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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Laptop buzzing (not HDD, not fan). How to hush it?

I have a new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 laptop here. It makes an annoying high-pitched buzzing sound whenever on AC power. This is not HDD noise (there's a separate, usual sounding HDD noise when the HDD ...
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Issue connecting new laptop to HDTV by HDMI

I recently upgraded from a Lenovo G570 to a Thinkpad T440. I had previously connected that G570 to my Olevia 232 S13 without any issue, and streamed movies and such from my laptop to watch them on the ...
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How do I add laptop to DC through wifi?

I have a desktop running a few VMs, one which is a domain controller. I'm wondering if there's anyway for my laptop to connect to the domain controller over wifi? Is what I'm looking for possible?
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External monitor to laptop resolution [on hold]

I own this laptop http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FW41E and I would like to add an external screen like this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2415-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00NZTKOQI ...
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Laptop not charging when running OS/BIOS, charges when off

I am facing this problem in my laptop since last 3 days or so. Make : HP Envy Touchsmart 15 (Core i7, 4700MQ), approx 1.5 years old. The problem is that whenever I am running any OS (Win/Ubuntu), ...
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Disabling Num Lock On External keyboard

I use a external keyboard for my laptop (Pc Specialist custom build) when I go into meeting and then when the meeting is done I use my integrated keyboard on my laptop. Now when I disconnect the ...
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Does Sony Vaio SVE141R11W support pc3l(low voltage) ram

Does Sony Vaio SVE141R11W support pc3l(low voltage) ram ? I buy pc3 ram from ebay and i received pc3l ram. So, please tell me can i installed pc3l ram in my laptop.
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Install Sailfish OS on Lenovo Yoga 13

I have two SSDs in my Lenovo Yoga 13 and would like to install Sailfish OS by Jollaon the second SSD next to Windows 8.1. Is there an x86 installer image?
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Laptop can't access Desktop, but Desktop can access laptop [on hold]

My Windows 8 laptop sees my Desktop Windows 7 machine, but is denied access. The Desktop, however, has no such problem: it can access files on the laptop.
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Using external hard drives for personal laptop/computers [on hold]

I intend on purchasing a fast laptop (possibly a gaming laptop). I am a programmer, so I enjoy using different programming environments (visual studio with windows, linux, etc) which is why I require ...
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I cannot reduce the brightness of my laptop's screen monitor

Since a while i'm not able to reduce the brightness of my screen I don't know why! I've tried using the shortcuts but it doesn't work but the other shortcuts work like for the volume, the wifi... I ...
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Laptop won't boot and screen won't come on

I have an old Asus G60VX that I'm wanting to put Linux on but when I turned it on this morning the laptop appears to start normal with the laptop startup sound(the sound it makes BEFORE BIOS starts), ...
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What is the best way to interconnect a 5.1 home theatre system to a laptop and TV

I want to interconnect my laptop, 5.1 home theatre system and TV together so as a result I would just switch the input mode on the home theatre and it would play the appropriate input, preferably true ...
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How to bypass BIOS password of a dell Inspiron 14z 5423? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 with a system password that I can't figure out. The service code is 8JHKMT1. I have tried codes like "gabswqnd" and "1ohj8n3o" and "b42FW5RjqeVBKe6R". None of them ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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Unibody Design Concept used by Laptops/Mobiles manufacturers [on hold]

I have a question regarding the use of "unibody" design concept used by Laptops/Mobiles manufacturers. A Unibody laptop/mobile is defined as: A unibody laptop/mobile uses a single piece of metal ...
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Ubuntu AMD Graphics card Drivers (AMD r9 275)

I have a Lenovo y40-80 with an AMD Radeon R9 275 graphics card. I installed the AMD Catalyst Control drivers on Ubuntu Gnome, but in my settings it says my graphics card is a TROPO XTX (6820). Here ...
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How do I speed up external USB-SATA drive access?

I am able to pull the drive from an older laptop, and connect it with a USB adapter to my current laptop, but loading is slow. This also occurs when I boot with Windows 10, and try to access files on ...
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4K (3840x2160) with GeForce GT 730M (Notebook Acer v3-571g) on HDMI port not working

I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD Monitor 28" "U28D590D" to work in a 4K resolution via HDMI. The manual of the monitor says it supports 4k via ...
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Headphones die after a while [closed]

When I buy them, at first they work, after a while one dies.. then the other.. I went thru 8 headphones in 9 months which is a huge waste of money, I have HP 250 laptop. What is the problem and how do ...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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Mouse Lag on External Monitor

Hooked up my new USB Docking Station in order to add a third monitor to my laptop. I'm running one monitor directly from the HDMI port on my laptop and one from the DVI-to-VGA on the docking station. ...
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Dell Monitor does not turn on

I have a Dell P2815Q. You can check the description on the link below: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-28-Ultra-HD-4K-Monitor---P2815Q/productID.309552300 I have been using ...
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Touchpad enable Compaq 6710b [closed]

I accidentally poured water on my laptop and as a result, my keyboard presses characters repeatedly. I decided to disable it. The resource that I found uses registry editor(regedit.exe). I want to ...
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Run time difference between a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery and an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery?

