How Electronic Things Work... And What to do When They Don't

Paperback | November 19, 2002

byRobert Goodman

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ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT i ON THE BLINKi ? DONi T JUNK IT OR PAY SKY-HIGH REPAIR COSTS -- FIX IT YOURSELF! . . Herei s a guide to understanding and repairing electronics equipment written for people who would ordinarily i call the shop.i . . With this fully illustrated, simple-to-use guide, you will get a grasp of the workings of the electronics world that surrounds you i 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 . -i and you doni t need any technical experience. . . Written by a technician who has fixed virtually everythingthat plugs into a wall, this handy do-it-yourself introduction to home andoffice 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. * i Electronics 101i for true beginners . . Next time your equipment acts up, doni t get mad. Get it working i 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.

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ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT i ON THE BLINKi ? DONi T JUNK IT OR PAY SKY-HIGH REPAIR COSTS -- FIX IT YOURSELF! . . Herei s a guide to understanding and repairing electronics equipment written for people who would ordinarily i call the shop.i . . With this fully illustrated, simple-to-use guide, you will get a grasp of the workings of the elect...

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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 worl...

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 piec...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:November 19, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071387455

ISBN - 13:9780071387453

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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

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by James K. Deane, Library Assistant at the Emporia Public Library, KansasAn 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.