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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Enable bluetooth on Dell Latitude E5450 laptop

I have Linux and Windows 10 on my laptop. Linux sees my Bluetooth device. But I can't find one under Windows. Trying to solve poblem with Dell Command Update It downloads something and runs, but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 laptop hanging, requires powercycle

I'm seeing a weird situation where my new Dell Inspiron laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 is unpredictably hanging, and I can't seem to figure out why. I haven't observed any consistent behaviour that ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Use a TRRS aux port as analog video output

I found a 4 pin (TRRS) aux cable lying around with 3 RCA outputs (video and 2 channel audio. It was originally made for a Xbox 360. This got me to wondering: Would I be able to have video output ...
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Cursor has disappeared

I have a Lenovo laptop my cursor has disappeared on my screen, and I don't know why! I can't make or change any activities that are needed for the program that it is stuck on. I've turned my computer ...
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My TV is not detected when I connect to my laptop through Thunderbolt/HDMI cable

I have a laptop with Thunderbolt(Mini Display Port) and ofcourse TV has HDMI port. Si I bought a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable and connected the devices but TV is just not showing up when I press Detect. ...
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Spilt coke on my lenovo laptop any chance for it to get fixed? [duplicate]

I spilled less than half a cup of coke on the right side of the keyboard. At first all the keys were working. Then, when clicking "w" it types "2" and some other keys stopped working. I dried ...
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CPU reaching 98C when using Google Hangouts

When idling my laptop is 45 - 50C, when browsing it is 55 - 70C and when watching HD videos it is 75 - 87 and when doing a hangouts call (with HD on my webcam) it is 93 - 98C. The laptop is very loud ...
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Batteries react strangely

A school has several identical laptops bought 5 years ago: Fujistu Lifebook model A530 Since several weeks ago, around 50% of them randomly turn off after 1 to 5 minutes: The shutdown is sudden: ...
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HP laptop cooler replacement

I have malfunctioning fan on my HP g72-259MW (part number 606013-001), i want to replace the fan and heat sink with another whom I'm planning to take from another HP g72 with part number 606014-001; ...
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Minimum PC/Laptop requirement for install Vagrant

Can you tell me references about the minimum requirements to install Vagrant. Cause I can't find at official site Vagrant
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Windows 10 boot loop during setup of new Notebook (HP Pavillon 15)

I recently bought a new notebook, a HP Pavilion15-ab216ng (i7-5500U + 450GB SSHD). It came without Windows (only Free DOS), so today I tried to install it. Setup went fine, I removed all partitions ...
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Battery Stops Charging Randomly

I have a Lenovo E540 running Windows 10 x64. For quite a while now, I've been having problems with how the battery charges. When I plug it in, it will always start charging - maybe for only 30 ...
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Using Windows OEM License key on another Laptop [duplicate]

I have an older Toshiba R-800 laptop that's dying. Before I dispose the laptop, I want to recover the Windows License key. This laptop was given to me at my previous workplace and at some point, they ...
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Lenovo Laptop Monitor

I have a Lenovo E550 laptop and have a problem when using an external monitor - The problem is the monitor turns blank intermittently for 1-2 seconds and turns on again at random interval. I was using ...
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Disable laptop num lock

I have an HP EliteBook that is sometimes docked. When the laptop is undocked, I generally do not want the num lock to be on. It would prevent me from entering normal letters. When the laptop is ...
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Laptop screen backlight usually doesn't work

Note: This question is very similar to Laptop monitor being very dark, no backlight?, but contains more information that hopefully might be useful. Two years ago, I bought an Asus X83V laptop from a ...
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ASUS Q501L Laptop Won't Boot

Initially when I received this laptop (manual here), plugging it in would cause the power light (the white led below the white line image of a light bulb), the battery LED would turn orange (the led ...
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Fixing time error

I have a hp dv7 series 3050 laptop. Recently, I left it on charging on standy mode and someone unwillingly disconnected the charger and it turned off. At the restart I noticed that the time was ...
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ThinkPad T520: screen is constantly white after closing the lid without turning the laptop off

Today my ThinkPad T520 stopped showing anything, it always shows the white screen. How it happened: in my Linux Mint, I verified that when I close the laptop lid, it enters Suspend mode, and when I ...
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Screen brightness in Power Plan setting keeps resetting

I have an HP Probook 650 with Windows 7 Professional. In the Power Plans, the default is CentraStage which works well for my needs except the screen brightness setting, which doesn't seem to "stick" ...
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Deactivate power-saving mode when HDMI is plugged in

My Problem is that I have an external screen which I plug into my laptop via HDMI. Now when my Laptop turns of the screen after the normal-15-minute-ish timeout, it also cuts the powersupply to the ...
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Hard drive failure recovery

Yesterday my family's laptop's hdd gave out and stop working. When the computer is turned on it says Checking Media [fail]. After I go into the BIOS settings is says Fixed HDD <Not ...
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Bad Full Screen Scalling when lowering the resolution

I have a Lenovo Z40 entertaiment with Windows 8.1 with a resoltion of 1920 x 1080, and I have to lower the resolution to play some games (because reasons), but now suddendly when I put the resolution ...
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Problems suspending notebook

I have problems suspending and shutting down Lenovo G560. Suspend problem: after suspending neither power indicator, nor power button begin to blink. Capslock and Numlock leds don't turn off after I ...
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When computer resumes from hibernation, BIOS is changed and causes issues, why? [closed]

The next time it happens I'll take a picture with my phone or something so I can show you the exact messages, but the basic rundown is this... I go to turn my laptop on (it's a sager with a gen4 i7 ...
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What makes a CPU work hotter under the same conditions?