Is there a significant improvement in battery run time going from a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery to an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery? How much longer will it run (percentage-wise)?
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Blackmailing by video record during chat [closed]

someone record the video during chat and is blackmailing him Does the video delete if we block and remove ASAP during the same chat ? What gonna be the best option for this?
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Laptop shut down randomly when temperature is low

Basic info of my laptop: 3.5-year-old Samsung RF411, Win7, no hardware change since purchase, Windows disk & memory check all OK, passed memtest86+ test. Recently, it randomly shuts down/blue ...
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Cable free laptop and tablet locking solutions [closed]

Does anyone know of any cable free security solutions for laptops or tablets ? I display tablets and laptops at trade shows and want to be user friendly with my product. I hate the restriction from ...
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Two separate keypresses become combined. Bug?

No matter how I scroll, holding control within half-a-second of the input afterwards causes the screen to zoom in and out. This normally does not happen, so I assume there is some delay between inputs ...
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Laptop won't start properly after I spilled water on my laptop?

Usual story: accidentally spilled water (just water, thankfully!) on my laptop - dried it out as best I could, left it overnight in front of a fan to drain and then the next day, took it apart to see ...
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How to make laptop only start charging when under 20% while always plugged in?

I want my laptop only to charge when under X% of battery is left, while always plugged-in to charger. I have a laptop that has to be up in running for long periods and I want to lower the ...
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External monitor shuts off when set as only monitor

So I've got an ASUS PB287Q hooked up to my Asus NV550JV through DisplayPort. I'm running Windows 8.1 and my problem is the following: If I extend my desktop from the laptop, then everything is fine. ...
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Retina MacBook 15 retina fan noise: Should I replace or lubricate the fans to minimize noise?

My Retina MacBook (Mid-2012, i7, 256, 8GB, 650mb hard disk drive) is making a loud fan noise. Left fan is “OK” at 3100rpm when idle but the right fan us loud even at 2700rpm. I compare it to friend’s ...
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Hard Drive noted as 'Failing' in Mac OS X and Other installations

Recently I tried to dual boot OpenBSD and Windows 8.1. Unfortunately for me, I was inexperienced in fdisk and accidentally formatted my hard drive :( I tried to install Windows again but it refused ...
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Looking to stop ANY action on lid close on a Toshiba Tecra W50XUS2

My work laptop is a Toshiba Tecra W50XUS2 running Windows 7 and lots of IT-imposed software. I have the lid close actions all set to "do nothing". But it must being doing SOMETHING because about 50% ...
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How can I check if my laptop's 3.5mm audio port works with a microphone?

I am ordering a Logitech headset that has separate audio and mic connectors. My laptop only has one 3.5mm audio port. How can I tell if my laptop audio port works with a microphone? I am in the ...
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Device to change which computer the input/output devices are connected to [duplicate]

I have a laptop and a desktop computer at home. I want to be able to switch easily between using my laptop and using my desktop with the same mouse/monitor/keyboard without having to plug/unplug ...
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Disable KDE screensaver when running on battery

I'm using KDE and have a screensaver that has a steady 10% CPU usage (plus some more from X). The problem is that the screensaver application is still running when the screen is turned off. This is ...
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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down

Recently- just over the last day or two- my laptop (HP Split running Windows 8) has not been shutting down whenever I click 'Shut Down' on the power options... Whenever I click 'Shut Down', it appears ...
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Packard Bell laptop outputs no image on the display when turned on

I have a Packard Bell laptop which outputs no image on the display when turned on. If I attach an external display I get image on the external display. If I then press Fn+F5, the laptop display ...
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PSModule provider is missing

I recently installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Problem is that I cannot install apps from OneGet because I cannot install Chocolatey source because PSModule provider is missing. Screenshot: Click for ...
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Brand new laptop, two years in storage, will the battery be ok?

I have an opportunity to buy a brand new (sealed box) EliteBook 8470p laptop for a good price. The date of manufacture goes back to around March 2013, which is bang on two years ago. Given that it's ...
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Notebook only works without Hard Disk

i'm having some troubles with an old Toshiba notebook. Like 2 months ago it stopped working and it only loads the BIOS and then nothing happens. I tried formatting it, but the same happens, it doesn't ...
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Laptop not playing sound through headphones

Realtek is recognising when the headphones are being plugged in, and the sound is being muted from the main speakers, but the sound isn't being pushed through the headphones. I've verified that the ...
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How to clear the BIOS security password on this notebook?

I recently got an Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112m) and in order to install another OS I had to set a Supervisor password, so I used a well known password to me, the problem is that such password contains a ...
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Upgrade RAM beyond manufacturer supported memory? Mixed messages

I really just want to confirm a few things. I have a HP laptop, and I have got mixed information. First off, this is the laptop I own: ...
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Is this a BIOS bug (?) or is it a serious hardware failure? [closed]

Today I wanted to start up my laptop and I usually boot from an external HDD. I wanted to enter the BIOS, so that I can change my boot priority. It took nearly 1 minute to get into the BIOS (which ...
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Why does laptop's battery drain only when I am playing Minecraft?

I got a new power supply/cord for my Asus N550JV-CN191H, after my old one tore. The new one works fine, and the power indicator (Ubuntu 14.04) shows that the battery is charging, except when I play ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu refuses to suspend laptop

I have a laptop running a Ubuntu distro that refuses not suspend. This happens about 3 times a week. The experience is you either close the lid, or send the system into suspend from the shut down ...