! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation will help you turn your ordinary home into a high-tech haven. Want to schedule your lights to turn on while you're on vacation? Stuck late at work and want to start the roast you put in the crock pot this morning? You can make it all happen with the help of existing 110V electrical wiring in your home and this step-by-step tutorial. Through simple, do-it-yourself instructions, you will walk through the process of outfitting every room in your home with a network connection that you can control with a few clicks on your computer keyboard. Complete with illustrations and photographs, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation will have you riding the wave of the future in no time.

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops


Author: Scott Mueller
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780789728005
Category: Computers
Page: 882
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Provides information on how to upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot the hardware of laptop computers, discussing the differences among them as well as their various configuration options.

CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide


Author: Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
ISBN: 0134400569
Category: Computers
Page: 1360
View: 9207
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CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide, is a comprehensive guide to the new A+ exams from CompTIA from one of the leading A+ Certification authors. With over 15 years of experience in developing CompTIA A+ Certification content and 30 years of experience in the computer field, Mark teaches you not just what you need to pass the exams, but also what you need to know to apply your knowledge in the real world. This book is rich with learning and exam preparation features: Hands-on lab exercises Real-world test preparation advice This is the eBook edition of the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the practice exam that comes with the print edition. CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide, is a comprehensive guide to the new A+ exams from CompTIA from one of the leading A+ Certification authors. With over 15 years of experience in developing CompTIA A+ Certification content and 30 years of experience in the computer field, Mark teaches you not just what you need to pass the exams, but also what you need to know to apply your knowledge in the real world. This book is rich with learning and exam preparation features: Hands-on lab exercises Real-world test preparation advice This is the eBook edition of the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the practice exam that comes with the print edition. Each chapter takes a ground-up approach - starting with the essentials and gradually building to larger, more complex concepts. Regardless of your level of experience, from beginner to expert, this book helps you improve your knowledge and skills. Loaded with informative illustrations, photos and screen captures that help readers follow along, the book also includes access to bonus content including a handy objectives index that maps each test objective to the section of the book in which that objective is covered. This invaluable tool will help readers be certain that they are ready for test day! This study guide helps you master all the topics on the new A+ 901 and 902 exams, including Motherboards, processors, RAM, and BIOS Power supplies and system cooling I/O, input ports, and devices Video displays and video cards Customized PCs Laptops, mobile and wearable devices Printers Storage devices including SSDs Installing, using, and troubleshooting Windows, Linux, and OS X Virtualization Networking Security Operational procedures and communications methods

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic


Author: Michael Geier
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071744231
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
View: 930
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Master the Art of Electronics Repair In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear. You'll start by selecting the tools and test equipment you'll need and setting up your workbench. Then, you'll get familiar with components and how they form circuits, stages, and sections of a device. Next, you'll learn how to take a product apart, figure out what's wrong with it, replace components, and reassemble it. Real-world case studies help clarify the topics covered. Tips and tricks for specific devices, such as optical disc players, computers, and video recorders, are also included in this practical resource. Set up a workbench and equip it with tools and test instruments Ensure personal safety and avoid electrical and physical damage to devices Understand electrical units, circuits, and signals Use test equipment, including a digital multimeter, signal generator, frequency counter, and an oscilloscope Repair circuit boards and replace parts Work with components, from capacitors and ICs to transistors and zeners Learn to read block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams Disassemble devices and identify sections and stages Troubleshoot and diagnose to the component level Perform reverse-order reassembly

IT Career JumpStart

An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking
Author: Naomi J. Alpern,Joey Alpern,Randy Muller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118232992
Category: Computers
Page: 334
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A practical approach for anyone looking to enter the IT workforce Before candidates can begin to prepare for any kind of certification, they need a basic understanding of the various hardware and software components used in a computer network. Aimed at aspiring IT professionals, this invaluable book strips down a network to its bare basics, and discusses this complex topic in a clear and concise manner so that IT beginners can confidently gain an understanding of fundamental IT concepts. In addition, a base knowledge has been established so that more advanced topics and technologies can be learned over time. Includes a discussion of the key computer components, such as the processor and memory Covers the basics of data storage as well as the input/output process Zeroes in on basic hardware configuration including how to install hardware and software drivers Introduces various computer operating systems, including the Windows OS family, Linux, and Mac. Looks at basic networking concepts and design IT Career JumpStart is an ideal starting point for anyone looking for a career in IT but doesn't know where to start.

Easy Windows 10


Author: Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0134672798
Category: Computers
Page: 488
View: 946
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 10 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 10. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. Learn how to... · Use the improved Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Start menu in standard and Tablet mode versions · Add extensions to the Microsoft Edge browser to translate foreign-language web pages and much more · Keep your information safe with improved File History and Backup · Use OneDrive® cloud storage to save space on your tablets and computers · Create reminders using Cortana’s voice recognition and Sticky Notes integration · Enjoy and shop for your favorite apps, movies, music, and TV shows · Manage and protect your home network · Touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse—use Windows 10 your way!

