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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HP EliteBook 8530W - Lid opening event not firing

I have an oldy but goody HP EliteBook 8530w which I've recently upgraded a bit (more RAM, new CPU, SSD, secondary hard drive). My previous laptop, a HP 8530P, on Windows 7 had the wake-up-on-lid-open ...
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How many monitors can I attach?

What is the maximum number of monitors I can attached with a laptop (Lenovo T440) that comes two usb ports, one VGA port and one mDP (miniDisplayPort)?
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Adding RAM to a laptop with internal battery

I heard recommendations everywhere that before you insert a second RAM to a laptop, it is best to take out the battery. However, the laptop I own (Dell Inspiron 1528S) has an internal battery. Am I ...
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Windows 8 changes screen brightness between profiles

When switching between power profiles in windows 8, the screen brightness changes to the profiles last brightness setting. I often switch between balanced and high performance profiles. This changes ...
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Graphic Drivers issue with Dell Inspiron 15R n5010 Window 7 32bit

I am facing distortion issue with my laptop Dell inspiron 15r n5010 Window 7 32 bit I can see only two resolutions on my laptop 800*600 and 1024*768. Could you please help me which display driver i ...
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HD4000 RAM usage vs NVIDIA dedicated RAM

I've got an inspiron 17R SE 7720 - not important really, what I wanted to ask about was the graphics cards. It has both HD 4000 and Nvidia GT650M with 2GB RAM. It is hard to understand from reading ...
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Laptop Is playing music when the screen won't come on

im listening to music from ITunes on my laptop and It went off for a couple of seconds and then it shut down but it is still playing music and the computer isn't turning on! Help!!
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DELL latitude shows a blank screen unless connected to external monitor

I have a DELL latitude E7440. If I power it on as is, a blank screen is displayed. However if i connect to an external monitor, it works fine. Is this a driver issue?
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laptop with closed lid cannot shutdown, KDE upgrade

I had my laptop to just lock my session if I ever close it's lid. I usually listen to music at night, when I go to sleep, so I put the laptop to automatically shutdown itself after a time. I have ...
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Microphone produces humming noise

I have bought new headset and the headphones are working correctly, but if I connect the mic it produces low frequency humming noise. The microphone is connected using 3.5 jack. The noise is not white ...
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Lenovo thinkpad edge e431 display upgrade [on hold]

I have laptop lenovo edge e431. With this display: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Lenovo-ThinkPad-Edge-E431-6277-B2U-Laptop-Screen-14-LED-HD-Without-Touch-/281385524000 Could I replace the old ...
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How to recover everything from windows.old to my new windows in Windows 8?

I was having a problem with my cd rom few days ago so I tried to refresh my laptop if it will help the problem. None of the solutions help me but I found an article about windows 8 refresh. So I tried ...
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Replace notebook keyboard with a different layout

I'm from a small country with only 2m residents (Slovenia) and with few specific characters and accents in our keyboard layout (we share the same layout with Croatia even though our alphabets differ a ...
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SSD upgrade in Desktop and Laptop

Hey Super User community, I'm looking into upgrading 2 fairly old devices to SSD drives to give them speed boosts! The first device is a 2006 Dell Dimension E520 desktop which currently holds a ...
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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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Which Apple laptop should a developer buy? [on hold]

I am developer. I have been working on Windows OS installed on Dell laptop or almost all my life. Now, I need to change to use an apple laptop. I need your advice please since, unfortunately, I have ...
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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...
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What controls a laptop's fan speed? Vostro 3560 overheating

I own a vostro 3560 and I know about the terrible ventilation and heat dissipation problems it has. I've tried several configurations of the copper sheet fix, but what I've found is that my system's ...
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Kubuntu freezes

I have a weird problem: I recently installed kubuntu 14.04 in my laptop(hp envy 17) and a few days ago the screen started to freeze without any reason, untill I close the lid and open it again. This ...
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Why games with low system requirements are lagging?

I got a HP laptop and I dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Kali Linux 64-bit.I installed Minecraft and Counter Strike to see how they are running and both of them were lagging a lot.I couldn't ...
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Is it normal for wireless speeds on a mobile device to be slower than the speed on a laptop?

Both my laptop—a Retina MacBook Pro—and phone—an iPhone 6—support 802.11ac wireless and my router, an AirPort Time Capsule, also support 802.11ac wireless. The speed I get on laptop is about 70 to 80 ...
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Laptop window 8 TOSHIBA satellite C850 sound button not working

When I press the sound button it normally comes up with the sound volume on the let hand side. But today when I pressed the sound button its not coming up nor changing the volume. however the sound is ...
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Can I update my positive bgh S610 notebook with Intel Pentium B980 3D Processor to Processor Intel® Core ™ i3-2312M?

I have a POSITIVE BGH S610 with Intel Pentium B980 Processor (2M Cache, 2.40 GHz ) FCPGA988 zocalo. Can someone can tell me if it supports an Intel® Core ™ i3-2312M Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz ) ...
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can fluid from a broken laptop screen run into your computer and ruin it?

my laptop screen is broken. and when i had it repaired they said there had been fluid in the machine, and that had to be repaired too. but i can't remember that i spilled some liquid on the machine, ...
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WI-FI connects and disconnect randomly

I am using a Lenovo Z460. I have Wi-Fi throughout my home. I have 2 laptops and 3 mobile phones which use Wi-Fi My Lenovo Laptop has problems connecting to Wi-Fi. I can connect to Wi-Fi from my phones ...
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How to remove Toshiba computer laptop password?

