laptop repair

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Chris, May 26, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi everyone

    I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a
    good website or manual that could help me with laptop repairs. I am
    very used to working on all types of desktops but I have very little
    experience with laptops and find that they unnerve me a bit. Before I
    start undoing screws and poking around I would like to have a little
    more knowledge about the ins and outs or laptop repairs since every
    case and machine seems different. I would just like to be able to
    replace hard drives, floppies etc for customers instead of passing
    them onto someone else. Could anyone point me in the direction of a
    resource that would allow me to get a basic background in working on
    laptops.

    thank you kindly

    Chris
     
    Chris, May 26, 2004
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  2. Chris

    AG Guest

    "Chris" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a
    > good website or manual that could help me with laptop repairs. I am
    > very used to working on all types of desktops but I have very little
    > experience with laptops and find that they unnerve me a bit. Before I
    > start undoing screws and poking around I would like to have a little
    > more knowledge about the ins and outs or laptop repairs since every
    > case and machine seems different. I would just like to be able to
    > replace hard drives, floppies etc for customers instead of passing
    > them onto someone else. Could anyone point me in the direction of a
    > resource that would allow me to get a basic background in working on
    > laptops.
    >
    > thank you kindly
    >
    > Chris
    >

    If you find one let me know. The problem is that every company is
    completely independent. No two machines are alike even in the same product
    family. For instance have two IBM 560E laptops that have different
    monitors. There is no difference in the model but when I moved the HD from
    one to the other Win98 found a bunch of new hardware.
    I've found that I do best specializing in IBM machines because I can get
    them on Ebay pretty cheap. Also I mostly mess with them for myself not for
    customers. I started by just undoing screws until I could get the base off
    and went on from there.
    Most of the time the HD is pretty easy to get to but some of them you have
    to completely remove the base. There are some IBM laptops that open when
    you pull the latches a little further than you do to just open them.
    I wish I could give you more help but with laptops, unless you go to school
    with a particular manufacturer you just have to get your hands in there and
    take them apart.
    One thing you can do is buy a couple of the same model on Ebay and try
    putting them together to make a running system. I do a new one about every
    two or three months.
    AG
     
    AG, May 27, 2004
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  3. Chris

    Techie Guest

    My company paid for a course from Dell (dcse.dell.com) that has allowed me
    to quickly learn how to service Toshibas and IBMs that we have in the
    office. The hardest part to learn is getting the case open after that its
    all the same.

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    Techie
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    "Chris" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a
    > good website or manual that could help me with laptop repairs. I am
    > very used to working on all types of desktops but I have very little
    > experience with laptops and find that they unnerve me a bit. Before I
    > start undoing screws and poking around I would like to have a little
    > more knowledge about the ins and outs or laptop repairs since every
    > case and machine seems different. I would just like to be able to
    > replace hard drives, floppies etc for customers instead of passing
    > them onto someone else. Could anyone point me in the direction of a
    > resource that would allow me to get a basic background in working on
    > laptops.
    >
    > thank you kindly
    >
    > Chris
    >
     
    Techie, May 28, 2004
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  4. Upgrading & Repairing Laptops by Scott Mueller :

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0789728001/103-6182287-1127837?v=glance

    JM

    "Chris" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a
    > good website or manual that could help me with laptop repairs. I am
    > very used to working on all types of desktops but I have very little
    > experience with laptops and find that they unnerve me a bit. Before I
    > start undoing screws and poking around I would like to have a little
    > more knowledge about the ins and outs or laptop repairs since every
    > case and machine seems different. I would just like to be able to
    > replace hard drives, floppies etc for customers instead of passing
    > them onto someone else. Could anyone point me in the direction of a
    > resource that would allow me to get a basic background in working on
    > laptops.
    >
    > thank you kindly
    >
    > Chris
    >



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  5. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Sounds like I am not the only one getting confused by the thousands of
    different cases. Thanks for the link to the repair manual. I will
    order it and see if it helps.

    thanks for your help


    Chris


    On Fri, 28 May 2004 12:39:25 +0100, "Jonathan Miles"
    <jonathanmiles_nospam_at_uk2_dot_net> wrote:

    >Upgrading & Repairing Laptops by Scott Mueller :
    >
    >http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0789728001/103-6182287-1127837?v=glance
    >
    >JM
    >
    >"Chris" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>
    >> Hi everyone
    >>
    >> I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a
    >> good website or manual that could help me with laptop repairs. I am
    >> very used to working on all types of desktops but I have very little
    >> experience with laptops and find that they unnerve me a bit. Before I
    >> start undoing screws and poking around I would like to have a little
    >> more knowledge about the ins and outs or laptop repairs since every
    >> case and machine seems different. I would just like to be able to
    >> replace hard drives, floppies etc for customers instead of passing
    >> them onto someone else. Could anyone point me in the direction of a
    >> resource that would allow me to get a basic background in working on
    >> laptops.
    >>
    >> thank you kindly
    >>
    >> Chris
    >>

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    Chris, May 28, 2004
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