Abridged from published book to accompany the eight hardware flowcharts on the FonerBooks.com website. The full revised eBook with 17 flowcharts is available for $12.95. The linked website versions of the flowcharts are interactive, ie, click on the diamond decision symbols and the browser shows the relevant text. This eBook isformatted for printing, so you’ll get pages that can be stapled together, like an abridged version of the book. The published book, “Computer Repair with Diagnostic Flowcharts Revised Edition” is available through Amazon or Barnes&Noble.com for $14.95.
The eBook is formatted for two side printing. Print the odd pages, shuffle the paper, and print even pages on the back. It will come out like thepublished book, with the flowchart symbols in the outer margins. The blank pages are necessary to keep the printing correct. Before wasting 32 sheets of paper, try printing a few pages on both sides to make sure you are doing it correctly. Six laptop troubleshooting flowcharts online at: http://www.daileyint.com/hmdpc/repair.htm
Please Read The author has done hisbest to provide accurate and up-todate information in this book, but he cannot guarantee that the information is correct or will fit your particular situation. The book is sold with the understanding that the publisher and the author are not engaged in rendering professional or engineering services. If expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Copyright2010 by Morris Rosenthal This eBook may be shared online and printed for personal use only, on the condition that any electronically transmitted or printed copy include this copyright notice and statement. This eBook may not be used for commercial purposes or modified in any way without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.
Flowcharts produced with Microsoft Visio StandardPublished by Foner Books www.fonerbooks.com Free eBook abridgement from ISBN 0-9723801-7-5
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This book was not designed to be read from cover to cover. At the core of the book are seventeen diagnostic flowcharts, and the sole purpose of the text is to expand upon them. The flowcharts themselvesare necessarily written in short-hand form, to fit a meaningful number of decision points on a page. A linear text is simply not possible due to the decision tree structure of the flowcharts. The diamond shape for each decision point in the flowchart is repeated in the outer margin of the following pages. This marks the section of text that explains the action in more detail. Do not read beyond thedesignated section without returning to the flowchart to determine the next step. The ovals in the flowcharts contain instructions or suggestions. If a suggestion like "reseat the cable" doesn't work, the best course is to return to the previous decision point and continue with the diagnostic down the other branch. These charts are designed to push parts swapping to the end of the diagnosticprocedures wherever possible, so readers without a stock of spare parts will have the best chance to repair the problem without spending money. You should always label any parts you remove from a machine as "suspicious," and if it becomes apparent that they are truly faulty, dispose of them. The "home plate" symbol is used in flowcharts to transfer control to an off-chart point. Most of the...