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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Asus S500C laptop does not power on

A friend gave me an Asus S500C SonicMaster laptop because it would not power on. Thought I could get to working, but I'm at a loss. Took a multimeter to the AC adapter and it shows the specified ...
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My “Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR” shuts down unexpectedly after waking from hibernation

I bought a new "Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR" (Win 10 / 64 bit). When I hibernate, the next time when I turn it on, it normally shows the laptop's boot, but just when the Windows logo appears, the ...
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Acer Aspire s7-391 BIOS recovery

Model: Acer Aspire S7-391; 256GB SSD/4GB RAM; OS: Windows 10 Before going dead, the laptop used to randomly display 'no bootable device found' warning while turning it on. But usually it booted up ...
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Ac adaptor of laptop with different amp [duplicate]

I replaced my laptop charger with new one Old charger: input 100~200v (1.5a) output 19v (3.45a) New charger: input 100~200v (1.4a) output 19v (4.25a) Can I use the new charger? Will the ...
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Laptop Power Button Won't Shut Down Stuck Installing Windows Updates

I have a Toshiba Tecra R950 laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. Last night it seemed stuck on the installing updates screen while shutting down. I let it run all night and it is still stuck. So I decided to ...
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Reusing webcam from laptop. Need to figure out the configuration of wires

I'm trying to reuse the webcam of a faulty laptop and getting it to work with my PC. I'd like to connect the webcam to my PC via USB if that's possible. The laptop was a HP 4530s and the webcams ...
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What is version of HDMI in Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-592G ? 1.4 or 2.0?

The question is for owners because I cannot find on official specs page what is version of HDMI in this laptop. It's important for me because I'd like to connect 4K monitor at 60Hz which is supported ...
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Three external 4K monitors at 60Hz on MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro

According to official page for MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro this laptop has: Thunderbolt 3 port which supports 2 4K monitors at 60Hz Mini DisplayPort 1.2 which supports one 4K monitor at 60Hz Question 1 ...
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Tools for monitoring/ensuring that laptops logging in to the network are encrypted?

can any body advise on any free or 3rd party tools that can be used for monitoring network access from laptops - ensuring that laptops are encrypted before access is allowed. There have been a number ...
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New laptop battery inconsistent

I have a fairly old Dell Vostro 1510 laptop and the battery finally gave up recently. I bought another one on Amazon three weeks ago and, initially, it seemed to be OK: it was charging to 100% and ...
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Working on battery until is runs out fixes my laptop

I encountered a problem where I'm stuck on the loading screen which shows my lenovo logo. I even can't enter my boot settings. I tried a lot to find a solution on the internet but with no result. I ...
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Is my battery full capacity normal for a 4 month laptop?

I bought a Thinkpad E450 from Amazon last year. First day I plugged it the battery died. I had a battery replacement which after a month started failing, then I had a second battery replacement. ...
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27 inch monitor with 2560x1440 resolution will it work with laptop geforce 540m 1gb?

I got a simple question - Im going to buy an external monitor for my laptop which will be an ASUS PB278QR with 2560x1440 resolution - will my laptop handle it (geforce 540m 1GB) ? I will use it only ...
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acer vn7-591g BIOS password unlock reset

set BIOS password some time ago. When I tried to enter BIOS again yesterday it wouldn't accept my password. I couldn't have typed it wrong because the password is "a". Disassembled it and removed the ...
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Keep laptop plugged in if at full charge if battery is not removable?

I just bought a new laptop and it comes with an integrated battery. For these types of laptops, is it better to leave the plug when fully charged or not ? I ve just experienced an issue, i looked at ...
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Sudden sound(Realtek audio hd) issue

I got a 2-3 years old Toshiba laptop that when I bought it had Windows 7 on it,I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 about 2-3 weeks ago.I noticed few minors problems that happened since upgrade to ...
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Difference between laptop and tablet processors?

