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 ProBook 6560b Randomly Powers Off

I'm running an HP ProBook 6560b i7 laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, I've been using it often and every now and then with no pattern or notice it will shut off. It registers an unexpected kernel ...
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Can I record console gaming on my laptop using software?

I have a laptop with an Input/Output HDMI that I use as a monitor for console gaming as well as a personal computer. I wanted to know that if I was to want to record/capture the screen while gaming, ...
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RAM won't fit in a Toshiba Satellite C855

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855 with two RAM slots and one 4GB Ram. I bought a new RAM but it will not fit in slot 2. I took out the old RAM from the slot 1 and put the new one and it fits without ...
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Is it better to use drivers from a laptop or component vendor or Microsoft?

I have a Lenovo laptop (running Windows 10) and I have the choice of updating the drivers either via Microsoft Update or through ThinkVantage System Update, the Lenovo updater or directly from the ...
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Should I believe my CPU or laptop manufacturer for maximum memory supported?

I am going to buy a laptop which has a i7-6700HQ CPU. As the memory controller is inside the CPU, I thought it would tell the maximum memory supported. According to Intel: Max Memory Size (...
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y700 on battery performance really drops after 30min

I got a Lenovo Y700 laptop and it's great! The only problem that I got is when I game on battery the performance are good (all battery saving are off) but about after 30m there is a huge frame drop, I ...
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How to find out HDMI version with a Samsung laptop?

I have a Samsung NP900X3E-A02US: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP900X3E-A02US-specs How can I find out what is the version of the micro HDMI port? There is no written documentation ...
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Lenovo G580 Zorin OS killed my bios. I can no longer access the bios or boot menu

I am struggling with a very serious problem with my old laptop. I installed Zorin OS to my laptop and now Every time I try to access the bios or the boot menu It says please wait after pressing the ...
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(Teamviewer) My school laptop brightness is broken

I installed Teamviewer monitor driver and the brightness settings werent changing the screen brightnesss its stuck at 100%. So I updated the display adapter and replaced intel hd graphics 4000 with ...
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Using Laptop Display as Monitor

I have a hp envy m6 laptop. Now I would like to use the display of the laptop as Monitor of a Desktop. I would not like to use the display of the laptop as second monitor.How can I do that ?? Can ...
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Alternative for the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 3160NGW

I got a Dell Inspiron 7547 with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160, but in all forums, all users have issues with this Wifi+Bluetooth Card, I want to change it but not sure what type of connection or ...
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Laptop surface vibrating because of ungrounded adapter

My laptop adapter is ungrounded, and because of that, I feel slight vibrations when I stroke the laptop surface (if I unplug my laptop, the vibrations go away, so it can't be the fan). The adapter is ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series wont boot or boot any media

I am a computer technician working out of a local shop and we had this laptop come in with a perplexing issue. I will go ahead and run down what I've tried. Bios: Tried disabling secure boot, ...
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Busted a nut in this hole, so here's what I did [on hold]

I was trying to take apart my small Dell laptop to blow it out with air and I busted the built in nut right into the plastic hole piece. I went ahead and got the rest of it off with some tools and I ...
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laptop not power on after travelling

every one i travelled from chicago to virginia in bus and i put my laptop lenovo w530 on my back pack and my laptop not fell down no other damages . but after coming to home i try to turn on my ...
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HP Probook 6570b fn key not working after formatting HDD

After formatting my HDD I lost most of the drivers for my HP laptop. I've got most things working but not the fn & function keys. fn with f2,f3 & f5 works but not the others. fn+f4 is the key ...
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What is the correct way to tell if a screen is compatible with my laptop?

I have an old IBM thinkpad Z61t, and I want to upgrade the screen to one from an even older Toshiba laptop. The screens are both very different sizes, and probably different resolutions, but the same ...
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Updated laptop keyboard is not working properly

last month I dropped some coffe over my laptop's keyboard and it stopped working so I bought a new one (not the exact keyboard but one very similar with the same connector). But I have a problem, i ...
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Linux turn off laptop screen

Okay. So I've got a second monitor. So my configuration on Linux (Kali) is: Primary - Samsung 23' and Secondary is laptop screen. Sometimes, when I want to, you know, Netflix&chill I used to press ...
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Secondary hard drive disappears after sleep

All problem solutions I found didn't fit my case below. I own a Lenovo E50 laptop with Windows10. The other day I bought an SSD drive and put it in Sata0 (main drive slot), then swapped a CDROM drive ...
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HP Laptop Boot Issues

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop which has recently been taken apart to resolve overheating issues, new thermal paste was applied and everything seems fine. Now, when booting the laptop it refuse's to ...
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Windows 10 Bluetooth disappears until power down

I have seen a lot of posts/threads related to windows and Bluetooth "disappearing". Most seemed to be resolved with reboots/service changes/etc. I think my issue may be different but I'm not sure how ...
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Old Toshiba Laptop Windows 7 AMD Cpu Upgrade

I want to be able to upgrade my Toshiba laptop from a C-50 dual core CPU to something better around say 2.50Ghz or at least 2Ghz. I don't know the exact socket of the CPU but I think that it is a ...
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USB ports not powered when laptop is off?

I just bought a brand new ASUS ROG Strix GL502VY and none of the USB ports charge my phone while the laptop is off asleep, as expected and advertised. I've googled the issue and can't find anything ...
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Laptop won't receive power from it's power adapter

I have an ASUS K55VD with that's causing me some serious problems lately. The problem is that even though the power adapter is connected and both it's led and the laptop's battery led are lit, the ...
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Laptop Screen Turns White On Start Up

G'day, I have a Toshiba L670 17" and sometimes when I turn the computer on, the screen will go white, but this only happens if the charger is not plugged in.After the computer has booted into Windows, ...
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How to install Windows 7 on laptop with Ubuntu?

How to install Windows 7 on laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled? (I want replace Ubuntu, as I already have Ubuntu on another PC). I have Windows installation ISO on DVD. Should I first remove Ubuntu via ...
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Laptop crashed at lockscreen “waiting”

I had the computer opened and everything was working fine. I turned off the computer, it closed but the power button light keep on. After about 1 minute I pressed the power button so that I close ...
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Laptop randomly shuts down when not charging

So for the past two months, my laptop has been behaving oddly. It makes much more noise, heats up when I am not doing anything cpu intensive and has just overall become rather slow. My biggest problem ...
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Can anyone recommend me any gaming laptops that under like about $500? [closed]

I found out that my intel hd 3000, and i3 core couldn't run overwatch, so I'm trying to invest a low budget gaming laptop for the game. I have this laptop for 4 years now so I think it about time for ...
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Using 2 external monitors with a docking station connected to a laptop

I work from a mobile office (office setup in my RV). I have an ASUS laptop and 2 external LED monitors (Samsung & Acer). I have been trying to use the 2 monitors connected to my laptop via an HDMI ...
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Right Voltage, still not charging

My charger died a bit ago and even after ordering a new one with the exact same Voltage (19.5v) and Amps (4.62a), the laptop does not charge. Is there something that needs troubleshooting, or has ...
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Can I put a desktop Core-i3 CPU in a laptop?

This is a mirror-image of this question: Can I put a laptop Core i7 CPU in a desktop? I would like to buy a laptop that I will use mostly at home and at the office. I need a laptop rather than a ...
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Removed battery while power on and notebook won't work anymore

I had a problem with my notebook months ago. It froze the screen and I could not power off by clicking on/off button. So I removed battery, put it back in the notebook, and tried to turn it on. The ...
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How can I save multiple display settings in Windows 10?

At various points throughout the day, I use one, two, or three monitors at a time. At work, I have my laptop (1920 X 1080) docked, and that gives me access to two additional monitors (1920 x 1200). At ...
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How to Turn of the ASUS touch pad [duplicate]

My computer is an ASUS with Windows 7. How do I turn off the touch pad since I have a mouse in use?
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Swap Fn and CTRL on bluetooth keyboard [duplicate]

so yesterday I bought a bluetooth keyboard, because I have plugged in an external monitor to my laptop and the laptop is too far away to reach, but I didn't notice that the Fn key is right in the ...
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Surface Pro 4: Using external monitors with the Surface Dock will drop wifi - Is there any solution?

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the Surface Dock. On the Surface Dock i plugged in two Mini Display-Port-Adapter to HDMI to connect 2 external Samsung monitors. However, when I plug the monitors ...
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LAPTOP ports(VGA/USB) leaking current

My laptop battery is dead so i run my laptop on AC power.Whenever i place my laptop on my lap, i feel stinging sensation from VGA port time to time.It seems that the VGA port/usb port are leaking ...
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How do I find release notes for BIOS updates? [on hold]

I have an HP Pavilion Laptop. When I first got it I believe it had Insyde F.76 BIOS version. I had been getting some weird behavior and the I/O just seemed choppy at points. After about 2-3 updates I'...
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My laptop doesn't boot when I add a new RAM

Here's the thing : I recently cleaned my laptop completely. And during my cleaning, I disassembled my CPU and then put it back (I wanted to see how it worked). Then I put everything back in (...
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Breaker got tripped when switching on laptop charger

Usually my laptop charger is working fine. However, today I switched on my laptop charger as usual and suddenly the main box circuit breaker tripped. I plugged the charger into other sockets: same ...
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Wired Internet stops working when laptop is plugged in

I have wired Internet that runs via my electrical socket with a Powerline Adapter. It works perfectly UNTIL my laptop is plugged into another electrical socket. As soon as the laptop charger is ...
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Laptop doesn't boot (damaged BIOS)?

I was suffering from a network issue with my laptop (Acer Aspire 5750), so I went to acer.com and downloaded the latest BIOS update, but when it was installing, it showed an error message saying "IHSI:...
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Windows 10 Wifi Issue (Laptop)

I bought a Cross Over cable and whenever I plug it in, it will disable the wifi if a re-enable it, it instantly disables it. I tried one fix with setting the Wifi priority higher but it just bumps it ...
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How to externally access the parent hard disk after cloning it and using the clone as primary internal drive

I have cloned my internal HDD C-drive (parent) to an internal SSD (clone) and I am now running my laptop (Windows 10) on the clone SSD. I have kept the parent as a backup HDD. Now I wish to access ...
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How to get 2560x1440 resolution with dell u2715h hdmi 1.4

Hi I just bought a Dell U2715h (3x DP 1.2 in, 2x HDMI 1.4 in). I want to connect it to my Samsung laptop through HDMI (it only has HDMI and mini VGA outputs). I want to use the native resolution and ...
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Plugged in, not charging OR just remove the battery

There are other questions regarding the "Plugged in, not charging" mode but I have not seen a comparison between that and simply removing the battery. My laptop batery goes into the "Plugged in, not ...
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Display Driver Issue

Here are my laptop specifications: HP Pavilion DV6-6165tx, Core i7-2670QM, 8 GB RAM, No Graphics Card, Windows 10. It's a 5 year-old laptop. Recently I had the motherboard of the laptop changed ...
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External Battery Packs for gaming laptops/high power laptops

I have a Lenovo Y50-70 and I want to buy an external battery pack to charge it when I'm outside to extend the battery life, I want something like a full day charge (8 to 10 hours on would be fine, I ...