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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UPS/inverter for laptop?

My battery is dying and I can't buy the a new battery because its not available in my country(india). my battery model is A41-X550E(asus) my battery- http://imgur.com/ZfnVKKg its inside my laptop ...
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Adding touchscreen to laptop and need to use USB extension cable

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Dell/Alienware laptop and bought a Faytech 15" touchscreen to add to it, the laptop runs 3D marine charting software (thus the need for the Alienware model), the second ...
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Restore BIOS password by dumping ROM?

I've set the Supervisor Password on this Acer E3-112M notebook in order to install Fedora in UEFI Mode. Long story short, the prompt seems to accept certain symbols when setting the password but not ...
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Constant freezing on laptop even though plenty of system resources

I bought an Acer Aspire 7560 with Windows 7 installed a couple years back. It has 4 GB of RAM and a 1.4 GHz processor with four cores. I've always had problems with the laptop freezing during ...
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Keyboard/typing problems on Dell laptop

I've started to notice all kinds of typing/keyboard issues on my laptop recently (Dell Inspiron n5110). Some of them are: when I wake the laptop from sleep, I can't type my password can't type to ...
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How can I get a laptop's Windows 10 taskbar to show the battery level?

I've done searches with various permutations of battery life, power level, etc., and all the web content I've been able to see so far has been information on how to use power plans and other decisions ...
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Beats Audio equalizer does not work in HP laptop

I have an HP Envy Ultrabook 4 laptop (Model# 4-1161er) equipped with the Beats Audio system. Several days ago I detected that its equalizer does not work. After crawling the specialized HP support ...
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Two screen, one VGA cable, on laptop with VGA output

The native LED Backlit 1600x900 screen on my laptop is burnt out. I've connected my laptop to my 40 inch, five year old panasonic TV through VGA to get a max resolution of 1280x1024. Using the same ...
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My VGA Port came out of my ASUS X551MAV is it safe to run a laptop without the vga port in the laptop

So I was trying to plug in my VGA Cable and when I disconnected the port the connector from the laptop came out and now I have no vga port. So is it safe to run a laptop without a VGA Port.
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Does MSI GE62 Model: MS-16J2 supports multi color backlit?

Does MSI GE62 Model: MS-16J2 supports multi color backlit? It has Windows 10 running. Any help would be really appreciated.
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Win 10 on SSD (external?) on Sony Vaio laptop

I've Win7 on my Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF11PFX/H), which is very slow even if I've just one application open and lot of bloatware. I'm planning to upgrade to Win10 soon, but was wondering if it would be ...
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My Samsung 700Z won't startup

My samsung 700Z will not start. It won't show the that the battery is charging and I can hold the power button but it won't do anything. I shut my computer down when it was updating because it was on ...
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Laptop battery indicator goes off and on simultaneously

I have recently updated my Windows 7 to Windows 10. And already I have been facing a weird problem. The battery indicator says "Battery not Found" and after sometime its just normal. And sometimes the ...
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Can I use a 130V AC adapter for my european laptop? [duplicate]

I have an old Dell XPS Studio 16 whose AC adapter broke a while ago. I've been using a universal adapter, but apparently Dell has some hardware checks hard coded that won't let the adapter charge the ...
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My laptop changes brightness by itself

My Toshiba laptop was bought back in 2012. It works perfectly fine until a while ago, when it started to change brightness by itself. I'm sure it was not the power plan because it happens even when ...
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Why is the battery dead inspite of the full charge the previous day?

My laptop is 9 months old. In which I sparsely use the battery of the laptop as I am connected to the power outlet most of the time. This problem has started since 4 days. As per this post my system ...
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My Laptop one fan is working other is not

I am using Win10 on my Sony vpc-f1190s. I used different softwares to control my fans but there is no software who detected my laptop fan, i think they all are not compatible with my laptop. So is ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n not working with Ubuntu 15.04

I have a Dell laptop with the above WIFI chip. It's show as Dell wireless 1704 on Windows. So I have Ubuntu 15.04 USB drive prepared and boot into the live environment. But I don't see the WiFi as ...
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My laptop only plays through certain audio devices [duplicate]

When anything is plugged into the 3.5mm jack my speakers automatically disable (which is what I want) however: When plugged into my laptop my headset (cm storm 400 ceres) works. When plugged into my ...
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My headset works, but my earphones do not

When plugged into my laptop my headset (cm storm 400 ceres) works. When plugged into my laptop my earphones (apple earpods) do not work. When plugged into my iPod my earphones (the same earpods) do ...
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Is there any way to completely disable the physical power button on a laptop (running Windows 10)?

Is there any way to completely disable the physical power button on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro laptop running Windows 10? When I say disable, I mean completely (so not allowing reset even if you hold it).
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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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Laptop Boots, Then Immediately Shuts Off Samsung NP540U3C-A0U3B

Ok quick story, I was given this laptop to work on due to the trackpad mouse not working. At this point the laptop came on and worked other then the built in mouse pad. Basic troubleshooting began, I ...
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Laptop hard disk makes loud aggressive revving noise

Imagine a 17 year old revving a Ferrari, the hard disk sounds like that for about 5 seconds then returns to a normal noise. The revving noise is far louder than a traditional disk thrashing under ...
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Laptop booting several times before really starting

So my laptop (Acer Aspire E15) with Intel Celeron Processor doesn't boot properly. When I press the start button the blue light turns on and it makes some sounds as if the computer will turn on but ...
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Is it safe to hot dock?

