Upgrading and Fixing Laptops For Dummies
Part I: Putting a Computer in Your Lap.
Chapter 1: A Field Guide to the Common Laptop.
Chapter 2: How to Treat a Laptop.
Part II: Explaining What Could Possibly Go Wrong.
Chapter 3: Things That Go Bump in the Night (or Day).
Chapter 4: When to Repair and When to Recycle.
Chapter 5: Surviving Basic Training.
Chapter 6: Brain Matters: Memory, Microprocessors, and BIOS.
Part III: Laying Hands on the Major Parts.
Chapter 7: Easing In to Hard Disks.
Chapter 8: Floppy Drives: Relics and Memories.
Chapter 9: Going Round and Around: CD and DVD Drives.
Chapter 10: Tripping the Keyboard Fantastic.
Chapter 11: Putting Your Finger on Pointing Devices.
Chapter 12: Seeing the Light: LCDs and Video.
Part IV: Failing to Communicate.
Chapter 13: Networks, Gateways, and Routers.
Chapter 14: Feeling Up in the Air.
Chapter 15: Modems: The Essential Translators.
Chapter 16: Breaking Out of the Box: PC Cards, USB, and FireWire.
Part V: The Software Side of Life.
Chapter 17: Installing a New Operating System or Migrating Upwards.
Chapter 18: Adding or Removing Software, for Better or for Worse.
Chapter 19: Essential Utilities for Laptop Users.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Quick Solutions.
Chapter 21: Ten Essential Dos and Don’ts.
Chapter 22: Ten of My Favorite Things.