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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Using external hard drives for personal laptop/computers

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 [on hold]

I already asked this question on askubuntu and someone suggested this might be the better place. So in short: I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD ...
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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 [on hold]

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 shown as single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via two DVI ...
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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 [on hold]

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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Laptop sleep options with external monitors [closed]

How to get computer to sleep when not in use, the lid is closed, and I'm using external monitors with my setting to normally be "do nothing with lid closed" but sleep when not in use for 30 min. ...
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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 ...
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Headphone Jack Messed Up Audio [possibly jack power supply?]

I'll get right to it: When using earbuds (plugged only into my laptop's dedicated headphone jack), the sound coming out is distorted. Sound cuts in and out and has a strange "echo"-like effect ...
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Is there any way disable the internal “power bridge” battery on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s laptop via software/system settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s running Windows 8.1 Pro and I have to disable the internal battery on my laptop temporarily for troubleshooting purposes. I just want to keep the external battery and ...
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Laptop Noise From Internal Battery Section [closed]

(Not entirely sure that this is due to the internal battery, but that's my guess.) I have a brand new Thinkpad T450s and it has both internal and external battery. I have noticed that when my laptop ...
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Asus X5DIJ no longer booting with RAM Upgrade

I have the aforementiones Laptop with a 2GB Ram upgrade running Linux Mint 17,1. It has been running since the RAM upgrade without any issues for about a year, then a couple of weeks ago it would not ...
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Windows 8.1: PC crashes after opening metro app

I recently installed windows 8.1 to my ASUS computer, it works and I installed my drivers. But for some reason when I connect it to an external display and open windows store, the computer crashes. ...
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Will I gain by investing in an Nvidia graphics card to process family photos? [closed]

I want to purchase a Lenovo laptop. Some laptops come with Intel graphics (usually 4400) while others Nvidia (usually GeForce GT820M). If my usage is to view movies and process family photos, will ...
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How do I prevent an Asus Q301LA laptop from shutting down when I am actually selecting sleep?

I purchased an Asus Q301LA laptop about 9 months ago. It ran Windows 8.1 from the beginning, and worked flawlessly. But about a week ago it began having sleep issues. Whenever I try to put it into ...
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Laptop turned off without charged

I have a Asus N55SF laptop, and always when I unplug my device from the charger it immediately shuts down - the battery decreases from 100% to 1% in few seconds. Perhaps the problem is with my i7 ...