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ITC 190 Chapter 21

Why are notebooks usually more expensive than PCs with comparable power and features?

smaller and more rugged

What type of manual is important to have before you disassemble a notebook?

service manual

Why is it important to reinstall the OS on a notebook from the recovery CDs rather than using a retail version of the OS?

Recovery disk has the OEM custom OS for that specifc notebook and its hardware and software

Which is likely to have more features, a port replicator or a docking station?

docking station

What was the first bus used by PC Card slots?

pcmia cards

What bus is used by a Card Bus slot?

32 bit pci bus

What bus is used by Express Card slots

pci express or usb 2.0

Can you use an Express Card in a Card Bus slot? In a PC Card slot?

no and no

Can you install and use two Type I PC Cards in a single Type III Card Bus slot?


What prevents a Card Bus card from being inserted in a 16-bit PC Card slot?

gold bumpy strip

Name three types of wireless technologies that are used with notebooks.

bluetooth, wifi, cellular

What type of battery is currently used with notebooks?

lithium ion

What type of device changes DC to AC?


To what ACPI mode does Vista sleep mode correspond?


What Windows utility is used to enable Wake on LAN?

power management

What type of pointing device is used on Think Pad notebooks?

track point or point stick

When a notebook internal device fails, what three options can you use to deal with the problem?

return to manufacturer, use another service center for repair, substitute an external component, replace internal device

How many pins does a notebook IDE connector have? A desktop IDE connector?

44, 40

When an LCD panel is very dim and brightness adjustments don't help, what component is likely to be the problem?

video inverter

After you have removed the AC adapter and all peripherals, what is the next component you should always remove before servicing any internal notebook components?

remove the battery

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