Find Lost User Manuals For Any Products / Gadgets / Accessories
By on October 29th, 2008

User Manuals are the first thing that go to the garbage bin, after you have got your hands on your favorite product / gadget, though most of the time you do not require a user manual, it becomes essential when you have a problem with your gadget or want to learn more about certain features.

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But the user manuals are long gone with no possible way of getting them back. So how do you find user manuals for any products or gadgets online? Well follow these simple tips to find the the user manuals for your products.


Google Search Trick

search is a abundance of resources and documents and you just need to use the right search terms to find things from it. To search for user manuals with Google, follow this simple trick.

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Search for Product Name user manualwithout the quotes, this should show you links from where you can easily download user manuals for your gadget.

User Manual Index

UserManualGuide provides users with a browsable index of user manuals, the user manuals are neatly categorized into proper hierarchy. So you can find user manuals based on manufacturers, which are further divided into product categories like home products, PC products, cellphones and so on.

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Nodevice is also a great place to start searching for user manuals, it indexes the manuals for most of the popular gadgets, computer systems, cellphones, home products and more.

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You can also find service manuals for products such as microwaves, fridges and more. Visit Nodevice to browse the user manuals index.

Search The Manufacturer Website

The last preferred way of finding manuals would be to search on it on the manufacturers site, the problem we see here is that popular product manufacturers keep on building newer and newer products making it a bit harder to find the right manual for the product.

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The first two methods will not only help you find manuals from the manufacturers site itself, it will also give you access to several user uploaded manuals which are scattered across the internet, giving you a higher chance of finding the manuals.

What is your preferred way of finding manuals incase you lose them? Let us know about it.

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  • http://www.TextToSpeechGPS.com GPS

    Without a doubt, go directly to the company’s website and do a search. If they don’t have it, never ever buy anything from that company again. Getting the manuals from a 3rd party makes me think a) they’re going to try to charge me or upsell me on something, or add me to a mailing list, and b) they may not have the original guide from the company/manufacturer.

  • http://www.technobuzz.net/ Raj

    Nice write Up Keith.

    Stumbled :)

  • http://www.thewindowsfix.com The Windows Fix

    Wow, great post. I’ve got plenty of old gadgets I could sell on ebay and reference these sites.

  • Martin Miller

    BTW, the name of the first web site mentioned is actually UsersManualGuide.com (not UserManualGuide). Great article though — thanks!

    I often try to locate and download the manuals for things I buy or already own because it’s often easier to find them — sometimes years — later. It can also be handy to read them on the computer because you’ll often have some sort of ‘search’ capability in the reader program itself (Acrobat or Help file utility). Manuals are great for finding part numbers and troubleshooting tips, and if you ever sell the item, can be a plus.

 
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