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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble an Amstrad Laptop or Notebook

Do you want to repair your Amstrad laptop or notebook? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, disassembly pictures or dismantling videos, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for NotePad laptops and notebooks models made by Amstrad. If you have written a repairing guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry. Also you can publish a guide in the Laptop and Notebook Repair Wiki.

Amstrad NC100  [archived link] It seems that many NC100 owners plug in a third-party power supply instead of running the machine on batteries. Unfortunately, the standard-looking power connector has its polarity reversed from what is usual: The outer side of the connector is +, the inside is -. Alas, a fuse in the NC100 blows up when you get the polarity wrong. This results in a dead machine. Null modem cable trouble: The normal way to communicate with the NC100, lacking a disk drive, is to use a null modem cable, but standard cables don't work here is the fix: solder a wire between RTS and CTS on the NC connector - short pins 7 and 8.
Amstrad NC100 "A surgical guide to the Amstrad Notepad Computer" includes a table of what is in the NC100, a block diagram, IC's and PCMCIA card connector pinouts.
Amstrad NotePad NC100 How to replace the fuse.
Amstrad NC100/NC200 How to fix a broken mains lead and other tips and tricks for repairing the laptop.
Amstrad NotePad/Book NC100/150/200 How to detect and repair the fuse to revive a dead laptop.

Manufacturer Information, Customer Service

Hardware Maintenance Manual, User Guide, Service Manual

As far as I know Amstrad doesn't provide free service manuals.


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