The Do-It-Yourself PC Book: An Illustrated Guide to Upgrading and Repairing Your PC

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9780072133776: The Do-It-Yourself PC Book: An Illustrated Guide to Upgrading and Repairing Your PC

Discover how easy it can be to get the most out of your PC! High-quality color photographs and extremely easy-to-follow text make this an ideal resource for upgrading, repairing and building your own computer. This informative visual guide will show you how to improve the performance of your current system and use peripherals including DVDs, scanners, digital cameras, scanners, and much more.

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This highly illustrated full-color guide is the easiest way to master the art of upgrading, maintaining, and repairing your PC. Written with humor and simplicity, The Do-It-Yourself PC Book demystifies and explains the inner workings of your computer and makes it easy for anyone to give their old machine a boost or keep their new one in perfect working order. Each chapter features clear explanations and step-by-step instructions while the accompanying full-color photographs show you every procedure and component. You get all the essential facts quickly and painlessly in special "techie-corner" and "trouble-shooter" features.

Inside, you'll find:

  • Detailed explanations of your PC's components and add-ons
  • Tips for boosting performance (motherboards, processors, and RAM)
  • Instructions for adding new drives (CD-ROM, DVD, floppy, external)
  • Step-by-step guides for adding expansion cards (graphics, sound, modems, USB)
  • Installation tips for essential peripherals (monitors, printers, scanners)
  • General maintenance techniques to keep Windows running smoothly
  • Troubleshooting tips and tricks to help you recover quickly when things go wrong

About the Author:

Author Dell Keegan-Martin (London, England) is joined by a team of experts from Computeractive magazine. He works as a teacher, IT consultant and private instructor.

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