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Title:
How electronic things work : and what to do when they don't
Author:
Goodman, Robert L., 1933-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xx, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"Tab electronics"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071387453
Format :
Book

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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!]
* Radios
* Speaker Systems
* Audio/Video Tuners
* CD Players
* Monitors
* Camcorders
* Copiers and FAX machines


Author Notes

Robert L. Goodman is one of our nation's most popular and esteemed electronics writers. The author of over 60 books on practical electronics, he wrote his first color TV service manual for TAB Electronics in 1968. A working electronics technician with more than 40 years of experience troubleshooting and repairing virtually every piece of electronics equipment on the market, Bob resides in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A number of his books have been translated into foreign languages, including Chinese, are are international bestsellers.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to very basic electronics "101"
Chapter 2 Radio/audio/stereo/speakers/music systems and cassette player operations
Chapter 3 Audio/video and CD player operation
Chapter 4 How color TVs, digital HDTV receivers, and PC monitors work
Chapter 5 Flat panel monitor/large screen projection set and HDTV digital TV system operation
Chapter 6 Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) system operation
Chapter 7 How video cameras and camcorders work
Chapter 8 Wired telephones, cordless phones, answering machines, and cellular phone systems
Chapter 9 How remote-control systems work
Chapter 10 Printers, copiers, and fax machine operations
Chapter 11 Digital video disc (DVD) system operation
Chapter 12 General electronics service and maintenance information