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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What happened when I can't turn my wet laptop on?

I had my laptop in a backpack but it was raining a lot, so it got wet a little bit. I took the battery out afterwards, let it dry for 5 days but now I can't turn it on. What can be the cause? I didn't ...
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Extending laptop across 3 monitors

I currently have a Sager NP9150 gaming laptop. The machine comes with a DVI, HDMI, and display port. I currently have a Dell monitor and a TV connected - the monitor with a DVI and the TV with a vga ...
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Wireless not working after maintenance on laptop

i was doing some maintenance on a laptop with overheating issues, but after i re-assembled it, it became apparent that the wlan chip doesnt show up in the 'network adapters' list, nor does it connect ...
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Laptop Screen random flickering/sleeping, Lenovo 220x

I have a Lenovo 220x bought second hand. The laptop sufferd random sleeping when the screen was in a certain position open. I changed the power setttings to just turn the screen off when closed and ...
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“This CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.” - Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a netbook with a 64-bit Intel Atom CPU

I tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64-bit on a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S110), which has the Intel Atom N2800 (1.86 GHz) as its processor, but I get the following error message when the ...
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Which RAM will suit my notebook ACER Aspire 5820tg 1333MHz or 1066MHz what CAS

I have my ACER Aspire 5820TG - 433G32Mn and want to upgrade RAM memory. Currently it has the following components: CPU: Intel Core i5 430M Mainboard: Acer ZR7B RAM (3GB): 2048MB DDR3 PC3-10700 ...
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What is the correct memory for my Toshiba Satellite C75D laptop?

I have just purchased a Toshiba Satellite C75D the RAM that is installed is: 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L 12800S – 11 – 13 – 14. It also has the number M47B5173080 YKO Is it possible you could advise me as to a ...
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HP Pavilion g7 - Windows 7 - Fan stops after 10 minutes

Recently my laptop fan is acting very weird. I have installed Core Temp to view temperatures. When my pc is idle, nothing's wrong, the fan acts as it should. But when I start gaming, or do anything ...
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Dell Inspiron 5420 fails to start; only shows black screen

My Dell Inspiron 5420 laptop turns on but the screen remains black. The fan is running. Yesterday it showed Dell logo once. I thought it was OK and restarted it, however the same problem persisted. It ...
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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Asus G53SX How to use the recovery partition

I am trying to use the recovery partition on my Asus G53SX laptop, but the instructions in the included booklet don't match up with what happens on the computer. It says press F9 during bootup and ...
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Should I keep my laptop plugged in as much as possible?

I know there's already some feeds on this but I just can't get one straight answer. Everybody says different things. I have an Asus laptop with a Lithium-polymer. I do game a lot so what's your ...
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Dell XPS 15 fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off because of NVIDIA Drivers

Many threads with exactly the same problem: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19371524/19848260.aspx ...
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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at decent frame rates. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if I'm ...
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HP 6910p battery charging very slowly

My laptop battery charge rate is very slow. It charges between 50% - 100% in almost 4, 5 hours. It's running normal on AC adapter without any problem but running very slow on battery mode. So can one ...
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BIOS continuously pressing a key internally filling keyboard buffer

I have the strangest problem I have ever faced and I can't figure out what's going on. It started today after a few hours of full shut down. It had occurred once a few weeks ago, but I can't remember ...
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why do most 15" laptops with full keyboard? [on hold]

Why do most 15 inch laptops now days have full keyboard ? I dont know if any one actually needs that keypad on right. The newer design has smaller page up/down keys and home/end keys.
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Laptop Gray Screen, but works with external monitor

I was working on my laptop, when suddenly the entire OS froze and I had to force-shut down the computer (I didn't for long, I don't know if it would have blue screened). When I turned the computer on, ...
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Laptop super slow after few minutes [on hold]

My samsung laptop (win 7) goes so slow after a few minutes (also happens right after start up) that a mouse click can take from 5 to 10 minutes. So basically it is frozen beyond recovery. Seems to ...
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Wild CPU temperature fluctuations during stress test

I have upgraded my laptop CPU and gave it a stress test. The weird thing is that during the test the CPU temperature readings fluctuate wildly in a periodic manner. At idle, the CPU temperature is ~45 ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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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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Is leaving a laptop plugged in all the time bad for the battery? [duplicate]

