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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Why are my games slower on battey power, even with the power set on High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at a decent FPS. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if my power ...
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Strange replaced laptop screen

I brought a G750JX last year and two months ago I noticed some unclean-able black dots in the middle of screen. Since it was under warranty I went to service and they decided to replace my screen. ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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Wild CPU temperature fluctuations

I have upgraded my laptop CPU and gave it a stress test. The weird thing is that during the test the CPU temp readings fluctuate wildly in a periodic manner. At idle, the CPU temperature is ~45 ...
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screen on Dell Inspiron laptop crazy vertical and horizontals and fragmented lines, bad screen? Or board?

My Dell Inspiron laptop has gone into and unreadable crazy vertical and horizontal lines and cross lines etc. Nothing at all is readable. I connected a monitor externally and tried to type in my admin ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Connecting an external monitor to a laptop with no internal screen

I have a Toshiba laptop on which the screen broke and now there is no longer a screen as we have removed it. I have an RGB cable and an HDMI cable and have tried using these to connect an external ...
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HP Split x2 Intel HD HDMI Output to LG TV 47LB5DF-ZC static

I get static (fuzzy/snowstorm) on my LG TV when connecting my HP Split x2 to it through HDMI. I have tried the same cable on a PC monitor and it works fine, so the issue is not with the cable. I am ...
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How do I install a solid state hard drive?

I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD ...
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unusable speed connection to router (ethernet and wireless)

I'm using a lenovo flex 2 laptop, my connection was fine up until this week. We got a new router (edimax br 6428ns v2), which seems to "not like" my laptop, i'll explain: My 2 roommates can connect ...
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Possibility of connecting 2 External Monitors (LCDs) with a laptop

I've a laptop with 1366x768 resolution (Nvidia GT720M). Is it possible that I can use 2 external monitors with my laptop. While the 2 external monitors are used I don't want to use the laptop screen. ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Checklist for new laptop whether it runs as intended [on hold]

My new laptop arrives today. My last laptop went funny within a week: The shop allowed me to turn it in for a different one instead of me having to wait a couple of weeks. Now I want to make sure ...
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For better battery backup whether we have to start charge the laptop when battery about to drain? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a laptop ,I have get suggestions from so many people that we should start charging laptop when battery is about to drain and the reason I am getting is battery will last for ...
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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Laptop only detects TV via HDMI when the TV is off

I have an Acer Aspire 5951G laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card and 64-bit Windows 7. I am pretty sure that none of the components (HDMI-cable, graphics card, TV) are malfunctioning. ...
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VAIO Ultrabook works but the display does not turn on normally

My notebook has a display problem. Several times, usually after long hours off, I turn on the notebook and the LCD has no image. Then I connect to an external monitor and it always works. After that, ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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Specific model of laptop hard drive dies after using it in laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition laptop. It came with 2 hard drives of 1 TB (thus a total of 2 TB). To date, the motherboard has been replaced at least three times now due to ...
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An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system

I upgraded a laptop to windows 8 and then started to factory reset windows 8 and left it over night! When i check in the morning it said that reset wasn't complete and it restarted the computer and ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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How do I turn off the keyboard backlight on my Lenovo Y70?

I'd like to turn off the keyboard backlight on my new Lenovo Y70 laptop. Is there a built-in way of doing this? Or is there a way to physically disconnect the backlighting from the power supply, if I ...
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Can I install my old laptop's CPU in a new laptop?

My current laptop is broken, but the CPU is fine (Intel Core i7-720QM, 1.6 GHz). Can I buy a new laptop and put this CPU in it ?
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My toshiba satellite windows 8 will not let me press on mouse1 while playing a game

So when Im playing, I try shooting a gun and it doesnt work. But when I press mulitple times it works. Then stops working. I need serious help. It's annoying the crap out of me.
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Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers

I just bought an Asus K56CB notebook. I immediately replaced original platter hard drive with my SSD I had in my previous laptop (no re-installation, just remove from previous and replace in new). I'm ...
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Improve SSD performance on Windows 7 laptop

