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Upgrading and Fixing PCs for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764507192

ISBN-13: 9780764507199

Edition: 5th 2000

Authors: Andy Rathbone

List price: $21.99
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Updated with tips about the Internet and recordable CDs Your first aid kit for modem and printer problems Assess the time, money, and tools needed to repair your PC Want to make your computer hum, but don't want to shell out bucks to a technician? Use this guide to give your system a makeover or successfully complete repairs. From prepping your PC for high-speed Internet access to adding more RAM, veteran For Dummies author Andy Rathbone will help you create and maintain your dream system. Discover how to: Diagnose problems Add memory Install drives, modems, and more Replace your mouse or monitor Troubleshoot keyboard glitches Resolve configuration conflicts The Dummies Way " Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily " e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.42" wide x 9.18" long x 0.82" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction
Biting Your Fingernails
Are You Nerdy Enough to Do It Yourself?
The Right Way to Fix Your PC
Where Does This Piece Go? (Basic Computer Anatomy)
Figuring Out What's Broken
The PC Parts You Can See (External Peripherals)
The Sticky Keyboard
Mice in the Pantry
Mucked-Up Modems
Tweaking the Monitor
Printers (Those Paper Wasters)
The Stuff Hiding Inside Your PC
The Motherboard (And Its CPU, BIOS, and Even a Battery)
Memory Stuff You Wish You Could Forget
Floppy Drives
Hard Drives, CD and DVD Drives, Zip Drives, and Other Storage Devices
Power Supplies
Stuff on Cards
Telling Your Computer What You've Done
That Autoexec.Bat and Config.Sys File Stuff
Fixing Squeaky Windows
Fiddling with Settings
The Part of Tens
Ten Cheap Fixes to Try First
The Ten Hardest Upgrades
The Ten Easiest Upgrades
Ten Ways to Empower an Aging Pentium
Ten Baffling Things Your Computer May Say When You Turn It On
Ten Common Warning Beeps and What They Mean
Ten Common Error Messages (And How to Avoid Them)
Ten Years of Computer Antiques ...; and What to Do with Them
Index
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