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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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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Laptop reboots unexpectedly and repeatedly

My laptop shuts down unexpectedly and restarts. This usually happens three times before the laptop is okay to use. I have run a virus scan, run a check disk and set the power to passive with no ...
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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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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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Multiple monitors using Docking Station

I want to buy a laptop that has both HDMI and VGA. Since I can't connect two external monitors at the same time (to have 3 displays in total), I'm thinking about buying a docking station (this one or ...
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Stange experience in my laptop of certain keys not working

I actually asked this in HP support forums and their Customer Service Rep., but no one knows whats going on.So, I am throwing open this question here , esp. so that some Geek Squad guy, who has seen ...
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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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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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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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Laptop won't boot with RAM upgrade

I have a circa 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB25F that has two memory slots and came stock with 2x2GB; I can’t remember the specs, can fill-in when I get back home. I just purchased two 4GB Team DDR3 1600MHz ...
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows?

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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Setup - KVM + HP Docking Station + 2 HP Business Laptops + Monitor + Keyboard + Mouse

I already running HP Elite Laptop in a HP Docking station connected with Additional monitor. I need to enhance the setup by connecting my second laptop, such that I can control it from same keyboard, ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Is there any way to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50B?

An elderly disabled neighbor organized this new laptop. However, she has forgotten the password when prompted on booting “Enter Password.” I think it is set by the Toshiba software in Windows 7.1. How ...
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Jumpy and erratic touchpad

A couple of weeks ago my laptop's (HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k110nr) touch pad started being a little jumpy. I thought it was probably because of dirt and wiped it with an alcohol-free cleaner, but it ...
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Why can't Windows 8.1 go/remain idle for more than 10 seconds?

Running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit for a year, I noticed that Tasks (from Task Scheduler) that depend on the computer being in idle state started failing systematically. As it runs on a laptop ...
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Laptop stand fans direction?

I have just purchased a portable laptop stand with some cooling fans that come attached but something seems the wrong way around. The fans air directtion pulls air through the laptop stand and down ...
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Access HDD just on demand

Id like to know if there is some option to access hdd just on demand. I have SSD + HDD combo in my laptop and im mainly using just the ssd drive. When im plugged in electricity I dont really care as ...
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Asus laptop random shutdowns - not overheating, strange fan behaviour

have ASUS N56VV for about 1,5 year. In last weeks it starts randomly shutting down. I normally work on computer when suddenly fan turn to full speed for about three seconds and then computer ...
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Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down?

I’ve always wondered if shutdown is “more safe” than sleep when it comes to water damage for a laptop. For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be ...
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Non physical hardware switch

My laptop comes equipped with a hardware switch on its backside that connects/disconnects the battery. When I am connected to AC for example, I can thus avoid overcharging the battery. Yesterday ...
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CPU is weak, is it CPU or motherboard? [on hold]

My laptop, an Alienware M17xR3 started to run slowly lately. What happens is that sometimes it runs well, and sometimes not, I did run 3d mark benchmark and while mostly I get low results it happened ...
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14 inch vs 15.6 inch with same same resolution (1366X768)? [on hold]

Is 14 inch is optimal and portable for programmer than 15.6 inch ? Is small screen give better view than large screen with same resolution ? Does 8GB ssd card comes with laptop increase performance ...
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hooking up 2 additional monitor to my Dell inspiron 1525

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 running windows 7 that has a VGA plug and A HDMI plug and would like to hook up two monitors plus the laptop monitor for the total of 3 extended displays. Can it be done ...
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Removing CMOS battery doesn't reset BIOS password

I have an old acer extensa 4620Z which I just disassembled, removed the CMOS battery and reassembled and it's still asking for a password. One thing I read is that you should leave it for 10 to 15 ...
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What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life?

Basically, I'm looking for some do's and don'ts. Is it bad to keep my laptop plugged in when I'm not using it (majority of the time)? Is it bad to plug it in once I've finished using it (with it ...
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Can I run my HP ProBook 4230s laptop without the wireless card in the slot?

