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 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

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

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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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!
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Grub command not allowing to boot

Installed redhat linux server and windows 7 as dual boot. While adjusting storage space on my laptop on windows, I deleted redhat Linux partition. Now I rebooted my laptop. It's always showing GRUB ...
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How to Stop Dell Latitude E5540 Automatic Brightness adjustment

I have a new Dell Latitude Laptop which seems to be randomly dimming the display depending on the apps I open... It brightens when excel is opened and dims when it closes, as if to be adjusting or ...
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VMware Player “Bridged” networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux

Basic background tech info: Host: Windows 8.1 Guest: Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310 Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset In the past (earlier versions ...
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Laptop Power Jack Wire Repair

I know diddly squat about names of wires and parts, so I'll do my best. The power jack on my Acer Aspire 5720Z laptop went bad. I bought a new one. Almost as soon as I got it, I managed to pull one ...
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Piracy : First time travel to US. Carrying Laptop, USB drives, and external usb powered drives( 4 of them) [closed]

Piracy : First time travel to US. Carrying Laptop, USB drives, and external usb powered drives( 4 of them) I will be travelling to US in a month or so. This would be my first time to US (work related ...
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What are the consequences of using a smaller power brick on a laptop?

I have found many similar questions, but no one fully satisfying. Please correct me if wrong, but from what I understand the Voltage of the power supply should match closely the specs, while the ...
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Is samsung 850 Pro 256 GB compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000 and I ordered Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD MZ-7KE256BW without checking if its compatible or not. Someone just told me that I might have compatibility issues. Dell says ...
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Keyboard not working after replacement?

Not really sure how to troubleshoot the keyboard not working after replacing it on my Latitude E5520. The mouse works (from the keyboard), the backlights are on, just no keys. Actually they have ...
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Laptop battery won't charge past 68% after dc jack replacement?

Sony Vaio FW41E laptop / Vista I experienced charging problems when the prongs on the original dc jack loosened. I have replaced the dc jack and cable, making sure I ordered a compatible part. ...
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Lost Sound after power shortage

I forgot my laptop in sleep mode yesterday, and since my battery is dead, someone from the house removed the AC Adapter and the PC turned off, when i turned it on this morning, there was no sound, ...
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BIOS not reaching post

GT70 0NC-012US Issue: BIOS not reaching post Backstory: Several days ago,my slave HD started to lock up the OS with any related programs running from that disk. In an attempt to fix it, i used ...
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Laptop shutdown(without any error) due to overheating [on hold]

I am posting my issue too late than it started occurring. I have a sony vaio with intel core i3-370m,4gb ram,500gb hdd and 1gb amd radeon 5000 series gpu. Its more than 3 years old laptop but i used ...
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Can I run my dell e1505 with my x1400 graphic card removed?

I'm trying to troubleshoot my laptop turning black randomly (and the sound cutting off afterwards but the power is still on). The graphic card is removable.
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Dell Inspiron 3537 not waking up after closing lid

A lot of people seem to have the same problem as me, however after trying everything that I have found online, it still doesn't work. As the title suggests, I close the lid on the laptop and when I ...
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laptop does not “see” external hard drive

My HP Pavilion g series laptop is connected to an HP External Personal Media Drive (1 TB) that has been successfully used on this laptop before. It's connected, power light on, yet the computer ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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Left channel sound comes out of desktop speaker and right channel sound comes out of laptop speaker

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 and a pair of Bose desktop speakers. When I do tests from the playback devices, the Realtek control panel and a youtube speaker test it will always play the ...