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Troubleshooting & Repairing Consumer Electronics Without a Schematic (TAB Electronics) [Paperback]

Homer L. Davidson
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1 Mar 2004 TAB Electronics
This book provides practical service experience and methods for servicing all types of equipment without a schematic, saving hours of time and/or hundreds of dollars in lost business.

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  • Paperback: 461 pages
  • Publisher: Tab Electronics; 3 edition (1 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071421815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071421812
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 18.6 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 653,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author technicians trust solves one of electronics' most vexing challenges

In this completely updated new edition of his best-selling guide, Homer Davidson gives you hands-on illustrated guidance on how to troubleshoot and repair a wide range of electronic products -- when you can't get your hands on the schematic diagrams. One of the most respected names in consumer electronics, Davidson -- who actually ran his own successful radio and TV repair business for more than 40 years -- shows you how to diagnose and solve circuit and mechanical problems in car stereos, cassette players, CD players, VCRs, TVs and TV/VCR combos, DVD players, power supplies, remote controls, and more. Included are more than 400 detailed drawings and photographs that illustrate the most efficient methods for locating, testing, and repairing defective components. In addition, Davidson offers:

* A list of common problems that crop up in each type of electronic unit
* A corresponding chart that points out where to check for those problems
* An abundance of case histories that demonstrate how repairs were actually made
* Instruction on how to tackle "tough dog" problems

Indispensable to today's professional electronic repair technicians, this gold mine of practical guidance will also prove highly useful to electronic engineers, sophisticated hobbyists, and advanced students of electronics.

About the Author

The late Homer L. Davidson wrote more than 45 books and over 1000 articles on technical-level electronics. His highly popular books include Troubleshooting and Repairing Audio Equipment, now in its Third Edition; Troubleshooting and Repairing Compact Disc Players, now in its Third Edition; Troubleshooting and Repairing Camcorders, now in its Second Edition; and Troubleshooting and Repairing Solid-State TVs, now in its Third Edition, all published by McGraw-Hill. At the end of his life he was the TV Servicing Consultant for Electronic Servicing & Technology magazine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book 19 Mar 2014
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this is a nice book to read well lead out in colour and just what you need to understand your read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be updated and reorganised 25 Jan 2013
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Although the book has a lot of detail, what it lacks is a systematic process for troubleshooting faults on different types. Rather it jumps around giving a number of examples of problems taken from real life experience. I would have preferred a more step-by-step approach. i.e. 'no power, check fuse, check power outlet, then check power is reaching the appliance' then going into more detail about identifying, testing and replacing components.
There is a lot of information there, but it's not easily accessible and does rely on the user having knowledge.
On the other hand we have books (some Haynes guides) which tend to warn the reader off from touching or tackling anything inside. I'm still looking for the guide which will suit my level and needs.
The other issue, noted by other reviewers, is the rather dated content. of course there may be people out there who wish to repair old TVs, but judging by the numbers I know are dumped or given away (working) there can't be many.

So overall I think it will be useful as a complement to other books and advice via internet sites, but if I'd seen the content before I don't know that I would have bought it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars consumer electronics repair 29 Dec 2011
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good practical book but a bit out dated now, however very handy for any one out there who hates throwing any electronic gadget in the bin.
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