Free Hardware Books


Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering

Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering

No Starch Press and Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang have decided to release this free ebook version of Hacking the Xbox in honor of Aaron Swartz. Download “Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering” in pdf format.


Build a Computer from Scratch

Free online bookAndroid Cookbook

Building your own computer system has many advantages over buying one from a computer manufacturer. Read this free online book to learn to build a computer from scratch.


Upgrading and Repairing PCs 16th Edition

Free book: Upgrading and Repairing PCs 16th Edition

Upgrading and Repairing PCs (6th-16th editions) book is available in pdf format free of charge from informIT. Upgrading and Repairing PCs is the runaway best-selling PC hardware book of all time and one of the best-selling computer books ever! This 16th Edition is loaded with the most up-to-date hardware information anywhere.


The Idiot’s Ultimate Guide To Building Your Own Computer

The Idiot’s Ultimate Guide To Building Your Own Computer

Free 50 page eBook “The Idiot’s Ultimate Guide To Building Your Own Computer” from MakeUseOf.com. So you have decided to build your own computer. You are in the right place and I will try and walk you through each step from planning to powering on and back to troubleshooting.


How To Build A Computer

How To Build A Computer

You can download or read online “How To Build A Computer” from Wikibooks. Building a computer can be a very rewarding experience. Since you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about building your next computer instead of buying one pre-built.


USB in a NutShell

This free online book “USB in a NutShell: Making sense of the USB standard”. Starting out new with USB can be quite daunting. With the USB 2.0 specification at 650 pages one could easily be put off just by the sheer size of the standard.


The Secret Guide to Computers

The Secret Guide to Computers

“The Secret Guide to Computers” is the world’s only complete computer tutorial. It covers everything important about computers!


How It Works…The Computer

How It Works...The Computer

“How it works: the computer” by David Carey. This book was published in 1971, and the revised edition was published in 1979 by Ladybird Books.