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How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Michael Jay Geier

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Chapter 1

Prepare for Blastoff: Fixing Is Fun!

Electronics is a lifelong love affair. Once its mysteries and thrills get in your blood, they never leave you. I became fascinated with circuits and gadgets when I was about five years old, not long after I started playing the piano. There may have been something of a connection between the two interests—both involved inanimate objects springing to life by the guidance of my mind and hands. Building and repairing radios, amplifiers and record players always felt a little like playing God, or perhaps Dr. Frankenstein: “Live, I command thee!” A yank on the switch, just like in the movies, and, if I had figured out the puzzle correctly (which was far from certain at that age), live it would! Pilot lights ...

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