TITLE

Guides for technodummies

AUTHOR(S)
Sussman, Vic
PUB. DATE
March 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/1/93, Vol. 114 Issue 8, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Bibliography
ABSTRACT
Presents a selection of good-natured guides for computers, cars and home repairs. Includes: `PCs for Dummies,' by Dan Gookin and Andy Rathbone; `Real Men Use DOS and Real Women Know Why,' by Mike Miller and Shelley O'Hara; `Auto Repair for Dummies,' by Deanna Sclar; `The Greaseless Guide to Car Care Confidence,' by Mary Jackson; `All Thumbs Guide to Repairing Major Home Appliances,' by Robert W. Wood; Other books. INSET: Skills you don't really need (computer skills)..
ACCESSION #
9302250640

 

Related Articles

  • Before making that computer service call. Davis, Cheryl // Secretary;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p16 

    Presents a computer failure checklist in determining computer problems to save time and money. Includes checking cable connections; Checking of electrical devices that might be competing with the computer; Cleaning considerations; Checking the manual.

  • When you need to upgrade. Esch, Jim // Getting Results...For the Hands-on Manager: Office Edition;Feb97, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p3 

    Focuses on upgrading the system of personal computer in the office. Signs that a PC need to upgraded; Objective evidence for requesting an upgrade; Memory upgrades; Installing of Single Inline Memory Modules; Addition of a new Central Processing Unit; Costs.

  • The path to 486 power. Hastings, Bryan; Linderhom, Owen // PC World;Aug93, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p154 

    Discusses the ways to upgrade Intel 386 based computers to Intel 486 performance. System replacement; System board replacement; Central processing unit upgrade; Performance improvement; Advantages and disadvantages; Length of time required to perform upgrade; Where to buy parts and materials;...

  • Star-dot-star tips. Glass, Brett // PC World;May95, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p278 

    Presents tips in using and repairing personal computers. Decrypting DMF disks; Changing the Windows logo; Renewing Windows resources; Preventing static electricity buildup. INSETS: Running on empty in Quicken, by Steve Eisenoff.;Quick Ventura Publisher column changes, by Steve Bass..

  • When plug and play won't work. Steers, Kirk // PCWorld;Dec1995, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p234 

    Presents troubleshooting tips for PC users. Likely plug and play problems in PCs; Troubleshooting tools in Windows 95; `Safe Mode' in Windows 95; Finding a Windows 5 driver for add-on devices; More. INSETS: Just what is plug and play, anyway?.;Will my hardware work?.;Driver's ED.;Traffic court.

  • Hot-swapping boards is getting easier.  // Electronic Design;12/16/93, Vol. 41 Issue 26, p28 

    Reports on the live insertion technology developed at IBM Corp.'s laboratories in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Basic concept; Primary requirement for implementation; Application; Contact information.

  • When on-site service isn't on site.  // PC World;Mar96, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p198 

    Focuses on the on-site services for microcomputers in the United States. Swapping of components; Solutions to hardware problems.

  • Computer bits. Holtzman, Jeff // Popular Electronics;Aug95, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p72 

    Provides tips on how to repair personal computers. Recommended equipment and tool kits for dealing with different problems; Major sections that comprise batch file in listing 1; Creation of program using ASCII text editor.

  • Sizzling CPUs and other horror stories. Bass, Steve // PCWorld;Jul1997, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p268 

    Focuses on heat problems and the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer. The importance of keeping the CPU cool; The replacement of a defective fan; Recommended products; 110 Alert, CPU-Cool 1.9W from PC Power & Cooling; FanCard II from T.S. MicroTech; HeatSentry from Macrotron Systems...

Share

Read the Article

Other Topics