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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Type size in email [on hold]

type size on outgoing emails keeps changing. When I go to format to change type size, it won't stay that way. It reverts back to a smaller size. If I DO get it to change, it doesn't hold. It ...
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Can an old laptop damage a hard disk? [on hold]

Can an old laptop damage a new hard disk once installed ? It seems like a weird question but we all hear about hdd getting damage, suffer data loss and corruption over time: they are mechanical ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there any Linux-only software that a budding programmer should be aware of? [on hold]

Soon, I will finish highschool, and move to a bigger city to attend college, so I will be buying a laptop PC to suit my needs. At first, I was looking for a laptop that would run Linux well ...
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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
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My ASUS computer keeps putting itself to sleep every night. How do I stop it? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been putting itself to sleep about 40minutes after I go to bed. It doesn't sleep right when I close the computer lid, but after a while it puts itself to sleep. This is a ...
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Windows 8 Brightness control is not working

Recently, I installed windows updates and all updates finished successfully. I then tried to increase my brightness, but the brightness control is no longer working. I tried googling it, but all I ...
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(Window 8.1) Laptop constantly making device/USB unplugged sound randomly

My Laptop constantly making USB disconnected sound at completely random amount times but the strange thing is it doesn't make USB plugged sound and 2 of my devices that are cooling fan(doesn't make ...
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Laptop boots to white screen

I own an XMG A522 laptop. Was working fine until now, but now it cannot boot. When I turn it on, I get a white screen (directly, there is no big XMG logo before) and I do not see any POST process, it ...
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Restore laptop to it's original OS with all data and settings kept

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L412 which currently has an unactivated version of Windows 7 Enterprise installed. When this laptop was bought, it had an activated version of Windows 7 Professional on it, ...
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Quad HD display on HP Spectre x360 running Windows

I want to by a new laptop and I am seriously considering Spectre x360 13-4005dx. There is one concern I have and that is the Quad HD Display. I have never used a Windows machine with that resolution ...
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Keep laptop in hot car indefinitely [on hold]

I'd like to know if there's a good way to store a laptop (or other personal electronics) in a hot car long-term. For example, if I want to always just keep a Chromebook with a hotspot in my trunk, ...
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Is it okay to use sleep mode for my laptop all the time? [duplicate]

I use many applications every day, so it's important for me to get the complete desktop state (all windows, shells, etc. in the same state they were in, etc.) back instantly when I turn on the ...
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Will a lower input Ampere harm my laptop? [duplicate]

My original charger has an input ampere of 1.6 A whereas the replacement I am planning to buy has an input ampere of 1.5 A. I'd like to know if this .1 difference would make any huge change or harm my ...
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Do power fluctuations affect laptops while charging? [duplicate]

I use my laptop for overnight downloads and there has just been a problem with our society/apartment generator due to which a new generator is being used which I think causes fluctuations. Does a ...
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Ethernet and wireless connection [on hold]

I have a device connected to my laptop using an ethernet cable. This connection has nothing to do with an internet connection as such but the wireless capability on my computer gets disabled everytime ...
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My VPCEB24EN sony vaio laptop with home basic window 7; Following functional keys are not working namely F5-F7 [on hold]

Please provide solution of my question: My VPCEB24EN sony vaio laptop with home basic window 7; Following functional keys are not working namely F5-F7.
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Touchpad on laptop not clicking

I am able to move the mouse around with the touchpad but when I go to click I something the left nor right clicks do not work. I tried the fn + f9 keys. I have tried to restart the computer. I even ...
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Dell XPS 17 laptop shuts down unexpectedly when running on battery power

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702X) and the problem is that whenever I use the laptop on battery without it connected to AC it will only work for a random amount of time before it will suddenly shut down. ...
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Dell laptop repeated, rapid beeping after POST, no error message, restart loop

Yesterday my laptop was running okay. I started it up, restarted it again to refresh it from hibernation, then ran Windows Update (just security updates). After it restarted following the updates it ...
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Lenovo Y570 RAM compataibiliy

I have a Lenovo Y570 laptop with RAM of brand Hynix 4 GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-10-F2 HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 NO AA Now I want to add additional RAM to my laptop. I've searched on web and found some RAM ...
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How does the laptop get power? [closed]

I got interested in computers, so I googled about the components of the computer. There was a component called the power supply. But how would it fit inside a laptop?
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RAM incompitability issue in Lenovo Z570

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Z570. I have already 6GB DDR3 RAM(4GB transcend + 2GB Ramaxel). Now, I wanted to make RAM upto 8GB. So, I have purchased corsair 4GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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What could possibly go wrong if a laptop was kept in a kitchen? [closed]

I have the need to place a laptop in a restaurant's kitchen, but I'm worried that the cooking smells would stick to it and make it less pleasant (and possibly unhygienic) to use. This kitchen will ...
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Is it fine to run a dc motor through USB cable connected to my laptop?

