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Notebook PCs now outsell desktops. If you’re a PC technician, you need to be able to repair them. Mastering notebook repair will raise your value to employers. If you’re in business for yourself, you can help more customers and charge more for your services. If you’re a user, you can save a bundle by troubleshooting your own problems. A “dirty little secret”: Notebook parts have become far more standardized. Next time your notebook goes on the fritz, you might be able to repair it yourself, using low-cost parts. Who’ll help you learn how? Same guy who’s taught desktop repair to 2.2 million people: Scott Mueller.
Mueller’s Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, Second Edition does for notebooks what his 17 editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs have done for PCs. Mueller covers everything, from basic assembly/disassembly and troubleshooting techniques to laptop batteries and keyboards.
Mueller offers in-depth coverage of notebook computer processors, from Intel’s Pentium M and Centrino technology to AMD’s mobile Athlon XP-M and Sempron. There’s a full chapter on motherboards, including coverage of today’s mobile chipsets from Intel, AMD, and VIA. You’ll make sense of notebook memory standards like SODIMM and Micro-DIMM; learn about replacing 2.5” hard drives; understand Windows’ interactions with notebook hardware. From graphics and sound to external add-ons, Mueller’s explanations are authoritative -- and they’re backed with plenty of helpful pictures, charts, and tables.
Bundled in the back: a DVD with 90 minutes of full-screen how-to video -- indispensable if you’ve never worked inside a notebook computer before. Bill Camarda, from the February 2006 Read Only