How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic

November 18, 2013 - Comment

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

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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

Comments

R. Schuhart says:

I finally get it… This is, hands down, the best book I have ever read on understanding electronics. I’ve had college and post-graduate courses that taught me how to analyze circuits and figure out what voltages, currents, resistances, etc. were at certain points. That was all well and good, but totally useless for anything that I wanted to do on my work bench.In reality, what I needed was a holistic approach that narrated the circuit and the signals that are manipulated. I NEVER thought of circuits this way and the author was able to explain that the active elements are the players in the story and everything else is a supporting cast.I could read a schematic, but I couldn’t understand why the components were there. I know that a capacitor doesn’t pass DC, but now I see that when placed in the circuit, it acts as a DC filter to remove noise before passing a signal to the next stage.On top of all that, I realized that every circuit has a voltage that is used as a…

Mark Colan "duke-of-url" says:

Don’t judge a book by its title PROSGood coverage of test equipmentGood anecdotes that demonstrate basic methodologyGood basic techniques for fixing common consumer electronicsCONSIt won’t tell you how to diagnose and fix everything electronicI’m an engineer by training, and I tend to take words literally. So when I read the title of this book, then observed that rather than an encyclopedia volume 1, these 316 pages were the entire book, I was dubious, and doubly so when I read the back cover where it promises “Master the Art of Electronics Repair,” and how to repair and extend the life of “all kinds” of solid-state devices. I have read electronics books for a few decades. When I noted the publisher, Tab, I said to myself, “uh-huh”. Because if there are a few things I have learned about Tab Books in particular in my years of reading them, it is these:1. They tend to over-sell their books in the title and abstract for the book2. If the book…

Jean Cunningham says:

I really can learn to use an oscilloscope! This book is extremely well written, easy to follow and makes sense. The author actually “takes you by the hand” and leads you through simple test procedures, step by step and explains why things are being done.If you are a beginner to electronics or even past the beginner stage and want to go beyond just opening up something that doesn’t work, looking for loose connections and burned components, this will be just what the doctor ordered.The writing is top notch and done in such a manner that it’s truly enjoyable.It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up a book written to actually be read and used.A big thanks to Michael Geier for getting me back into troubleshooting and setting up a small repair area.

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