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Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 17th Edition
Scott Mueller
0789734044
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Be a part of the best-selling Upgrading and Repairing series with the latest edition of the flagship book, Upgrading and Repairing PCs. Author Scott Mueller has taught thousands in his seminars and millions through his books, videos and articles. Since 1988, everyon from PC technicians and students to hobbyists, have turned to Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs books for help with computer problems. Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 17th Edition includes new and updated content covering the latest processors, motherboards, memory, and more, including a fully-loaded DVD with new video and reference material.   Register this book at www.quepublishing.com after purchase for access to exclusive Upgrading and Repairing articles, sample chapters, and bonus video content!

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Upgrading and Repairing PCs with DVD
Scott Mueller
0789731738
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description

Learn from the undisputed leading PC hardware teacher-World renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller. Scott has taught thousand in his weeklong seminars and millions through his books, videos and articles. Often his students refer to him with nicknames, such as "St.Scott" and claim that Upgrading and Repairing PCs has changed their lives.

This runaway best-selling PC hardware book of all-time is used by students, hobbyists, and PC professionals around the world. Upgrading and Repairing PCs is found on desks everywhere. Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 16th Edition includes hundreds of pages of new content, including an ALL NEW chapter on PC overclocking and hardware hacking. In this new chapter, Scott shows readers how to perform custom PC modifications, safely and within industry standard...



PC Upgrading and Troubleshooting Quicksteps
Kirk Steers
0072259612
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This low-priced, fast reference uses color screenshots and brief instructions show and explain how to fix all kinds of PC problems. Each chapter's How to list and color coded tabs make it easy to flip straight to specific tasks, such as routine maintenance, start-up issues, drive, monitor, and peripheral problems, Internet connections, upgrading, and more. Useful tips, reminders, shortcuts, and cautions are displayed in the margins so they don't break the flow of the book. Learn instantly from the step-by-step graphics that cover: Desktop and laptop PCs Windows XP Multimedia and gaming functions Printers, monitors, CD and DVD drives

From the Back Cover

Learn instantly from step-by-step graphics!

We know a picture is worth a thousand words--so we went heavy on...



Upgrading and Repairing Laptops
Scott Mueller
0789733765
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
Laptops--call them notebooks, portable computers, or whatever else you like--are tightly engineered items. It's hard to get all the required components to obey stringent performance and power-management requirements, and still fit into a small case. The job usually requires a custom motherboard and other specialized components, and so the laptop owner who wants to upgrade his or her machine faces a much more difficult task than the owner of a desktop machine with a similar wish. One can swap out the hard drive, add more RAM, and make tweaks in software, but almost everything else requires the addition of external components, which kind of defeat the purpose of a laptop. That's the message the reader takes away from Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Laptops. It's not Mueller's fault that such computers are hard to do...


PC Hardware Maintenance, Repair & Upgrading for A+ Certification
Will Wong
0766832732
June 2006
Paperback
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Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference
Stephen J. Bigelow
0072225254
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the answers you need from the source himself! Experienced electronics engineer and PC guru Stephen Bigelow has written a comprehensive guide that gets to the nitty-gritty of inside-the-box technician's issues. So, get briefed and get to work!

Book Info
Get the answers you need from the source himself! Experienced electronics engineer and PC guru Stephen Bigelow has written a comprehensive guide that gets to the nitty-gritty of inside the box technician's issues. Softcover. CD-ROM included.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Upgrading and Repairing PCs
Jennifer Fulton
0028642392
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A reference based title written in an approachable first person point of view. This book teaches a reader how to upgrade his PC peripherals to increase productivity on his PC without intimidating or offending him. Straight-forward conversational tone on upgrading hardware and software the decision to upgrade or not. The reader will be introduced into some of this upgrading by task orientation - you want to record your own CD . . This title provides basic information in purchasing and installing the newest technology for multimedia and more. Finally the reader learns how various software applications and operating systems upgrades can help him use or not use his PC more efficiently. This book gives its readers the foundation on what a PC is and how to upgrade it in everyday language without being intimidating or...