COMPUTER HARDWARE

Installation, Interfacing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Author: K. L. JAMES
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120347986
Category: Computers
Page: 304
View: 6981
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Computer Hardware: Installation, Interfacing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance is a comprehensive and well-organised book that provides sufficient guidelines and proper directions for assembling and upgrading the computer systems, interfacing the computers with peripheral devices as well as for installing the new devices. Apart from this, the book also covers various preventive and corrective steps required for the regular maintenance of computer system as well as the steps that are to be followed for troubleshooting. The text highlights different specification parameters associated with the computer and its peripherals. Also, an understanding of the technical jargon is conveyed by this book. Special coverage of laptops, printers and scanners makes this book highly modernised. The book is designed with a practice-oriented approach supported with sufficient photographs and it covers even the minute aspects of the concepts. Following a simple and engaging style, this book is designed for the undergraduate students of Computer Science and Computer Maintenance. In addition to this, the book is also very useful for the students pursuing Diploma courses in Computer Engineering, Hardware and Troubleshooting as well as for the students of Postgraduate Diploma in Hardware Technology and Application. Key Features • Quick and easy approach to learn the theoretical concepts and practical skills related with the computer hardware. • Comprehensive with enough illustrations to facilitate an easy under-standing. • Detailed solutions provided by the experts for certain common problems to make better interaction with the learner. • An exclusive section Common Problems and Solutions to help in self resolving the general hardware related issues.

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies


Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118067444
Category: Computers
Page: 768
View: 4144
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Diagnose and solve your PC problems with this easy-to-understand guide Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC environment. Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware, software, and operating system problems Offers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling these problems Shares valuable advice about maintaining your system to maximize its lifespan Reviews an array of useful tools Covers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8 Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you to confidently handle whatever PC problems you may encounter.

Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies


Author: Mark L. Chambers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470462195
Category: Computers
Page: 336
View: 7534
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If you’ve dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy. Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computer terms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the pieces together. It shows you: What tools you need (not as many as you might think!) All about operating systems How to install CD and DVD drives The scoop on sound and video, and how to put a sound system together from start to finish How to connect a monitor and install a modem All about setting up and configuring the hard drive Secrets for securing your system, and more Included is a bonus DVD showing you how to install the motherboard, CPU, RAM, ports, hard drive, video and sound cards, a DVD drive, and more. With Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, you can have the computer you want plus the satisfaction of doing it yourself! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Leo Laporte's Guide to Safe Computing


Author: Leo Laporte,Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0789734494
Category: Computers
Page: 743
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The best all-around guide for diagnosing, maintaining and protecting your PC.

Upgrading and Repairing PCs


Author: Scott Mueller
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0132682184
Category: Computers
Page: 1200
View: 7001
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“…a comprehensive resource for PC enthusiasts and professionals alike. Packed with the latest speeds and feeds, you’ll want to keep this book on-hand as an authoritative technology reference.” –Chris Angelini, Managing Editor, Tom’s Hardware For 20 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: the single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 20th Edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than 90 minutes of new DVD video. Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, motherboards, buses, BIOSes, memory, storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair–plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques. Mueller has taught thousands of professionals in person and millions more through his books and videos–nobody knows more about keeping PCs running perfectly. Whether you’re a professional technician, a small business owner trying to save money, or a home PC enthusiast, this is the only PC hardware book you need! NEW IN THIS EDITION The newest processors, including Intel’s 2nd generation Core i3, i5, i7 plus the Atom, and AMD’s new VISION series CPUs 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (Solid State Drive) hard drive replacements New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections Updated PCI Express and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards Emerging interfaces such as USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch–from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting ON THE DVD Get more than 90 minutes of up-to-the minute, studio quality how-to videos–all playable on your DVD player or computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including hard disk drives, power supplies, motherboards, and more. You will see hard drives completely dissected–even see an open hard drive in operation–so you can observe exactly what happens under the covers. One of the most common causes of failure in modern motherboards, power supplies, and many other PC components are bad capacitors–otherwise known as the capacitor plague. Mueller will show several real-world examples of this “disease,” so you can easily identify and perhaps even repair the problem. Finally, because external hard drives are now commonly used for supplementary storage and backups, you’ll find a complete discussion of several alternatives on the market. This includes tips and tricks for building or assembling your own flexible, high performance and highly reliable external storage drives, with several examples shown. This DVD also contains the complete 19th edition of this book in printable form, plus extensive technical reference material, a comprehensive glossary, and more!

CompTIA® A+® Training Kit (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802)


Author: Darril Gibson
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735670153
Category:
Page: N.A
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Ace your preparation for the CompTIA A+ Exams 220-801 and 220-802 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your computing technology skills with the online practice test—featuring multiple, customizable testing options to meet your specific needs.

