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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Disable auto-brightness in Windows 7

We have an ASUS laptop with hybrid graphics (Intel HD graphic and Nvidia GT325M). The problem is, when it's on battery, the display automatically dims when the screen is showing dark contents, for ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Laptop turns on, OS not loading, black screen

I have an old Fujtisu Amilo Pro V2065 laptop. About two months ago I plugged in a power adapter that turned out to be faulty (it was the original adapter for that laptop, but the cable was damaged and ...
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How to keep bluetooth turned on even when Windows 7 laptop is shutdown + booted up again?

While it's easy to turn on my bluetooth via Fn + F3, I would like for my bluetooth to stay on even after the laptop has been shutdown and then booted up later. How do I set Windows 7 to do this? I'm ...
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Basic hardware drivers for my laptop [on hold]

I'm wanting to re-install windows on my laptop with just the basic drivers. Basically I don't want all the vendor crap on there, just a nice clean back to basics install. What's the best way to go ...
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Keyboard typing random forward slashes by itself [duplicate]

I just bought a ACER ASPIRE V3-572G laptop that came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1, booted it up, set up the OS, installed virtually nothing and then started getting some Windows updates. Got a ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB is crashing because of battery overcharge?

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB Notebook with an AMD-E1 2500 APU, AMD Radeon HD8240 graphics and 2 GB Ram. On the Notebook is Windows 8.1 installed with all updates and all drivers are updated. ...
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Computer Have Sound cannot adjust sound (Arch Linux) (Alsa)

I recently bought a HP Pavillion p100dx and installed Archlinux on it. Everything is working fine except for Audio. At the beginning this laptop was not able to detect the audio device. Since this ...
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Laptop halts on not yet low battery

Two years old samsung laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bit halts without notice or taking low battery action. I realized that it happens when it shows some 55% battery limit. It dies suddenly and ...
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laptop ASUS P551CA shutting down

I have an ASUS P551CA-SX313D laptop bought 2-3 months ago. Last days/week after I turn it on (after 1-2-3 hours) it suddenly become incredibly slow (almost stuck) and if I continue using it, it shut ...
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Keeping laptop plugged in vs cycle count

I heard that it's bad to keep your battery fully charged all the time. It's best to keep it between 20% and 80%. On the other hand, cycle count degrades battery over time. So, which of these is ...
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Samsung 700z Laptop Unusual Screen Flickering

I received a laptop from a client yesterday reporting that the computer "constantly reboots". From what I can tell, the screen tends to turn on again/off again but displays nothing other than a black ...
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Laptop touchscreen hypersensitive to electromagnetic interference

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that's less than a year old and still under warranty. I've been in contact with Dell several times about this issue, but they don't have a clue. The problem is ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at a decent frame rate. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if I'm ...
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Strange replaced laptop screen

I brought a G750JX last year and two months ago I noticed some unclean-able black dots in the middle of screen. Since it was under warranty I went to service and they decided to replace my screen. ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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Wild CPU temperature fluctuations

I have upgraded my laptop CPU and gave it a stress test. The weird thing is that during the test the CPU temp readings fluctuate wildly in a periodic manner. At idle, the CPU temperature is ~45 ...
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screen on Dell Inspiron laptop crazy vertical and horizontals and fragmented lines, bad screen? Or board?

My Dell Inspiron laptop has gone into and unreadable crazy vertical and horizontal lines and cross lines etc. Nothing at all is readable. I connected a monitor externally and tried to type in my admin ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Connecting an external monitor to a laptop with no internal screen

I have a Toshiba laptop on which the screen broke and now there is no longer a screen as we have removed it. I have an RGB cable and an HDMI cable and have tried using these to connect an external ...
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HP Split x2 Intel HD HDMI Output to LG TV 47LB5DF-ZC static

I get static (fuzzy/snowstorm) on my LG TV when connecting my HP Split x2 to it through HDMI. I have tried the same cable on a PC monitor and it works fine, so the issue is not with the cable. I am ...
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How do I install a solid state hard drive?