I got Asus k40in and I've just replaced it's HDD with new 120gb SSD (Kingston v300) to give it a new life as office machine; winsat disk shows ~225 MB/s sequential read and ~195 MB/s sequential write. ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p / Windows 7 - Docking issues / After entering credentials, desktop is just a black screen

When booting the laptop on a docking station, the logon screen appears and user X is able to input thier credentials. Then the desktop does not load - just a black screen. When the laptop is ...
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How to measure how long it take's for a laptop's battery to charge

I have the following scenario: I am testing several laptops with Windows 8.1 installed. One of the tests is to measure how much the battery lasts. For this task I use benchmarks like PeaceKeeper or ...
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How to make use of an extra RAM slot? [duplicate]

My computer already has 4 GB of RAM, and cannot make use of more than about 3 GB, but there is an extra slot still available for another chip. Is there any other kind of chip that can be put there in ...
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Where does the ribbon ending in sticky metallic tape attach in a laptop?

I bought a used laptop, but needed to install a new hard drive. Inside the laptop there is a single large ribbon which forks into two ribbons. The first fork ends in ~1.5 inch plug with two sets of ...
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Dual band 2x2 WiFi card in a 1x1 laptop

I've got a HP ProBook with a rather meh Qualcomm QCA9565 wireless N card (1x1), and I'm considering getting an Intel Wireless AC card to replace it. I have two choices: the Intel 3160AC which is a ...
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KVM Switch Not working

I have a KVM switch that has previously worked well with both a Dell and an HP Docking station. I recently tried to hook it to a docking station for an HP Pavilion DV6-1355dx Notebook T6600/x64/x64. ...
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Laptop keeps powering off randomly?

Ok so this has been going on for a while now but recently seems to be happening more frequently. I have an Acer Aspire 5750G with core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT520M running Windows 7. This laptop has ...
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How long does it take for a new laptop battery to get charged? [closed]

I just bought a new 6 cell Lenovo battery for my Ideapad. But it doesn't seem to get chraged. It's been an hour but there is no change in charge percentage. Is it normal for a new battery. At first I ...
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Connecting two computers together so that one can use the screen of another

So here's the situation. My mother has an old touch-screen desktop computer (without a separate "tower", ie all the internals are in the screen) which is 4 years old and has just about no processing ...
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Dell Inspiron 1764 Maximum external monitor resolution

I want to buy an external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 1764 (i5HD450054). However, I am not sure if its video card supports a display with resolution of 1920x1200 connected through HDMI. My laptop ...
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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF. The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected. The ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31E + Windows 8 => Random shutdown on unplug

The computer used to work fine with Windows 7. After upgrade to Windows 8, if the computer has been started plugged in, it shuts down randomly, and frequently, when unplugged. If it has been started ...
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My laptop battery discharged in sleep mode?

My laptop computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 touch screen laptop computer. Its specs are as follows: Intel i5-4200u Quad-Core Processor Intel HD 4400 Integrated Graphics 500GB hard ...
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Super slow wifi but fast on cable [duplicate]

I have a problem with my wifi on Samsung NP300E5A-s01ee laptop. The internet works fine as long as it is connected by cable but when I connect by Wi-fi it is super slow. I know that the problem is ...
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Are desktop PC ports less durable in terms of mating cycles than laptop ports?

I have an HP EliteDesk 800 Mini PC, and I am using it like a laptop in the sense that I take it to and from work every day. At home and at work I have a power adapter, monitor, keyboard, and mouse ...
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Why is my new laptop slowing down during file copy/move operations?

I bought a new laptop(Asus X555L) three days ago. It has a 1TB HDD, 4 GB DDR3L RAM , i5 4th gen CPU and a 2GB graphic card. When I copy/move files into the laptop it gets super slow. If you try to ...
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My laptop battery just won't come out! (Lenovo U400)

I'm trying to remove the battery from a Lenovo U400 laptop. It should be as easy as taking out the screws from the battery, unplugging it from the motherboard, and lifting it out, but it's not! Once ...
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Is there a Windows script to disable & enable the Intel GPU?

So I've bought a new laptop with the Intel 4400 GPU. Which I'm trying to connect to an external monitor with hdmi, only the monitor gives me a no signal error. So I went on Google and found a ...