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Repair, Troubleshooting, Maintenance & Upgrading

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iMac, iBook and G3 Trouble-Shooting Pocket Reference ,
by Don Ritter, Michael Sprague

Book Description

Covering the full range of troubleshooting procedures, this book provides a clear, concise, step-by-step approach. Common-sense diagnostic methods allow readers to quickly isolate problems and fix them fast. This common-sense pocket reference speeds readers to the quickest way to troubleshoot the problem at hand in the following ways: list of symptoms allows readers to jump directly to the section containing the needed information; step-by-step walkthroughs ease readers into even the most difficult tasks.

Book Info

Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive reference that will provide Mac users fast answers to software, hardware, network, and system maintenance questions. Covers the full range of basic problems and troubleshooting procedures.

From the Back Cover

A fast, handy reference for todays iMac, iBook, and G3 users!

If you are among the millions of Mac users today, then you need an up-to-date and comprehensive reference that will provide fast answers to your software, hardware, network, and system maintenance questions. The iMac, iBook, & G3 Troubleshooting Pocket Reference is a handy, common-sense guidebook that covers the full range of basic problems and troubleshooting procedures.

Inside this portable guide you'll find:

Lists of symptoms so you can locate your problem quickly, Step-by-step instructions to fixing common problems, Tools for basic maintenance , Instructions for adding memory, How to use the Internet for help, Tips on where to find parts for easy-to-fix at home solutions.

Written by Mac expert and enthusiast Don Rittner, this crystal clear and concise reference provides you with the all information you need, from basic to more advanced topics, at your fingertips!

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Sad Mac's' Bombs and Other Disasters 4th Edition,
by Ted Landau

Book Description  

This is the best-selling Mac troubleshooting guide, now in its fourth edition. Most Mac problems don't require hardware repairs or advanced technical knowledge. You don't need to be an expert to fix your Mac. Not only will this book show you how to fix things, it will sharpen your diagnosis skills so that you can try to fix problems that aren't listed in the book. Sad Macs gives you the solutions to common problems in plain English and is appropriate for everyone, from near-beginners on up.


Macintosh expert Landau shows users at all levels how to take charge of their Macintosh in times of crisis and explains how to identify, solve, and prevent disasters caused by corrupted files, applications, and INIT conflicts. Contains a section of clear, step-by-step descriptions of the most common procedures to fix software problems.

From Ted Landau Editor of

The new edition adds coverage of the iMac, iBook and Power Mac G4 as well as Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9 and even a bit on Mac OS X.

What's new in Sad Macs, Fourth Edition?

Whether you already own a previous edition of Sad Macs or are considering purchasing it for the first time, you probably want to know what's new in the fourth edition. The fourth edition represents an almost complete rewrite of previous editions (there is barely a page of text that does not have at least some revision). What follows is a list of the most notable changes:

Every chapter has been updated to include information about Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9

Where relevant, all chapters has been updated to include new information about the iMac, the iBook, USB, FireWire and all of the other recent hardware innovations.

Chapter 2 has new information on creating emergency startup disks.

Chapter 5 has new information on DVD drives.

Chapter 6 has new information on Navigation Services dialog boxes.

Chapter 7 has new information on troubleshooting inkjet and USB printers.

Chapters 9 and 10, covering fonts and graphics, have been substantially revised to eliminate out-of-date material and replace it with the latest information. For example, there's new information of Web-based graphics and on QuickTime 4 movies.

Chapter 11 has been rewritten almost from scratch to include new information about Mac portables, including the iBook, and an expanded section on file sharing (with new material on Ethernet and on AirPort connections).

Chapters 12 and 13 are expanded versions of what was previously one chapter on Internet-related troubleshooting. I am particularly pleased with how these chapters turned out. For those of you with Internet-related problems (which is just about everyone!), these two chapters alone are likely to be worth the price of this book.

Chapter 14 covers issues specific to the iMac, iBook, new PowerBooks, and Power Mac G3/G4.

Chapter 15 covers issues specific to Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X.

The 18 original Fix-Its have been reorganized into 16 Fix-Its (with some number re-arranging).

Fix-It #4, on system software, has been revised to cover recent changes in installing the Mac OS.

Fix-It #6, on viruses, has been revised to cover the new viruses (such as the AutoStart virus) that emerged in the last few years. It also described the new versions of anti-virus software.

