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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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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Easynote Keyboard Driver/Software? [on hold]

Following on from this question; after the total death of a hard drive and it's replacement, I'm trying to get my wife's Packard Bell Easynote TX86 re-optimised for her use. Done all the basics, but ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755-1HW has died

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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Unable to change resolution for Projector in windows 7

I have a laptop having Windows 7 Professional. At home, I connected to an LG Monitor and it automatically detected the native resolution and worked. Then, I connected to a Dell Monitor and it ...
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Acer Laptop motherboard replacement

I need to replace my motherboard for my laptop. I got a quote from the Acer Spare Parts team for my laptop: Acer Aspire E1-522 series Model #: MS2372 SNID: 40204199366 It was a "Acer NB.M8111.00K ...
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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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Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
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Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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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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Acer Aspire runs slow, black screens after logging in

I have and Acer Aspire laptop that's about 3-4 months old that is now running super slow. I takes five minutes to get to the login page and after logging in, it freezes right after saying welcome. ...
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How do I change the color vibrance/saturation with Intel graphics on my laptop?

The nVidia control panel has an option to adjust the saturation and other properties of the image shown on the screen. Is there any way to do this with the Intel Graphics driver? My laptop model is a ...
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what to do with my overheating laptop?

I have a lenovo y500 laptop bought in 2007. It came with vista basic and core 2 duo processor. For the past one year, I have had heat issues. I used the laptop for browsing and if I watch a movie or ...
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AMD processor on budget laptops [on hold]

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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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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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop have stopped working, both the left and right ones. I have searched for solutions to this problem but I cannot find anything that works. What can the ...
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Entire Desktop Deleted

I have a question, and I am sorry if I don't perfectly articulate it and have any sort of propriety in doing so--I am frantic, right now! In my "downloads" folder, I had a desktop icon that I didn't ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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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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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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Will a 7mm SSD fit in a 9.5mm laptop HDD slot?

I'm planning to purchase a Crucial M4 256G SSD. There are 2 versions though, 7mm and 9.5mm, at the same price on Newegg.com My current laptop is 9.5mm SATAII. However, I plan to purchase a new ...
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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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How to reset/change owner information of Fujitsu Lifebook T4220

I have bought a used Fujitsu Lifebook T4220 tablet, but the previous owner has set the owner information in the bios, and it can't be changed after setting it, how can i remove, reset or change it?
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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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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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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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How do I boot to the Recovery Partition on an eMachines D620 notebook?

I installed the Windows 7 RC on my wife's laptop and now need to reinstall Vista for her. I was very careful to leave the recovery partition intact so that I could do this, but I don't see a way to ...
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Will corrupted data always show up as corrupted?

I have the important data from my computer backed up on a USB flash drive. I know I probably should have backed it up to DVDs or something as well, but unfortunately, I did not. My computer was having ...
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How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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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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How to check if laptop supports mSATA?

I have Dell inspiron 7520 laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in ...
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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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Lines in the External Monitor Display

I'm hoping you can help me. I got a new Lenovo Thinkpad T430 for work. I use an external monitor, attached via vga cord, and I'm having a problem: I get little horizontal lines on the monitor. It's ...
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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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Should my HP Pavilion dv6000 operate w/o battery pack while using electrical plug-in? Mine won't

While using my computer, it shut down, and I cannot get it to turn back on. I have tried removing the battery to see if the computer would work without it, but it did not. The light is on where the ...
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I would like to test a secondhand laptop [closed]

I'm shopping for a secondhand laptop (Alienware). I would like to know what are main things I should test on the machine. What are some tools/applications to do that? I need to find tools that don't ...
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Laptop Screen Blackout / Flicker issue; Works fine on External Monitor

Specs of machine at the bottom (Alienware m15x) Short Version: non-functioning WLED screen on laptop Problem history: Screen had been ever-so-slightly flickering (very sporadically) for the past ...
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Alienware M17xR3 only 3gb/s speed with SSD

I have an alienware M17xR3 and a Samsung 830 SSD, I've had it for a while now but today I've installed Samsung Magician, and I've noticed the message that my maximum speed is 3gb/s and 6gb/s is not ...
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Alienware MX11 upgrade RAM to 16gb DDR3?

I want to buy an Alienware MX11 from a friend. Specs: CPU: Overclockable Intel Core2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz 11.6-inch WideHD 1366x768 (720p) w/ WWAN Video Card: 1GB ...
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Utility to turn off laptop display

laptop: Alienware M17x I am using win+P to switch to projector only to turn off display (it's a tricky way, since there's no projector connected). And by press and key to turn on display. Since the ...
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How to use two external monitors on Alienware m17x along with laptop monitor (total 3 monitors)

I'd like to use the native 1920x1200 laptop monitor that comes with the Alienware m17x along with 2 additional external monitors, one through the displayport and another through the hdmi port. Is ...