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Fix Your Own PC Paperback – Jun 12 2007
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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! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Recommended “…does a good job…a very handy reference tool when it comes to fixing those inevitable problems with your little beige chum…” (PC Utilities, May 2003) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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In the author's opinion, repairing a PC is actually a job that exercises the muscles between your ears. True to his words, he makes this job appear less physically daunting than fixing, say, a car.
With nearly 250 photos, illustrations and troubleshooting flowcharts, Fix Your Own PC introduces you to the alphabet soup of the PC world in layman terms. The book comes with easily identified icons highlighting useful tips and important notes about the subject, as well as handy cross-references that point to more details elsewhere.
If you want to know how to change a hard drive, fix balky memory, or figure out why your monitor has gone black, this book will give you the sense of pride that comes with accomplishing work on your own. Plus, it might save you time and money!
Perhaps the only drawback is the format of the book, which can be difficult to browse on a cluttered tabletop.
The troubleshooting charts and techniques are a little thin and there is very little coverage of troubleshooting techniques for the operating system.
If you want to learn about computer hardware, this book is everything you are looking for and more. If you are looking for a complete book on troubleshooting & fixing computers, it is a good starting point, but you will need another book to help you with OS problems.