How Electronic Things Work...and What to Do When They Don't (TAB Electronics Technical Library)

3.78 avg rating
( 9 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780070246300: How Electronic Things Work...and What to Do When They Don't (TAB Electronics Technical Library)

Is your CD player skipping tracks? PC keyboard locking up? Cordless phone full of static? Get those electronic babies up and running perfectly with this handy do-it-yourself introduction to basic home-and-office electronics repair. From audio/video equipment to cameras, cordless and cellular phones, personal computers, and peripherals, it helps everyone (even those with no prior electronics experience) troubleshoot and find solutions. Includes safety tips, easy-to-read schematics, block diagrams, and time-saving information on the most common problems and fixes.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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 2004-02-01)

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 2004-02-01)

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 2002-11-01)

From the Back Cover:

Puzzled by your PC? Confused by your CD player? Terrorized by your TV?

Victimized by your VCR? Outraged by exorbitant repair shop bills? When

your equipment acts up...don't get mad. Get working! You never again

have to be flummoxed, flustered, or taken for a ride by a piece of

electronics equipment. With this fully illustrated, simple-to-use

guide, you will get a grasp on the workings of the electronic world

that surrounds you and even learn to make your own repairs. Whether

you want to pocket the savings on repair bills, give your beloved

equipment the best possible care, or merely understand how those

contraptions work, this book will show you in easy-to-understand

language and clear illustrations. You don't need any technical

experience. This book gives you: 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 expensive equipment from lightning and other

electrical damage; lubrication and maintenance suggestions. This is

the everyperson's guide to electronics designed to help ordinary

electronics users you and me understand, live with, and maybe even

learn to love the technology in our lives.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert L. Goodman
Published by Mcgraw-Hill (1998)
ISBN 10: 0070246300 ISBN 13: 9780070246300
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070246300

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert L. Goodman
Published by Mcgraw-Hill (1998)
ISBN 10: 0070246300 ISBN 13: 9780070246300
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070246300

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert L. Goodman
Published by The McGraw-Hill Company
ISBN 10: 0070246300 ISBN 13: 9780070246300
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The McGraw-Hill Company. Book Condition: New. pp. 393. Bookseller Inventory # 7570402

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
44.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert L. Goodman
ISBN 10: 0070246300 ISBN 13: 9780070246300
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800702463001.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
103.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds