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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quick web access brightness sony vaio e series

How to lessen the excessive brightness in quick web access? The model of my laptop is VPCEB37FG Sony Vaio E Series. I hope for your most favorable response. Thank you!
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1.5 volt RAM in a 1.35 RAM compatible laptop

My laptop is asus rog 750jx, it was said that it compatible with 1.35v ram. But i installed a 1.5v ram onto the laptop. Will it be okay?
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Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
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What is this chip on my motherboard?

I have a question that is really driving me crazy! I have a dell xps M1210 laptop. The other day I opened it to apply thermal paste. There are 2 chips connected to the heatsink, one raised, and one ...
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Laptop Bluray drive doesn't read any discs

No disc put into my drive will read. If I double-click in My Computer it ejects and asks me to insert a disc. CD, DVD, Bluray, video, audio, or data. Same results. I have an Asus N35SV laptop with ...
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Electrical tape use in laptop

Hi just wanted to make sure this was okay. I used electrical tape to tape over the clear plastic that holds the video cable in place to the laptop screen. I was replacing the screen and I was worried ...
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Laptop power supply unit compared to PC power supply unit

PC power supplies are relatively huge compared to those used with laptops. But why is this so when a laptop today can have an equal level of performance as a high end PC? Are they both switching ...
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How do debug HDMI port

I have a unique situation with a Sony Vaio that has a donor motherboard from an essentially identical Chinese model of the same. the HDMI port seems at all levels to be non-functional and not ...
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Alternative to audio jack

Audio jack in my laptop is not working. What would be the best alternative for that, like usb to audio converter or usb to hdmi converter?
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Keyboard error typing 2 charters on one touch on samsung

i have problem on my Samsung lap keyboard may be it falling or heavy weight locate on lap, really i don't know all keyboard keys working well, but when i press on esc-key it do esc + f1 that's all ...
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Bitlocker Missing In windows 8.1

I used bitlocker to encrypt one of my drives. All of a sudden bilocker is missing from my computer and when i try to open the bitlocker encrypted drive, it says access is denied. Please help.
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Diskless Netboot a laptop with a broken HDD

Short question: I need to use a laptop that the hard drive connector is broken with Linux or Windows by booting through the network cable. Full question and background: We have 2 desktop systems and ...
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Should I enable or disable EDID in AMD catalyst

I was just wondering if it is better to have EDID disabled or enabled in AMD catalyst?I have a laptop plugged in to a monitor with the display showing only on the monitor and the laptop lid closed.
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Is it safe to leave a Li-ion battery for weeks unplugged while it's not fully discharged ? And is it safe to unplug it while the PC is on?

Is it safe to unplug a li-ion battery not-discharged and leave it unplugged for a considerable period of time? (Less than a month) Is it safe to unplug the battery while the PC is on and directly ...
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Open back of Toshiba Satellite L855

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855 - S5372. I was using it when it suddenly started making a wack-wack-wack noise; I'm certain that something got stuck in the CPU fan. Nothing had come in from the ...
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Maya on Dell Inspiron

I am planning to buy a new Dell Inspiron 15 7537 laptop. It have i7 5210u 8gb ram 2GB nVidia GeForce GT 750m 5400rpm HDD Windows 8.1 I am just wondering will it install and run Autodesk Maya(and ...
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Some key combinations no longer work

I don't know how this happened, but I can't use shift+R, nor can I use shift+1, 2, 3, 4. I tried creating another user to see if the problem is there too, but for them it works fine. I can't use ...
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What specs should I upgrade on my laptop if I were to use it to play games? [on hold]

My laptop, Inspiron 1525, is SLOW. It is almost impossible to play Portal 2 and Portal 1 is laggy but still playable. I still managed to beat the game. Half Life 2 episode 2 is possibly even laggier ...
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Extending wifi range with an external antenna

I've got an old antenna that I'd like to try and use to get a bit more wifi range/signal strength out of my laptop. The antenna is terminated with a male TS9 connector, such as the one pictured here: ...
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Function keys are giving weird output

I am trying to use f keys in a legacy application, but they're giving me weird string outputs instead of performing f-key functions. For example, F8 outputs [19~. Any idea whats up? I've tried a ...
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Using OEM key from a preinstalled windows copy

I have a lenovo laptop running linux. I have the OEM key for win7 (looks like numbers-OEM-numbers-numbers) that came with the laptop. Can I reinstall Windows 7 from my USB drive and use the OEM key to ...
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Burning paper with laptop

A few hours ago I was playing a computer game when I noticed smoke coming from next to my laptop. Then I noticed that the stack of paper next to it had begon to smolder. I threw it into a glass of ...
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USB mouse incredibly slow on brand new laptop

Just purchased a Dell Latitude E6540 with a ~16" screen (Windows 7). The mouse is terribly slow, even after adjusting it in Mouse Properties (Pointer Options -> Motion -> Fastest). To move the mouse ...
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Adobe After Effect and Premiere in 5400rpm harddisk [on hold]

I am planing to get a new laptop with a 5400rpm HDD and install Adobe CS5.5 After Effect and Premiere in it, however the system requirement said it need a 7200rpm HDD. I am trying to get the new ...
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Notebook not booting

