Brilliant! Thanks for the link, that's useful because i'm going to be dismantling my T21 within the next few days to try and sort out the intermittent screen problem. The last laptop I dismantled ended up being a write off...
AthlonXP 1800, Asus A7N266-VM
256 PC2100, 40Gb 5400RPM HDD
GeForce MX440 (for now)
Tagan 330W PSU, XP SP2
I didn't have a lot of time to check out the files when I found them, and I was at work with an old slow laptop, but I ran two of them through an anti-virus scan before I posted the link.
Leoslocks, no luck with a file for my Gateway Solo 3150 either. Let me know if any come close to yours.
And lastly, since I've just accumulated two no-display laptops from yard sales, does anyone have any experience in diagnosing the causes of the no-display faults. I know it can be the inverter powering the display or the cold-cathode (correct?) backlight. I've been wondering if there are ways to check for output at each stage if you had it apart. Along the same lines, can you get an output at the external monitor initially, or do you have let it boot completely and switch the external monitor on via software?
I plan on doing some tests with a couple of my old working laptops, just haven't got there yet.
Dignosing problems is so much more diffcult in a laptop than with a desktop.
Originally posted by Andy_83 Yep, they seem to be multipart RAR files. Just download both parts (they're on separate pages, link just above the download link), make sure they're in the same dir, and use winRAR to extract the PDF.
I tried one with only Part 1 available, and got the error msg. but when I looked 7-Zip had indeed extracted it.
Highly recommend 7-Zip. It's totally free, and easier to use than WinZip and WinRar. The latest version just came out today. Download it here.
Acrobat saw the file as broken because part was missing. The file decompression program will reassemble the parts into one when all parts are present when you extract.
The primary problem is the confusing arrangement of the files on the website. I was making the same mistake you likely did. I downloaded by clicking on the "To download the file, please click here !" line. It will then download the file shown in orange on the "multipart" line in File Information section above. The number 0 above will produce Part 1 in the downloaded file name. Number 1 will produce a file name with part 2, etc. To get the other parts you must go back and click on the next multipart number to highlight it, then on the download line to start the download.
Hope that's understandable. Onec you get it figured out, it works.
By the way, there is an earlier page than the notebook page I linked. It contains links to manuals for printers and a few servers and desktops. In among those are a couple of other notebooks.
Last edited by DanceMan; October 29th, 2005 at 11:53 PM.