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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What type of SSD is compatible with MSI GT683R-242US Notebook?

Basically I want to remove one of my HDD adn replace it with a decent SSD. The laptop has 12g of ram, an I7 and an Nvidia 670 so it does EVERYTHING I want except have an SSD. Anyone know where I can ...
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Integrated graphics card being used over NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M in Toshiba laptop?

On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is ...
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Wifi issues with my laptop

I am using a Dell inspiron laptop and I'm having Wifi issues. The OS is Windows 8.1. I am using the Internet and suddenly the connection is lost. When I try to reconnect, my default network doesn't ...
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Will deleting my microsoft account from my laptop lock me out of my laptop?

I set up my new Win 8.1 laptop today and, I guess because I didn't skip the connect to a network option, I ended up being forced to enter my email and password. I did that and now my email address is ...
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Boost Up My Old Laptop Using a SSD

I have an old laptop Lenovo SL400 (Core2Duo T9550 2.66GHz / 4GB DDR2 RAM). Since I can't afford to buy a new laptop, I thought maybe I could throw an ADATA SP600 64GB SSD as primary drive and move ...
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laptop randomly loses audio, refuses to shut down

I just got a new laptop and it's giving me an annoying problem. I've got IE10 here on the desktop which I plan to upgrade, but for some reason it won't install right now. Anyway, I've got IE11 on the ...
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I can't find Intel drivers for my graphics card

I bought a new laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. When I start some game or program, it says: Bad video card drivers! unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can ...
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Q & A : Troubleshooting WLAN on motherboard [on hold]

I had a very rare problem. I wanted to configure my WLAN for a Wake on Wireless LAN, a setting I noticed in my BIOS in my old computer. Wake on LAN was enabled but I couldn't connect to my WLAN card ...
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HP 620 - Every battery needs replaced?

I have got a HP 620 Laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Recently I've noticed my battery says it needs replaced when it was not charging. The only problem is that I have now changed the ...
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blank screen forever trying to switch users on Linux Mint 16 Petra (often)

Our netbook running Mint 16 (all up-to-date) has two users. Since first installing, we have run into two very similar problems going Menu -> Log Out -> Switch User, or going Menu -> System Tools -> ...
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VAIO Laptop WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

I have a SONY-VAIO VPCEH18FG Laptop and before some days I am getting this error WATCHDOG_VIOLATION and it gets restart every time. I am having windows 8 pro in my laptop and as per reference of some ...
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Trying to delete locked files

I'm new to coding and the mac OS and I'm trying to delete a locked file under application support but I'm not sure what code I need to put into terminal in order to do that. If somebody could help, ...
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How to switch off Series 9 Samsung NP900X3C-A03AU “smart stay” display

I have a NP900X3C-A03AU am often in situations where 2 sets of eyes are looking at my screen. The automatic dimming of the screen when your not looking at it to save battery is not working for me. ...
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Interpret edid information to get manufacturer and type number of my laptop screen panel, especially what is “SEC”

I want to find out the manufacturer and type number of my linux laptop screen panel and look up some specs on the net for example on http://www.panelook.com/. So I did: cat ...
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Gaming notebook for work [on hold]

Are gaming notebooks suited for web development work, like programming and Photoshop? My thinking is that because games push computer to extremes, they should perform better than notebooks with ...
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My HP laptop is getting heated up rapidly when in battery

Recently I have noticed a very interesting thing . I am using a HP G4 laptop with windows 7 , when in charge the laptop is performing well when unplugged it is showing a sudden rise in CPU and getting ...
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Can't start X: “intel(0): Failed to set backlight acpi_video0”

I originally posted this to the ArchLinux forumns but didn't have much luck there: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=185800 I was trying to adjust my laptop brightness, and after running ...
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Macbook Pro Carrying case position

This might sound like really dumb question, but I have always wondered about it. I've owned many laptops with many different type of carrying cases. My question is, when taking your laptop in your ...
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How do I get my laptop to use its external monitor with Debian Wheezy?

with Debian Wheezy installed my laptop screen works fine but it doesn't seem to notice when an external monitor is plugged in. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15 (3537) I think this is the device in ...
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Can dedicated video cards be deactivated in laptops? [on hold]

Let's say the computer has the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 thingy, and nVidia GeForce GTX 760M 2GB. What if I don't want the nVidia graphics, but I have to buy the computer because there isn't ...
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Mute rear single speaker Windows 7 laptop

Few days back one of the speaker on my laptop running on windows 7 has gone bad . Its giving a brr sound , its like when there is too much bass a speaker can handle and the paper is rattling . Its not ...
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Is it normal for a Laptop Keyboard to Flex when typing on it [on hold]

I was going to get a lenovo laptop-Z50.I saw a video that shows there is a problem with the keyboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZNe_tEd9yc It pushes down ie :flexes when typing.I just went to ...
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Dell Vostro 1000 does not start up

I am facing a seemingly serious problem with my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop, which I bought in 2007. The computer seems (almost) dead. This is what happens when pressing the power button: the LED with ...
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How to get new screws for HP Dv7 laptop

The other day I have noticed that there are 3 screws missing from the bottom of my 3 month old HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 laptop. This is causing me various problems such as an unstable screen, and who ...
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Does running a laptop without the battery cause it to consume more power?

