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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How to fix FPS Cap on my Gaming Laptop

It's as basic as that. I have an Asus ROG G751JL with an Intel i7-4720HQ CPU and GTX 965m GPU. For some strange reason, I've noticed that my PC loves to CAP the framerate when the GPU can not ...
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Issue with laptop headphones sound output

I just used my laptop to connect to a tv via a 3.5mm to RCA cable, then later plugged my headphones into my laptop to watch a video and discovered that I could hear the instrumental parts of tracks, ...
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New Latitude 5570 laptops emit strange noise from hard disk area

I have right now unpacked two Dell E5570 laptops and I had a sudden feeling that I had left a bottle of cola standing somewhere in the room without properly plugging it, such was the noise that was ...
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How much more unclear is Full HD (1920x1080) on a 17-inch LCD than a 15-inch? [on hold]

Recipient of a gift card for Lenovo, my aunt desires the Lenovo Y700: either the 15" version which offers both Full HD (1920 x 1080) and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) or the 17" which offers only ...
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Does USB-attached fan create large power demand on laptop? [on hold]

Does an externally-attached USB fan create a heavy power draw on the laptop?
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My laptop has 2 graphics card (AMD)

I have recently discovered that my Toshiba SATELLITE L50D-B, has 2 graphics card built in: AMD Radeon R5 M230 Series(1024MB) and AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics(4GB). I am wondering why I have 2 of them ...
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What do the results of this AIDA64 System Stability test mean?

I think it's very bad but what exactly does this test of my laptop performance indicate? Hardware problems?
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Laptop can only see a couple of networks

I have a new Lenovo T540p that can see, connect to and use the networks created by my router, but can not see the networks created by other routers. If I walk away from my router (outside), I lose ...
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Ubuntu, battery is never fully charged

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a Lenovo thinkpad e550 and i have a problem: the battery doesn't charge, the icon on the panel doesn't indicate it's charging, and in "Power Statistics" -> "Laptop Battery" ...
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Stamps of fixed desktop elements on laptop display

I have some fixed widgets on my 8.1 desktop view. When I leave my laptop idle for some time and start using it again (something that covers the widgets-full screen) I get some stamp size images of ...
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Notebook just freezes on boot process

I've some trouble with my notebook, here are details: Notebook: ASUS Eee PC 1001PX. I used to think that the problem was with its hdd, but it's not. I've reinstalled OS through PC and it still ...
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Ethernet cable stuck in laptop [duplicate]

An ethernet cable is stuck in the laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo G50 and its Ethernet port is compact and sort of expands when you push the cable in. The cable is thinner and narrower than most, but ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox very slow

I just create a VM using Ubuntu 16.04 in a Samsung laptop (model np500r5h-yd1br) with Windows 10. All the settings from my laptop are default (I just buy it). But the virtualbox are running very slow. ...
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second screen resolution issue when connected to “Optimus”-configured laptop (onboard Intel and an Nvidia)

I've recently upgraded my Lenovo Y50-70 laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and a very strange problem have occurred: When I'm connecting my second display (VGA -> HDMI) — the resolution gets ...
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Force laptop to use battery, not charger

I was wondering if it was possible to force a laptop running Windows to use its battery as the power source even when a charger is plugged in? If so, is it possible to switch between power sources ...
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Battery is shown as fully charged but does not feed the laptop

My laptop is a young Acer V11 Touch (V3-112P-P2E7). Yesterday I used it regularly on battery mode and I left it charging overnight. This morning's surprise is that the laptop only works when connected ...
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I saw a post where your Dell inspiron 1720 was not turning on and had the blinking A. I saw where you resolved it by doing something to the DDR. [on hold]

Could you please explain more how you fixed it. Mine is doing the same thing. And they are telling me it is the mother board. I want to try to fix it on my own first. Any help would be very much ...
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Battery Percentage Caclulated Wrong

I have a Asus G501vw laptop running on windows 10 pro and when i used it in battery, the percentage of battery sometimes dropped down suddenly from 100% or 80+% to 19% or 16% which also triggered the ...
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How to set NVIDIA GPU Slowdown Temperature? (Linux)

How can I set the GPU Slowdown Temperature on an NVIDIA GPU (specifically, a GTX960M)? I'm running Kali 2.0, a Debian-based penetration testing distro. As you might be able to tell from the GPU ...
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My dell laptop backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not working

I use dell vostro laptop with windows 7 OS. But I am facing a problem now, I was browsing facebook on my laptop and suddenly I saw that my laptops backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not ...
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Second monitor flickering gently

When I connected my 22" Asus monitor to my laptop (at 60Hz refresh rate) via VGA cable, monitor started flickering gently (very visible on darker surfaces(colors), like grey or something like that, ...
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Can I clean up leaking LCD in cracked laptop screen?

My laptop screen has been cracked, and now there is a giant black and purple mark all over the screen. Is there any way for me to clean this up so that it does not obscure my view so much?
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DVI to HDMI cable - No Video Input

I've just bought a DVI to HDMI cable in order to connect my Philips 227E3 to my Asus X555L. When I connect them, and choose DVI as input for my screen, I get "No Video Input" message. What can be ...
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Laptop boots up very slowly

I've currently reinstalled Windows 7 on my old Acer Laptop. Everything is working fine but whenever i start the Internet Explorer my Laptop slows down heavily. The next boot up then takes about 20 ...
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Laptop lcd freezes and fades white sometimes (or short horizontal lines on black background), does this indicate a problem with the LVDS cable?

-->Video of the problem Laptop: Asus K95VB Lifetime: 2,5 years old Lcd problem: sometimes Asus replaced the lcd a half year ago under warranty because there where thrips inside the lcd. (I had no ...
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Why won't my old laptop with Vista connect to the Internet?

