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Upgrading and Repairing Laptops
By Scott Mueller
 
Publisher : Que
Pub Date : October 28, 2003
ISBN : 0-7897-2800-1
Pages : 1008
    Copyright
    About the Author
      About the Technical Editor
    Acknowledgments
    Tell Us What You Think!
    Introduction
      Laptops or Notebooks?
      Book Objectives
      A Personal Note
    Chapter 1.  Portable Systems Background
      Defining the Portable Computer
      Evolution of the Portable Computer
      Advantages of Laptops
      The Problems of Using Portables
      General Solutions to Laptop Problems
    Chapter 2.  Portable PC Overview: Types and Features
      Types and Classes of Portable Computers
      Major Features
    Chapter 3.  System Maintenance and Assembly
      Preventive Maintenance
      Maintenance Tools
      Upgrading and Repairing Portables
      BIOS Setup
      Dealing with Passwords
    Chapter 4.  Processors
      Mobile Processor Features
      Mobile Processor Packaging
      Processor Features
      Intel Mobile Processors
      AMD Mobile Processors
    Chapter 5.  Motherboards
      Form Factors
      System Bus Types, Functions, and Features
      Types of I/O Buses
      Motherboard Components
      System Resources
      Plug-and-Play
    Chapter 6.  Memory
      Memory Standards
      How Much Memory?
      Memory Speed
      Memory Types
      Memory Modules
      Memory Upgrades
    Chapter 7.  Power
      AC/DC Power Supplies
      Batteries
      Power Management
    Chapter 8.  Expansion Buses
      PC Cards (PCMCIA)
      High-Speed Connections
      Low-Speed Connections
    Chapter 9.  Hard Disk Storage
      Hard Drive History and Advancements
      Areal Density
      Hard Disk Drive Operation
      Basic Hard Disk Drive Components
      Hard Disk Features
      The ATA (IDE) Interface
      ATA Standards
      ATA Features
      Serial ATA
    Chapter 10.  Removable Storage
      Removable Media
      Optical Disc and Drive Technology
      CD-Based Optical Technology
      DVD Technology
      Optical Disc Formats
      CD/DVD Read-Only Drives and Specifications
      Removable Magnetic Storage Devices
      Floppy Drives
      Flash Cards and Digital “Film” Memory Devices
    Chapter 11.  Graphics and Sound
      Video Display System
      Video Display Interfaces
      Laptop Audio Hardware
    Chapter 12.  Communications
      Modems
      Types of Cellular Systems
      Network Connections
      Connecting on the Road
      Moving Data Between Two Systems
      Communications Security
    Chapter 13.  Keyboards and Pointing Devices
      Laptop Keyboards
      Windows Keys
      Running Windows Without a Mouse
      Keyboard Technology
      Keyboard Troubleshooting and Repair
      External Keyboard Recommendations
      Pointing Devices
      External Pointing Devices
      Wireless Input Devices
    Chapter 14.  Portable System Accessories
      Carrying Cases
      Docking Stations
      Port Replicators
      Slabs or Slices
      Internal Device Bays
      Accessory Power Sources
      Communications
      Data Storage
      Security Devices
      Input Devices
      Output Devices
      Presentation Equipment
      Special Interfaces
      Navigation
      Laptop Screen Accessories
      Notebook Stands
      Where to Buy
    Chapter 15.  Software/Operating Systems
      The Boot Process
      Installing the Operating System
      Drive Letter Assignments
      Laptop Data Recovery
    Chapter 16.  Problem Solving and Troubleshooting
      Basic Troubleshooting Guidelines
      Top Troubleshooting Problems
    Chapter 17.  Portable Resource Guide
      Documentation
      Repair Parts
      Manufacturer Tech Support
    Appendix A.  List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
      A
      B
      C
      D
      E
      F
      G
      H
      I
      J–K
      L
      M
      N
      O
      P
      Q
      R
      S
      T
      U
      V
      W–X
      Y–Z
    Appendix B.  Glossary
    Appendix C.  Key Vendor Contact Information
    What’s On the CD-ROM?
      Windows Installation Instructions
    Index
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