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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Laptop keyboard wont work after bios boot process

I have a strange problem in a ASUS Laptop: after bios screen, the keyboard just stop working. No FN Keys or other keys works. I have replaced the keyboard to a new one from the manufacter, but it ...
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Failing boot, accessing windows repair or factory reset on Windows 8.1 dell laptop

So my 8.1 dell laptop decided he doesn't want to boot anymore. When it's trying to boot normally, I see windows sad-face-blue-screen for 100ms and then it restarts and loads automatic repair. The ...
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows 10?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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Black screen with cursor after successful Windows 10 upgrade

Last night I tried to upgrade my Lenovo G580 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 using the icon/reserve feature in the corner. It completed 100%, rebooted, asked me whether to use Express Settings ...
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my usb dissconect for 1 sec from laptop duting a voltage fluctuation

i live in india where there are 1 voltage fluctuation per minute. when my laptop is connected to ac and then a fluctuation occur my usb device disconnect , it works fine when my laptop is on battery ...
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Activate a Samsung laptopt's inbuilt webcam

I made a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4E-S02FR) and my inbuilt webcam is not detected by the system or any application (like Skype). I checked in the Device Manager ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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Is it safe for keeping my laptop plugged in while updating to Windows 10 via windows update

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) Laptop with 6-cell battery and currently I'am Downloading Windows 10 via Windows Update from windows 7 home Premium-64 bit. But my Internet Speed is just 512 kbps ...
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Windows 8.1 hp laptop won't connect to wifi.

I recently came abroad with my family and am staying at a family members house while I'm here. Their wifi (a BT home hub router) has a password (wpa2), which I know. However, every time I try and ...
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Will windows 10 automatically detect my external tv/monitor?

I have a windows 8, now 8.1 hp laptop with a damaged screen. I wanted to know if I upgraded or did a clean install to windows 10, would it automatically recognize my external monitor/tv. When I had 8 ...
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Will keeping my new MacBook continously in charge damage the batteries?

I just bought a new MacBook, which I'm primary gonna use as a "desktop pc" (in office). Not always, but for large period of time (~ a month without moving it from my desk). I would like to ...
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Dell warranty in NZ [on hold]

I recently broke my laptop screen, and is still in warranty. I bought this laptop in China, and I'm now in New Zealand. Does any one know where or how can I solve this problem? Thanks a lot!!!
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USB port stays powered after shutdown, since laptop overheated some time ago

My laptop has 4 USB ports: two USB 2, and two USB 3. It overheated for the first time a week ago (after an intensive gaming session), and one of my USB 3 ports, where I plug in my mouse, is now ...
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Laptop reboots with no reason

Here I have Acer 5750G laptop with core i7-2670QM upgraded CPU for three years ~Two weaks ago I had first instant reboot. Now laptop can work 15 minutes or 15 hours as well with very different load ...
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Power Issue- Not charging

I have an Acer Aspire V5-571 that is not registering the charger is plugged in. The ac adapter is in perfect known working condition. I have replaced the power jack thinking that was the problem, to ...
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Is it bad to put your computer in sleep mode every time?

Often I have a lot of stuff open and don't feel like shutting down my laptop, so I just use sleep mode when I'm transferring it. But I have no idea if this might have any disadvantages. So my ...
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AC adapter burnt due to high voltage spike but is my computer damaged because of this?

There was a high voltage spike in our area. My laptop stopped working and the little bulb in the refrigerator stopped working as well as an air coniditioner. When I touched the laptop I felt a ...
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Intel Centrino 6205 WiFi adapter suddenly stopped working on Windows 8.1 Dell Latitude e6520

I have an over 4 year old Dell Latitude E6520 with Windows 8.1 (originally). Few days ago the WiFi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205) suddenly stopped working. What happened was, I closed the ...
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Accessing laptop's hard drive when OS won't boot

What is the best way to access a laptop's hard drive to recover data (assuming there is still intact data) when the OS (Windows XP) won't boot? EDIT: I've tried booting from a disc, but that failed ...
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What´s the correct order of driver installation for Notebook 5750-6464?

I was installing the drivers for the notebook Acer 5750-6464 and Windows Professional 64-bits, and I need to know the correct order of driver installation for it.
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Windows 10: Laptop display refuses to turn off

System: Clevo P157SM (Sager NP8255-S). I've just upgraded to Windows 10 Pro on my laptop and now the display refuses to turn off even if I lock the session or after the configured timeout (15 minutes ...
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when installing nvidia driver in windows 7 restarts

windows 7 works fine with standard VGA drive when installing Lenovo B450 NVidia driver after booting when desktop screen comes it restarts. please help to get rid of it.
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Is it possible to make a laptop behave as if it is working on battery?