I am having problems with the built-in wireless card. At the moment, I can’t even boot the laptop—an HP ProBook 4230s—because it says error 104: unsupported wireless network device detected, so I ...
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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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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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Monitor Switch Auto [on hold]

my english not good I have Gigabyte p2532n Notebook when i playing a game my display changing resolution automatically. and i have to alt+tab and again for continue the game. cuz when this happen ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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Strange green things appear on my screen where black color is [on hold]

While I am using my notebook, if i put my hands on WASD keys, strange green stuff appears on my screen where black color exists. if whole screen is black when i push a little to top left of keyboard ...
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What exactly is a laptop “display audio” driver?

I've downloaded an Intel HD Graphics driver for my Dell laptop and the installer's welcome screen says it will install the following components: Intel Graphics Driver Intel Display Audio Driver ...
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How to recover the BIOS password of Acer aspire 4720 lappy?

Am having an acer aspire 4720 laptop.It contains an phoniex security. So am unable to enter into bios settings due to the unknown password.So how can i get or remove the password.And one more problem ...
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How to limit the fan speed to X until temperature Y? (or similar)

Even though my laptop is cold, whenever I plugged it in, fan speed increases. How can I manually override the settings so that the fan speed is limited to X until temperature Y? (or something similar) ...
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Will PC3-10600 1333Mhz RAM work in a Laptop that has PC3-12800 1600?

I have a lenovo y40-80 laptop that comes with 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz installed. I have an old laptop with another 8GB chip of PC3-10600 1333Mhz DDR3. If I added the PC3-10600 to the lenovo ...
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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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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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How do I get my laptop to recognise the new monitor so it displays correctly with Dell U2410?

I have a HP Pavilion Laptop. The monitor is broken. I have plugged in a Dell U2410 monitor with a HDMI plug. The display is too large I have tried changing the different resolutions but cant get it ...
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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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What will happen powerwise if you plug a USB-C device to another USB-C device?

If you have a USB-C phone or tablet and you plug it into a laptop with USB-C, which device gets charged? Or no charging will occur? People charge their phones through their laptops all the time, how ...
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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How can I tell which graphics card my computer is using/how can I change it?

I was looking into buying a game/figure out why another was running so slowly when I realized that I have two display adapters listed in my device manager. I am using a laptop. One is an AMD Radeon ...
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Lenovo s230u laptop crash [closed]

While playing minecraft, computer shows the blue screen of death. Assuming memory issue? Tried to re-install windows--shows black screen forever. Tried to boot from usb stick with BIOS update--shows ...
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How much maximum RAM can be supported in Laptop LENOVO THINKPAD E530 3259T2Q

I need to upgrade the RAM of my laptop which is a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge Series E530 (part #3259T2Q). Currently it has 4GB (2 x 2GB). I am not sure how much I can expand RAM memory up to. I have ...
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How can I fix my laptop's display; it only shows white screen

I have an Acer Aspire 5739g laptop. My laptop's wireless was not working, so I opened the monitor to check the wireless cables and receiver. I pulled the monitor just a bit towards myself to see the ...
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HP Pavilion DV7-3065DX right click on left click

I have a HP Pavilion DV7-3065 with a big problem that has me stumped. As a computer professional I can usually figure this out, but this just plain doesn't make sense. When I originally got the ...
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Using laptop's monitor as a HDMI screen

I have a satellite TV decoder and a laptop. Is it possible to plug the decoder's HDMI into my laptop's HDMI plug and use it as a monitor somehow? Edit: I have an Asus S550C but I don't know what kind ...
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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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Strange LCD failure mode on a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop

I got this refurbished laptop (Dell Latitude E6430) a week ago. It’s been fine until this afternoon, when the display went haywire while I was in the middle of using it. There are a couple of pictures ...