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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Laptop won't start due to “electrical static”

So I have an Aver s7 laptop, and when I turn it on the fan starts but it shows a black screen. Called support and they said it's out of warranty but it's a known problem with static electricity. ...
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I want to buy a laptop for programming in android and visual studio also a bit of gaming min 2 gb Ram dedicated graphics

I will be buying the laptop from dubai or india. Budget is 45000 INR(approx usd 700) Any suggestions for any Particular laptop. Is buying a i7 5th gen processor a good investment over i5 5th gen How ...
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System keeps changing power mode while gaming

Recently my laptop keeps changing power mode while gaming, like if i disconnected the charger physically. I don't have another charger to test, this is the stock one which has been running fine for 3 ...
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How do I replace the built in SD-card reader in a laptop?

Long story short, I've physically damaged my card reader in my laptop (I've bent/potentially snapped the metal connectors). I've managed to dissamble the laptop. However, the card reader was not ...
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Getting a full screen image in projection mode for PowerPoint 2013 on a Dell Latitude laptop

Pretty strange. I have a 16x9 PowerPoint presentation. In presentation mode it takes up the full screen on my laptop. However, when I hit F8 to project (even with no projector connected) the image ...
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Three Displays: HDMI(TV), VGA(LCD) and Laptop

I tried all combinations. If HDMI and VGA work, the laptop is blank, if Laptop and HDMI work, VGA is blank. And obviously, the third obvious combination. Computer Specification: INTEL 4000 SEries ...
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Data security during laptop repair

Recently bought a new laptop with an extended warranty. Wondering if when a laptop needs to be sent in to the manufacturer for a repair (specifically a hardware repair), is it ok to remove the hard ...
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Replacing laptop battery affects OS loading

I have a one and a half year old laptop with a win8.1 OS. On it first year, it prompt me that the battery is damaged and should be replaced. So I brought my laptop, along with its battery, to a ...
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Anyone knows what is 'first_launch' folder in Windows 7?

It's located right in C:/first_launch and it has just one file inside first_launch without any extension and it's 0 kb. It's a Gateway laptop.
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Laptop as *primary* display for desktop PC via LAN remote desktop

As the title says, I want to use a laptop as the primary display for a desktop PC. There's a few added challenges to this, however: The desktop PC does not have a display device of its own. By ...
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If my taskbar turns to a light blue color, does that mean I've been hacked?

I've noticed this happen at night randomly. My Windows 7 taskbar at the bottom of my personal laptop turns light blue for a bit, then after a while it goes back to its normal color. At my company when ...
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ASUS G53SW fans spinning at full speed

My Asus G53SW laptop had a video output problem which I narrowed down to a GPU failure. Took it apart, reflowed the GPU with a hot air desoldering station, applied new paste, cleaned the fans and ...
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Is it not unsafe for a laptop to hibernate/suspend while an SD card is mounted?

I have been witnessing for years my Dell laptop freezes as it resumes from hibernating while an SD card is inserted in the slot and mounted. It of course took me some time to figure that out, but I ...
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RAM timings when upgrading notebook memory and nomenclature

So my ThinkPad has a free slot and I wanted to buy another 4GB stick for dual channel. Knowing that timings matter somewhat more in notebooks I checked cpu-z and it said that timings were 11-11-11 ...
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How can I check the maximum amount of RAM my laptop motherboard can support?

I have a 2013 Lenovo G580 with a 3230M i5 and 1x4GB 1600MHz RAM. I'm planning to upgrade the RAM to 12GB by putting in an 8GB RAM module. However, I do not know if my motherboard supports more than ...
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Asus k53e laptop

I just replaced the keyboard on my Asus k53e laptop. WhileI was doing this, my little screwdriver touch something metal and there was a spark and a nasty smell. When I finished replacing the keyboard ...
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How to know how much electric power a laptop is consuming?

