Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) February 22, 2006
Repair4Laptop.org just celebrated a birthday and passed a milestone. The community for do-it-yourself laptop repairs has been on-line for just over a year. In that time, users have submitted just over 600 guides covering nearly all aspects of notebook laptop or computer repair. The guides are totally free to access and share.
“I became addicted to portable computers after my extremely first one, an HP Omnibook 800,” stated Werner Heuser, originator of Repair4Laptop and a respected figure in the Linux community. “Although working on the TuxMobil project, I came into possession of numerous, numerous laptops, some of which needed repairs. I found it challenging to get free do-it-oneself info on the Web, so I decided to commence a source myself.”
Repair4Laptop (http://repair4laptop.org/) gives a wide selection of resources for repairing, upgrading, modifying and servicing laptops and notebook computers. There are so numerous laptop brands and varieties on the industry, no single person or repair shop can deal with them alone. The internet site, for that reason, gives specialized intelligence from experienced and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfers.
“It is a veritable encyclopedia of info about laptop modding, and a useful guide to upgrading, and repairing your mobile gadget,” said Ian Bandy in a post on Laptopical, a mobile computing weblog. “It has clear directions that are written in the primary by users themselves, and so is consistently growing and evolving into an even handier tool every single day.”
Repair4Laptop depends on plans, suggestions and photos contributed from laptop owners about the globe. All guides are cost-free with copyright retained and controled by the user who submits the guide. Beginners will locate material covering fundamental upgrade procedures like replacing RAM and a difficult disk or changing a broken display. For the authorities there are illustrated step-by-step take apart directions available as well as advanced guides for overclocking laptops and repurposing old laptops.
Most producers do not provide service manuals for their laptops. If they offer guides, they charge handsomely or limit distribution to experts only. But with no a service manual, disassembling, upgrading and repairing a laptop can be tough, tedious and even result in personal computer harm. Contracting for expert laptop repair outside of the warranty is typically costly, really slow or exposes secret data to repair workers. In all these situations, do-it-oneself instructions come to the rescue.
All guides on http://www.repair4laptop.org are ordered by manufacturer and by component, such as keyboards, difficult drives, optical drives, displays, RAM, CPUs, batteries and more. There is an additional section for portable personal computer accessories (PCMCIA cards, sun shades, bags, projectors, docking stations and port replicators). A modding section is the location to learn how to push a laptop to its efficiency limits by adding accessories under the keyboard. Or push it past the limits of imagination by painting and treating the case. A final section shows how to use a old laptop past its computing prime, as a photo frame for example.
A unique Wireless LAN section covers topics like adding a wireless antenna to a laptop, constructing different models of wireless antennas and repairing and upgrading wireless access points.
For the specialists who are not satisfied with commercial laptops, there are instructions to make custom made portable computers or assemble bare-bones laptops from components.
“If your laptop is giving you trouble, take a appear at this wealth of details, bookmark it and file it below just in case,” Bandy said. “If items ever go a little off track you will be glad you did.”
The Repair4Laptop project was founded in February 2005 by Werner Heuser. Working several years for TuxMobil (http://tuxmobil.org), a project dedicated to Linux and portable computers, he frequently necessary to investigate or repair laptop and notebook hardware. Usually he found it hard to get necessary information, so lastly Heuser began to collect it himself at Repair4Laptop.
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