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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What is the best RAM upgrade for my Inspiron N5010 [on hold]

My system model and specs: Dell Inspiron N5010 i5, 4GB(2x2) RAM and Mobile Intel 5 series express chipset HM57. I am thinking to upgrade RAM to 8GB: 4gb x 4gb.I Would like to know the best suitable ...
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Error with Dell Datasafe

I have a Dell laptop. When I switch it on, it launches properly, but has a notification that tells Dell datasafe local backup stop working, with the options to check online solution to close the ...
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Flash drive no longer loading

I have an imitation 8GB flash. It was working properly for about 3 months. But now when I plug it into the computer it shows the icon, and when I double click to open it, it shows a notification to ...
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Inspiron 9400 Laptop resolution shrinks when lid is closed

I have an Inspiron 9400 Laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Video Card. I've had both a 1440x900 pixel and 1920x1200 pixel display, and ever since I first hooked my computer up to my home TV (15 ...
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What exactly does “non-expandable” memory mean?

I am trying to purchase a new laptop and want to put in more RAM manually and the model I'm looking at (Here's the link) says the memory is nonexpandable. I assumed this meant that there isn't some ...
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How to install Windows 95 from CD-ROM on laptop with no CD drive

I have a old Toshiba T4700CT laptop which I'd like to install Windows 95 on. However I own't Windows 95 on CD-ROM and this laptop only has floppy. I'd prefer not to have to hunt down and pay for a ...
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Screen Brightness no Longer Adjusts Immediately

I am not sure when this became an issue, but today I noticed that when I adjust the screen brightness on my laptop, it only takes effect after I either restart my computer or lower my laptop lid and ...
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Where can I find the first ever driver released compatible with NVIDIA 700 series? [on hold]

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 710M and I am looking for the oldest (first) ever released driver for these series, where can I find it? Also, if possible, the most stable driver for 700 series for gaming ...
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Please help me decide which one is better laptop or desktop [on hold]

I like to multi task with my devices .. doing things simultaneously .. and by switching tasks some times my old pc freezes .. so i would like to get a new pc which would be smooth in handling multi ...
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Macbook pro 15 retina battery issues

My battery drains at rate of of 1% per roughly 1.5-2min - max battery life is roughly 3.5 hours on a full charge. I have open chrome 5 avg tabs, sublime text 2 switch between files/tabs, terminal 4 ...
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Laptop offers RAID option - how does that work?

I am in the market for a new laptop. I'm looking at the Dell M6800 and HP ZBook 17. Both of these laptops can be configured with a RAID 0/1/5 option. Is this hardware RAID or software RAID? I have ...
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Graphics for programming [on hold]

Is integrated graphics or dedicated graphics better for programming?
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Setting laptop RAID-0 drives on desktop [on hold]

My laptop has 2 750GB hard drives setup as a RAID-0 array to form a 1.5TB hard drive. The laptop screen got damaged and I wish to remove the 2 drives and place them in a desktop system to copy some ...
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Dell XPS m1530 graphic chip-LCD-inverter or video cable

I have a Dell XPS m1530. When I turn it on, screen wont work, not even a ghost image or backlight on LCD. I tried it on external VGA monitor, and it is working normally, I did some tests while it's on ...
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How much RAM can I put in an ASUS Q550LF?

I'm thinking about upgrading my laptop's RAM and I've been wondering two things: How many RAM slots does my laptop have? I've been looking online and I can't seem to find a clear answer. How much ...
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Operating System showing alerts on each time it is started and Virtual Machines are not starting

Yesterday my system showed that there is some internal memory error 0X00 some number in so many alert boxes,then it showed google chrome crashed.I restarted the system and then it was asking if it ...
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Display IPS glow on DELL xps 13 (9333) [on hold]

I have this ips glow (google's name) on my laptop's monitor when displaying the black color. Is that a common prolem? Is it normal? My laptop is under warranty (1 year). I contacted DELL, and ...
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Laptop screen freezes (green lines) or startup issue

I'm trying to boot my laptop and small horizontal green lines appear just after the HP logo disappears and then the keyboard doesn't seem to work but I assume the laptop screen is frozen. Here is an ...
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VAIO Laptop not booting Windows - Boots Splashtop OS instead

I am having problems with my VAIO Laptop. It is a E Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT machine. The problem is that it keeps on booting up the Quick Web Access evenn when I press the power button. I ...
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Wireless not working

My internet worked perfectly fine until my rabbit jumped on my laptop, and I assume switched something and now my internet won't connect. I have has this happen before are just resolved it by hitting ...
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Adding a ssd to Asus N71JQ

I have had a Asus N71JQ for a few years. I was thinking of putting in an ssd drive in the hopes of speeding it up. Does anyone know if this laptop supports sata? I ask this because I googled for ...
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Mouse pad does not work on GNU/Linux for ASUS X552C laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an ASUS X552C laptop, along with w****** 8. The mouse pad does not work. I have not been able to identify it with lspci. Several searches have not ...
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Should I keep my notebook connected to the AC adapter all the time or “excercise” the battery

I have bought Delll 7537. I want to keep the battery in the good shape. I have not found clear answer how should I treat the battery. Most of the time I use ma notebook indoors(I very rarely take it ...
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How can I disable input from the laptop keyboard in (Kubuntu) Linux?

I want to disable the laptop keyboard so that I can put a normal USB keyboard on top of it. Is there anyway to do it? I DON'T want to do it through X (i.e xinput float), because I need to be able to ...
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How to let my laptop automatically hibernate after sleep in Windows 8.1?

