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Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

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Upgrading and Repairing Laptops


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 912
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2800-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2800-5

Beyond cutting edge, Scott Mueller goes 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. This book 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. The CD contains one-of-a-kind video showing just what's inside a portable PC. For readers who have ever wondered what goes on inside their portable PC, how to upgrade/repair the portable PC or how to live on the road with it, this is the one must-have book of the year!


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Table of Contents


 1. Portable Systems Background.

 2. Portable PC Overview: Types and Features.

 3. System Maintenance and Assembly.

 4. Processors.

 5. Motherboards.

 6. Memory.

 7. Power.

 8. Expansion Buses.

 9. Hard Disk Storage.

10. Removable Storage.

11. Graphics and Sound.

12. Communications.

13. Keyboards and Pointing Devices.

14. Portable System Accessories.

15. Software/Operating Systems.

16. Problem Solving and Troubleshooting.

17. Portable Resource Guide.

A. List of Acronyms.

B. Glossary.

C. Key Vendor Contacts.


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