On a laptop charger adapter it is written '65 Watt'. When I am using that laptop plugged into an AC socket, does it mean that it consumes 65 watt per second? I think it actually depends on usage. ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55t-B5109 Won't open BIOS

I recently wiped my laptop's hard drive, and have reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it, but my BIOS won't open. I have done all the steps I had done before to get into BIOS, disable fast startup in Windows ...
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I think I fried my laptop but I'm not sure [on hold]

Help I think fried a laptop from the usb port and I started thinking dont laptops have surge protectors if so it's it repair able because I need money and I want to sell it
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How to disable audio jack in Windows 8?

My Asus laptop fell on its side while the headphones were plugged in. It landed on the jack side first. Now, I cannot get any audio output unless I use the headphones (the speakers don't work when the ...
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LGT-256M6G SSD enclosure/converter for SATA connection

I have this SSD that came from my Lenovo Yoga2 Pro notebook but it doesn't seem to be mSATA, which I originally thought it was. Here's a picture: As said in the title, I just want an enclosure ...
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How do I know which drivers to install on an OEM laptop

I have a Toshiba Satellite Model C55t-B5109, and I am looking to do a clean install, via the method of using media creation installation tool to find the product key within the Processor, as many ...
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Does bad electrical grounding mess up a laptop?

I recently purchased a Macbook Pro retina display. When I use the 2 pin charger, and I touch the surface of the laptop I can feel electricity passing - basically laptop is vibrating softly. When I ...
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My laptop's sound is lower in debian than in windows

I installed Debian 8.1 here on my laptop, and everything worked out of the box. But I noticed that the sound is (much) lower on Debian. PS:my notebook is usually very loud, now it sounds just like ...
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New wd 500 GB internal Hard Drive Not Found on laptop [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, the old hard drive said was going bad and then was no longer found. Bought a brand new Hard Drive Western Digital 500 GB. After Installing the drive I keep getting. ...
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Dell laptops - Disabeling Dell Intelligent Display (auto screen dimming) [duplicate]

I have a Dell Precision M2800, which comes with the usual Intel 4600 as well as an AMD FirePro W4170M GPUs. The OS is Win 8.1 with the latest drivers for everything. Bios is fully updated (A06). Dell ...
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Media test failure: incorrect BIOS settings, faulty hard drive or weak CMOS battery?

I have an Windows 7 Acer Aspire 4750G laptop and I am using it almost everyday. Then last night, I am using it as usual, then suddenly all programs stop responding, only the mouse cursor is moving. ...
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How to extend main display to two duplicate displays (Win 8)

So I have a laptop, projector, and one screen. The projector is connected to the laptop via HDMI and the screen is connected via mini display port. What I want to achieve is the following: I want ...
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laptop doesn't read headphone after being spilled by water. what to do? [closed]

laptop doesn't read headphone after being spilled by water. what to do?
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Laptop slowness when connected with a docking station

My setup: An Asus laptop running Win 8.1 Enterprise with 16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7, nVidia Geforce GTX850 DDR3 4GB RAM, HDD 1TB + SSD 256GB. This configuration is running smooth and I don't have any ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop; Is there a way for closed lid to cause sleep but not when there is a monitor hooked up?

Is it possible to make a laptop sleep when the lid is closed UNLESS there is an external monitor that is plugged in? Perhaps a registry hack or third party software? The control panel power settings ...
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Windows 7 installation: No hard drives found (Dell Vostro)

My Dell Vostro 3500 (anno 2010) laptop lost it's hard drive which I easily replaced. Problem: The laptop was not shipped with a Windows installation media, so the recovery options was located on the ...
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Laptop shutting down automatically - BIOS overheating [closed]

My 4 year old laptop shuts down automatically with an error message 'The System has prevented from Bios overheating' when try to restart the laptop. It happens often and it was working for at least ...
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Upgrading into an i7 from a laptop with i3