Easy Windows 8


Author: Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 013311807X
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 8076
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See it done. do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 8 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. In Full Color Learn how to… • Use the new Windows Start screen, tiles, and touch interface • Connect with everyone you care about, through Windows 8’s free apps • Speed web browsing with new Internet Explorer 10 tools and tips • Enjoy and organize all your music, videos, and photos • Get free apps at the new Windows Store • Share what you want to share—and nothing else • Network your home safely, reliably, and painlessly • Play free Windows 8 games and connect to your Xbox 360 • Fix problems and keep your computer running fast Category: Windows Operating System Covers: Windows 8 User Level: Beginner The Least You Need to Know Windows 8’s new tile-based interface and improved desktop provide a great balance of easy access to media and news and robust system management. To discover some of the most useful features included in Windows 8, see the suggestions below. Start Screen with Live Tiles Windows 8’s new Start screen puts you just a click away from your favorite media, web browsing, games, messaging, and more. Live tiles display current weather, top news headlines, your favorite photos, and more. Whether you use a mouse, touchpad, or touch screen, Start screen makes work and play easier. Instant, Intelligent Search Want to find an app, setting, or file? Just start typing. Windows 8 instantly displays the results. Click Apps, Settings, or Files to filter the results. The Windows Store Is Open for Business Get free and paid apps made especially for Windows 8 from the Windows Store online. Easy updates and reinstallation as needed. Supercharged File Management The new File Explorer makes file management easier than ever before. It runs from the Windows desktop and includes enhanced file copy/move and new pinned location features. Easy File Protection with File History The new File History feature makes it easy to back up your files and restore a file if it’s lost, damaged, or replaced by a different version.

Mobile Phones and Tablets Repairs

A Complete Guide for Beginners and Professionals
Author: Chukky Oparandu
Publisher: Mondraim Nig. Limited
ISBN: 9789789534111
Category:
Page: 366
View: 712
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Mobile Phones and Tablets Repairs is a 364 page complete manual that answers all the basic and professional level questions for entrants into mobile computing devices technical support segment. The book takes the reader one step at a time, combining a strong theoretical knowledge base about mobile devices - how they function, description of their internal components, their internal electronics with tutorial on basic foundation electronics for repairs and merged it with descriptive easily practicable tutorials on both hardware and software related repair procedures for mobile phones and tablets. Information about cell phone hardware and software repair tools is covered with product listings and guides for success. If there is any complete guide-book on computer repairs ever known, then this book is the complete guide-book for mobile phones and tablets repairs! If you are seeking for a way by which you could exchange personal services for money, then this book is for you. It is a complete Do-It-Yourself Guide book. In book stores all over the world, there are hardly complete repair guides for mobile telephones and tablets repairs although you may find many for PCs. This book is for the young people, students, or anyone seeking for a good resource for practical learning towards self reliance. In this century, the age of mobile communication and computing, it is one of the hottest tech repair service segment. Through the pages of this book, a reader would train to become a great mobile phone technician with a brighter and faster earning potential than most PC technicians. What this book teaches is practicable towards becoming also, a good PC technician. The tutorials cover Microelectronic device dis-assembly and re-assembly, troubleshooting, BGA soldering, detailed electronics fundamentals, flash programming and many more. The book ends with a chapter of information on how to set up shop and efficiently manage a mobile repair services support center. Discover the secrets of mobile phone repair with this book!

Hacker Crackdown


Author: Bruce Sterling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781535486903
Category:
Page: 292
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A history of hacker sub-culture in the 1990s - from Operation Sun Devil to the formation of the EFF.

Maximum PC Guide to Extreme PC Mods


Author: Paul Capello,Jon Phillips
Publisher: Que Pub
ISBN: 9780789731920
Category: Computers
Page: 299
View: 7386
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Tired of your non-descript, platinum-colored PC case? Want to show your individuality and make your friends green with envy? Interested in wringing out every ounce of performance that your timid PC can produce? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, thenThe Maximum PC Guide to Extreme PC Modsis for you! We show you how to reach PC mod nirvana step-by-step, including choosing (or making) the perfect case, cutting custom windows, painting cases, turning everyday, ordinary objects into fully functional PCs, installing neon/cold cathode lighting, liquid cooling and more. Then, we show you how to drain every last drop of performance from your PC - from simple settings within your BIOS and Windows, to more fringe overclocking techniques. If you want to pimp out your rig, then this book is a must-have. No other book combines PC mods and overclocking into one, indispensable book. Best of all, this book was written by the two top voices in PC hardware technology - Maximum PC and Que! First, we show you to cook up your idea, spec it out, gather the tools for the job, prepare your workshop and complete your mod without injuring yourself or setting your workshop ablaze. For beginners, we’ll first show you how to choose the best off-the-shelf enclosures for "simple" modding projects, and later we’ll show you how you can let your imagination run wild, creating kick ass mods from the most unusual objects. Along the way, we show you - with hundreds of full-color photos - how to cut case windows, paint your rig at home, add trick fans, install dazzling interior lights, install custom cables, and how to mod your PC’s front-panel. Once you have all of the hardcore skills down, we dive into three mod projects, which show you, step-by-step, how to build a mod from an everyday, garden-variety PC case, to creating a mod from an object you found around the house or at the hardware store, to building a mod from scratch. Each of these projects is explained in fine detail, with full-color photos that show you exactly how to do it. We then attack more performance-oriented hardware hacking, such as installing exotic cooling, overclocking your CPU frequency, and tweaking your BIOS and video card settings. Throughout the book, we highlight some of the best mods from Maximum PC readers.