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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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
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What kind of hard drive can I upgrade my laptop with?

Laptop: Dell Inspiron B130 Current HD: Toshiba 60GB ATA-6 I would like to upgrade to a hard drive with a lot more space; at least 120GBs. What kinds are compatible with my laptop? Is there a maximum ...
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Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop lid close

I have a new dell XPS laptop. My external Dell monitor attached to my laptop.Everything works fine if my laptop lid is open, but if I close the laptop lid, I lose the display on the monitor attached ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a faulty battery cause my laptop to shutdown even on AC line? (battery installed AND plugged in together)

Until recently, I experience something rather annoying (and troublesome) with my laptop. It spontaneously shuts down itself without any warning, it restarts. No blue screen, no hanging program, just ...
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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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want to make text size 15% bigger in Win 7

The text in my 17 inche secreen is small so I changed it to 125% (medium) but I also did not like that because it is now a bit big in the size. How can I make it something like 115%? because there are ...
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Laptop battery - 100% available but says charging

My laptop charger suddenly went off while connected to the laptop, I tried to reproduce and noticed that the battery is 100% full and Windows says it is still charging. Why does Windows keep charging ...
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I cannot reduce the brightness of my laptop's screen monitor

Since a while i'm not able to reduce the brightness of my screen I don't know why! I've tried using the shortcuts but it doesn't work but the other shortcuts work like for the volume, the wifi... I ...
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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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integrated intel graphics 3D acceleration probem with Linux on ThinkPad S531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S531 running OpenSuse 12.3 64bit. This notebook has the following graphics cards: - integrated Intel HD 4000 - discrete (muxless) AMD Radeon HD 8670M After the standard ...
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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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How do I prevent my laptop from shutting down when undocking?

The Laptop is an HP EliteBook 8540p running Windows 7 Professional. OS updates are applied regularly via Windows Update and the machine is currently fully up to date. Recently, when undocking 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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Samsung Series 5 BIOS not detecting any bootable devices

so I have a problem with my BIOS, it doesn't detect any bootable devices from the Boot tab. NOTE: I'm gonna refer to keys and tabs that show in my BIOS settings page for ease of explanation. Please ...
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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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What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?

Dell is selling a laptop (Studio 15) where the options for screen resolution are 720p, 900p, and 1080p. What do they mean? I've found a Wikipedia entry that lists the old confusing (UXGA, WUXGA, ...
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Dell laptop doesn't wake from hibernation after installing Windows 8.1

My laptop worked flawlessly before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from 8. Now when I close the lid of my laptop and it goes into hibernation, it will not wake again. The LED lights seem to work properly but I ...
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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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Thinkpad T60 does not turn on

When I plug in the charge, the battery symbol and the charge symbol will light up green. Then, when I try to press the power button, the lights turn off and nothing happens. After this, the only ...
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Can I replace my 15.6 LED laptop monitor with a generic model

I want to know if the monitor screens found in laptops are standardized in such a way that I don't need to track down the original monitor. Will any 15.6 LED smooth in nicely with my laptop?
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Unable to boot windows after installing drivers for graphics card

I have a laptop Samsung Chronos 700z (i dont remember exact model number, and i don't have laptot in front of me to check, i can update it later if required) Recently, while i was browsing internet, ...
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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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How to find out what's causing a laptop to take too long to go to sleep?

Until recently my laptop took at most around 5 seconds to go to sleep when the lid is closed. This was the case for several months. Recently however, my laptop takes around 2 minutes (maybe more) to ...
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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 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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New laptop with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 has inconsistent wireless connection

So, I got a new Toshiba L50-B-103 (Windows 8.1 64-bit, specs) which comes in with the wireless card indicated in the title, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. I use this computer mainly for gaming, ...
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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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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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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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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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Lenovo Laptop won't charge above 59%

On my Lenovo laptop, running windows 7, I has got a prompt saying that, the system has noticed I am mainly using adapter, therefore I should keep the battery half charged. It justified the ...
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Lenovo Energy Management - Battery life on dual boot

For nearly two years I was running only Ubuntu on my Lenovo G570 laptop. Recently I changed to dual-boot with arrival of Windows 8.1 Preview. With that I installed some Lenovo provided applications, ...
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How to turn off ATI adapter on Acer Timeline 4810G with ubuntu 9.10

I can't turn off my ATI adapter. I have applied the fix, but still lspci | grep VGA gives 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller ...
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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 ...