This update of the 1998 edition explains the practical side of electronics--troubleshooting problems, testing, repair, and servicing. Although the reader may not learn all the basics of electronics here, there is certainly a lot to be learned about resolving typical problems with common household items. (Library Journal
This second-edition begins with an overview of basic electronic components, common component failures, testing equipment and testing methods. The following ten chapters each focus on a particular device class, with an explanation of the basic functioning of the device followed by some cleaning, troubleshooting and repair information. The final chapter covers general-purpose troubleshooting. While not comprehensive, this resource is valuable for beginners. (Library Journal
by James K. Deane, Library Assistant at the Emporia Public Library, Kansas
An introductory overview of basic electronic components, common component failures, and testing equipment and methods is followed by ten chapters that focus on ten particular device classes, with an explanation of the basic functioning of the device along with some cleaning, maintenance, and repair information. The final chapter covers general-purpose troubleshooting. While not comprehensive, this is valuable for novices. (Library Journal)
From the Back Cover
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT “ON THE BLINK” ? DON’T JUNK IT OR PAY SKY-HIGH REPAIR COSTS -- FIX IT YOURSELF!
Here’s a guide to understanding and repairing electronics equipment written for people who would ordinarily “call the shop.”
With this fully illustrated, simple-to-use guide, you will get a grasp of the workings of the electronics world that surrounds you – and even learn to make your own repairs. And you may even start enjoying it!
Whether you want to pocket the savings on repair bills, give your beloved equipment the best possible care, or merely understand how it all works, this book will show you how in easy-to-understand language and clear illustrations -– and you don’t need any technical experience.
Written by a technician who has fixed virtually everything that plugs into a wall, this handy do-it-yourself introduction to home and office repair delivers:
* Clear explanations of how things work, written in everyday language
* Easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions on using test equipment to diagnose problems
* Guidelines to help you decide for or against professional repair
* Tips on protecting your beloved equipment from lightning and other electrical damage
* Lubrication and maintenance suggestions
* “Electronics 101” for true beginners
Next time your equipment acts up, don’t get mad. Get it working – with a little help from this book.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND (AND FIX):
* Color TVs
* DVDs [NEW!]
* Wireless Cellular Phones and PDAs [NEW!]
* Speaker Systems
* Audio/Video Tuners
* CD Players
* Copiers and FAX machines