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How Electronic Things Work... and What to Do When They Don't
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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

About the Author

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.

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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

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