Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
3 views

Touchpad not working when running Windows server on Dell Inspiron 15

I've setup a dual boot on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the original Windows 8.1 as one option and Windows Server 2012 R2 as the second. This works fine apart from the Touchpad doesn't work in ...
-5
votes
0answers
32 views

Does anybody know what laptop is this? [on hold]

Here is the image (found it in this article): Is it only a design concept or it actually exist ?
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Took laptop apart, no longer will stay on while using battery

I took my laptop apart (Acer S7 392), very carefully noting each step of disassembly, in order to replace the keyboard. Now the laptop will not sustain power unless the charger is plugged in. I ...
-1
votes
2answers
27 views

My laptop is plugged in, charging but power is not increasing

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14 R. Yesterday I got the notification to plug the laptop into power source when the charge became low at 13%, so I plugged it to the power source and it showed charging. ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

how to fix “active bluetooth using wireless switch” issue while dell driver installation

i have dell inspiron 15 R 3537 laptop im use window 8.1 im downloaded proper wireless driver from dell website but when im install driver, it say "active Bluetooth using wireless switch " with ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How to check if laptop wifi is turned off?

There is an old Asus laptop (x58c series) that runs Fedora. Its wifi LED is always ON, even if airplane mode is activated (Gnome displays the little airplane icon) and apparently there is no wifi ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Laptop Touchpad Disable Touch to Click

I'm struggling to get the terminology right on this one. I have one of the more modern touch-pads: Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) and want to disable the "light touch" to click. I've previously been using a ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Dell E6410 UEFI

I'm having problems with my laptop using UEFI. What happens is, I can boot a UEFI operating system only if I go into boot options and manually select it. It will not automatically boot into any UEFI ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...
-2
votes
1answer
18 views

How to access bios with lenovo G710 notebook on windows 7?

I've tried pressing different buttons on startup but still cannot access the BIOS. How can I access it?
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Setting up a KVM/Docking Station solution, 2 Monitors, Gaming Desktop, Laptop, 2-3 Monitors

There many KVM/Docking station questions, but they all seem to be about General usage. I have: A Windows Desktop that: Is built for gaming Will soon Dual-boot Linux(Kubuntu) Uses two ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Display stretched double, only left half visible

This one's got me stumped. Dell Vostro 3700 laptop, Win7, Nvidia Geforce 330M, 1600x900 LCD. The LCD went (partially) out on this machine. Left 1/3 of screen OK, Right 2/3 would intermittently break ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

Is RAM expandable for Hp Compaq 15-s103TX

I would like to buy this laptop HP Cpmpaq 15-s103TX According to specs, RAM seems to be expandable upto 8 GB. But in the Memoty section, unused slots is 0. Does this mean, if I wish to expand memory, ...
-1
votes
1answer
51 views

Is it physically possible to replace a laptop's Intel i5 CPU with a Pentium 4 CPU (disregarding whether it works)? [on hold]

Is it possible to replace that i5 processor with Pentium 4 processor in a laptop (specifically an inspiron n5010)? I know it isn't supported and that the laptop will not start, but is this physically ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Acer Aspire V3-772G fan direction

I'm not a hardware person. If the computer runs, I'm happy. If it randomly shuts down, I'm not. I recently bought a second hand Acer Aspire V3-772G and noticed that it gets very hot very fast, even ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

How to create new functions on laptop keyboard?

I got a new laptop, a Toshiba Portege Z30-A. It has a pointing stick (the dot in the middle, also called TrackPoint on Lenovo laptops) and it has the left and right click buttons. My old laptop used ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Backlight inverter and newer laptops?

My notebook, an Asus model X44H, got its screen broken. I replaced it with another screen and, although not the same model, it worked and all was fine. I forgot the charger and it lost its energy, so ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Laptop battery - 100% available plugged in charging

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 running Windows 8.1.Recently, I had replaced my battery.But my battery indicator shows 100% available ( plugged in,charging) status. I calibrated the battery but no ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

laptop will not boot up

I have an HP pavilion which died a few months ago. I took it to a shop and was told it was dead, maybe the motherboard which would cost too much to repair. I left it sitting for over two months and ...
-1
votes
1answer
20 views

What is “S400CA.BIN” on my ASUS laptop?

I just bought a 2nd-hand laptop (ASUS vivobook) from a guy; there's this S400CA.BIN right under my C drive; it's 6,293,504 bytes, and seems to come with the laptop. The guy said it may have to do with ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

laptop not charging with battery and not starting without battery

Me and my sister have identical laptops. Whilst i was using my laptop i noticed that the laptop was indicating it was charging however the battery power level was decreasing. So it knew the adapter ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Sony Vaio laptop not recovering from hibernate

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop, model VGN C2S. It has an Intel Core 2 processor, 3GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate N. The laptop works perfectly until it is put onto hybernation mode. Upon pressing the ...
0
votes
2answers
476 views

Keyboard no longer works on Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Samsung laptop unsafe volume warning?