I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD ...
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unusable speed connection to router (ethernet and wireless)

I'm using a lenovo flex 2 laptop, my connection was fine up until this week. We got a new router (edimax br 6428ns v2), which seems to "not like" my laptop, i'll explain: My 2 roommates can connect ...
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Possibility of connecting 2 External Monitors (LCDs) with a laptop

I've a laptop with 1366x768 resolution (Nvidia GT720M). Is it possible that I can use 2 external monitors with my laptop. While the 2 external monitors are used I don't want to use the laptop screen. ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Checklist for new laptop whether it runs as intended [closed]

My new laptop arrives today. My last laptop went funny within a week: The shop allowed me to turn it in for a different one instead of me having to wait a couple of weeks. Now I want to make sure ...
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For better battery backup whether we have to start charge the laptop when battery about to drain? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a laptop ,I have get suggestions from so many people that we should start charging laptop when battery is about to drain and the reason I am getting is battery will last for ...
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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Laptop only detects TV via HDMI when the TV is off

I have an Acer Aspire 5951G laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card and 64-bit Windows 7. I am pretty sure that none of the components (HDMI-cable, graphics card, TV) are malfunctioning. ...
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VAIO Ultrabook works but the display does not turn on normally

My notebook has a display problem. Several times, usually after long hours off, I turn on the notebook and the LCD has no image. Then I connect to an external monitor and it always works. After that, ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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Specific model of laptop hard drive dies after using it in laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition laptop. It came with 2 hard drives of 1 TB (thus a total of 2 TB). To date, the motherboard has been replaced at least three times now due to ...
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An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system

I upgraded a laptop to windows 8 and then started to factory reset windows 8 and left it over night! When i check in the morning it said that reset wasn't complete and it restarted the computer and ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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How do I turn off the keyboard backlight on my Lenovo Y70?

I'd like to turn off the keyboard backlight on my new Lenovo Y70 laptop. Is there a built-in way of doing this? Or is there a way to physically disconnect the backlighting from the power supply, if I ...
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Can I install my old laptop's CPU in a new laptop?

My current laptop is broken, but the CPU is fine (Intel Core i7-720QM, 1.6 GHz). Can I buy a new laptop and put this CPU in it ?
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My toshiba satellite windows 8 will not let me press on mouse1 while playing a game

So when Im playing, I try shooting a gun and it doesnt work. But when I press mulitple times it works. Then stops working. I need serious help. It's annoying the crap out of me.
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Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers

I just bought an Asus K56CB notebook. I immediately replaced original platter hard drive with my SSD I had in my previous laptop (no re-installation, just remove from previous and replace in new). I'm ...
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Improve SSD performance on Windows 7 laptop

I got Asus k40in and I've just replaced it's HDD with new 120gb SSD (Kingston v300) to give it a new life as office machine; winsat disk shows ~225 MB/s sequential read and ~195 MB/s sequential write. ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p / Windows 7 - Docking issues / After entering credentials, desktop is just a black screen

When booting the laptop on a docking station, the logon screen appears and user X is able to input thier credentials. Then the desktop does not load - just a black screen. When the laptop is ...
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How to measure how long it take's for a laptop's battery to charge

I have the following scenario: I am testing several laptops with Windows 8.1 installed. One of the tests is to measure how much the battery lasts. For this task I use benchmarks like PeaceKeeper or ...
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How to make use of an extra RAM slot? [duplicate]

My computer already has 4 GB of RAM, and cannot make use of more than about 3 GB, but there is an extra slot still available for another chip. Is there any other kind of chip that can be put there in ...
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Where does the ribbon ending in sticky metallic tape attach in a laptop?

I bought a used laptop, but needed to install a new hard drive. Inside the laptop there is a single large ribbon which forks into two ribbons. The first fork ends in ~1.5 inch plug with two sets of ...