I was recently checking and cleaning my parent's top floor when I discovered heaps of user manuals that dated back five to ten years. That got me thinking that we - that is every person in the world - usually keep instruction manuals for devices. It's actually a fact that instruction manuals stay longer than the actual devices or gadgets that they have been made for. Problems usually arise if the gadget or device is still in use but the user manual cannot be found anywhere. Some manufacturers provide manual downloads on their websites but not all offer this service. The User Manual Site is a user manual repository that is offering more than 300.000 user manuals for download in pdf format.
All that needs to be done to find a specific user manual is to enter the manufacturer or model in the search form. It is possible to download the manuals that have been found right from the search result pages or to take a look at the user manual's profile that not only includes the download link but also member commentary and additional information about the manual.
Another interesting part of the site is the community which helps users solve problems with their devices. It is furthermore possible to create a user account and store manuals in that account for faster access and to participate in the discussion and community. The User Manual Site should be one of your first stops if you are looking for a user manual.
Update: The site now lets you search over 600,00 user manuals. Download links are now however only displayed on the manual pages and not directly anymore in the search results. While that means an additional click to access what you are looking for, it is still comfortable enough to use when you are looking for user manuals for specific devices.
Did you know that you can download product manuals from Amazon?
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