Or should I let it go down the 15% or so and then plug in the adapter? For reference: http://superuser.com/a/855852/255933 I don't have the ability to add comments.
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Laptop touchscreen hypersensitive to electromagnetic interference

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that's less than a year old and still under warranty. I've been in contact with Dell several times about this issue, but they don't have a clue. The problem is ...
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Determine if my laptop can handle certain resolution

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 and thinking of buying an external monitor with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Is there any tool I can use to determine if my laptop will be able to use the full resolution ...
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Permanently disable second screen

My laptop's monitor does not work any more and thus I've attached an external monitor. On boot, GDM still recognizes the primary laptop screen and displays it's login window on it. Which I then can't ...
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How to make a laptop screen more comfortable to look at?

Are laptop's screens inherently less comfortable to look at, or am I doing something horribly wrong? I've had laptops from HP and Dell, and I always have eyestrain after using them. It is very hard ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB is crashing because of battery overcharge?

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB Notebook with an AMD-E1 2500 APU, AMD Radeon HD8240 graphics and 2 GB Ram. On the Notebook is Windows 8.1 installed with all updates and all drivers are updated. ...
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Laptop turns on, OS not loading, black screen

I have an old Fujtisu Amilo Pro V2065 laptop. About two months ago I plugged in a power adapter that turned out to be faulty (it was the original adapter for that laptop, but the cable was damaged and ...
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My Acer Aspire V5 571 laptop powers on but the screen remains blank

I was on Skype on a hot day inside the house yesterday and our 6 month old laptop just went blank but still powers on. I can turn it off by holding the power button for a length of time.
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How to keep bluetooth turned on even when Windows 7 laptop is shutdown + booted up again?

While it's easy to turn on my bluetooth via Fn + F3, I would like for my bluetooth to stay on even after the laptop has been shutdown and then booted up later. How do I set Windows 7 to do this? I'm ...
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Asus Sonicmaster subwoofer does not work at all

I have a new laptop ASUS N76V and I have a Sonicmaster subwoofer. I connected it, but no sound or bass is coming out from it. Whar could be the reason? I've been searching for a solution for 2 days ...
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Keyboard typing random forward slashes by itself [duplicate]

I just bought a ACER ASPIRE V3-572G laptop that came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1, booted it up, set up the OS, installed virtually nothing and then started getting some Windows updates. Got a ...
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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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Basic hardware drivers for my laptop [on hold]

I'm wanting to re-install windows on my laptop with just the basic drivers. Basically I don't want all the vendor crap on there, just a nice clean back to basics install. What's the best way to go ...
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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up ...
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Computer Have Sound cannot adjust sound (Arch Linux) (Alsa)

I recently bought a HP Pavillion p100dx and installed Archlinux on it. Everything is working fine except for Audio. At the beginning this laptop was not able to detect the audio device. Since this ...
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Keeping laptop plugged in vs cycle count

I heard that it's bad to keep your battery fully charged all the time. It's best to keep it between 20% and 80%. On the other hand, cycle count degrades battery over time. So, which of these is ...
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laptop ASUS P551CA shutting down

I have an ASUS P551CA-SX313D laptop bought 2-3 months ago. Last days/week after I turn it on (after 1-2-3 hours) it suddenly become incredibly slow (almost stuck) and if I continue using it, it shut ...
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Laptop halts on not yet low battery

Two years old samsung laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bit halts without notice or taking low battery action. I realized that it happens when it shows some 55% battery limit. It dies suddenly and ...
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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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Samsung 700z Laptop Unusual Screen Flickering

I received a laptop from a client yesterday reporting that the computer "constantly reboots". From what I can tell, the screen tends to turn on again/off again but displays nothing other than a black ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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My laptop can't access files from my desktop

Here is my problem. I have a desktop, a laptop and a typical router. The desktop is connected through wire and I connected my laptop wirelessly. I can access my desktop files through my laptop, but I ...
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FPS lags with new acer aspire 5755G

The title is kind of self explanatory, as my new laptop lags and has FPS drops. For example my FPS in Starcraft 2 hovers around 20 and constantly drops to 1 with low settings when I know it should run ...
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Strange replaced laptop screen [on hold]

I brought a G750JX last year and two months ago I noticed some unclean-able black dots in the middle of screen. Since it was under warranty I went to service and they decided to replace my screen. ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...