My technology administrator said to shut down my computer when I dock/undock my laptop from the docking station, because it will mess up Windows 10 if I don't. I have been hot docking (not shutting ...
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Laptop battery uptime monitor

Is there any way to measure what sort of uptime/active usage I get out of a given battery charge; that is, how long do I get actually using the laptop between full charges. I'd like it to be a ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad do not work when Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 is stacked

I work in an IT department and each year we roll out a bunch of laptops. This year we used the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12. Because I work with so many of them, I'm inevitably going to stack them on top ...
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Secondary Monitor goes on “Extend Screens” mode when closing the laptop lid?

Windows 8.1. With the laptop lid open, I set the screen resolution settings for the laptop screen and external display to "Duplicate". Then I close the laptop lid. The external monitor blacks ...
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Creating laptop wifi hotspot losing ssid when sharing connection

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop I started the hostednetwork and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network connection 2 (WNC2) icon. I ...
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External monitor not working after starting in safe mode

I was having some troubles with my computer's antivirus so I had to restart my computer in safe mode. It successfully booted back up but my external monitor I have to use isn't working when I plug it ...
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Windows 10 Does not Shutdown Correctly

I have a problem with my Windows 10 machine When ever I try to Shutdown my laptop it looks like it did but my Hardware is still Active. The Light are On and if you listen carefully you will hear the ...
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What are some effects of leaving a laptop in a hot car once? [duplicate]

I have an Alienware 13 laptop that I might leave in a hot car for about 4-5 hours, and I'm wondering a few things. A few things to note before answering: My laptop will be stored in a bag/case of ...
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Sony Vaio NW can't open BIOS

My Sony Vaio NW does not open BIOS when I press F2, and there is no assist button on this model. I am getting the "BOOTMGR is Missing," message and can't figure out how to open BIOS in order to boot ...
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Windows 8.1 and a Sharp Aquos

I just bought a new Laptop with Windows 8.1 on it. My previous laptop had Windows 7 and was perfectly able to duplicate and display perfectly on my TV with a HDMI connection. After I updated that ...
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Toshiba satelite laptop takes too long to boot

I have a Toshiba Satelite C850 (it's close to 2 years since I bought it) and it started some weird behaviour a week ago. When I start it up it takes too long to show the "Starting Windows" screen. ...
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Firefox take wrong resolution on laptop with monitor

I have an Acer laptop running Windows 8 connected with a monitor. It works fine, until I use Firefox. When I am using Firefox on the monitor to open any webpage, it is using the resolution of my ...
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Cannot login to Windows 8.1 after System Refresh (on a new laptop)

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop today that came preloaded with Windows 8.1. The system setup went fine, and I made the following changes from the Desktop: Uninstalled CyberLink suite, ...
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Laptop shuts down unexpectedly

My cousin has a Sony Vaio (model: pcg 71911m) laptop, and recently it started shutting down for no reason. At first I thought it might have something to do with the power supply, so instead of using ...
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Laptop shuts down instead of going into sleep mode when I send it to sleep

I'm using an Asus laptop. It's more than a year old. This has been going on for maybe a month. I've looked into all the basic settings but can't find what's causing the problem. Here are the settings: ...
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External monitor connects then disconnects rapidly then connects again

I have a month old acer laptop (Aspire VN7-591G) which ran windows 10, now runs windows 7 (had to downgrade to be able to use some old programs, will upgrade back again when finished windows 10 is ...
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Increase brightness of external monitor

I have an external monitor plugged into my laptop. But compared to my laptop, the brightness levels are very dim. In advanced power settings I can't seem to apply brightness levels to the external ...
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Maximum PATA hard drive capacity for an old HP OmniBook vt6200 laptop

I’ve been searching for any clue that could tell me if this HP OmniBook vt6200 laptop has any limitations on the maximum hard drive capacity it supports. But found nothing. It’s a laptop from around ...
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How do I disable the fn key?

All I want to know is how to disable the fn key, and nothing else. I currently am running an auto hotkey script to set my f1 and f2 keys to change my volume, since that's how it is on my other ...
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SSD not showing up at all

Context : I had a laptop with one HDD and one SSD (Crucial m500 - 128Go) inside but the computer doesn't start anymore so I bought a new laptop (MSI Ge60 2QF) with an mSata slot for my SSD and I want ...
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New Lenovo, Intel i7, 8GB of RAM, but high CPU usage, loud fan

I just ordered a NEW Lenovo G40 laptop with 8GB of RAM DDR3, and Intel Core i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz. It is acting very strange. The fan is always running. MUCH louder than my previous ...
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Windows 10 - not recognising headphones

I recently updated to windows 10 and have now noticed that when I place my headphones into the jack my laptop still plays sound on the speakers, I had this problem back when I updated to windows 8 (I ...
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Windows laptop waking on touchpad click

I have a laptop that keeps waking from sleep. My cat sits on the laptop when it is closed and the screen bends which clicks the touchpad button. I can't turn off the wake setting on my touchpad in ...
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Why does my SSD-only laptop make a scatchy sound when I open a new Chrome tab?

I've got a brand new Asus Zenbook (https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ZenBook_Pro_UX501/) which makes a low-volume but certainly audible sound when I open a new tab in Chrome. This doesn't happen every ...
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Laptop falls asleep too early

I'm using Dell Inspiron14z laptop. My current power plan dims the display/ turns off the display/ puts the computer to sleep after 15/30/60 minutes on battery and 30/60/120 minutes when plugged in. ...