I have an HP Pavilion g7 which, for all practical purposes, operates as a desktop rather than a laptop. It never leaves my home office. I'm in need of some hardware upgrades yet I'm on a tight budget ...
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Battery does not resume charging after power interruption, if brand new HP Envy notebook is powered off

I got this laptop just yesterday, and I have a weird problem. Configuration of laptop: CPU: Intel Core i7 5500U @ 2.4GHz (Turbo 3.0 GHz). CPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M (4GB dedicated). RAM: 8GB ...
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After screen replacement, why do brightness changes take effect immediately instead of gradually fading up or down as before? [closed]

After changing my laptop screen due to some issues its brightness dropped immediately into new dimmed brightness. My first screen was slowly dropped into new brightness.
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Laptop keyboard stopped working after installing a drawing tablet

The laptop in question is a Samsung series 7. The tablet (Turcom 6608) disk installed its own PS/2 keyboard driver among a copious amount of other HID drivers which I think overrode the original one. ...
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Laptop transformer/AC adapter noisy ONLY when computer is working hard

So, I've seen the questions asking the generic "Why is my transformer making noise?", but my situation seems to be different. It's intermittent. It's not a hum, but a sort of crackly sound that only ...
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DDR3 204-pin laptop RAM chip in a DDR3 240-pin desktop slot?

I assume it can't be done, but I'm not a hardware guy. So, can you use a 204-pin DDR3 ram chip meant for a laptop in a desktop motherboard that has 240-pin DDR3 slots?
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Stuck at BIOS, not bootable drives detected, “All boot options are tried” [duplicate]

I have just bought a second hand Samsung Series 5 Ultratouch NP540U3C-A02UK. It has Phoenix SecureCore Tiano BIOS, version P07ABH. I bought it without a hard drive and when it arrived I installed the ...
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Convert a Laptop to PC

I have a laptop, but it is not functional. The processor is dead and hence left the laptop useless, I could fix the processor, but it just is very very expensive. I was wondering, remove the RAM and ...
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How can I stop my laptop from automatic waking up?

My laptop wakes up automatically exactly 12 hours after it was put into a sleep mode. It has this behavior from the beginning, it is very annoying, especially then the lid is closed and it wakes up ...
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Locate source of laptop performance drop [closed]

First, sorry for my bad English. I would appreciate if someone corrected my faults. Ok, so two days ago my laptop started to slow down and I have no idea why. Right now it even struggles for a sec ...
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MSI GE70 Laptop DVD drive constantly makes noise

I recently (about 3 months ago) bought a MSI laptop (GE70). When I insert a cd-rom into the DVD player, it starts making alot of very fast ticking noises as if it were reading the disk but repeating a ...
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Can I use 19V 2.40A charger?

Can I use a charger with the following values: Input 100-240V 1.5A Output 19V 2.40A To replace Input 100-240V 1.6A Output 19V 3.42A
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Power plan switching brokes

I have ASUS U36S notebook and sometimes everything works fine. But sometimes power plan switching stop working. So for example CPU speed fixes on 34% of normal and I can't change it. This can be ...
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Red Pixels all over my ASUS N56JR laptop [closed]

As I type this I have extreme discoloration going on. Most black colors are red, and white seems more blue. Grey isn't effected. Some shades of white seems to have black grains flashing through ...
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Acer Aspire V7 - Power Button and Lid Closed

I want to use my laptop with the lid closed with external screen, keyboard and mouse. I would like to turn on or take out of sleep/hibernation but the machine not allow this as long as the lid is ...
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Sony Vaio - Black Screen on Debian Install

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-C2S laptop. It currently has Windows 7 installed on it, but I would like to install Debian. I downloaded the Debian 8 CD 1 image, burned it onto a CD, installed a new, blank ...
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Laptop air vent closed with piece of plastic from inside

I have a new laptop with an air vent with what looks to be a piece of plastic or tape that is stuck against it on the inside. Is this a manufacturing mistake? Should it safe to remove by either ...