Provides the student with an exposure to the various techniques and procedures used to troubleshoot a microcomputer. May include an overview of a particular microprocessor system, use of isolation flow charts, test points charts, prints, diagnostic routines, component testing and fault isolation labs. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
To provide a basic understanding of the components contained in a typical microcomputer system. To provide knowledge of troubleshooting techniques used in repairing microcomputer systems.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Prerequisites: ETR 158 - "Electronic Circuits for Computers", ETR 229 - "Digital Logic and Microprocessor Fundamentals", or equivalent.
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to troubleshoot an IBM PC or compatible to its least repairable module.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED