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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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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Laptop external monitor turning green

My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 L502x with GT540M graphics and i5 2450M processor . When I connect to an external monitor , any external monitor (I use the Dell S2216H) , the screen shows weird patterns ...
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Charge light on if display cable disconnected from motherboard

I have a HP DM4-1050ea laptop, which recently started to not turn on either with battery alone or AC alone (with and without battery). I cannot boot with battery alone because it's drained and don't ...
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Are all laptop DDR3 RAM sticks the same length, width and height?

I am looking to buy RAM for my laptop, but when I went to Amazon I noticed that different DDR3 laptop RAM sticks have different dimensions. For example, image 1 and image 2 show the technical details ...
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How to setup the laptop behavior when opening the LID

I'm using Windows 7 When i set my laptop to sleep or hibernate. But when i open the lid the laptop start automatically : this cause a problem for me because when i package the laptop in my hand bag , ...
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Not HDMI output to a smart TV on Laptop HP Pavilion dv7

I have a Laptop - HP pavilion dv7 complete model (dv7 - 6c95dx) with Windows 7. I formatted the laptop repeatedly. I'm sure the problem is not in either the HDMI cable or the smart TV, because I have ...
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Can software differentiate between a laptop and a desktop?

A license for CPU-intensive software like Pix4D says it can be installed on two devices - but with a condition. Reading the finer print, it seems that one device can be a full-processing ...
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malfunctioning Matrox TH2G Digital

Have a HP Elitebook 850. Got a Matrox Triplehead2go Digital. Had already the GXM for Digital SE installed on the notebook so uninstalled and reinstalled the one for Digital. I don't know if they are ...
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Can I replace laptop motherboard with a different (but very simillar) one?

The motherboard of my Asus N550JK DS71T laptop broke. The model of the motherboard reads 60NB04L0-MB1030(216). Does it make to try to replace it with a model 60NB04L0-MB1021(216)?
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Laptop quit charging, needs new charger but which one?

I have an HP Pavilion g6-2211nr I got it about 2 years ago. This last couple of months i havent been able to use it because It stopped charging. For a while It would if i held the cable a certain way ...
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Broken VGA “SYNC GND” pin but not sure the effects

I'm not sure whether this would go to SuperUser as it's PC hardware related, or to Electrical Engineering as it's about a VGA cable/electrical signal... We've got a ceiling mount projector (VGA ...
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How do I fix Intel Skylake Processor Crashes?

About 2 months ago I had bought a new laptop that was all souped up and ready for gaming, and its great, except that the laptop will freeze randomly at inconvenient times. Normally this happens when I ...
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Upgrading the memory of my laptop Dell Inspiron N4030

I have 4 GB rams on my laptop; 2x2GB. Both of them are DDR3 1333 MhZ. My processor is Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4. I want to upgrade the memories as 1x8GB or 2x4GB. 8GB one is this one: ...
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Dell E5450 quirky behavior with Dell E-Port Plus 430-3114

I bought a Dell E-Port plus for my old Latitude E6400 a few years back and have recently upgraded to a newer E5450. Since the docking station says it supports E-series Latitude models, I docked the ...
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which cpu is better N3050 or N2840 [on hold]

I want to get a new cheap laptop for surfing internet and MS office and play videos .. I want to chose between 2 models Lenovo G50-30 with celeron N2840 cpu and Lenovo B51-30 with Celeron N3050 .. All ...
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Painful hand positioning on a laptop

I guess most of heard about wrist pain, and so did I. Im having a problem and I think its not the typical wrist pain since its mostly caused by friction and it mostly happens on the side of the hand. ...
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Switching Language Input on Windows 8

So I looked up how to change the language using 'Left Alt+Shift', but when I do it stays English and doesn't switch until I click the language change tab in the computer taskbar, so it gets really ...
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Monitor power status on laptop (Windows 10)

Sometimes I notice my laptop is losing battery power despite being hooked up to the power adapter. Also, sometimes while gaming the game becomes laggy for a short amount of time. I would like to ...
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Does HP ProBook 4730s have UEFI or BIOS?

Sometimes I read that HP ProBook 4730s has UEFI and other times I hear it only has a BIOS. So which one does it have? As I understand it, UEFI is a replacement for BIOS, not an improvement nor ...
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Laptop battery full charged

I have a new battery pack for my acer aspire 4750 laptop, it hust a 2 weeks old, actually it is working pretty good. I use batterycare to check charge level, so while i am charging and it reached 80% ...
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USB 3.0 port transfer speed on HP Laptop not exceeding 40 MBPS

I tested the internal HDD with CrystalDiskMark and was able to get 109 MBPS both on sequential read and write tests. Then, when I tested my 1 TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 External HDD with ...
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Extra display shown, no display connected

For some odd reason, my laptop says in display properties that another display is present. I can move my mouse to said display, and generally use it as if it were an actual display, but there are no ...
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Windows 10 Freezes while asleep

My model laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983 with Windows 10. I have to hard reboot sometimes 2-3 times per day. I put it in hibernate when I need to walk away and when I return it will not ...
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CPU usage of DELL Latitude E6410 is increasing after a period to 100%

I have DELL Latitude E6410. I have the problem since 5 months that the CPU works to the full capacity (100%) if I just use Firefox with pair of tabs and watching something at youtube then the CPU is ...
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Sony vaio laptop windows vista [closed]

How Can I connect my laptop to my t.v. or another source to get it running? I have No power cord. I'm out of ideas.what does the s400 port do? Can I charge it from there? I Haven't tried anything but ...
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How can i charge my vaio laptop with no power cord or can i charge the battery itself. Lithium 11.1 v rechargeable battery [on hold]

