Chapter 24. Troubleshooting Notebook Problems

Wouldn’t it be nice if your computer was as reliable as your television set? Unfortunately, we put up with a lot more problems with our computers than we do with other electronic devices. I’m not sure why that’s the case, but it is.

So even though notebook PCs are much more reliable than they were 4 or 5 years ago, there’s still the chance that you might encounter a problem from time to time. When that happens, you need to troubleshoot the problem—find out what caused it and how to fix it.

That’s what this chapter is all about.

How to Troubleshoot Problems

No matter what kind of problem you’re having with your notebook, there are seven basic steps you should take to track down the cause of the problem. ...

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