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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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Why does unplugging my laptop from power reduce power consumption?

I want to save unneeded energy. Because of that, I changed my energy settings to power save mode. However, once I switch off the power supply for my laptop, the energy consumption and CPU tact goes ...
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HDMI cable not working

So I have a couple of HDMI cables that have for some reason stopped outputting audio on my tv's, cables work fine on other laptop but for some reason, just stopped earlier this week on my main one. ...
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Game Console - Or Game Laptop? [on hold]

If I decide to play games - do you advise me to purchase a game console or a game laptop? Desktop not preferred, I have to be able to carry it to anywhere. And, I heard that even being designed for ...
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Upgrade RAM in gigabyte m1005?

My mini-laptop is gigabyte m1005 with 2GB of Bus 1333 RAM. Can I upgrade to 4GB of Bus 1333 RAM? With Everest Software: Field Value Memory Controller Properties Error Detection Method None ...
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How can I power on a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 with a broken Power Button?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 whose Power Button recently broke. Which means that, should the ThinkPad ever be powered off, there is no way to turn it on again … or is there? At first, a stop-gap ...
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Dead acer laptop motherboard [on hold]

I have Acer v5-131 laptop. one day I plugged the charger in its charging jack... after some times it automatically get power off. After this their is no blinking light on the laptop. . and then ...
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Battery removed Laptop shut downs within 2 minutes on connected through an AC outlet [on hold]

I got this VAIO VGN-NR38M from my pal. It doesnt get powered on. I thought it was the battery causing the issue. I removed the battery and connected the Adapter from AC outlet, I powered on the ...
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Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright

Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright. Hello everyone, this is my first post regarding technical support ever, thanks in advance for any help provided. I have a Lenovo flex 15 laptop that ...
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Use S/PDIF for 3.5mm Headphone jack [on hold]

I bought a Sager NP8651 laptop which has an S/PDIF outport(as per my manual). If do plugin I'm able to hear the output audio. My question is that if I continue to use that as my headphones jack does ...
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How can I have a second copy of my Windows 7 Laptop Hard Drive? [on hold]

I want to have a clone of my Windows 7 Laptop Hard Drive and use it to boot my Laptop just by swapping the Hard drives. I want to do this just in case the default Hard Drive dies suddenly. Please what ...
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How future proof is the GT80 Titan? [on hold]

I want to buy a GT80 Titan, but, due to its price, I want to make it last as long as possible. Maybe even a decade into the future! I'll be able to replace the RAM up to 32GB (an insane amount) and ...
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Why does my desktop PC wake up when I turn on my Laptop?

I have two Windows 8 PCs. One is a desktop computer and one is a laptop. Whenever I wake up (from sleep) my laptop, my desktop computer will also wake up at the same time. I have no idea why this is ...
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HDMI port not working on HP G62 notebook [on hold]

I have a question regarding my HDMI output - it seems not be working. I tested it using two different televisions and two different HDMI cables. Both worked with other laptops, but not with this one. ...
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Windows 7 Ult 64-Bit Laptop [on hold]

I have recently bought a USB 3.0 Dual HDD Dock/Cloning Device. The laptop I am using it on has no charge capability so it is only good for external power. I bought the dock due to the laptop having ...
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Laptop docking station, for two external monitors, which one? [on hold]

I've got the following laptop Clevo W370ET with the specs below is there a docking station that is universal that we can use to attach two external monitors ? ADAPTER: Full Range 120W AC Adapter ...
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FPS drop in every game that I played recently

Ok, this is what happened to my laptop, I have a Asus N76VZ laptop. Windows 8, Downgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 8GB RAM , GT650m 4GB Graphic Card. i7 processor. I would say a mid end gaming ...
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My PC think it runs on battery, can not install Windows [on hold]

So i have a new PC, a tiny one with every hardware soldered onto it, so i can not remove HDD etc. It is not possible to install from boot, it is not supported..... Tried to Install Windows 7 within ...
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Brightness adjustment on laptop display

I can no longer change brightness of my display on Acer Aspire V laptop. The function key/arrow key combo no longer works. Neither does using the control panel. In the control panel I can move the ...
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dell 630 laptop battery not charging

My dell laptop sudden refuse to charge the battery. The battery and the charger are the same. when connect the charger the message displays the charger is connected but no charging.charger connection ...
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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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Having an issue getting picture from my laptop to my tv

My laptop is connected to my HD TV using a HDMI cable. I was getting picture before my laptop had to restart. Now after the computer rebooted I am getting no video signal. I checked the HDMI cables ...
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Laptop fan starts, stops, starts, stops and continues like this

I have a Dell Latitude E5430. With normal BIOS settings my fan was not working until the core got heated upto 60 C. I installed speedfan to control my fan. I have set the fan to a 100% all the time. ...
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Laptop goes continuously to sleep mode

Good day! Recently bought laptop Asus N751JK Windows 8 frequently goes to sleep mode, especially while i'm playing. But not all the time, sometimes it is up for some hours and sometimes it shuts down ...
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How to tell if laptop supports SSD

So I was considering buying a Lenovo Z710 laptop - 59421370 which you can see the specs here I noticed that it has an SSHD drive which I don't like. I jumped to the online chat and asked an ...
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How to identify a good battery for MacBook Air? [closed]

