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 switch off Series 9 Samsung NP900X3C-A03AU “smart stay” display

I have a NP900X3C-A03AU am often in situations where 2 sets of eyes are looking at my screen. The automatic dimming of the screen when your not looking at it to save battery is not working for me. ...
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Interpret edid information to get manufacturer and type number of my laptop screen panel, especially what is “SEC”

I want to find out the manufacturer and type number of my linux laptop screen panel and look up some specs on the net for example on http://www.panelook.com/. So I did: cat ...
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Gaming notebook for work [on hold]

Are gaming notebooks suited for web development work, like programming and Photoshop? My thinking is that because games push computer to extremes, they should perform better than notebooks with ...
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My HP laptop is getting heated up rapidly when in battery

Recently I have noticed a very interesting thing . I am using a HP G4 laptop with windows 7 , when in charge the laptop is performing well when unplugged it is showing a sudden rise in CPU and getting ...
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Can't start X: “intel(0): Failed to set backlight acpi_video0”

I originally posted this to the ArchLinux forumns but didn't have much luck there: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=185800 I was trying to adjust my laptop brightness, and after running ...
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Macbook Pro Carrying case position

This might sound like really dumb question, but I have always wondered about it. I've owned many laptops with many different type of carrying cases. My question is, when taking your laptop in your ...
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How do I get my laptop to use its external monitor with Debian Wheezy?

with Debian Wheezy installed my laptop screen works fine but it doesn't seem to notice when an external monitor is plugged in. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15 (3537) I think this is the device in ...
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Can dedicated video cards be deactivated in laptops? [on hold]

Let's say the computer has the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 thingy, and nVidia GeForce GTX 760M 2GB. What if I don't want the nVidia graphics, but I have to buy the computer because there isn't ...
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Mute rear single speaker Windows 7 laptop

Few days back one of the speaker on my laptop running on windows 7 has gone bad . Its giving a brr sound , its like when there is too much bass a speaker can handle and the paper is rattling . Its not ...
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Is it normal for a Laptop Keyboard to Flex when typing on it [on hold]

I was going to get a lenovo laptop-Z50.I saw a video that shows there is a problem with the keyboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZNe_tEd9yc It pushes down ie :flexes when typing.I just went to ...
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Dell Vostro 1000 does not start up

I am facing a seemingly serious problem with my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop, which I bought in 2007. The computer seems (almost) dead. This is what happens when pressing the power button: the LED with ...
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How to get new screws for HP Dv7 laptop

The other day I have noticed that there are 3 screws missing from the bottom of my 3 month old HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 laptop. This is causing me various problems such as an unstable screen, and who ...
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Does running a laptop without the battery cause it to consume more power?

If I am using a laptop without battery and running it on direct charging, does it consume more power or same as with battery?
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Laptop Wireless options [on hold]

I have the choice of the following wireless network options for a Thinkpad laptop as shown. 1) Intel Single Band Wireless 7260BN with Bluetooth 4.0 2) ThinkPad Wireless 2 x 2 BGN with Bluetooth 3) ...
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Ad hoc renabling WINDOWS 8.1 [on hold]

Hello i have recently created an ad hoc network on my windows 8.1 pc, I have now disabled it but would like to know how to get back on it to be used in the future? thanks.
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HP Elitebook 8530p's CPU Increases to 100% when Plugged In

I apologize if this post is too long or doesn't describe the issue properly. I have absolutely no idea why it is doing this, apparently it is a problem with HP computers or a particular strand of them ...
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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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Windows 8.1 Sony Vaio Flip making Chirping sounds and 100% Disk Usage

I just bought a Sony Vaio Flip from Best Buy (SVF15N17CXB) http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SVF15N17CXB Since i acquired the laptop the performance in general has been very poor, ...
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AMD A10-4655M vs Intel Core i5-4210U, which CPU is better? [on hold]

I'm thinking of buying a laptop and currently have two options. One is HP 15-r022TX Notebook and another one is HP Pavilion 15-n201ax Laptop which have 4th gen i5 4210U and AMD A10 4655M respectively. ...
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USB to serial console issue : window turn to blue screen [on hold]

I am working on cisco ASR 9010 router. From last 2 days, when I unplug USB port or console jack from router, window turn to blue screen and restart. Please suggest good drivers of console or other ...
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My laptop battery doesn't charge

my laptop battery is nearly dead (it lasts only 10 minutes), but the major problem is that MANY times (not all) when i put the charger, the system says that there is power but the battery is not ...
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HP Battery Alert error 601

It's an "internal" battery error that my HP laptop has been recently getting in different forms, with a forced restart. I was wondering whether the primary/internal battery means the big one I can ...
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Inverter defect on Asus Lapetop?

My good old - but still in use - Asus V1S laptop has stop working well. Display shows only a vertical green line on left site. An attached external monitor works fine. So my suppose (and hope) is ...
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Mirrored display isn't “full screen”

I plugged my laptop into my TV via HDMI, both displays are 1920x1080 and I have it set to Mirror my laptops display onto the TV. It does so, except I have a black border around the display on the TV, ...
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Replacing Fan on Laptop

My Laptop is making a lot of noise and is really hot. I assume its overheating due to an issue with the fan and I would like to try replacing the fan. The laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61 The ...
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Mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything.

Hooked up external monitor but display not mirrored . F5 nor F8 work to get mirrored display? Given the mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything o its screen
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How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop?