From what I have gathered, it appears to me that laptop CPUs (in particular, made by Intel) are less powerful than their corresponding desktop CPU counterpart (e.g. Intel Core i5 for a laptop is less ...
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Seconday monitors shuts off when i exit PowerPoint Presentation in Extend mode

When i use Extend to show PowerPoint presentations on a projector, sometimes when i close the presentation, the projector disconnects from the laptop, and shows the screen where it's searching for a ...
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Should i Buy a new laptop or upgrade the old one? [on hold]

I have a Hp pavilion g6 notebook with configuration = processor i3-3110M @2.40ghz ram = 2gb hard drive = 500gb sata Radeon 1gb graphics card Os currently win 8.1 I bought it in june 2014. I ...
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Lenovo laptop with external monitor, max resolution?

i have a Lenovo G50-80 80E502EKPB 15.6'' (INTEL CORE I7-5500U 4GB, AMD RADEON R5 M330 2GB) laptop and i want to buy an external monitor to use with a HDMI cable. I am looking at a Dell ULTRASHARP ...
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the most effective laptop intel processor for virtuals [on hold]

I would like to buy a new laptop and then run host OS (Win, Linux) and as many virtual machines as possible (Debian with DE, 384-512MB). Which intel processor is the best for this? (please write ...
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Unplugged laptop while on disk check. Wont start

I have a Compaq 620 laptop that runs on Windows 10. As a habit, i use this Maintenance software every month to keep my laptop as sharp as it could. The software then wants to reboot the comp for a ...
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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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Laptop external monitor turning green

My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 L502x with GT540M graphics and i5 2450M processor . When I connect to an external monitor , any external monitor (I use the Dell S2216H) , the screen shows weird patterns ...
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Charge light on if display cable disconnected from motherboard

I have a HP DM4-1050ea laptop, which recently started to not turn on either with battery alone or AC alone (with and without battery). I cannot boot with battery alone because it's drained and don't ...
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Are all laptop DDR3 RAM sticks the same length, width and height?

I am looking to buy RAM for my laptop, but when I went to Amazon I noticed that different DDR3 laptop RAM sticks have different dimensions. For example, image 1 and image 2 show the technical details ...
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How to setup the laptop behavior when opening the LID

I'm using Windows 7 When i set my laptop to sleep or hibernate. But when i open the lid the laptop start automatically : this cause a problem for me because when i package the laptop in my hand bag , ...
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Not HDMI output to a smart TV on Laptop HP Pavilion dv7

I have a Laptop - HP pavilion dv7 complete model (dv7 - 6c95dx) with Windows 7. I formatted the laptop repeatedly. I'm sure the problem is not in either the HDMI cable or the smart TV, because I have ...
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Can software differentiate between a laptop and a desktop?

A license for CPU-intensive software like Pix4D says it can be installed on two devices - but with a condition. Reading the finer print, it seems that one device can be a full-processing ...
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malfunctioning Matrox TH2G Digital (detects VGA signal as DisplayPort, only provides low resolutions)

Have a HP Elitebook 850 G2. Got a Matrox Triplehead2go Digital. Updated the firmware on the Matrox TH2G Digital from the Matrox website. ...
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Can I replace this Asus laptop's motherboard with a different but very similar one?

The motherboard of my Asus N550JK DS71T laptop broke. The model of the motherboard reads 60NB04L0-MB1030(216). Will replacing it with a model 60NB04L0-MB1021(216) work?
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Laptop quit charging, needs new charger but which one?

I have an HP Pavilion g6-2211nr I got it about 2 years ago. This last couple of months i havent been able to use it because It stopped charging. For a while It would if i held the cable a certain way ...
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Broken VGA “SYNC GND” pin but not sure the effects

I'm not sure whether this would go to SuperUser as it's PC hardware related, or to Electrical Engineering as it's about a VGA cable/electrical signal... We've got a ceiling mount projector (VGA ...
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How do I fix Intel Skylake Processor Crashes?

