Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

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Safe aerosols for de-stinking laptop

I'm refurbishing some laptops that came from a hospice and they smell absolutely terrible. I'm very confident the stench is coming from inside the computer itself. I have no problem opening them up ...
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USB port damaged laptop cut off [on hold]

When I inserted my external hard drive, the laptop just cut off and won't come back on. I looked and saw the port was damaged already.
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Is battery mAh measured per cell?

I have an HP 15-d053cl laptop with a 14.8V, 2620mAh, 4-cell battery (although HP's website says it's 2800mAh) and I'm looking for something to add to my battery life. I've found my same battery and an ...
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My laptop's screen won't turn on after restart but it will after shutdown

I just installed Windows 8.1 x64 on my Laptop and I've encountered the following problem: When I restart the laptop, the screen turns off after Windows logo shows up. Just before the "signing in..." ...
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Cant load any os installation on laptop

So I have downloaded Kali operating system and checked on my main computer (not laptop) if I burned it correctly to the DVD. The disk was running fine and the os installation showed up. However, when ...
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Lenovo X201 screen - black now green

My trusty Lenovo X201 (running Ubuntu 14.10) has developed a problem with the screen. The colour black is now green. Initially, I could make the problem go away by moving the screen back and forth but ...
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External display changing brightness based on what's shown

I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 7, with a Samsung SyncMaster P2250 connected via D-SUB as external display. The display seems to dynamically adjust it's brightness based on what's ...
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How to hook up a laptop to a Dish satellite? [on hold]

I'm trying to watch movies from my laptop on an actual TV. The TV itself does not have an HDMI port, but the dish satellite (ViP722 DVR) does. Is it possible to do this through a dish satellite using ...
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Why don't touchpads have scroll wheels? [on hold]

I was using Google Maps on my laptop today and a question occurred to me: why doesn't the touchpad have a scroll wheel next to it? There's a ton of wasted space each side of the touchpad so space ...
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How can I use my laptop like an external hdd with use of any cable [duplicate]

I want to use my laptop like an external hard drive. How can I completely access my laptop's storage on another computer with the help of any cable? Can we mount a particular partition of the laptop ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-AR21B doesn't recognize transcend SSD370

I have bought a new Transcend SSD370 sata disk to upgrade my laptop. The problem is bios Setup doesn't recognize it. Anyway, I tried to install Windows 7 on it because Windows recognize it (I don't ...
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Can I charge my laptop using a power bank using my laptop charger?

I have a Dell XPS-1530 laptop with a 9 cell battery. It's working fine but I was just wondering whether I could use a power connector or something to plug my laptop charger's 3 pin plug into another ...
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Intermittent Wireless Issue, Linux Mint, New Laptop, Other Devices Connect

After scouring the internet, no set of answers can solve the problem (software or hardware) as to why my connection appears then dissapears inconsistently. A simple case would be... Connect to a ...
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CD drive keeps popping out on Dell D630 when using Fedora but fine with Windows XP

I have a Dell D630 laptop that I did a clean install of Fedora on last weekend. Every time I open the CD drive and close it, it pops open again after a couple seconds. This happens whether or not it ...
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Dell Latitude D520 and PD01X Extended D-Dock — video card w/ internal monitor?

I've recently purchased a used Dell Latitude D520 and also bought the PD01X Extended D-Dock (includes a modular bay and an internal PCI slot that can accept a short full height card, possibly a full ...
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Green light on my laptop adapter continues to glow for 2 to 3mins, even when it's not charging

I can see a Green light on my dell laptop adapter even when adapter is being used and connected to a power source. As per my knowledge this idicates that adapter is plugged in to power source and ...
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Static electricity - Our computers were covered with black trash bags for about six months, is that bad?

A laptop and two desktops have been covered with big trash bags to protect them from dust for quite some time. Is there any danger of anything getting damaged from static electricity? Is there ...
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What RAM can I add DDR3 1066 MHz, 1333MHz, 1600MHz? Asus, Crucial, CPU-Z [duplicate]

I would like to know what DDR3 Ram my laptop support. AND HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT THE RAM IS WORKING ON MY LAPTOP? THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY LAPTOP HAS 2x2GB DDR3 1333 so why on ASUS page is 1066 and ...
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How to fix no power on laptop ACER 4736z [on hold]

how to fix it? my laptop not display if you turn on it. . .if i try to on. .have light at ON button but no display. . .after that. .after a few seconds going to off again. . .please help me sir. . ...
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Optical slim-IDE drive into a slim-SATA notebook?

I would like to change the optical drive (slim-IDE) on my notebook with a slim-SATA one. So far I have found only two solutions: to buy an external USB box or an adapter like this: ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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Bitlocker encrypted drive 8.1

-EDIT - in DISKPART - Volume 0 is my C drive. It's blank under 'LABEL'. The file system is 'UNKNOWN'. Wouldn't that mean it's corrupted? What can I do about this? First off, I'd like to say I've ...
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Why does my screen continuously dim during gaming, while plugged in

i have an MSI gt70 with the nvidia GTX 675M. During game play, with the computer plugged in the screen with continuously go back and for between dim and bright. it is a smooth transition from bright ...
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Notebook makes known for linux support [closed]

I'm planing on buying an windows notebook, but I want to install ubuntu on it and use it as dual boot. I heard not all makes support linux, which one do?
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how to setup separate desktop session to laptop from TV

My wife and I need the laptop but we have only one. Actually I have an office laptop too which is crap but I can't let her browse on that. The laptop runs Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot. I also ...
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Solving headphones issue on Win 8.1 64-bit laptop [closed]

I've bought a new laptop (Acer Aspire V15 Touch) running Windows 8.1 and new headphones for it. For a week or so there were no problems with headphones whatsoever, but suddenly the sound in right ...
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Strange Laptop battery and ac adaptor behaviour with confusing messages

I am having strange battery behaviour problems on Win 7. I don't know where to start but three scenarios happen. Scenario 1: Laptop says Battery not detected yet unplugging Ac adaptor it still ...
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Cannot use LMB on laptop touchpad whilst using keyboard

HP Pavilion 15-p157sa laptop running Windows 8 - uses Synaptics Pointing Device - v.18.1.7.16 Initially I was unable to use the touchpad whilst using the keyboard - this was resolved by disabling ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 suspension - abruptly suspends and after manual suspension unsuspends

I had a problem when I closed my lid the desktop did not suspend so I read this post however this did not help so what I did is to rollback now my files looks as attached below. However now I have two ...
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How to configure RAID on Toshiba Satellite P500-15e laptop?

