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Manual on CD

Nice...I thought about it instead of Paper Manuals but I'm from the old analog
school and went with paper. Maybe I'll try the CD's at a later date?

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Kermit said:
I have mine on cd and it is great. I can print out what I need and just type in what I want to know about. Say goodbye to the old school manuals!!! :) :)
The CD sounds like the way to go. Do you have a source for them that you will share?
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CD's not available?

Just ordered my Paper Manauls last Sunday and The Helm online site said the CD's were not available yet? just checked again and they have been pulled from the listing? go figure? www.helminc.com

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My mechanic prefers the paper ones. It is just so much easier to look up what you want when the pictures are right in front of you with the car, and not on some computer in another room. :seeya :thumbs
 

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Just bought mine. Thank for the tip, all. :seeya
 

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CD Set

My CD set also has every Gm car and truck from 1986 and newer! It is the set the dealership uses to repair the cars...same as the paper tech manual, but has them all. I thought this was a cheaper way so I could have a manual for ALL GM vehicles. It is GM's Techline series.

You can usually find a set on E-bay for about $50 or so! They usually list it under Techline cds.

Good luck and SSR to all!
 

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Kermit: I found one of these Techline CDs, BUT the instructions seem to say that you need 8 GB of available free hard disk space on your computer to use it!

That can't be right.

Surely you would only need that amount of space if you wanted to download the CD content onto the hard disk, right? Or, do you really need that amount of free space? (MY entire computer hard disk is only 4GB I think, and much of that is used!)

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hard drive space...

Yes, you need lots of hard drive space to load it. I have a 200gb hard drive so it is not big deal for me. I just love the ability to have ALL the GM cars and trucks available at my fingertips!

I can print-out what I want to and just refer to the other sections to get info when needed. It is also easy to find things as you just type in what you are looking for.

Remember the reg manual is maybe 1000 pages. Multiply that time twenty years and every model GM has and I think you come up with several gb of info!!!

Good luck and replace that hard drive with a larger one!!! :)
 

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Check this out...

...if you are like a lot of folks these days with a home network and a wireless access router, you can load the CD set (all 7 discs) on your desktop machine and access it from the other machines on your home network. That means when you take your laptop with the wireless access to the garage, you can bring the manual up without filling the laptop hard drive (which is usually smaller than the desktop).

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Diggs: You are correct, BUT my tiny Sony X505 is my ONLY computer. It goes everywhere I go, including all my consulting trips out of town (like the current one!). Weighing only 1.7 lb, it is the only computer I care to carry out everywhere everyday.

Yes, we do have a home network, but my wife's computer is a notebook also. One of my 2 sons lives with us, and has a dsktop computer, BUT he is always installing and uninstalling operating systems, and acquiring viruses, so we isolate him from the network!

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Not the same

Kermit said:
My CD set also has every Gm car and truck from 1986 and newer! It is the set the dealership uses to repair the cars...same as the paper tech manual, but has them all. I thought this was a cheaper way so I could have a manual for ALL GM vehicles. It is GM's Techline series.

You can usually find a set on E-bay for about $50 or so! They usually list it under Techline cds.

Good luck and SSR to all!
I have the Techline disc's also, bought on ebay $29.00. This series of cd's do not
cover the detail of the SSR only highlights! you get what you pay for! The real SSR Manual on cd is $300.00 from GM(not available last time I checked for the '05).

BIG JIM
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