Is there any tool that helps to determine the weakest link of my current laptop hardware specification? Any online guide to help me choose nice balanced configuration for the new laptop? I need to ...
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Can you use/install windows 8 32-bit from a disk onto a laptop without an operating system already installed

I am buying a new laptop and its more expensive to have it with an operating system already installed. But i have a windows 8 installation disc at home, so it would be better for me if i could install ...
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Do I need new thermal pads?

I have an ASUS G51VX that I've had for about 5 years and it ran fine, except when watching HD videos; then it had a tendency to overheat and turn off. I took the heat sync off to apply some Arctic ...
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Where can I find temperature sensors locations on a laptop?

I'm trying to identify the locations of the different sensors highlighted in red (TZx_) to find where exactly the hot spot is. I assume TZ5_ is probably located near the GPU which is also running at ...
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Laptop losing time when shut off

I have a laptop with Win 7 that is losing time. The laptop's battery has been lost and so the laptop works when plugged in. The time displayed by Windows continues ticking forward at the desired pace ...
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Broken laptop screen?

So my friend poured some tea into his laptop, and the screen looks like this: Even in the brighter areas, the colors are not exactly right. He took the laptop to a "tech", who said it's the ...
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Enabling WiFi on ASUS Laptop

I have purchased a new ASUS's model x550LD. I have installed Windows 8 Pro. I am trying to enable Wi-Fi by pressing ffn+f2 . But it doesn't switch it on. Anyone have an idea ? Also I have installed ...
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just bought universal power supply, how adapt it to my laptop

i just bought an universal power charger but does not adapt to the right voltage. The original charger is 19.5 v and 6.15 a, and the charger i bought is 12/15/16/18/19/20/24 v and 4.5 a. What should i ...
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Sudden touchpad failure on Samsung 700G7C

I have Samsung 700G7C laptop which touchpad suddenly stopped working. It happened a few times a while back but I always got away with just rebooting the laptop. The way it happened was I use ...
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Acer Aspire 5742 - screen dosent come on

Recently I opened up my Acer Aspire 5742 to clean the fan, and when I put it back together I pressed the power button and the button lights up for about 15 seconds and I can hear the fan going, but ...
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Ram frequency in laptop [on hold]

I have Lenovo Thinkpad T440p with intel I7 Haswell 4600M. My quetion is: makes sense to buy Kingston HyperX Impact Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133 SODIMM for this laptop? Or is the same like 1600MHz ram? ...
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Query on using equations for excel 2010

suppose there are many columns ,out of which 3 are time, the user name and calling number. I want to find the number of calls each user made in a gap of 30 minutes a day. I want to do it using ...
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Gnome in fallback mode after install NVIDIA display driver

I'm new in Linx. I have Debian 7. I have laptop with 2 graphics card: Intel and NVIDIA. After NVIDIA display driver installation GNOME 3 load in fallback mode and any application start with error: ...
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SMART drive error Lenovo Y580

I have the same issue as this person, that apparently was never answered for him either. ...
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Blank screen, modded bios

Laptop is Lenovo y510p (with 755m sli and i7). A week ago, i decided to flash modded bios (a lot more options), everything went well, then i flashed vbios for second gt 755m. After that, i was looking ...
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Need to disable down key on my Laptop Keyboard [duplicate]

I need to disable the down arrow key on my laptop. I have a windows 7 Gateway Quad Core laptop. On searching the internet I found similar questions of how to without any response beyond replace the ...
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Is there any software for battery management? [closed]

Is there any software which would stop my charger from charging the battery When reaches 95% and when the battery drains to 20%, the charging resumes automatically then waits for the battery to drain ...
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Battery & Fan issue

System ASUS N56VJ Ubuntu 14.04 - 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Issue: Sometimes when I start up my laptop, the fan turns on at full ...
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Showing White screen on laptop

My dell inspiron i5 laptop is showing a white screen ,and nothing else is getting displayed. The battery was fully charged and so the power supply was off (i.e. the charger was not connected) and I ...
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Reduce brightness on laptop with Fedora 20 and Gnome Shell

So, I just gave up trying to get my screen brightness keys working properly and now I'm searching for a way to decrease the brightness of my screen artificially. Maybe there's a gnome shell extension ...
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PCIe mini card slot convert to PCIe 1x [closed]

I have a gigabit lan card with PCIe 1x port, and I want to connected this card to PCIe mini card slot of laptop motherboard. so I should be have a PCIe mini card to PCIe 1x converter. now I want to ...
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Acer Laptop motherboard replacement

I need to replace my motherboard for my laptop. I got a quote from the Acer Spare Parts team for my laptop: Acer Aspire E1-522 series Model #: MS2372 SNID: 40204199366 It was a "Acer NB.M8111.00K ...
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Cant copy an encrypted files after formatting a laptop

I have questions.... why i cannot open my encrypted files after i formatted my laptop..? I made a back-up in a flash drive, then when i can't copy that file on my laptop... what should I do?? is ...
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Will a mini pci-e installed gpu override an over heated faulty onboard gpu during post/ boot up(dell Inspiron n5010 i5 laptop)

I have a dell Inspiron n5010 i5 2010 model laptop with onboard faulty/ over heated ATI radon 5000 series gpu. it can't pass post, nothing on screen or external hdmi display, fan sound present. ...