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Computer - Repair - A Complete Illustrated Guide to Pc Hardware

Computer - Repair - A Complete Illustrated Guide to Pc Hardware

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Click &Learn.Contents.
WWW.MKDATA.DK
Now 205 pages
of course material for self study or remote instruction. It would be to your advantage to printthese pages. Click on the right hand frame, before you enter the print command. Welcome to the Click & Learncourse. Used by schools teaching IT. Designed in several modules, some of which are sub divided, to facilitatereading. Please remember the
0. About Michael Karbo and his books. Publishers(English language) wanted! Please read:
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News- about Click & Learn progress
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Aabenraa - where I live.
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Searchinside Click & Learn
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1. About PC data:
Module 1a. About data (6 pages)
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Module 1b.Character tables (8 pages)
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2. The PC system board. About busses, chip sets, RAM,etc.:
Module 2a.Introduction to the PC (11 pages)
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Module 2b.Boot process, system bus (6 pages)
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Module 2c.I/O busses, ISA bus (7 pages)
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Module 2d.Chip sets (6 pages)
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Module 2e. RAM (6 pages)
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3. About CPU's:
Module 3a. CPU (6 pages)
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Module 3b. CPU improvements (6 pages)
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Module 3c. CPU 5th & 6th generation (15pages)
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Module 3d. Over clocking the CPU's (9 pages)
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4. About drives and other storage media:
Module 4a.Drives (4 pages)
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Module 4b.Hard disks (9 pages)
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Module 4c. Optic storage media (7pages)
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Module 4d. MO and ZIP drives (2 pages)
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Module 4e. Tape streamers (2 pages)
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5. About expansion cards and interfaces:
Module 5a. Adapters and expansioncards (16 pages)
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Module 5b. About interfaces: EIDE,Ultra DMA and AGP (5 pages)
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Module 5c. SCSI, FireWire and USB (8pages)
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6. About operating and file systems:
Module 6a. File systems (18 pages)
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Module 6b. Running and maintainingWindows 95 (4 pages)
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Module 6c. Relationship betweenoperating system and hardware (BIOS,driver programs, etc. 10 pages)
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7. Graphics:
Module 7a. 16 pages about the screen(pixels, resolutions, colors depth,refresh-rates).
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Module 7b. The monitor and thegraphics card. (12 pages)
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Module 7c. About sound (9 pages)
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Miscellaneous
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Linksto other web sites.
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A complete illustrated Guide to the PC Hardwarefile:///E|/education/Click & Learn/start.htm (1 of 2) [4/15/1999 6:12:24 AM]
 
Please sign theguest book.
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See theguest book
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Or give your comments directly to:mkarbo@mkdata.dk
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Last revised: 7 Jun 1998. Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998 byMichael B. Karbo. WWW.MKDATA.DK.Click&Learnvisitedtimes since 10Dec96.
 
English translation byErik Karoll.
A complete illustrated Guide to the PC Hardwarefile:///E|/education/Click & Learn/start.htm (2 of 2) [4/15/1999 6:12:24 AM]
 
Click & Learn
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Module 1a.
WWW.MKDATA.DK
About data
Our PC's are data processors. PC's function is simple: to process data, and the processing is done electronically insidethe CPU and between the other components. That sounds simple, but
what 
are data, and
how 
are they processedelectronically in a PC? That is the subject of these pages.
Analog data
The signals, which we send each other to communicate, are data. Our daily data have many forms: sound, letters,numbers, and other characters (handwritten or printed), photos, graphics, film. All these data are in their nature
analog 
,which means that they are varied in their type. In this form, they are unusable in a PC. The PC can only processconcise, simple data formats. Such data can be processed very effectively.
Digital data
The PC is an electric unit. Therefore, it can only deal with data, which are associated with electricity. That isaccomplished using electric switches, which are either off or on. You can compare with regular household switches. Ifthe switch if off, the PC reads numeral 0. If it is on, it is read as numeral one. See the illustration below:With our electric switches, we can write 0 or 1. We can now start our data processing!The PC is filled with these switches (in the form of transistors). There are literally millions of those in the electroniccomponents. Each represents either a 0 or a 1, so we can process data with millions of 0's and 1's.
Bits
Click & Learn. Module 1a. About data.file:///E|/education/Click & Learn/module1a.htm (1 of 5) [4/15/1999 6:13:21 AM]

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