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I have an H/P laptop that won't start up. Is there a book on taking laptops apart?

I've been told the Mother Board is bad, and it needs a new Hard Drive. I don't know what's wrong. It comes on but that's it.

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Many older HP laptops do have service manuals for them. Many are actually downloadable from the HP website, right alongside the users manuals. I will tell you from experience, however, the costs to repair older laptops is almost not worth the price when you can buy newer, faster ones for near the same cost.

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