Fix-It #10 is a completely revised Fix-It on dealing with Directory damage. It covers the latest utilities, including Disk Warrior and Tech Tool Pro.

Fix-It #13, on disk formatting, has new information on HFS Plus formatting.

Fix-It #14 is an almost entirely new Fix-It that covers troubleshooting SCSI, IDE, USB, FireWire, serial and ADB connections.

Fix-It #15 has new information on G3 and G4 processor upgrades.

Fix-It #16: has a completely revised section on getting troubleshooting help from the Web.

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Upgrading and Fixing Macs and iMacs For Dummies,

by Todd Stauffer

Book Description

"Upgrading and Fixing Macs and iMacs for Dummies" will help you get your Mac Guru merit badge, enabling you to troubleshoot problems and fix software and hardware issues that crop up with nearly any Mac or iMac model. If you're having a specific problem or if you're just fed up with some aspect of your Mac experience, check out this book. You'll find an easy answer -- or the tools to discover the answer on your own -- in this book.

From the Publisher

Discover how to: Formulate an upgrade plan, Select high-performance peripherals, Set up high-speed Internet access, Upgrade cards, RAM, drives, and processors, Maintain and troubleshoot your system

About the Author

Todd Stauffer is the author or co-author of over twenty computer books. He's also the writer and co-host of "Disk Doctors," an Emmy-awarded nationally televised call-in show on computer upgrading and troubleshooting. Todd is a contributing editor for and publisher of He's written for Mac Addict, Mac Home, Mac Tech, CMP Techweb, Publish Magazine and others. He'd give it all up in a heartbeat if Steven Spielberg or Ron Howard told him to come make coffee for their production meetings.

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Upgrading & Troubleshooting Your Mac , w/CD-ROM
by Gene Steinberg

"Upgrading & Troubleshooting Your Mac ranks among the best technical books about the Macintosh around.... Best of all, Steinberg explains the workings of the iMac, iBook, PowerBook, and Power Mac G3/G4 in a way that's easy to follow and fun to read. He covers all sorts of intermediate- and high-level tricks."

"Steinberg's case studies and notes from his consulting experiences make great reading too. The net result is that it's very likely you'll be able to find something--probably quite a bit--on any Mac problem you may encounter or improvement you'd like to make." --David Wall

Book Description

Discover the secret techniques used by expert Mac author, Gene Steinberg, and Mac troubleshooters to make your iMac or Mac run at top efficiency. Short, carefully organized chapters with extensive index to help the reader locate the information they need quickly. Bleed tabs would provide a convenient way for the reader to jump to the section containing the needed information. Strategic uses of case studies from support professionals to show real-life scenarios involving Mac problems and how they were resolved. This will help empower the reader to employ common-sense diagnostic methods to isolate a problems and its cause and find a fast solution.

CD-ROM contains demonstration versions of diagnostic software, such as Conflict Catcher, Norton Utilities, Tech Tool Pro, Norton Anti-Virus and Virex and possibly a searchable html-based version of the book text.

From the Back Cover

Optimize your Mac for maximum speed and reliability--and minimal crashes. Mac expert Gene Steinberg reveals undocumented tech support secrets and shows you how to upgrade your Mac with the latest and greatest components--from a new processor to more RAM to sizzling software. Whether you have an iMac, iBook, Power Mac G3, Power Mac G4, PowerBook or an older Mac model, you'll get complete troubleshooting and system maintenance procedures as well as real-world case studies that illustrate working solutions and crucial preventive maintenance routines. Get peak performance from your Mac! Effectively hook up your Mac's components--monitor, mouse, printer, extra hard drives, scanner, and other peripherals; overcome system software hassles; resolve SCSI chain conflicts; manage mixed Mac/Windows environments; utilize foolproof back-up techniques and preventive maintenance measures; add RAM and system utilities with confidence;

The author, Gene Steinberg , January 18, 2000

I hope you enjoy my book! "Upgrading & Troubleshooting Your Mac" is the end result of years and years of field experience as a Mac consultant. I have supported large companies, small companies, and regular home users, and I have used that experience as a guidepost to write this book.

In addition to learning how to troubleshoot your Mac like a pro, you'll discover which updates make sense and which do not. You'll also learn the right away to install RAM upgrades to avoid potential problems.