Master the Art of Electronics Repair
In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear.
You'll start by selecting the tools and test equipment you'll need and setting up your workbench. Then, you'll get familiar with components and how they form circuits, stages, and sections of a device. Next, you'll learn how to take a product apart, figure out what's wrong with it, replace components, and reassemble it. Real-world case studies help clarify the topics covered. Tips and tricks for specific devices, such as optical disc players, computers, and video recorders, are also included in this practical resource.
Set up a workbench and equip it with tools and test instruments
Ensure personal safety and avoid electrical and physical damage to devices
Understand electrical units, circuits, and signals
Use test equipment, including a digital multimeter, signal generator, frequency counter, and an oscilloscope
Repair circuit boards and replace parts
Work with components, from capacitors and ICs to transistors and zeners
Learn to read block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams
Disassemble devices and identify sections and stages
Troubleshoot and diagnose to the component level
Perform reverse-order reassembly
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