Is it possible to make a laptop behave as if it is working on battery, while in fact it would be working on AC power? I have some HW problem with my laptop. It reboots for unknown reason every time ...
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U2442 laptop no power

I have a gigabyte U2442V that does not power up when I press power button... No LEDs are on. For some reason before its death I had to keep doing static discharges to make it work... A while after ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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UEFI on HP laptop

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6c05er laptop. There is some "driver" called "UEFI support tools" on the official site, but it doesn't help me to use a UEFI instead of BIOS. Also BIOS menu is very shabby and ...
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Hash key via Bootcamp on Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro and installed on this is Windows via Bootcamp. Now I do a lot of programming and I can't find the hash key! Am I missing an obvious shortcut or is there a way to change the ...
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Can i run 64bit OS on my laptop?

i have this laptop Dell Inspiron 6400 with Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache) 2GB RAM. Can i setup windows 7 64bit on this machine? or it will be too slow?
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How to speed up laptop ASUS K53E by software [on hold]

i made a fresh new installation of Windows 7, installed avg tune-up. any suggeston about speed up perfomance of it.
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is it possible to replace my laptop screen with a higher resolution screen? example: from 1368x768 to 1280x720 [duplicate]

I have a 5 years old Toshiba L505 core i3 laptop with these specifications http://i.imgur.com/NoMXonh.jpg?1 My screen is getting dimmer and colors aren't realistic anymore thus I'm using this ...
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Use an external laptop hard disk drive to a desktop

I'm a programmer and my choice of equipment is laptop. I have a personal laptop at home and a desktop and often (like every other day) I take some of my work home. Recently my laptop is damaged, so to ...
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Physical screen dimensions and resolution options don't match

I recently purchased a Lenovo T510 refurbished laptop (Windows 7) and I'm trying to figure out the native resolution and best resolution setting. What's puzzling me is that the aspect ratio of the ...
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Any laptop with full 101-keys keyboard [on hold]

So the title says it all. Are there any laptops with full 101-keys keyboard layout? Background: I'm a programmer and have been using QWERTY keyboard for the last 24 years. I haven't ever kept a ...
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Access Internet on android phone by connecting it to laptop?

My latop is connected to a wired modem for internet. I want to access internet on my android phone. Can i do it by connecting my Android to laptop via usb cable and then enabling tethering. Edit: ...
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Lenovo Y70 is very slow

Recently I purchased a Lenovo Y70 Touch with pre-installed Windows 8.1 for my girlfriend. It seemed to fit her usage as a casual gamer. However, it's become very slow, after a few weeks of usage. ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T410 does not turn on

I have a second-hand Lenovo Thinkpad T410. I put it to sleep overnight, and when I wake up it was powered off and it does not turn on anymore. Charger, battery, keyboard (and power key on it), ...
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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Is it fine to not shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it? [duplicate]

Is it fine to not shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it?
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I spilled water on my laptop keyboard [duplicate]

I spilled water on my laptop keyboard and when I use the a or s key it acts as if I pressed both. I tied to shut off my laptop and leave it to let the water dry up, but the problem is still occurring, ...
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MSI laptop wireless no longer detecting wifi points?

I got an MSI laptop (MS-6891) and I have a weird problem with my wireless connection. I don't know why, but I can't see and connect to wireless routers. The funny thing is that the wireless "mode" is ...
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How long after a new processor is released does MSI update their laptops? [on hold]

I'm trying to figure out a ballpark time when the skylake version of the MSI GT72 will be released. I've tried doing a quick search for MSI GT72 release date to see if I can track how soon MSI ...
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Asus Zenbook UX305 video driver repeatedly crashes

Multiple times a day I get this error: "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". The screen goes black for a few seconds and all programs that rely on the GPU shut down (Google Maps ...
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Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry

I've tried a lot of things but I can't seem to get it working correctly. Below is my setup. Laptop is a Dell Latitude E6535, which has Video chip/card NVidia NVS 5200M. I have two external AOC IPS ...
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Hardware recommendation for a laptop with two NIC's (network interface controllers)? [on hold]

I need a laptop that has two network cards onboard. I've tried in vein searching for such a beast. Can anyone shed some light on where I can find such hardware? It should also have a parallel port. ...
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how to boot without power button

How can I start up my computer without using a power button? I think I have a broken power button (not completely sure, but pretty sure) and I want to know how to make it start up without using a ...
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Laptop shutting down without overheating

I have a 3 years old laptop, and since a while it keeps shutting down after a while without overheating, well that's what i think, the laptop doesn't get warm or whatsoever, also there are no error ...
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Why won't my HP Elitebook 8450p turn on?

I suppose before I get into the details, I should provide a tl;dr. My HP Elitebook 8450p absolutely will not power on, under any circumstance. A more detailed description of my problem: I'm ...
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Laptop not showing display

My laptop only shows a black screen, When I start, the power light and HDD light blink, but after 3 seconds, only the power light shows. I have hcl notebook l1044, Intel hm65 chipset, pentium b950 ...
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What if I never shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it? is that just fine? [closed]

What if I never shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it? is that just fine?