Macintosh Repair & Upgrade Secrets

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Macintosh Repair & Upgrade Secrets for Apple Macintosh.
First Edition
Should include a disk, but ours sadly does not.
Preface from Larry Pina

Every month, at various user group meetings, I listen to people with Macintosh hardware failures. Their story is always the same. They've been told that the Macintosh can't be repaired. New circuit boards cost hundreds of dollars! Some people are on their third or fourth boards. Well, the fact of the matter is that the Macintosh can be repaired—very easily. This book shows you how.
Beginning with the Macintosh power supply, I show you how to make repairs at the component level. No special technical skills are required, only the ability to read and follow directions. Even if you've never held a soldering gun before, this information could save you hundreds of dollars. But the manufacturer doesn't sell replacement parts—so there's no way Macintosh computers can be repaired!
Unlike the proprietary ROM chips on the logic board, there's nothing special about the resistors, filter caps, and rectifiers on the power-supply board. Some parts are readily available from Radio Shack. Others have to be mail ordered. Replacement parts are no problem, as long as you know which parts to ask for and where to send for them. Throughout this book, that's exactly what you'll learn. The symptoms listed in these chapters are real. The fixes are real. The
methods presented here were perfected long ago. They work for me; they work for others; they're going to work equally well for you.

Chapter 1 Safety Rules—Tools and Techniques 1
Chapter 2 Preliminary Checks 19
Chapter 3 Adjustments 41
Chapter 4 Power Supply Problems 55
Chapter 5 Video Problems 81
Chapter 6 Dead Sets 109
Chapter 7 Power Supply Upgrades—Fans 125
Chapter 8 Audio Upgrades 145
Chapter 9 Video Upgrades 159
Chapter 10 Disk Drive, RAM, ROM, and SCSI Upgrades 175
Chapter 11 Keyboard Repairs 207
Chapter 12 Mouse Repairs 223
Chapter 13 Lisa/Macintosh XL Repair Secrets 235
Chapter 14 Macintosh SE Repair Secrets 281
Kindly donated by Bill Henley

ISBN : 978-0672484520

Publisher : Hayden Books

Author : Larry Pina

Format : Softback, 360 pages

-Larry Pina-




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