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

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

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


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

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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

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


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 20040201 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 20040201 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 20021101

About Robert Goodman


Bob Goodman (Hot Springs, AR) is a retired electronics technician with over 25 years experience troubleshooting and repairing virtually every piece of electronics equipment on the market.

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

Additional information

GOR001534061
How Electronic Things Work... And What to do When They Don't by Robert Goodman
Robert Goodman
TAB Electronics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2002-11-01
426
0071387455
9780071387453
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