Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops

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While pricing for laptops has come down considerably in recent years, they still represent a significant expense and pose a number of challenges for the user who wants to upgrade their laptop as opposed to simply buying a new one. Scott Mueller uses laptops exclusively now and has assembled the only resource for upgrading and repairing laptops ever published! Beyond cutting edge, Scott goes where no computer book author has gone before - right past all the effusive warranty stickers, hidden screws and the fear factor to produce a real owner's manual that every laptop owner should have on his/her desk. Scott demystifies the laptop, shows you the upgrades you can perform, the ones that are better left to the manufacturer and how to use add-on peripherals to make the most of your laptop. This book is perfect if you've ever wondered what goes on inside your portable PC, how to upgrade/repair your PC or how to live on the road with it, then this is the one must-have book of the year!





Scott digs elbow-deep into laptops and shows readers how to upgrade, repair and hotrod their laptop and peripherals!
This is the owner's manual that should be sold with laptops!
Never-before-seen video shows you the inside of a laptop and what makes it tick
Extensive coverage of new dual-core laptops, which make laptops every bit as powerful as a desktop
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 900 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 078973690X
  • 9780789736901
  • 1,625,256

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While pricing for laptops has come down considerably in recent years, they still represent a significant expense and pose a number of challenges for the user who wants to upgrade their laptop as opposed to simply buying a new one. Scott Mueller uses laptops exclusively now and has assembled the only resource for upgrading and repairing laptops ever published! Beyond cutting edge, Scott goes where no computer book author has gone before - right past all the effusive warranty stickers, hidden screws and the fear factor to produce a real owner's manual that every laptop owner should have on his/her desk. Scott demystifies the laptop, shows you the upgrades you can perform, the ones that are better left to the manufacturer and how to use add-on peripherals to make the most of your laptop. This book is perfect if you've ever wondered what goes on inside your portable PC, how to upgrade/repair your PC or how to live on the road with it, then this is the one must-have book of the year! Scott digs elbow-deep into laptops and shows readers how to upgrade, repair and hotrod their laptop and peripherals! This is the owner's manual that should be sold with laptops! Never-before-seen video shows you the inside of a laptop and what makes it tick Extensive coverage of new dual-core laptops, which make laptops every bit as powerful as a desktop
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Table of contents

FM Frontmatter
IN Introduction
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 Card Buses
9 Hard Disk Storage
10 Removable Storage
11 Graphics and Sound
12 Communications
13 Keyboards and Pointing Devices
14 Portable System Accessories
15 Problem Solving and Troubleshooting
16 Portable Resource Guide
A List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
B Glossary
C Key Vendor Contact Information
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About Scott Mueller

Scott Mueller has traveled the world as a writer and teacher, dragging portable PCs from city to city that have ranged in size from suitcase-sized models weighing many pounds, to slimline models weighing just a couple of pounds. Every edition of his best-selling hardware opus, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, dating back to his own self-published manuscripts in 1985 were written on a portable computer.
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