PC Systems, Installation and Maintenance II
By R. P. Beales
Routledge – 1998 – 544 pages
'PC Systems' is a thorough, straightforward approach to building, installing, repairing and maintaining PCs and associated peripherals. This book provides an explanation of the fundamentals of microcomputer systems and fault diagnosis of system hardware and software. The use of extensive drawings and photographs teaches the reader the essential theory, terminology and practical knowledge required by today's student and practising PC service technician.
The emphasis is on practical aspects of hardware handling, and the extensive use of illustrations helps the reader identify component parts. Throughout the text there are self assessment questions and practical exercises to help the reader gauge his or her grasp of the subject.
"At last, staff have a text that they can recommend to students, which does actually deliver on its promise of covering the underpinning knowledge required for PC maintenance"
Preface; Microcomputer systems * The PC system unit * Installing and configuring the PC system unit * Printers, scanners, and modems * Video display systems* Test equipment * Fault finding * health and safety; Appendix A, Glossary; Appendix B, Number systems; Appendix C, Answers to self-assessment questions; Appendix D, ASC11 codes; Appendix E, CPU pin connections; Appendix F, Connector pin-outs; Appendix G, Bus Connections; Appendix H, RAM connections; Appendix I, Useful web sites; Index