I had bought a laptop (Toshiba Satellite P500-15e) when studying in France. Once I installed OpenSuse linux and regarding the fact that I didn't know anything about it, I had to erase it. ...
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OSX Macbook Pro 15in Running Yosemite

My computer keeps rebooting in Yosemite- it appears to have a boot problem due to incompatible graphics card issue. I want to to get to the desktop and retrieve some documents and files I need for ...
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What happens if I upgrade 2X2 GB RAM in my laptop to 2X4 GB?

My Laptop has following specs :- 2X2 GB RAM (2.99 GB usable) Intel core i5 @2.4 GHz quad core processor (2nd generation...maybe ) 1 GB Graphics card (utilizing memory from RAM) EDIT : 1) Also ...
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Internet access faster on laptop with inferior specs

About 2-3 years ago, I built my desktop computer: Win7 Pro x64, Asus Sabertooth, SSD, everything... Now I bought my first laptop. It has a regular HDD, no SSD. It’s connected via Ethernet to a ...
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Graphics card burnt. Cannot install windows 7 [closed]

A couple of months ago, my graphics card got burnt due to over heating of the laptop. It simply won't boot. I tried a reinstallation, but in the middle of the installation when it started installing ...
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Adding a second screen to laptop (lid attachment) [closed]

I am interested in adding a 2nd screen to my laptop (lid attached) for extended desktop and: multitasking streaming gaming videoing / youtubing ;) You all know the rest. but... I am ...
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My HP Laptop does not connect to WIFI but all other devices connect to it [closed]

I am using HP Pavillion laptop,My problem is that my lap does not connect to my Wifi but how come all other devices connect to my Wifi ? What is wrong with my Laptop ? What I have tried so far ? ...
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Laptop won't resume correctly from sleep through lid

I'd want to solve this little annoying thing, that's my laptop failing to resume correctly from sleep mode. I'm on Windows 8, and it seems I'm facing this issue only when I close the lid - it does ...
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lspci: what do Revision Number and PCI Class mean?

I have a notebook Lenovo IdeaPad G500A (59-381065). OS: openSUSE 13.1. My video cards are Intel HD Graphics 4000 and AMD Radeon HD 8750M; # lspci | grep 'VGA\|ATI' 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Why won't my HP Elitebook 8450p turn on?

I suppose before I get into the details, I should provide a tl;dr. My HP Elitebook 8450p absolutely will not power on, under any circumstance. A more detailed description of my problem: I'm ...
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Resolution issue on MS-1013 running XP

I have an old laptopt (MSI MS-1013), its screen's back-light died before I got it, so I have to use an external screen. I installed Lubuntu on it last year and never turned it on again. Today I ...
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Viable options to repair a laptop keyboard

The keyboard on my Asus ROG G73JH-A1 was recently damaged with several key have been ripped of. I would like to what repair option is more viable Purchase the missing keys online and replacing them. ...
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Why does my Toshiba Laptop wireless randomly drops router?

I have a Toshiba laptop (recently purchased) ... It uses Windows 8.1 Connected wirelessly in a room with router only about 20 feet away. Issue is every few days the laptop "drops" my router and I ...
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Laptop screen has two shades down the middle. Is this graphics card or screen?

This suddenly happened right after I booted my laptop. This screen happens starts from the boot screen and stays on. Is there anything I should try? Is this a screen problem or a settings problem? ...
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HP6600 --Mac computer says can't find printer

OfficeJet 6600 printer was working and printing fine. Now says 'can't find printer'. any suggestions? Note: the printer icon on the desk top is now showing the wireless symbol. I never set it up for ...
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External kbd not recognised on laptop running Windows 7

External kbd is not recognised when it is plugged into a USB port on my Acer 5810T laptop. Laptop is running Win-7. I'm using a PS/2 to USB passive adapter.
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External monitor disappears when monitors go to sleep mode

Setup: I have Lenovo U330p laptop with Win8.1 and an external monitor (HP ZR2330w). The monitor is connected with DVI(monitor end) <-> HDMI (laptop end) cable. History: The setup has been ...
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Troubleshooting unstable GPU issue

I would like to fix my Dell Vostro 3700 that haven't used for a few months. The GPU seems to be dead. When I use the laptop, after about 10 minutes I start seeing strange colored squares for a few ...
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Adaptive brightness won't turn off

TL;DR: I’ve tried everything to disable adaptive brightness with no luck. Brightness changes according to what’s on screen. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 3542, built on the Intel i7-4510U with ...
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Supposedly “broken” laptop battery seemingly works fine with OS is restored. Is my battery bad?

I am working on a PC with Windows 7 starter edition. The PC is extremely slow. Nobody has ever formatted it since first use (in 2011). The battery was marked as broken by the OS, not possible to be ...
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My compaq presario would not come on

My compaq presario cq60 does not come up atall when I try to put it on. But immediately I plug in a charger to it, the charging light shows white and the power light comes up to and so the fan like ...