If I am using a laptop without battery and running it on direct charging, does it consume more power or same as with battery?
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Laptop Wireless options [on hold]

I have the choice of the following wireless network options for a Thinkpad laptop as shown. 1) Intel Single Band Wireless 7260BN with Bluetooth 4.0 2) ThinkPad Wireless 2 x 2 BGN with Bluetooth 3) ...
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Ad hoc renabling WINDOWS 8.1 [on hold]

Hello i have recently created an ad hoc network on my windows 8.1 pc, I have now disabled it but would like to know how to get back on it to be used in the future? thanks.
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HP Elitebook 8530p's CPU Increases to 100% when Plugged In

I apologize if this post is too long or doesn't describe the issue properly. I have absolutely no idea why it is doing this, apparently it is a problem with HP computers or a particular strand of them ...
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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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Windows 8.1 Sony Vaio Flip making Chirping sounds and 100% Disk Usage

I just bought a Sony Vaio Flip from Best Buy (SVF15N17CXB) http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SVF15N17CXB Since i acquired the laptop the performance in general has been very poor, ...
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AMD A10-4655M vs Intel Core i5-4210U, which CPU is better? [on hold]

I'm thinking of buying a laptop and currently have two options. One is HP 15-r022TX Notebook and another one is HP Pavilion 15-n201ax Laptop which have 4th gen i5 4210U and AMD A10 4655M respectively. ...
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USB to serial console issue : window turn to blue screen [closed]

I am working on cisco ASR 9010 router. From last 2 days, when I unplug USB port or console jack from router, window turn to blue screen and restart. Please suggest good drivers of console or other ...
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My laptop battery doesn't charge

my laptop battery is nearly dead (it lasts only 10 minutes), but the major problem is that MANY times (not all) when i put the charger, the system says that there is power but the battery is not ...
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HP Battery Alert error 601

It's an "internal" battery error that my HP laptop has been recently getting in different forms, with a forced restart. I was wondering whether the primary/internal battery means the big one I can ...
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Inverter defect on Asus Lapetop?

My good old - but still in use - Asus V1S laptop has stop working well. Display shows only a vertical green line on left site. An attached external monitor works fine. So my suppose (and hope) is ...
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Mirrored display isn't “full screen”

I plugged my laptop into my TV via HDMI, both displays are 1920x1080 and I have it set to Mirror my laptops display onto the TV. It does so, except I have a black border around the display on the TV, ...
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Replacing Fan on Laptop

My Laptop is making a lot of noise and is really hot. I assume its overheating due to an issue with the fan and I would like to try replacing the fan. The laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61 The ...
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Mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything.

Hooked up external monitor but display not mirrored . F5 nor F8 work to get mirrored display? Given the mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything o its screen
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How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop?

Is there any tool that helps to determine the weakest link of my current laptop hardware specification? Any online guide to help me choose nice balanced configuration for the new laptop? I need to ...
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Can you use/install windows 8 32-bit from a disk onto a laptop without an operating system already installed

I am buying a new laptop and its more expensive to have it with an operating system already installed. But i have a windows 8 installation disc at home, so it would be better for me if i could install ...
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Do I need new thermal pads?

I have an ASUS G51VX that I've had for about 5 years and it ran fine, except when watching HD videos; then it had a tendency to overheat and turn off. I took the heat sync off to apply some Arctic ...
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Where can I find temperature sensors locations on a laptop?

I'm trying to identify the locations of the different sensors highlighted in red (TZx_) to find where exactly the hot spot is. I assume TZ5_ is probably located near the GPU which is also running at ...
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Laptop losing time when shut off

I have a laptop with Win 7 that is losing time. The laptop's battery has been lost and so the laptop works when plugged in. The time displayed by Windows continues ticking forward at the desired pace ...
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Broken laptop screen?

So my friend poured some tea into his laptop, and the screen looks like this: Even in the brighter areas, the colors are not exactly right. He took the laptop to a "tech", who said it's the ...
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Enabling WiFi on ASUS Laptop

I have purchased a new ASUS's model x550LD. I have installed Windows 8 Pro. I am trying to enable Wi-Fi by pressing ffn+f2 . But it doesn't switch it on. Anyone have an idea ? Also I have installed ...
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just bought universal power supply, how adapt it to my laptop

i just bought an universal power charger but does not adapt to the right voltage. The original charger is 19.5 v and 6.15 a, and the charger i bought is 12/15/16/18/19/20/24 v and 4.5 a. What should i ...
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Sudden touchpad failure on Samsung 700G7C

I have Samsung 700G7C laptop which touchpad suddenly stopped working. It happened a few times a while back but I always got away with just rebooting the laptop. The way it happened was I use ...
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Acer Aspire 5742 - screen dosent come on

Recently I opened up my Acer Aspire 5742 to clean the fan, and when I put it back together I pressed the power button and the button lights up for about 15 seconds and I can hear the fan going, but ...
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Ram frequency in laptop [closed]

I have Lenovo Thinkpad T440p with intel I7 Haswell 4600M. My quetion is: makes sense to buy Kingston HyperX Impact Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133 SODIMM for this laptop? Or is the same like 1600MHz ram? ...
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Query on using equations for excel 2010

suppose there are many columns ,out of which 3 are time, the user name and calling number. I want to find the number of calls each user made in a gap of 30 minutes a day. I want to do it using ...