I have looked through the advanced power setting but didn't find out a method. What I want is to let my laptop automatically hibernate after certain minutes of sleep. But if the laptop is not ...
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Acer laptop windows update screen stuck on please wait for 24 hours now help can't do anythink with it other than turn it off manually

Acer laptop updated windows and now stuck on please wait screen has been 24 hours now can't use it at all only turn off manually ? And still goes back to screen when turn back on ?
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My Lenovo T-500 tries to boot up but can't

this is my first time here...Recently, my Lenovo T-500 fell off a desk when my foot got caught in the cord. The computer actually worked "normally" for a few days but gradually got to where it didn't ...
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My Android phone connects to my company's wifi but my laptop won't

I have a windows 8.1 Gateway laptop that I am always able to use Wifi on. At home it works great too. At work, there is a Guest Wifi signal that is WPA security enabld. I have the password for it - my ...
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Is there a way to force power off for the Samsung NP N150plus series?

There seems to be a nifty way to power off the Series 9 laptop (pinhole + paperclip) when the laptop goes into panic mode and using the on-off switch for 4s+ no longer works. There does not seem to be ...
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Am I ruining my laptop battery? [duplicate]

I have a brand new Asus ux303ln. The laptop is fine but I use it mostly for work. That is: le laptop is continuosly plugged in, on charge. I am worried whether this can reduce the life of my battery ...
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Install SSD on a Dell Inspiron 5721 Laptop [on hold]

I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 and I want to add a SSD and then move the operating system (Windows 8.1) and everything else over to it. Will these items work… ...
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Laptop Mouse Randomly Moving On Its Own [duplicate]

For the first few months after I got my Dell Latitude D820, it worked perfectly fine. I noticed a small problem after a while. The mouse would randomly and suddenly whoosh to the lower left corner of ...
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Laptop black screen on start up?

I'm attempting to repair my girlfriends Laptop (Dell 501R). It was working fine but she had a problem with overheating cutting the power, I opened it up and gave i a dusting and applied new thermal ...
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How can I assemble a Laptop from parts

Yesterday, I had the privilege of opening and upgrading the RAM of a P4 computer a relative had assembled from scratch. Thats when this weird thought occurred to me: Why can't I assemble a laptop in a ...
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Laptop heatsink screws getting loose by themselves

I own a HP dv6 6008eg laptop and noticed some days ago that some odd noise is coming from inside during gaming, mostly when the temp reaches about 80°C and the fan seriously kicks in. Taking it apart ...
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How to properly install driver windows 7 (hp pavillion)

I recently bought a HP Pavillion 15 n228sl, with windows 8 on it. Unfortunately it seemed like there were some problems, it refused to boot up sometime, forcing me to make system restores (it ...
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Acer Laptop Compatible Add-in Graphics Card [closed]

I got an Acer Aspire 7720g with a vga problem. I disassemble it and i saw that vga is an add-on card and not on-board! I looked for a spare part but the price from Acer/Amazon etc for the original ...
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Risks of using a laptop on battery after battery replace warning

I am using a Dell Inspiron 5010 (Windows 7 Home Edition), which is 44 months old. About 2 months back, the laptop gave me a battery replacement warning. The LED which turned white when charging, ...
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What does dual band wireless mean?

I see that in some laptop specs. Like in intel dual band wireless-ac 7260 What's the dual band good for?
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Laptop and ethernet connectivity issue

This laptop has always had this issue, but I thought after I upgraded the operating system, it may work. My laptop is an Acer Aspire 7741Z-4433. It has a 320 GB hard drive with Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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laptop not charging while laptop is on

I have a toshiba laptop, while is off and charger is plugged in, it charges normally and battery led showing orange normally, while charger is plugged in and laptop is on power led is off, it doesnt ...
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Netbook with ATI graphics: Brightness settings doesn't work

I have a hp dv6-6000 series Windows 7 64-bit laptop with an Intel HD3000 and an ATI HD6700M. After a factory reset I upgrade drivers and I got the problem: If I want to be able change between graphic ...
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What is this window logo like white shade on my laptop screen?

I have a window logo like curvy large white shade on my laptop screen. It was not there a month ago. Can anyone tell the reason of it being there? I have turned the background color to black to make ...
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Laptop is slow during bootup. Have reformatted. Still the same

My Laptop is an Acer aspire 4930, it was from my friends. So after i got the laptop, i clean the internals with cloth (not damp) and a vaccum. After that I reseat hard drives, rams and wifi, it became ...
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Scrnsave.scr duplicating itself

On my Windows 7 laptop, I set the behaviour upon closing the lid to 'do nothing'. In reality, when I close the lid it opens up 'scrnsave.scr'. The issue I have is that it occasionally opens large ...
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how to best cannibalize a laptop? [closed]

My old vista laptop is on it's last legs and I was wondering what the most efficient way of repurposing it would be. i have no need for a server and was mainly looking to see if i can jury rig Ready ...
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What parts of a laptop can I upgrade? (other than basic upgrades) [closed]

I bought a Lenovo G570 core i3 I was wondering what parts other than the basic upgrades (i.e. hard drive, ram, video card) can I make. Can I upgrade CPU of a laptop or is it fixed to the motherboard? ...
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Very poor connectivity and poor performance on high end specs

I recently got a new laptop which has very good specs, it's basically a direct upgrade from my previous laptop - a GTX860M, quad core i7 2.5GHz and 16 GB ram. My old laptop ran Minecraft at 60+ FPS ...
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How to use laptop as a monitor for my desktop? [duplicate]

I have to use laptop for quite a few months now, because my desktop monitor is being repaired! I need to use my laptop as a screen for my desktop PC. How can that be done? Is that Possible?
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How do I open the lid on my HP Zbook 14?

How do I open the lid on my HP Zbook 14? I can't even unlock the top lid to physically open it. Help!