My MacBook Air (Core i7" 1.8 13" Mid-2011) needs a new battery. At various forums you read to make sure to buy a high quality battery, but looking around on the web, it's not clear how to identify ...
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“No Battery is Detected” but battery works

The Question: How do I get my battery to be detected again? My system is dual boot Windows/Linux. On Linux, for a while, the system claimed that the battery was always at 15%. Now, it says there's ...
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New battery not recognized

I have Acer Aspire 5750. Recently I replaced my 4400 mAh, 6 cell battery with new one, 6600 mAh, 9 cell, compatible battery. Since than, when my notebook restarts, or turns on, I have to wait for 15 ...
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laptop screen blinking on linux

I have a wierd issue with my alienware 14 laptop, that is running debian testing. If I use it without ac adapter pluged in, after some time the screen start blinking randomly (it looks like ...
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Elementary OS not using proper display on Intel HD graphics laptop

I'm using Elementary OS 0.3 beta "Freya" and when I use the 3.13-43 kernel my laptop doesn't output to the proper display. When I boot up my laptop the login screen displays normally. Yet when I log ...
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Are laptop LCD cables interchangeable?

I do a fair amount of laptop repair for my job. One of our most common issues is people coming in with broken screens; in such cases, it can be hard to figure out if the cable is broken or the screen ...
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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...
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ThinkPad X220i appears to power on but won't start - no BIOS or beeps

I have a ThinkPad X220i laptop here (4-5 years old, out of warranty) that won't power on any more. Looking for any tips to get to the cause and repair it. The problem: When you press the power button ...
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Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset

I have a very weird problem. Toshiba laptop, running windows 7. So I can put on a youtube video and it works for a while, after a few minutes, the audio stops playing through the speakers...its ...
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Using Laptop Solely for VNC Connection to Desktop

Question: Would it be reasonable to use a laptop solely as a Virtual Network Connection (VNC) client of my main desktop's VNC server? If so, what would be the best method to use? Background: I have a ...
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Dell AC adaptor flickering green light and won't charge laptop

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and recently the charger blinks the green LED and wont charge the laptop. After a while however the laptop charges, and then this may occur again after a couple of hours, ...
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Second monitor not recognized after boot, connected to new laptop

I just bought new Asus laptop model N750JK. I've tried to connect it to my external monitor via HDMI port (HDMI->DVI adapter). The second monitor displays image on the screen when I start the PC and ...
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Only allow laptop to charge battery to 95%?

My laptop makes a very loud noise (coming from some CPU idles state / power saving mode). This is a well recognized problem, and people on the internet seem to have not found a solution yet. The ...
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cpu idle state - power plan windows - high pitched noise

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530. One famous problem is the "coil whine" or "high pitched noise" issue. The noise only occurs when (a) the cpu is in IDLE, (b) battery is fully charged. This suggests that ...
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HP Pavillion dv9500 power on black screen

Having some problems with my HP Pavillion laptop. I've removed the battery, plugged in the power cable, and press the power button. The fans start up, and power light and the row of lights for the ...
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Is it safe to power a 140mA laptop cooler pad off a USB 3.0 port?

I have acquired a laptop cooler pad that connects to a USB port for power. The problem is it draws 140mA. That's more than a dumb device is allowed to draw off USB 2.0 (max is 100mA unless the device ...
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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Using a Dell Latitude E5430 with a port replicator and two external monitors

I am using a Dell Latitude E5430 ( 32 bit) with a dell docking station/port replicator. Right now I am using Extended Display with my laptop monitor and a larger external Dell Monitor that has ...
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How to prevent automactically jumping from dedicated card (Nvidia) to integrated card

I have a laptop with the graphic card GTX760m and the integrated card HD4600. The things is that when I play games, it always selects the integrated card instead of the nvidia card. I change the ...
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How to decrease graphics lag when using external monitor

I currently have a 13-inch macbook pro. At home, I connect it to my 29-inch LG monitor using a displayport to thunderbolt cable. Once the laptop is plugged into the display, I receive a lot of ...
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Windows 7 Severe Lag without much RAM+CPU Usage

I'm running a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, and its a few years old now, but up until about three days ago still worked like a charm. Now, it will take over 1 minute to register that I clicked ...
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Why won't my Acer Aspire E1 731 2509 load Windows?

I have a two month old acer aspire E1 731 2409 windows 8.1 and I have some issues with starting it up and have been for the past two days. Sense I don't really know much about computers I need help ...
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Computer will turn on but won't load under certain conditions (Windows 8)

When I turn on my computer, it will occasionally get stuck and even though the power button's light is unblinking, the monitor still stays off and I cannot log into my PC. There are also no sounds ...
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Toshiba Satellite c55-a-1rg no bios password prompt

Have an eerily similar issue like the individual here: Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 BIOS doesn't ask for set administrative password Tried the solution posted there, did not work. My bios is ...
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how to find the type of GPU on my laptop

I am encountering an annoying though not significant problem. I tried to find the GPU type of my laptop, it is win8.1, lenovo ideapad yoga 11S. According to the tutorial online, I opened the device ...