I have a dc motor which needs more than 10V to run efficiently, so instead of running it on electric cells, I usually run it using my laptop's power. I connect a USB cable to my laptop and the other ...
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Bad performance after re-install windows

Lately my laptop was having trouble playing certain games because the disk would go to 100%, after trying multiple things to fix it without succes I decided to start from scratch and reinstall ...
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Laptop modem simulation [duplicate]

I have a laptop that does not have a modem and I do not have a phone line in my house. I have wifi trough my cable company and a cell phone. I need to connect to a remote dial-in modem (a HMI screen ...
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Loud noise coming from laptop [closed]

A friend brought me his laptop, complaining that it sometimes makes a loud noise. Sure enough, every once in a while, it makes a real loud noise. There's only 2 moving parts in there: the hard ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 8GB in a Sony VGN Z620D notebook? [duplicate]

The marketing specs say 4GB max but the marketing specs also indicate Windows Vista 32bit (or Win XP) which might be the limiting factor. Can I upgrade (or at least safely attempt without damage to ...
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Laptop keyboard not working

HP dv 1000 laptop keeps typing "-------" without any touch to the keyboard. I disconnect keyboard and still same problem. I replaced the keyboard with a new keyboard and still same problem
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Is it ok to use two sodimm with diferent mhz?

I have a laptop memory but it was damaged. So I temporary used another sodimm memory which is 2GB DDR3(10600) and I'm planning to buy a new one. Is it ok to use a sodimm memory which is 4GB ...
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How can I tell if a hard drive will fit my laptop?

I've browsed similar questions on the website but they don't seem to solve my problem. I have a laptop, the MSI GT GT70 0ND-202US, which came with a 750GB HDD (7200RPM). All that I have managed to ...
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Can i use android processor like folding@Home to boost an old laptop?

Android devices are so powerful today you can virtually use it as a stand-alone desktop. I have an old Acer 5515 laptop with a single core AMD processor and I also have a quad-code android and i want ...
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Multiple screens: Screen resolution

I just bought 27" screen and plugged it to my laptop. My laptop's screen resolution is 1920 x 1020. Earlier when I had different laptop I used to plug bigger monitor and extend displays. At that time ...
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Can the USB ports on a Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop stay powered when Ubuntu 15.04 suspends?

I can't find a BIOS setting to keep the USB ports powered on suspend. Wondering if Ubuntu can keep them alive? I just want them powered so some devices (phone) attached to the ports can carry on ...
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Acer Aspire E3-111 LCD flickers when connected to external monitor

I have an Acer Aspire E3-111 which is an Intel based laptop. It uses Celeron N2830 with Intel HD Graphics. The laptop has HDMI port. My only problem is that the LCD flickers when I connect to a ...
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Can mix DDR3 Ram from different manufacturers for My Fujitsu LH532 laptop?

Following the confirmation by the Fujitsu Apac Service Centre in Singapore (they mentioned that they do not carry the RAM chips for my model and more importantly that I can buy from outside market and ...
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What equipment is required to replace the DVD-ROM with a hard disk drive?

I just bought a Samsung ATIV Book 2 (http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/pc-peripherals/notebook-computers/laptops/NP270E5G-K03UK) yesterday and the salesperson said if I would like to replace the ...
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Disc drive doesn't read DVDs anymore

The disc drive in my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 17R, about 1.5 years old) won't read DVDs anymore. The drive spins up several times as if attempting to read it but gives up about 2 seconds later every ...
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Diagnosing hardware issue/Laptop won't boot

My (discontinued) HP Pavillion Notebook won't turn on. I encountered this issue RIGHT after the cord connecting my ac adapter to the wall outlet was unplugged (not the plug in the wall, but the ...
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Can anyone make sense of the G-sense error rate?

Before I get to my problem, I have to ask this question. Can the normalized value ever be 0, and can it ever be a negative number? I read many sources saying that there is no such thing as a ...
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My laptop works too slow when it is moved/vibrated

Recently my laptop's (HP envy 15) fan works too loud and gets warmer than before. When the laptop is moved, the laptop works slow for 30-90 seconds then it turns to normal, especially if any video is ...
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Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong? [closed]

My Lenovo laptop (Y500 I believe) has been bugging the living daylights out of me for months. The CPU fan kept going wild, spinning unpredictably, making a horrible noise, and actually slowing my PC ...
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Is it normal that a laptop battery drains when the laptop is off?

I have an HP ProBook 450 G2. Every time I shut down the computer and turn it back on after a day, the battery level decreases by about 5%. I'm sure that the computer is shut down, not in sleep or ...
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How can I set a 80% battery charge limit for a HP Ultrabook? [duplicate]

I really hope you can answer this simply request. Nowadays is pretty common to have a new Ultrabook, laptop or notebook for general purposes. A very important feature is to have a healthy battery. ...
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Change the screen brightness increments

I have a Lenovo G585 on wich I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. I can change the brightness of the screen in 15 levels. But the little GUI element only shows 10 levels (ex: The lowest ...
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Use a laptop as a second screen for another laptop [duplicate]

Would it be possible to have 2 screen while working on a laptop using as a main computer and as a screen 2 different laptops?
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Laptop fan compatibility

I have a Lemur Ultra 3 laptop from system76, and recently, the CPU fan has started making a rattling noise. I want to replace it with a new one to resolve this problem. The CPU is an i7-2670QM. By ...