I have a couple of Lenovo x201 I found in a dumpster a few years ago. Both have the exact same specs, and both required a new LCD screens so I got two identical LCD modules for them. Usually I only ...
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mSATA or M.2 SSD on Packard Bell TJ75

is it possible to use mSATA or M.2 to Packard Bell TJ75 (there is a mini PCI express slot) and see the drive on Windows for extra storage or make it even bootable?
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Are usb ports from old laptops reusable for other laptops? [closed]

My old laptop Acer Aspire 5000 is dead. Its usb ports on the motherboard are still good. See pictures below. My another laptop Thinkpad T400 happens to have the inside middle black "separator" in ...
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Cause of intermittent POST failures on Dell Latitude E6530?

I have a much loved Dell E6530 laptop that is gradually getting harder to boot. When you press the power button the power light comes on (nothing from the HDD light) and the DVD drive clunks, then ...
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How to fix ASUS notebook freezing & brightness issues after Windows 10 Upgrade?

My ASUS G73JH gaming notebook was working properly with the original Windows 7. I upgraded it to Windows 10 and started experiencing a collection of problems: Inability to adjust screen brightness ...
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Unwanted shutdown during sleep after `powercfg.exe /hibernate off` on my laptop

The background for my question is - I've upgraded memory on my laptop (ASUS K75VJ) from 8GB to 16GB. Now with hibernation enabled - 12GB of disk space is taken by hiberfil.sys on my C: drive of SSD ...
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Laptop charger voltage fluctuation

I had sent my laptop(Dell inspiron 5520) for repair as it wasn't getting charged at all. The battery was working fine though. The technicians at the service centre told me that the voltage ...
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Is having the same part number enough for the LCD cable to be compatible?

Laptop I've got is Acer 5551-a. I need to replace the LCD cable, it appears to be broken in one place, screen displays distortions but stops displaying them if one bent part of the cable is moved. I ...
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Laptop can get internet from other wifi, but not our home

So my sister got a new laptop, and it has been having trouble getting onto the internet. So, it is getting an IP via the router's DHCP, and says it has internet connection. But, when i try and ping ...
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Change temperature at which fan turns on?

I own a Razer Blade Stealth. Absolutely love it. Sometimes, however, the CPU temperature shoots over 80 degrees C, especially when watching videos full screen. I have done some research and found it ...
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Hybrid laptop - external USB HDD

I have a laptop with an SDD and with a free HDD slot. I also regularly use a desktop computer with its own HDD. However I have maybe an strange setup where to fully use this 2 computers an external ...
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My laptops wi-fi gets disconnects automatically

hi i have dell inspiron 3520 laptop,and for last two months i am having problem with my wi-fi connects.I connect wi-fi and when i start using internet it gets automatically disconnected so i every ...
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Max memory card supported by Asus X205TA-Eeebook?

Can I install a 128 GB or a new 256GB Micro SD acrd in Asus X205TA-Eeebook ? One user said he is using 64 GB in his X205TA-Eeebook Can 64 GB micro SD card be used for software installation in ASUS ...
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Windows only have 'speakers' as audio devices

I am currently using Lenovo which runs a Windows 7. The main problem is, when I am to change my audio device, since the sound goes through the speaker as well when earphone is plugged in, I couldn't ...
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Can we use external hard disk as Internal

My internal hard-disk is giving an error, while I am starting my Laptop, as hard-disk not found. I want to install an operating system in my external hard-disk and use it to start my laptop. Is it ...
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Brand new laptop making an electrical sizzling noise when opening programs

I just bought the Acer V17 Nitro VN7-792G-705X. The processor is the Intel i7-6700HQ. I noticed that when I open a program, say google chrome, you can distinctly hear a sizzling noise coming from ...
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All bookmarks associated with my gmail account are gone

I had to uninstall google chrome and when I logged back in with the same email that chrome has always been under all of my bookmarks are gone. How do I get them back? I am not just missing one, ...
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3 Monitors with laptop

I have a Asus VivoBook S400CA , it has 1x VGA and 1x HDMI port. Can I connect 2 monitors to these ports and use all 3 monitors(1 Internal, 2 External) ? And I want to stretch the screen and not clone ...
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Screen brightness ASUS UX303LA issues

My screen brightness doesn't work, when I use the fn+ f5/6 key it only gets from really dark to little brighter in the lower part of the scale. So there is no leveling here or where it becomes ...
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How can I disable power saving for all devices in Device Manager?

If Windows (I am running Win 8.1) is installed on a laptop, the Device Manager will include Power Management properties, including an option to allow the computer to turn off this device to save ...
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Is it possible to remove keys from Dell Inspiron 11-3513 laptop keyboard by myself without damaging anything?

I spilled juice on my laptop and i will like to know if and how i can take off the keys and clean whatever residue and put them back myself as it will be hard for me to get it done professionally.
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Does a worn down battery charge faster than a new battery

My laptop which is from late 2012 has a worn down battery which only lasts for 15 minutes.For some reason it charges from 15% to 100% in 1 hour of active web browsing and coding. But my Nexus 9 tablet ...
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How to ground a laptop which does not have an earth pin

I have a laptop which does not have an earth pin on its plug. Because of this whenever I try to record audio using an external microphone there is a terrible buzzing sound. How can I fix this problem ...
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Unplug laptop while it is running

Am I "hurting" my HP laptop by leaving it running, unplugging from outlet - walking a few feet and plugging it back in? My brother-in-law says I am.