I have samsung laptop and usualy plugged into speakers which I can adjust, but since updating to windows 8.1 I keep noticing that every time I turn my laptop on while plugged into the speakers it ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

scrambling display in dell inspiron 15 i3

My system is dell inspiron 15 with i3 processor 4GB ram & integrated Intel® HD Graphics 15.6-inch HD LED-Backlit Display (64bit). The OS am operating on is windows 7. presently i am having a ...
2
votes
2answers
32 views

How important is to have matching speed of RAM? [duplicate]

I have a 4GB DDR3 800Mhz recently I installed another 4GB. It turns out it's DDR3 667MHz. Does it really matter I should own both rams 800MHz? Slot1 shows recent RAM installation. ALSO I don't ...
-1
votes
1answer
26 views

What extras do I need to maximise battery life on a Linux laptop? (And how to stay current) [on hold]

Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the answer seems to change a lot over time. While researching, I came across powertop, pm-utils, tlp, ...
-3
votes
0answers
14 views

I have a Lenovo G570 laptop. Not starting occasionally [on hold]

The laptop does not load windows at times. And at other times loads perfectly. Is there a solution? It has Windows 7 installed. It is updated till date.
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Green flickering dots that move on my laptop screen

I have a Toshiba L50D-B83110 laptop (AMD A8 APU with AMD Radeon R5 M230 graphics) running Windows 8.1. I have the same issue as the OP of this question: Green flickering pixels that move with black ...
-2
votes
0answers
17 views

Does MSI Gt60 has a USB 3 port? And if yes where is it? [duplicate]

I own a MSI GT60 laptop and I want to know if it has a USB 3 port. Are all of the USB ports USB 3, or if only some are which ones? I want to buy hyper x cloud 2, is it compatible with the MSI GT60?
1
vote
1answer
28 views

laptop battery maintenance

I have about 2 spare batteries and I would like to know how many weeks / days I can leave a battery uncharged without damaging it.I would be away for about a week or 2, so I I hope to get some ...
-2
votes
0answers
23 views

Non-usb (power socket) powered laptop cooling pad [closed]

Is there any laptop cooling pads that are powered by power socket? The main reason is not to reduce used USB ports on laptop, but to get as powerful fan speed as it can get (assuming that there is ...
-2
votes
0answers
34 views

Upgrade dualcore laptop to quadcore laptop? [closed]

i have netbook asus 1015px intel i3 processor and dualcore and MSI-1454 laptop intel i3 processor and dualcore also, and i want to upgrade both laptop, Maybe i7 and quadcore processor, or any ...
-4
votes
0answers
31 views

I'm about to buy laptop in week. Im low on budget 25000rs , pls suggest me laptops , which can be upgradable to i3 i5 [closed]

Surely 1TB hdd. 4gb ram. are must. since im low on money I'll buy a simple processor lappy, but ll upgrade it later. please suggest some laptops. under my budget, and to how good things can be ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 in my laptop. Laptop is dell vostro. I also install LXDE environment. As manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because this recommend for lxde). ...
-4
votes
0answers
42 views

Why are high-end laptops and desktops so close in benchmark performance nowadays? [closed]

When comparing Geekbench results for the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro with e.g. an Intel i7-4790 system, then the scores are not that different, even though the desktop sports 3.6 GHz whereas the ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Lenovo Thinkpad T400 not getting past boot screen

so as the title suggests I have got a Lenovo T400 from a friend who wants me to fix it for them. It does not get past the splash screen and whenever I leave it on for about 5 seconds or so it just ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

How to determine which piece of hardware is at fault?

I'm trying to determine which piece of hardware is causing my ASUS Q550LF laptop to fail. I don't want to open the laptop, because it's still under the manufacturer's warranty, and might attempt to ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Is it possible to recover a sticky note that I have deleted within the past 24 hours, on a Windows 8 HP Laptop?

I recently (within the past 24 hours) deleted a sticky note on my HP, Windows 8 Laptop, and I REALLY need to get it back. Is this possible, if so can you tell me how specifically? I've searched and ...
-1
votes
0answers
26 views

Where can I find DDR3L 1866 that will actually run @1866 (e.g _not_ XMP) on my A8-6410 [closed]

AMD's website specifies that the APU I have can take 1866MHz DDR3 so long as it is low-voltage, but the only 14900MB/sec DDR3L kit available at my local microcenter used intel proprietary XMP instead ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

My laptop shuts down automatically after start

I have a laptop whose battery was not working a while ago. The battery is just connected so when I turn off the power the laptop turns off. I removed the battery and connected to power laptop turned ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Battery state still discharging when AC plugged in. Bad?

Running Ubuntu 15.04 on an ASUS UX305. Runs very well only a minor Fn Key issue to speak of. Though I have noticed that the battery state is always discharging when plugged into AC. I find this ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Abnormally high CPU temperature

My laptop's CPU is too hot, ~93-97° C, nothing major is running, only Google Chrome. SpeedFan and Open Hardware Monitor don't detect any fans, so I can't even see their speed. Is there any way to ...
10
votes
2answers
466 views

What happens when laptops reach 100% charge?

I have been reading alot of mixed views on how Lithium Ion batteries work when it comes to laptops. I have the new dell xps 15, with an intel i7 cpu, 16gb ram, and a 512gb ssd. Is it bad for the ...
-3
votes
1answer
32 views

Liquid Cooling Name-Brand Laptop [closed]

Can liquid cooling be added to name brand laptops (Dell, HP, Asus, etc) to keep them cooler?
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

How to assess the longevity of competing laptops [on hold]

New laptop time! I am currently comparing these two options... http://www.hidevolution.com/msi-gt72-dominator-pro-010-i7-4710hq-2-5ghz-8g-880m-24g-ram-128g-ssd-17-3.html ...
2
votes
0answers
53 views

Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter

So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives. I Bought this ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Lenovo laptop temperatures while gaming

I have been a little concerned lately because my laptop temperatures are a bit suspicious, I have a Lenovo Y400 and i've been monitoring my temperatures with HWMonitor and I found out that while I'm ...
-2
votes
1answer
31 views

I Can only hear out of the left side of my razer kraken pro neon

I can only hear out of the left ear and I tried my headset on another computer works fine and then I try another pair of headphones on my computer works fine. PLZPLZPLZ HELP