Upgrading and Fixing PCs for Dummies
Andy Rathbone
0764516655
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The average cost of desktop PCs has fallen steadily over the years while power and functionality have increased. Despite lower prices, however, you still may not feel like spending money on a new, faster PC. Instead, you can transform your balky PC into a glitch-free, turbocharged, multimedia machine with minimum cost.

If you want your PC to do more and crash less but don't know where to begin, then Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies, 6th Edition, is your answer. Don't let the fear of opening your computer’s case prevent you from do-it-yourself upgrades. Plenty of computer parts stay completely on the outside of the computer! So get ready to discover the ins and outs of today's hardware and software.

This book is for anyone who wants to Upgrade an older PC to run...



Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
Barbara Fritchman Thompson
059600866X
Feb 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Most computer users think that fiddling with the insides of their PC is taboo. They fear that by removing the screws that hold the case on, they're crossing into forbidden territory. And even for those who know they can open the box and fix or upgrade their PC, analysis paralysis often stops them in their tracks:

Which upgrades offer the best bang for the buck? How do you pinpoint the faulty component that's making your system freeze? What about compatibility issues?

Get ready to get unstuck and get your PC running fast and running right. Repairing and Upgrading Your PC delivers start-to-finish instructions, simple enough for even the most inexperienced PC owner, for troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading your computer. Written by hardware experts Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman...



PC Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About Your Personal Computer
Steve Bass
0596005938
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In every PC user's life, there's a point when desperate measures must be taken. Some push their PC off a pier or chuck it into a landfill. Others turn their former computing ally into a planter box. But don't give up on your PC yet--help is at hand.

This easy to read, accessible book from PC World expert Steve Bass covers the waterfront of PC gripes and gremlins, with fixes for everything from Windows glitches to browsers that won't browse. These tips and tricks are served up in bite-sized portions for quick reading and even quicker fixing.

Among the topics covered:Windows--King of Annoyances! You'll learn how to kick Windows in the rear, get past glitches, take charge of the interface, live with the dreaded activation, and more.Conquer your email, from Outlook to Eudora! Beat back spam, get inside info, avoid...



PC Upgrade and Repair Bible
Marcia Press
0764557319
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
This single, albeit heavy, volume contains a profound level of detail. With over 1,340 pages in 41 chapters, 200 pages of finely printed appendices and indices, more than 700 tables and illustrations, a CD-ROM with useful utilities in both the front and back cover of the book, and a fabulous list of almost every vendor of every imaginable PC component, this guide to upgrading holds its own in a crowded field of fine books on the subject.

This volume serves as a desktop reference for everything--including storage and memory upgrades, multimedia enhancements, the special requirements of the roadworthy laptop and notebook, printing, networking, modems, and other peripherals. The book's tabular data is very helpful and, in many cases, the photographic evidence helps with the practical implementation of a particular upgrade....



Upgrading & Fixing Macs. & Imacs Tmfor Dummies. with Other
Todd Stauffer
0764506447
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Now that they've been around for a couple of years, older "Renaissance" Macs (meaning iMac and G-series computers) are starting to need upgrades. Upgrading and Fixing Macs and iMacs for Dummies shows how you can extend your Mac's set of capabilities and improve its performance through hardware additions and modifications. Author Todd Stauffer ably explains what you can do, and comments extensively on what's worth doing. He also documents some common failures (such as the "Click of Death" problem that crops up on some Iomega Zip drives) and explains how to deal with them.

Because Apple designed the Macintosh line with easy upgrades (among other things) in mind, the job of this book is mainly to explain what sorts of upgrade products you can buy and how to distinguish among them. In large measure, this is a matter...



