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; and 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.