I have got a Toshiba Satellite M300 PSMS4L-03FOOC laptop which I have been using fine. Suddenly today a black screen appears, asking for a password, which has stopped me from using the computer at ...
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What is the difference between dell inspiron 15 and 17 [closed]

What is the difference between dell inspiron 15 and 17. There are also the 5000's and 7000's series, what's the differences. Thanks
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Black screen on notebook-display after Intel HD 3000 update

I've installed Windows 8.1 on a Medion Akoya P6634 sporting a Intel HD3000 and a GeForce GT630M. I had to disable Windows Update because the notebook's screen becomes black after it performed some ...
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Dropped Laptop, works “fine” but audio is shot

Due to a stupid oversight of where I place my laptop, I found it fallen when I returned to my room. The power plus was not in and the computer had shutdown due to battery reaching critical levels ...
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DPI scaling on windows 8.1 does not work properly until reboot or re-log

The new Windows 8.1 features a per-monitor based DPI scaling. Thus the same app, if DPI aware looks great on all monitors. Its working fine, except for Microsoft Outlook 2010. When I boot it looks ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business [migrated]

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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Power LED keeps Blinking - Asus p52f Laptop

I am facing an issue since a long time. I own Asus p52f series laptop, it's 3 yrs old right now. 2 months back I had to change the laptop battery, since I couldn't find the original Asus laptop ...
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PC Keyboard with notebook layout [closed]

I'm looking for a wired/wireless keyboard for PC with similar layout to this one (it's a notebook keyboard): Any piece of information would be appreciated. Perfect match would be wireless keyboard ...
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Toshiba Laptop showing strange sound behaviour

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 laptop. Suddenly I am facing a strange sound problem. Whenever I play any audio/video player, after a few minutes the sound just stops. But if I choose to go to next ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 - Battery will not charge

I recently bought a new battery that is compatible with the laptop. It ran off the battery just fine initially and then after draining the battery for the second time in order to break-in the battery, ...
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How much RAM can I put into my Laptop? [duplicate]

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-572. How much RAM can i put into this Laptop ? Is 2x8GB possible ? Full name: Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G1TDnkk SNID: 34701904034 S/N: ...
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Is it possible for WiFi adapter to degrade?

Recently i've started to get high package loss ratio while connecting to the internet on my laptop via WiFi adapter. I made following experiment: my laptop and laptop of my friend were on the same ...
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Laptop not turning on after disabled the only boot device

I have a laptop which had problem to boot properly so that only splash screen was shown.. but windows wouldnt pop up or boot.. However i could enter BIOS and was trying to change some settings in hope ...
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How should i diagnose or try to reproduce a red line on a laptop screen? [closed]

I want to send my DELL Precision M4800 for repair that's covered by warranty due to a red line that appeared and disappeared on the right side of my laptop screen. The issue: The red line ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Does running CPU intensive tasks wear down my computer?

I do a lot of statistical analysis in R (which uses a lot of CPU and RAM). Whenever I run my analysis, my laptop's fan runs at top speed. Monitoring tool shows that 1 of my cores runs at 100%, the ...
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Force Refresh Rate in Linux

I'm using a Lenovo X230 laptop with an external LG-34UC97-S monitor. I've turn off the internal monitor and hooked up the external via HDMI. Looking at the user manual, native resolution and refresh ...
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Laptop not starting

I have a laptop custom built by PC Specialist. It was working fine. Yesterday I have changed the hard drive to a Samsung SSD and installed Windows 8.1 on it. Today it does not want to start at all, I ...
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Can't boot from CD/DVD ROM: HP 650 Laptop

I'm attempting to load Windows 7 on a HP 650 laptop. When I'm in the Boot Manager, I should be able to select the CD/DVD ROM to boot from, but that option is not available. Here's what I do, Power ...
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Is CRT degaussing really dangerous for nearby laptops?

I have an old CRT connected to laptop as a secondary display. As you know, when CRT turns on it degausses itself; remember that sound when you turn it on, or force degaussing through menu. CRTs ...
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Website to custom build laptops? chips/cards/ect [closed]

what the title says. id also prefer the ability to customize it from the bottom up(no "base" computer). And not be $1000+
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How to switch from IDE to AHCI from outside the bios?

I want to change my sata hard from ide to ahci. But in my advanced bios menu there is no option to do that three is no ide configuration or sata configuration. I'm using laptop is there another way ...
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Screen flicker and freeze after ram upgrade on laptop

I recently bought a new ram (8gb sodimm ddr3 1600 which is dual channel 2x4gb; specifically g.skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ) to replace my 4gb ram which is specifically: M471B5273CH0-CK0. After booting ...
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A PC laptop with the hardware quality comparable to Macs' [closed]

I recently bought a MacBook Pro with Retina display and the quality of its hardware really impresses me. I also own an Asus laptop (with Windows installed) and I liked it a lot… untill I started using ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon SSD overheating

I recently bought a used Thinkpad X1 Carbon, it had Windows 7 installed, and on a first check, the SanDisk SSD ran around 43-45 degrees, i then installed Windows 8.1 and on installing Visual Studio ...