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Postby Copper » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:35 pm

a laptop forum could be usefull as more and more people are using portable computer
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Postby Toby B. » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:54 pm

The only thing is that laptops for the most part are not repairable or upgradeable by the basic user. Any repairs, etc that would be done on a portable can be covered in the already existing forums.... Since most issues that arise are something that needs to be brought into a factory repair facility or is OS related....
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Postby Copper » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:35 pm

Toby B. wrote:The only thing is that laptops for the most part are not repairable or upgradeable by the basic user. Any repairs, etc that would be done on a portable can be covered in the already existing forums.... Since most issues that arise are something that needs to be brought into a factory repair facility or is OS related....



they are getting more and more user freindly
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Postby Mr T » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:19 am

'Necroing' this old thread, I think the time may be right for a laptop section on the forum esp for basic trouble shooting and issues.... Almost everybody I know have a PC (gathering dust) and at least one laptop at home... Netbooks are also on a rise in popularity too - try installing an OS on them with no ROM drive (easy when you know how...)..

Could even start with a troubleshooting sticky....

Dead laptop.... Things to do first....

1) Does it charge from the mains - if not try another charger
2) Remove battery and switch on with no mains plugged in...
3) Reseat the RAM
4) Remove the hard drive
5) Remove any peripherals inc mini PCI or PCI-e cards

Most common issues are:
1) Dead mains charger
2) Broken internal mains socket
3) Dead hard drive
4) Uncharged or dead battery

These will prevent a laptop from POSTing....
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