Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Foner Books; 5.2.2008 edition (June 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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I just finished reading this book, cover to cover. Just couldn't stop reading it, as Morris keeps it interesting. Moreover, it's an amazing resource for laptop troubleshooting and repair. In fact, the best I've ever read. Much better then Mueller's in terms of troubleshooting and the depth and scope of repairs - and it only has 191 pages. Armed with this book and the laptop's service manual, you are set to attack most of the problems you'll run into with laptops. Like Morris says in the front of the book, you'll notice we don't talk about the razzle-dazzle technology of computer components in this book." It's about fixing them and getting them back into working order. I highly recommend this book.
The best resource/guide out there! I know how to fix notebooks and PCs but sometimes you could be lost or not on the right track and that's when a book like this one comes in handy. Also, the author links each troubleshooting step in the book to great pics posted on his website. The website also gives you some extra valuable tips. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Why? Because you don't know EVERYTHING and ANYBODY can make mistakes and need a little help or guidance. Great job!
Based on steps provided I was able to repair an issue with my own laptop. The local shop gave an estimate of over 200 dollars for the repair. Doiing it myself I was able to replace the 20 dollar part myself in a short period of time. I highly recommend this book.
I became interested in laptops recently and decided to purchase this book. I did an extensive search and I could not find many resources for laptop repair. This field is constantly moving with new models every year. This a great book if you are interested in fixing your laptop. Although it is more about troubleshooting rather than repair it will get you to the problem.
I work in a computer repair/service shop and love using this book as a quick check guide. It's just what I expected and wanted.
Due to all of the integrated parts of a laptop, this is a nice way to get a good starting point in diagnostics. Very easy to use and very specific flowcharts!
I am a computer repair technician and have found the flow charts very useful when in a hurry or having someone help me. Well worth the money.
i've just ended reading this book , it is so practicat it teaches you the how to do rather than other big books that copy and paste information from other resources ... and leaves you with lot of information and nothing to do if you could read the 500 - 1000 papers :) it is only 200 papers which makes it readable the bad thing in this book is that the writter is so talkative sometimes :) , he always tell you that it is better to buy an external device rather than repairing and talk a lot about the prices of the external devices and where to find it and the goods it do for you but we boght this book to repair everybody knows that he can use an external device and he talks about laptop prices and how take the decision between repairing and buying another time we must tell him that we know how to do our finance and it is not a book of accounting and finance :) we bought this book to repair laptops only .another bad thing in this book is that he doesn't go in depth in replacing components soldered on the main board he just says that it is hard and sometimes give you some hints ( reflowing , fuse on the regulator , discolerring connectors of semi conducters and chips and tell you to do search without telling you some details or how to do it or giving you a photo on his website )it is goodly organized but not very goodly or excelent , he repeats same information lot of times and he gives you hints and tell you that we'll discuss this later and this later never come :) (ex : fuse on the regulator)overall it is a great book it gives you what you were looking for before buying it , it is the best in the market for its subject without any doubt .
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