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Upgrading & fixing laptops for dummies

Author: Corey Sandler
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2006, [i.e. 2005]
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides information on upgrading and repairing laptop computers, covering such topics as memory, hardware, networking, software, and utilities.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Sandler
ISBN: 0764589598 9780764589591
OCLC Number: 62595035
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Putting a Computer in Your Lap. Chapter 1: A Field Guide to the Common Laptop. Chapter 2: How to Treat a Laptop. Part II: Explaining What Could Possibly Go Wrong. Chapter 3: Things That Go Bump in the Night (or Day). Chapter 4: When to Repair and When to Recycle. Chapter 5: Surviving Basic Training. Chapter 6: Brain Matters: Memory, Microprocessors, and BIOS. Part III: Laying Hands on the Major Parts. Chapter 7: Easing In to Hard Disks. Chapter 8: Floppy Drives: Relics and Memories. Chapter 9: Going Round and Around: CD and DVD Drives. Chapter 10: Tripping the Keyboard Fantastic. Chapter 11: Putting Your Finger on Pointing Devices. Chapter 12: Seeing the Light: LCDs and Video. Part IV: Failing to Communicate. Chapter 13: Networks, Gateways, and Routers. Chapter 14: Feeling Up in the Air. Chapter 15: Modems: The Essential Translators. Chapter 16: Breaking Out of the Box: PC Cards, USB, and FireWire. Part V: The Software Side of Life. Chapter 17: Installing a New Operating System or Migrating Upwards. Chapter 18: Adding or Removing Software, for Better or for Worse. Chapter 19: Essential Utilities for Laptop Users. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Quick Solutions. Chapter 21: Ten Essential Dos and Don'ts. Chapter 22: Ten of My Favorite Things. Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Upgrading and fixing laptops for dummies
Responsibility: by Corey Sandler.
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Shows how to diagnose and fix common problems, replace parts, add external upgrades, and develop workarounds. This book helps readers to find out how to: treat their laptop properly; identify common  Read more...

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