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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Planning a new laptop ahead (Asus G550JK)

Apologies if wrong section; this question will be hardware related. I've been wishing for a good laptop for some time. I have a planned laptop ahead; I'm planning on getting a Asus G550JK and ...
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Web and update not working but router, networking and WiFI ok

How can I reconnect an internet connection that is only disconnected from the web, Windows update, etc. but networking is working, net printing and backing up to the other drives are working. This is ...
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What purpose has this tiny clip on my power cable?

With the Asus N550J I bought, I received an adapter which has a tiny clip attached to it: As it seems, the exact same cable fits perfectly in that clip, as shown below: On this page some usages ...
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Can I use Dell latitude d620 Battery for my Dell latitude d630 Laptop?

My Dell latitude d620 Battery was not charging. Because i can not find a Dell latitude d620 Battery for my laptop. So My friend told me that i can use ...
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Low performance when charger is plugged in

I got this laptop: Dell Inspiron N5010 with i5 2,40GHz processor, 8GB Memory and a Kingston SSD. 4 months ago my charger`s pin jack has broken, but it was still working. I noticed that the ...
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Using netbook motherboard in PC build, need way to press power button from 7-8 inches away

I'm using the case out of an early Sega Genesis/Megadrive to build a low power emulation/media PC. The following picture is an aerial view. The power button is on the top right, but underneath the ...
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Removing a stripped screw from laptop

I damaged the head of a screw in my laptop and now I can't get it out. What's the best way to remove it? Soldering it to something? Or is there any other way?
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Check if RAM port is dead

I have a Samsung Series 7 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It comes with two RAM slots of 4GB, one easily accessible and one not (behind the mother board). I opened my laptop to change my HD for a ...
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Battery 100% still charging

I have a Acer AspireV3-772G running Windowws 8.1. My battery indicator shows 100% available ( plugged in,charging) status. I calibrated the battery but no difference. Also I have bought a new battery, ...
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choppy video playback on Laptop [on hold]

Please check the screenshot below http://i.imgur.com/uouS9cz.png The laptop on which I am having is Lenovo thinkpad T440P If someone can tell me why the video playback is like this, that would be ...
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How to activate VT-x on a Acer Aspire E1-571G?

How to activate the hardware virtualization an this laptop if on the BIOS i don't have any options...It's very simplified ( the only tabs on the BIOs are those: I searched and the processor ...
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connected laptop with TV- sound from tv not working

I have connected a tv via HDMI to a laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the video on the televsion but the sound plays from the laptop and not from the television. Any ideas on what I need to change ...
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acer aspire e 15 trouble with mouse pad

I'm running windows 8 on this thing, its a new chrome book and the mouse pad keeps sticking, cursor gets lost, poor control of cursor it sometimes has a mind of its own. I've fruitlessly tinkered ...
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Is my laptop fake or real? (Dell) [on hold]

Well my father just bought me a new Dell laptop few day ago, the computer was Core i7,.... at first I work, play game everything fine but recently the computer began to crash my game and work (havent ...
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Lenovo B490 can not boot up to OS

I am new to this forum, please suggest me if there is need of modification of my first post. I posted it in stackoverflow but I got suggestions to move my problem here. When I open my laptop, it ...
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Trying to run files on Ubuntu from televsion

I am using a TV with HDMI input from sony laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the screen on the TV but any files I run on the laptop do not appear on the television. Any ideas what I might be doing ...
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Do laptops really need hard drive caddies?

I purchased a used laptop which came without a hard drive or caddy. Is the caddy really a necessary component in all laptops? I know this is not always true, but in mine the hard drive inserts ...
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I have a missing microphone jack on a toshiba satellite c850-13D laptop [on hold]

My laptop microphone jack has disappeared and my headset mic no longer works with the laptop. I know the mic works as it was working a couple of days ago. Like, it just disappeared. What happened?
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Projector + laptop without sound

I bought a new hp laptop and it does not have a VGA input. So I bought a HDMI converter cable. It works, but there are no sound. I have tried everything I could and nothing. Does anybody knows if it ...
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Emulate Fn button on external keyboard

I'm using a laptop with external keyboard. Is there any way to emulate the Fn + Fx button? So that I could use Fn + F7 for switching external display and so on. The laptop is a Sony Vaio F11M1E. ...
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Replaced HDD, windows cd-key scratched from laptop sticker, what to do?

My girlfriend's laptop's HDD died and her (pretty old i3 Dell) got a new one. I was planing to install previous Windows 7 Home Premium using product key from the back of her laptop, but its all worn ...
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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 [on hold]

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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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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.