Help I'm desperate!! I have No money for a new cord. Laptop is dead and I need it charged!!! Any ideas if it can be charged they usb or maybe directly with the battery?? I've tried every power cord I ...
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Internet browser for 2003 laptop [on hold]

I own a 2003 laptop which is Acer Travelmate 240. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with XFCE4. It's got Pentium 4 2,8 Ghz single core CPU , 1GB of RAM and Intel Graphics 82855. Everything works just ...
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Asus laptop black screen [closed]

I just quite playing steam game and about 5 seconds passed and I pressed ctrl+alt+delete and the screen turned black with a flashing cursor and i try turning it off and on it when i turn it on it ...
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What is the most efficient/foolproof way to backup personal files from an entire hard drive?

I am on the cusp of obtaining a new laptop; is there a "shortcut" to saving all my "personal" files (those created by me - documents, spreadsheets, source code, etc.) from my old laptop so that they ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-5547 Shutting Down Immediately After Startup

I am working on servicing a friend's laptop, and I cannot find what the problem is. The reason that I started servicing the laptop was that he was having issues where the laptop would shut down ...
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Windows 10 is still shutting down

Apparently I closed my laptop too soon after turning it off. And now, when i tried to turn it on, it shows me, that laptop is still shutting down. I tried to restart my laptop using keyboard ...
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some part of keyboard types different keys

I have a Dell Inspiron 7537 running windows 10. The problem started after I forced shutdown my laptop when it stopped responding (Thanks windows 10). After restarting some keys of my keyboard ...
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HDD in laptop's optical bay spins down too soon

I have bought a caddy to place in the optical bay of my laptop, in order to use the original HDD provided with the computer, since I got a way more performant but smaller SSD lodged in the primary ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd Gen, docked into a ThinkPad OneLink Dock. Dual Monitors flicker

Been having this issue, Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd generation is docked into a ThinkPad OneLink Dock. Using two 22 inch ViewSonic external monitors. The external monitors will flicker. Some days they won't ...
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Change motherboard Notebook Samsung NP300E5C

I've the following laptop: NP300E5C that is actually broken (BIOS brick). I'd like to change his mobo with another one, I've found one of an NP300E5X-A01IT Here seems that the 2 mobo are identical, ...
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Are laptop power adapters Interoperable?

Let's consider two AC power adapters from different brands (e.g. one from HP and another from Dell), with identical electrical specifications (voltage, power) and of course with similar plugs. Would ...
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Windows 10 PC wakes up on its own, even when the lid is closed

I have a laptop which I recently upgraded to windows 10. I am facing an issue with the same symptoms as many others, my laptops wakes up from sleep at ungodly hours at night. There is a difference ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 Output

I just bought myself an Asus Swift PG278Q gaming monitor. When I bought it I was led to believe it had both DisplayPort and HDMI, to which I later found out its limited to the DisplayPort. I have an ...
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Random Reboot HP dv6t-se

I've got an HP dv6t that's about 4 years old runs Win7 x64 All stock except an SSD installed a few months back. Lately while in use it will shut down without warning. The screen will go black and ...
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Lenovo think pad edge windows 10

When turning on my computer I can see the lock screen. As soon as I hit enter to be able to enter my password it goes to an ease of exit screen. The only option there is the power. If I enter Ctrl alt ...
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Network Graphics card

Is it possible to have a desktop with a good graphics card be used by another computer on the network while a person uses the desktop? I am looking to by a laptop and I already have a very powerful ...
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Laptop froze, turned it off, now boots extremely slow

My laptop froze while browsing the web, I couldn't open anything not even taskmanager. I turned it off by holding the power button. Ever since then, it's booting extremely slow (5-8 min or so). ...
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Is the laptop screen physically damaged

My laptop screen has been flickering on and off for a couple of months. I have had this laptop about four years. Please see the image attached. The flickering used to stop after a few minutes, but ...
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Can I expand my Sony Vaio laptop RAM size? How much?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN CR353 laptop with 2GB DDR2 RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.10GHZ Processor. Is the RAM expandable? If so, what is the maximum RAM I can install?
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G-Skill F4-2133C15D-32GRS - Is it true DDR4?

I bought the following memory kit on newegg for my Dell Precision 5510 with Xeon. 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 32GB (2 x 16G) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Laptop Memory Model ...
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Diagnosing Dead MoBo/Other PC Component

basically I have this HP G60-445DX Notebook that is showing some odd signs. These signs are atypical to what I've normally seen in fried mobos. In short, no graphics, no POST beeps, HDD light ...
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Loud noises through 3.5 mm headphone jack when fridge is turning on

I have a MacBook Pro and last time I observed a strange behavior. When the fridge is turning on (to start cooling down again) I get a loud noise through the headphone jack on the external sound ...
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Lenovo X201 Battery management INOP

Something is not working with the Lenovo Power Manager software/hardware on my X201T tablet. The computer always shuts down when I am on battery and still have 1.5-2 Hours left of battery life ...
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Laptop BIOS doesn't show USB boot options

When I insert a USB 2.0 drive into my Samsung laptop, the BIOS shows Windows Boot Manager options only, even though the same USB drive is well recognized by my other Samsung laptop. The image shows my ...
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Laptop model identification

Trying to get OS installed, but neither vga nor hdmi out work. Obstacles: There are no stickers under it Screens broken No OS to use software ident. The only thing I know about it is the screen ...