About 2 months ago I had bought a new laptop that was all souped up and ready for gaming, and its great, except that the laptop will freeze randomly at inconvenient times. Normally this happens when I ...
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Upgrading the memory of my laptop Dell Inspiron N4030 [on hold]

I have 4 GB rams on my laptop; 2x2GB. Both of them are DDR3 1333 MhZ. My processor is Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4. I want to upgrade the memories as 1x8GB or 2x4GB. 8GB one is this one: ...
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Dell E5450 quirky behavior with Dell E-Port Plus 430-3114

I bought a Dell E-Port plus for my old Latitude E6400 a few years back and have recently upgraded to a newer E5450. Since the docking station says it supports E-series Latitude models, I docked the ...
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which cpu is better N3050 or N2840 [closed]

I want to get a new cheap laptop for surfing internet and MS office and play videos .. I want to chose between 2 models Lenovo G50-30 with celeron N2840 cpu and Lenovo B51-30 with Celeron N3050 .. All ...
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Painful hand positioning on a laptop

I guess most of heard about wrist pain, and so did I. Im having a problem and I think its not the typical wrist pain since its mostly caused by friction and it mostly happens on the side of the hand. ...
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Switching Language Input on Windows 8

So I looked up how to change the language using 'Left Alt+Shift', but when I do it stays English and doesn't switch until I click the language change tab in the computer taskbar, so it gets really ...
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Monitor power status on laptop (Windows 10)

Sometimes I notice my laptop is losing battery power despite being hooked up to the power adapter. Also, sometimes while gaming the game becomes laggy for a short amount of time. I would like to ...
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Does HP ProBook 4730s have UEFI or BIOS?

Sometimes I read that HP ProBook 4730s has UEFI and other times I hear it only has a BIOS. So which one does it have? As I understand it, UEFI is a replacement for BIOS, not an improvement nor ...
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Laptop battery full charged

I have a new battery pack for my acer aspire 4750 laptop, it hust a 2 weeks old, actually it is working pretty good. I use batterycare to check charge level, so while i am charging and it reached 80% ...
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USB 3.0 port transfer speed on HP Laptop not exceeding 40 MBPS

I tested the internal HDD with CrystalDiskMark and was able to get 109 MBPS both on sequential read and write tests. Then, when I tested my 1 TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 External HDD with ...
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Extra display shown, no display connected

For some odd reason, my laptop says in display properties that another display is present. I can move my mouse to said display, and generally use it as if it were an actual display, but there are no ...
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Windows 10 Freezes while asleep

My model laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983 with Windows 10. I have to hard reboot sometimes 2-3 times per day. I put it in hibernate when I need to walk away and when I return it will not ...
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CPU usage of DELL Latitude E6410 is increasing after a period to 100%

I have DELL Latitude E6410. I have the problem since 5 months that the CPU works to the full capacity (100%) if I just use Firefox with pair of tabs and watching something at youtube then the CPU is ...
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How can i charge my vaio laptop with no power cord or can i charge the battery itself. Lithium 11.1 v rechargeable battery [closed]

Help I'm desperate!! I have No money for a new cord. Laptop is dead and I need it charged!!! Any ideas if it can be charged they usb or maybe directly with the battery?? I've tried every power cord I ...
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Internet browser for 2003 laptop [closed]

I own a 2003 laptop which is Acer Travelmate 240. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with XFCE4. It's got Pentium 4 2,8 Ghz single core CPU , 1GB of RAM and Intel Graphics 82855. Everything works just ...
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What is the most efficient/foolproof way to backup personal files from an entire hard drive?

I am on the cusp of obtaining a new laptop; is there a "shortcut" to saving all my "personal" files (those created by me - documents, spreadsheets, source code, etc.) from my old laptop so that they ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-5547 Shutting Down Immediately After Startup

I am working on servicing a friend's laptop, and I cannot find what the problem is. The reason that I started servicing the laptop was that he was having issues where the laptop would shut down ...