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Apple Training Series: Desktop and Portable Systems, Second Edition by Peachpit Press

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Basic Hardware Components

Macintosh computers don't malfunction often, and when they do, the culprit is typically software. However, hardware sometimes breaks down, and it is important to know what each component is supposed to do so you can figure out which one is at fault. Sometimes it's easy, but at other times it can be very difficult.

We're going to take a look at the internal components of a Macintosh computer to understand how each one works and how they work together. While this isn't a detailed look at the inside of the computer, we will cover all of the major pieces.

Main Logic Board

Many of the components that make a computer run are located on the main logic board. Attached to it is the microprocessor that constitutes the computer's ...

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