Upgrading and Repairing Laptop

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    Laptops--call them notebooks* portable computers* or whatever else you like--are tightly engineered items. It's hard to get all the required components to obey stringent performance and power-management requirements* and still fit into a small case. The job usually requires a custom motherboard and other specialized components* and so the laptop owner who wants to upgrade his or her machine faces a much more difficult task than the owner of a desktop machine with a similar wish. One can swap out the hard drive* add more RAM* and make tweaks in software* but almost everything else requires the addition of external components* which kind of defeat the purpose of a laptop. That's the message the reader takes away from Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Laptops. It's not Mueller's fault that such computers are hard to do much with* and that your best upgrade procedure is often a visit to an auction site.

    That said* Mueller does a great job of explaining how laptops work--how the engineers went about cramming all those heat-generating components into those miniature chassis in the first place. He also explains a lot of interesting component theory* such as how magnetic hard drives store data and how various DVD standards differ. The information makes for good reading* and comes in handy when you're shopping. He also demonstrates his skill--long well-reputed among builders and repairers of desktop machines--in teaching diagnostics. He explains* for example* how to test a laptop power supply* and why you should consider it a prime suspect in a malfunctioning computer even if the LEDs come on and the cooling fan spins. A CD-ROM features videos that show disassembly procedures--a strategy that works better than photographs and numbered steps. --David Wall

    Topics covered: How portable computers work (and sometimes fail to work)* and how to diagnose their woes. Sections address general troubleshooting concepts* system disassembly* and various subsystems such as memory* CPU* storage* and video. Coverage of PCMCIA (PC Card) is particularly good. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

    Product Description

    Scott Mueller has gone where no computer book author has gone before — right past all the warranty stickers* the hidden screws* and the fear factor to produce a real owner's manual that every laptop owner should have on his desk. Upgrading and Repairing Laptops* Second Edition shows the upgrades users can perform* the ones that are better left to the manufacturer* and how to use add-on peripherals to make the most of a laptop. This second edition has been updated to include:

    * The latest processors and motherboards
    * Complete assembly and disassembly information
    * Updated memory standards
    * Upgrading your hard drive to increase performance
    * Changes in networking and firewalls

    The included DVD contains one-of-a-kind video showing just what's inside a portable PC. If you have ever wondered what goes on inside your portable PC* how to upgrade/repair it* or how to live on the road with it* this is the one must-have book of the year!

  2. 347 stroker

    347 stroker Guest

    thanks for sharing
  3. ryfaba789

    ryfaba789 New Member

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  4. lucky-13

    lucky-13 Guest

    thanx great
  5. sdmkncxvvy

    sdmkncxvvy Guest

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  6. docakp

    docakp Guest

    is dvd included??? i wanna watch it...
  7. E-Man

    E-Man Guest

    thanx!! good post
  8. georgee7y

    georgee7y Guest

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  9. sdmkncxvvy

    sdmkncxvvy Guest

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  10. thilaknpti

    thilaknpti Guest

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  11. rgee16

    rgee16 Guest

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  12. Scrappy

    Scrappy Guest

    Really big thanks

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