Techtv's Upgrading Your PC
Mark Edward Soper
0789725991
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Rather than try to compete with the up-to-the-minute product information on Web sites or the encyclopedic brilliance of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, the authors of TechTV's Upgrading Your PC fill a separate niche. They explain to their readers, in an eminently readable and clear fashion, how to think about upgrading their Intel-compatible personal computers and then set about doing it. For starters, they acknowledge that upgrading isn't always the best thing to do with an elderly machine (the most cost-effective thing, they note, is often retirement and replacement). Continuing on the assumption that you want to improve some aspect of your machine, they provide the information you need to choose and install an after-market part. In their coverage of graphics cards, for example, the authors provide lots of...


Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies
Dan Gookin
0764577425
February 2005
Paperback
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Review
“…solutions are presented in plain English, step-by-step guides…” (PC Utilities, June 2005)

Book Description
Targeting the snags, glitches, and predicaments cited most frequently by readers, bestselling author Dan Gookin clearly explains how to diagnose and cure common PC problems, whether they originate with software, the operating system, or hardware This updated edition features new, expanded coverage of laptop woes as well as Internet and e-mail issues, broadband connections, spam blocking, and security concerns Provides advice on how to prevent PC problems in the first place and create a safe and secure PC environment Dan Gookin is known for his ability to explain technology in an easy-to-understand and enjoyable fashion; his...


How to Expand and Upgrade PCs
Preston Gralla
0789727692
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Upgrading and repairing personal computers isn't hard, since most of the pieces comply with standard specifications and can be made to fit together with a little fiddling. Reading books on the subject, however, can be mightily confusing. That's because hardware books usually have grainy, dark, amateur photographs that show whatever specific component models the authors have on hand, which can make understanding your own components difficult.

How to Expand & Upgrade PCs is different in that it uses high-quality, full-color perspective drawings to show how the pieces of an IBM-compatible personal computer fit together. The drawings illustrate the parts in a generic way, so you're not tripped up by the details of any particular product. Preston Gralla--an accomplished and respected author--backs them up with labels and...



Leo Laporte's PC Help Desk
Leo Laporte
0789733943
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Nurse your PC back to health with a little help from Leo Laporte. Leo Laporte's PC Help Desk in a Book uses a unique, medical dictionary approach, complete with symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for all of your common and not-so-common PC maladies. Flow-charts will help you correctly diagnose and treat such problems as: Windows installation woes Storage device tragedies Printer problems Pesky audio, video and general multimedia mayhem Keyboard and mouse afflictions Home networking headaches Core PC hardware issues Application failures Viruses, spyware and spam infections Don't waste time digging through paperwork only to find a tech-support line that is going to cost you an arm and a leg to cure your PC's ailments. Make your own house calls instead with Leo Laporte's PC Help Desk in a Book.


Upgrading and Repairing Laptops
Scott Mueller
0789728001
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Laptops--call them notebooks, portable computers, or whatever else you like--are tightly engineered items. It's hard to get all the required components to obey stringent performance and power-management requirements, and still fit into a small case. The job usually requires a custom motherboard and other specialized components, and so the laptop owner who wants to upgrade his or her machine faces a much more difficult task than the owner of a desktop machine with a similar wish. One can swap out the hard drive, add more RAM, and make tweaks in software, but almost everything else requires the addition of external components, which kind of defeat the purpose of a laptop. That's the message the reader takes away from Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Laptops. It's not Mueller's fault that such computers are hard to do...


Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies
Corey Sandler
0764589598
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Keep your laptop on top of its game!

Find out how to care for your laptop, what can go wrong, and what you can fix

A laptop is much more than a PC that shrank. It has unique needs, and this book shows you how to meet them. You'll discover how to diagnose and fix common problems, replace parts, add external upgrades, and develop workarounds. You'll even get the lowdown on networks, and find out when to repair and when to replace your laptop.

Discover how to
* Treat your laptop properly
* Identify common problems
* Know when repair may not make economic sense
* Install a new operating system
* Troubleshoot CD and DVD drives
* Add cool peripherals

From the Back Cover
Keep your laptop on top of...

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