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Not good enough if you are into laptop repairs
on 13 January 2004
I ordered this book months before it actually came out - was a little dissapointed as it deals with a lot of stuff irrelevent to laptop repairs - If you are already a laptop repair chap then you would know more than the book has to offer... It has a few examples on older laptops.. which are less in use today - it has good technical knowledge if you didnt know about how dvds work ! There are a few examples on IBM laptops I reckon the author has had in the past.. This book fails to answer commmon problems faced by laptop users... How would you install Windows Xp on a laptop without a Cd drive ? I can do it - but its not simple cos Xp doesnt work like Win98 ! Where can you get an external Cd rom drive - ? what are the different types available- PCMCIA or USB - ? Battery does not charge - DVDS skip a little - is your graphics card good enough - Chapter 16 in this book - Basic troubleshooting is the only reason I still havnt returned this book back - Had this book more color graphic illustrations it would have been a lot easier - I think atleast one chapter should have been devoted to the top five - Dell - sony - toshiba - IBM and Compaq for a better undertanding and a clearer picture.. If you still have the urge to power ahead in your field - this book will help you in small technical details - Knowledge is the Key !