Domain 3 - Laptops
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Describe ExpressCard interface.
- ExpressCard/54 slots will accept both ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 cards.
- ExpressCard/34 are rectangular shaped and 34mm wide.
- ExpressCard/54 are L-shaped and 34mm wide at connector and 54mm wide at outside edge.
- You cannot use PCMCIA cards in an ExpressCard slot.
What is most common internal wireless networking card in laptops?
What is a point stick?
Point stick (aka pointing stick aka trackpoint) is the small knob (usually red) in the center of the keyboard that moves the mouse cursor
What is most common internal hard disk type in notebooks?
Which batteries must be completely drained before being recharged?
Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries have a “memory” effect.
Which batteries have greatest storage capacity in smallest amount of space?
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
What type of connection do you use to add external storage to a notebook computer?
USB or FireWire
What cards can be used in Type III PC Card slot?
Type I, Type II, and Type III.
ExpressCard/34, ExpressCard/54, and PCI are not compatible with PC Card slots
What two things can you do to protect a laptop computer from being physically tampered with?
Secure laptop using a cable lock and secure with biometric fingerprint scanner.
What are the two most common ways to access memory slots in notebook?
Open bottom panel or remove keyboard.
Your notebook computer wireless network card is no longer working. It is integrated into the motherboard, and you don’t want to replace the whole motherboard. What can you do?
Insert an ExpressCard wireless network card or insert a wireless USB network card.
What connection is used between internal laptop keyboard and laptop system board?
What should you do if the touchpad on your laptop is not working well?
Recalibrate the touchpad
What size hard disk is in a laptop?
If laptop backlight has stopped working, what are most common causes?
CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) has burned out or malfunctioning inverter in LCD
You have a malfunctioning LED display that works when an external monitor is plugged in. What could be the problem?
What are the two main types of laptop screens that use backlights? Explain the difference between them.
LED & CCFL.
CCFL uses AC power, so they have an inverter. LED uses DC power, so they do not need an inverter.
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