My problem is with my Samsung NP-N150 Notebook. It operates with a Windows 7 starter. I have never had any problems with it in the past. The issue is that it will not boot up. The battery on my ...
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Is it possible for a desktop computer to use a laptop's WiFi? [duplicate]

Given a curious setup, my desktop computer is now far from an accessible connection to the internet as it lacks WiFi, yet I do have a spare laptop lying around with WiFi capabilities. Is it possible ...
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Dell Xps M1210 reboot cycle

I just received a Dell xps M1210 laptop to repair. The person I received it from said they have been using it with no problems for 10 years. Then the other day, they were copying files, then suddenly ...
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After changing settings, I can no longer get my laptop screen on (it's black). How can I see the display monitor?

My laptop screen went dark and I searched on how to fix this - found to disconnect power and drain it with the power button, then close the lid almost all the way and then try to hit power button ...
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How do I make my laptop take a picture whenever someone logs in? Windows 8 [on hold]

I've seen people say this before and get answers, but they were using Windows 7. I use windows 8 and don't think that would work. Can someone have a code or program that does this?
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It seems laptop aspire 5742 is damaging Hard drives

The laptop started rebooting itself and going into recovery mode and failing to recover, I tried the hdd on another computer and WD diagnose tool failed, so I bought a new WD blue 500gb HDD, I ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate - “File not found” error when deleting file from Desktop [closed]

I am using windows 7 ultimate. How can I delete a "file not found" on my desktop. I tried editing the registry, but to no avail. Used software registry revival and other cleaners, also without any ...
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Dell Inspiron 7737 with Windows 7 Wlan connection fail

I just got my new Dell Inspiron 7737 Laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. I found all the drivers coresponding to this model and all drivers are working well. Now my problem is: First time I ...
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Good lightweight linux distro that reduces battery consumption greatly? [closed]

I want to install Chromium Os, but i don't know exactly how much battery it consumes, or if it is lightweight and needs little hardware and is fast. Yes I'm aware Chromium OS is a web based linux, but ...
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Where I can find Compal QAL51 components? [closed]

I'm trying to find a replacement motherboard for my Compal QAL51 and I cant find it anywhere. Someone can help me?
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Thinkpad E420S powers on but doesn't boot for 15-20 minutes

What exactly is happening is: I shutdown/hibernate the laptop after using the day before and go to sleep The next day when I turn on the laptop - the thinkpad 'i' lights up (stays up) and the fan ...
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How to clean/what to do about getting liquid form of compressed air cleaner on computer equipment?

I'm a little worried. I was using some compressed air cleaner (to be specific, Office Depot® Brand Cleaning Duster) to try to blow the dust off some dusty parts of my computer. The instructions are ...
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Reducing brightness of specific pixels on laptop screen

My laptop's screen has a couple of small bright spots. They are obnoxious but I don't want to have to buy a new laptop or replace my current one's screen. I suspect that the bright spots could be ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 with PR03X Dock not recoginizing ext HD through eSATA port.

Well I have a Samsung HD103SIf TB drive that originally came in an ext usb caddy. I used it with an older Dell Laptop running Windows XP, worked fine til one day it would not power on. Long/short, I ...
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My cursor randomly moves to a specific location on my laptop

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop with Windows 8.1. At random times, the cursor moves from where ever it is to a spot about 1 inch above the start button on the laptop screen. This is when my laptop ...
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Can I install an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-70 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-SP6983R?

The original processor was an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-74 (dead) The board is named V000185220 Rev 1.10 This board accepts S1G2 processors, and should accept the RM-70. But I am not so confident when ...
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Is it okay to connect white Wifi antenna cord to main connector, while not connecting black antenna to axillary connector?

What is the difference between the main connector and the axillary connector? I have a Toshiba Satellite 1905-s301 laptop. Two weeks ago, someone accidentally pulled the U.FL connector (plug) off the ...
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Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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Possible fire risk from leaving a laptop on for several months/years to use as a server

I found this question which comes close to mine - Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server - but doesn't specifically ask about a fire risk, and dismisses the idea of removing the battery, ...
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How can I turn my wireless laptop into a wifi hotspot?

When I am in my room, my phone does not have any signal strength to my router. My laptop is at half signal strength, so I can use the internet just fine on that. Now I want to turn my wireless laptop ...
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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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Windows 8 HP Laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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Adding a 1600 MHz RAM to a Laptop with already installed 1333 MHz

I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop that came with 4 GB RAM (Samsung). I recently upgraded it with another 2GB of G.Skill RAM 1333MHz with CL 9-9-9, so the memory was 6 GB in total. A few days back, the ...
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windows 7 copied files from laptop to my high end mobile though usb drive not allowed [duplicate]

Looks like there are no experts in this forum to solve my problem asked this question 2 days , I copied files from laptop though usb drive is not allowed and message and warning flashes , but when i ...
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CommView for Wifi stops responding after a few minutes

Whenever I am capturing packets for aircrack-ng, after around 5-10 minutes, it stops responding all of a sudden. I am running a Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit PC. How can I fix this?
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Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...