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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Replaced HDD, windows cd-key scratched from laptop sticker, what to do?

guys, My girlfriends pc hdd died and her (pretty old i3 dell) got a new hdd. I was planing to install previous windows 7 home premium using cdkey from the back of her laptop, but its all worn out. I ...
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Can I Upgrade My Laptop [on hold]

My laptop is HP Pavilion DM1 4000AU. It has an AMD Dual-Core Processor E450. I want to find out if it's possible to upgrade it. If yes, what processor can I replace it with? also, can you show me how ...
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Enable Lenovo's “conservation mode” on boot

I have a Lenovo Z50 laptop with Lenovo's Energy Manager installed. Inside the manager's settings menu is an option to enable "conservation mode", which keeps the battery charged in the 40-65% range ...
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connecting an internal DVDRW to USB

I have an Asus n53sv laptop but my DVDRW is damaged and I can't read any DVD with it. Now I bought a new DVDRW drive for the laptop but I wanna know how can I make a circuit and connect it to USB ...
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Toshiba Satellite L655 Fan Not Running

A friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite L655 laptop with an Intel Pentium processor. After about an hour of use, or when a particularly resource-intensive program is being used, the machine will ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755-1HW has died

I use my laptop a lot and recently its been getting noticably hotter and had turned itself off a couple times, then last night i could smell burning, i opened the laptop and it didnt come on. No ...
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Unable to change resolution for Projector in windows 7

I have a laptop having Windows 7 Professional. At home, I connected to an LG Monitor and it automatically detected the native resolution and worked. Then, I connected to a Dell Monitor and it ...
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Cannot connect to wifi in windows 8.1 for my new HP laptop

I just bought a new HP laptop 15-d035dx and it has a pre-installed of Windows 8.1 in it. My problem is I cannot connect it to my home's wifi router. All the devices such as ipad, iphone, samsung s3 ...
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Toshiba satallite r830 won't start, only orange flashing power symbol.

My Satallite R830 won't turn on. The power symbol flashes orange 8 times then pauses and restarts. there are 6 quick flashes followed by a longer one on the 7th flash then another quick one. The ...
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Confuse about DDR3 and DDR3L for my Acer laptop

I have this problem upgrading my laptop ram, because my stock sodimm is PC3L-12800s and I bought a new ram for upgrade and the specs are PC3-12800 (Crucial 4gb DDR3 PC3-12800) does it fit? Does my new ...
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Connecting Laptop to Monitor while it is switched on [duplicate]

Is it ok to connect a laptop to a monitor via a VGA cable while the laptop is on? Normally I shutdown my laptop before doing so - but is this necessary? I am using Windows 8.
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Dell inspiron n4010 battery won't charge

I'm having a dell inspiron n4010 laptop. The battery was getting weak day by day and one day I used the battery to full of its capacity. From next day on wards the laptop won't power up with the ...
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AMD processor on budget laptops [on hold]

I wish to buy an AMD laptop but am confused with the given choices. My existing laptop has a Pentium T2130 32-bit chip and I wish to upgrade it to a 64-bit with better performance. So I am looking to ...
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Laptop does not turn on unless plugged in; battery works after powering on

I have a Dell Latitude D630 Laptop, which will only power up when the power adapter is plugged in. It will not power up on battery only. Once powered up I can unplug the adapter and it will run on the ...
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Replacing my HP laptop's broken panel

I just had a short question. So my laptop's screen got broken a couple of days ago and I wanted to replace it with another one. My laptop model is HP 1000-1403AU 14 inch. This is the required panel ...
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If any one stole my laptop and change its mac address then will it be possible to tract my laptop with previous mac address

i have a sony vio laptop. I have collected my laptop mac address/ physical address. If my laptop stole anyone and change its mac address / physical address then will it be possible to trace my laptop ...
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Super key not working: Linux Mint and Dell Inspiron

I have a dell inspiron laptop. I've recently installed linux mint but faced similr problems with debian installed earlier. My super key is not recognized by the kernel. xev and showkeys both show no ...
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How to fill the space gap when replacing a notebook hard drive for a slimmer one?

I just changed my notebook hard drive to a SSD one and it turns up that the SSD one is a bit thinner. I've read in a few places like here and here where some have used a cardboard to fill the gap, but ...
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Asus N56VB-S4016H disk response time

We recently bought 3 Asus N56VB-S4016H laptops, and although the specs are great for the price it costs, we are experiencing similar issues on all 3 of the devices. After startup, a cold boot or from ...
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Laptop suddenly off without notice the battery level

My laptop is HP Probook 4540s and running on Widows 7 32bit OS. My battery may be week now. But the problem is Laptop suddenly off without notice the battery level. Not shutting down or hibernateing. ...
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Force Windows 7 to think it is running on Adapter Power and not battery

Anyone know how to make a Windows 7 Laptop think it is running on AC Adapter power? This laptop (HP G62 series) has a usable battery which holds charge but it has a not-official power adapter which I ...
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Wireless speed decreases

My router is Wireless-N Router IEEE 802.11N and Wifi card is Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (dell notebook). I was wondering why does the download speed decrease. It stats at around 8 MB/sec ...
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Laptop shuts down randomly without warning

My Asus Zenbook UX32V turns off randomly when I'm working on it. This happens both when the computer is recently turned on (5 minutes), and after being on for several days. I'm not running any ...
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Physical Glossy Lines on Laptop LCD Display

I just got a new HP Laptop,but i can find there are lines inclined at 45 degree from top left to bottom right corner on the right side.I switched of the screen and examined it in light.I can there is ...
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Screen broken of my laptop, start with an external monitor

My laptop (SAMSUNG RC 420)screen is broken and the replacement of my screen arrives in three weeks. I'd like to start the laptop with external monitor. I want to know if there is a way to boot from ...
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windows 7 crash during hibernation

At times, when I hibernate my Dell Latitude e6400 with Windows 7 (64 bit), the laptop screen goes black as it should, but then it takes several minutes before it powers down. Then, when I attempt to ...
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HP Probook 4520 boots to white screen unable to access bios

I am an IT technician but by no means do I know everything. I have run into a problem that I am unfamiliar with and could use some help. A friend of mine bought an HP probook 4520 from a business that ...
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NEC versa pro VA93J capacitors burned out [on hold]

I got that laptop yesterday, and it burned out while playing a video (super weak fan and crappy cooling system) so all of sudden it shut down. I got pretty scared at first, but after I opened it up I ...
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SSDs on Express Card thing? [closed]

My Dell Latitude notebook has an Express Card slot and I was wondering what could I stuff in there. Are there any SSDs that can be connected to EC?
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More than 3.4 GB in windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 in 32 bit mode and apparently it doesn't know how to use more than 3.4 GB of RAM, but I have 8. I read about the PAE thing, and it is enabled on my system but it still limited to 3.4 ...
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Screen is dim but goes back on when I tap on the back bottom of the display

I have no idea what happened to my Window 8 Lenovo Laptop p500 touch . I'm assuming the inverter is loose or something? every time I shut my laptop, or i bump into it, it goes dim. I can still see ...
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BOOT Menu key on in order to choose the DVD Boot

When I launch it, it will not boot, and when I hit F12 on boot, it just says "Please Wait..." on the Samsung screen and just stays there.
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LCD replacement and brightness issue

So I have just replaced the LCD panel in my notebook Lenovo IdeaPad Y580. Screen works fine, except for the one thing. I can't adjust brightness of the screen like I did it before. The screen can be ...
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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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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 [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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 ...