I have received an older Compaq Presario laptop (Vista) which won't go out to the internet. The Network Connection sees the Netgear N600 router, says connected, signal strength excellent, but ...
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HDDs in Laptops over SSDs

I have always wondered why I am taught that moving a mechanical hard drive while it is reading or writing can be detrimental to and can effectively destroy the drive. However, imagining that all ...
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Ideas for replacing laptop keyboard [on hold]

I keep seeing laptop keyboards with non-optional number pads and it makes me cringe. Given that manufacturers seem to think numpads are OK (they're not), is it possible to somehow buy an ordinary ...
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How to get the most battery life out of a laptop?

I'm getting a brand new Dell Inspiron 13 7359 with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Skylake i5 processor, and Intel HD graphics (550 I believe). I did numerous hours of research and found this to be better than ...
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Laptop fails to boot when plugged in but not on battery

My laptop is getting older (4-5 years old now) and I am having frequent issues with it failing to boot (freezing on BIOS screen, on Windows loading screen, on login screen, or some point in between). ...
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asus 401a wont start [closed]

My asus laptop modelx 401a wont turn on.The led lights and fan turn on but the laptop wont start.Ive tried taking the battery out and pushing the power button for 30 seconds.then connected the power ...
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Accidentally turned off display/screen

I have a HP elitebook 840 running Windows 7. My problem started when I was holding the laptop and dripped some juice from the plate of food I was also holding. I started to clean off the little bit of ...
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How to upgrade a Sony vaio SVE1511AENB laptop?

The laptop's specs are: 2 GB DDR3 RAM ( 2 slots available), 320 GB HDD, Intel i3-2328M processor. It is 3,1/2 years old, I want to upgrade it for strictly development work (Android Studio). Here I've ...
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Laptop won't boot after bad overclock attempt

I have an ASUS G750JX laptop running Windows 8.1 that's recently been experiencing difficulty booting. The hard disk light flickers off after a few seconds and the computer just sits on a black screen ...
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Is it possible to override Intel 4000 2-display limit?

Intel's drivers don't allow using more than two displays (laptop +1 external, or 2 external and no laptop display), though we have some docks that use DisplayLink software that overrides this and ...
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Computer shuts down 10sec after turn on

I have a VAIO VPC-EA2GFX/B, and the OS is upgraded to Windows 10. The fan is commonly running at full speed. I tried all trouble shooting I found on net, but could not solve the issue. Finally, I ...
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laptop keyboard got soaked and is acting bugged, how to fix?

I opened the laptop up, and when I remove the ribbon cable and stick it back in, the computer starts entering keys like ...
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My 'fn' key on my American laptop does not appear to be working

I'm trying at the moment to press the @ key on my laptop and all I get is either the number 2 or " by either pressing just the 2 key or the shift/fn and 2 key. Neither the white or blue @ symbols are ...
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Windows 10 Lenovo T530 w/ docking station and multiple monitors

I have a Lenovo T530 w/ docking station running Windows 10 and I wanted to run dual monitors. I already had a Samsung S27B350 which is HDMI and I bought a Dell U2414H with Displayport In/Out and HDMI ...
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Toshiba Satellite S75D-A7272 screen black

My laptop got wet and wasn't turning on whatsoever, so I replaced the motherboard. It now turns on, but the screen is black. I've tried doing a cmos reset (holding the power button for 60 seconds ...
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Lynx Point-LP chipset model in my Laptop

I have got ASUS X555LN laptop. I recently found out, that the chipset integrated in this laptop is Lynx Point-LP. However that is just a chipset series. I need to know the exact model of the chipset ...
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Chipset information Asus X555L [closed]

I have a homework from my school. My task is to write some information about my chipset. I've got Asus X555L laptop. I fount that the chipset model in my laptop is: Hasswell Ult. However I wasn't able ...
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Can I prevent Windows 7 from redrawing the primary monitor when second monitor is unplugged?

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor plugged in via DisplayPort. Both the laptop screen and the secondary monitor have the same resolution. When I'm "going mobile", I'll move all of my ...
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Intel HD Graphics - Custom resolution issue

I connected a second monitor to my laptop, but for some reason it doesn't use the right resolution. It applies 1680x1050 and it's all blurry, when it should be using 1920x1080. The laptop screen is ...
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How to make logind act different when power line plugged-in or not?

I am using Arch Linux and use logind to handle acpi. There is only one acpi event HandleLidSwitch. When closing the lid I want my laptop to act differently based on the current power source. For ...
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will swapping ssd on laptop with installed drivers work?

So I have a 512gb ssd currently on my laptop with windows 7 and all the drivers installed. I want to switch to 1tb ssd and install windows 10 and all the drivers in it. but if I do decide to go back ...
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Asus Laptop - Issues with display

When i turn on my old ASUS laptop the screen stays black, but when i leave it powered on for about 30 minutes and do a restart the display shows up normally. Why is that happening? Does anyone has ...
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How to extend the DC part of my laptop power cable without experiencing voltage problems?

I use my laptop for extended periods on the mains in two different rooms of the house, and for ease of use I keep a separate power cable in each room. In one of the rooms I need to extend this cable. ...
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What is the difference between 3 cells, 4 cells and 6 cells battery

I am going to buy new laptop but there is some confusion in battery capacity. I found that 3 cells battery backup is good than 4 cells battery laptop but I read somewhere that more cells means that ...
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Toshiba laptop fan not working even after replacement

I was having intermittent problems with my fan where it would randomly turn off and I would get a warning and it even shutdown once because of overheating. So I opened the laptop and cleaned the fan, ...