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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HP laptop F1-12 keys inverted with Fn

I recently bought an HP laptop. I'm pleased with it, save for one thing. All the F1-12 keys are inverted. I mean the following: All the F-keys have a symbol on it. Normally you would press Fn + your ...
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Connecting an external monitor to a laptop with no internal screen [on hold]

I have a Toshiba laptop on which the screen broke and now there is no longer a screen as we have removed it. I have an RGB cable and an HDMI cable and have tried using these to connect an external ...
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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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Reset laptop battery data or interface battery chip?

My battery consists of 5 parallel strings of 2 cells in series. One conductor broke and therefore the measured capacity of the battery decreased dramatically, so that the capacity meter went down a ...
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HP Split x2 Intel HD HDMI Output to LG TV 47LB5DF-ZC static

I get static (fuzzy/snowstorm) on my LG TV when connecting my HP Split x2 to it through HDMI. I have tried the same cable on a PC monitor and it works fine, so the issue is not with the cable. I am ...
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How do I install a solid state hard drive?

I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD ...
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How can I get the MAC address from my stolen laptop so the police can trace it?

A week ago my HP Mini 110 was stolen. I reported to the police and they asked me about my Laptop's MAC address, which I don't know or had never heard about before. Is there any way to get the MAC ...
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Unable to locate annoying noise source in HP DV6 laptop

I've had a HP DV6-1340SS laptop for about 3 years. Some months ago, I started hearing some kind of unusually loud fan noise with no apparent relation to CPU load. It's not the usual air sound, it ...
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Is it possible to transfer data from a damaged hard drive?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with a damaged hard drive. I was wondering about a few things really. Is it possible to recover/transfer data from it at all? I assume it's only partially bad, ...
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Possibility of connecting 2 External Monitors (LCDs) with a laptop

I've a laptop with 1366x768 resolution (Nvidia GT720M). Is it possible that I can use 2 external monitors with my laptop. While the 2 external monitors are used I don't want to use the laptop screen. ...
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Laptop battery says plugged in, not charging

My laptop's battery tray icon sometimes says "plugged in, not charging". How do I make the battery start charging again? Lenovo X230, 6-cell battery, Windows 8.1 64-bit. This question says that ...
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unusable speed connection to router (ethernet and wireless)

I'm using a lenovo flex 2 laptop, my connection was fine up until this week. We got a new router (edimax br 6428ns v2), which seems to "not like" my laptop, i'll explain: My 2 roommates can connect ...
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Dell Inspiron 1764 Maximum external monitor resolution

I want to buy an external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 1764 (i5HD450054). However, I am not sure if its video card supports a display with resolution of 1920x1200 connected through HDMI. My laptop ...
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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 Dedicated graphics or Shared Graphics

Ok i currently have a laptop "Toshiba C650D-126". And it works fine for me mostly but i recently started playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 on it and my laptop struggles even on the lowest settings but it ...
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ASUS X551M won't come on and does not charge too

My ASUS X551M shut down itself and won't come on. It does not even take power when i plug in charger. It shut down itself when i plugged in a flash drive in one of the ports which i later realized is ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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Screen brightness slider disappeared on Windows 7. How do I bring it back?

So I can't find the screen brightness slider or any brightness adjustment option in my power plan options. All I can do is determine when to put the laptop to sleep and when to turn off the display. ...
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Laptop only detects TV via HDMI when the TV is off

I have an Acer Aspire 5951G laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card and 64-bit Windows 7. I am pretty sure that none of the components (HDMI-cable, graphics card, TV) are malfunctioning. ...
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Checklist for new laptop whether it runs as intended [on hold]

My new laptop arrives today. My last laptop went funny within a week: The shop allowed me to turn it in for a different one instead of me having to wait a couple of weeks. Now I want to make sure ...
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For better battery backup whether we have to start charge the laptop when battery about to drain? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a laptop ,I have get suggestions from so many people that we should start charging laptop when battery is about to drain and the reason I am getting is battery will last for ...
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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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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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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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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen

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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VAIO Ultrabook works but the display does not turn on normally

My notebook has a display problem. Several times, usually after long hours off, I turn on the notebook and the LCD has no image. Then I connect to an external monitor and it always works. After that, ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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HP dv6-2150ca don't boot after RAM upgrade

I've HP dv6-2150ca with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I had 4 gb RAM. I upgrade to 8 gb RAM. Both from same manufacturer and purchased at same time. Specs of RAM Crucial When I start laplop it says ...
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Dots and black screen while gaming

I have a very annoying problem with my PC. It's specifications are as follows: Model: ASUS N55SF Notebook Processor: i7 2670QM 2.20 GHz Graphics Card: GT 555M 2 GB My issue is that I ...
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Specific model of laptop hard drive dies after using it in laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition laptop. It came with 2 hard drives of 1 TB (thus a total of 2 TB). To date, the motherboard has been replaced at least three times now due to ...
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An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system

I upgraded a laptop to windows 8 and then started to factory reset windows 8 and left it over night! When i check in the morning it said that reset wasn't complete and it restarted the computer and ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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Dual band 2x2 WiFi card in a 1x1 laptop

I've got a HP ProBook with a rather meh Qualcomm QCA9565 wireless N card (1x1), and I'm considering getting an Intel Wireless AC card to replace it. I have two choices: the Intel 3160AC which is a ...
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Laptop Is playing music when the screen won't come on

im listening to music from ITunes on my laptop and It went off for a couple of seconds and then it shut down but it is still playing music and the computer isn't turning on! Help!!
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How do I turn off the keyboard backlight on my Lenovo Y70?

I'd like to turn off the keyboard backlight on my new Lenovo Y70 laptop. Is there a built-in way of doing this? Or is there a way to physically disconnect the backlighting from the power supply, if I ...
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How to test AC adapter?

I have a Toshiba laptop that is no longer receiving power when it's plugged in. How can I tell if problem is in the AC adapter or in the actual laptop? I could buy a replacement adapter (this is the ...
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Improve SSD performance on Windows 7 laptop

I got Asus k40in and I've just replaced it's HDD with new 120gb SSD (Kingston v300) to give it a new life as office machine; winsat disk shows ~225 MB/s sequential read and ~195 MB/s sequential write. ...
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Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers

I just bought an Asus K56CB notebook. I immediately replaced original platter hard drive with my SSD I had in my previous laptop (no re-installation, just remove from previous and replace in new). I'm ...
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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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Laptop Keyboard Water Damage

I have an ASUS g75VW laptop that I bought a couple months ago. A few days ago I accidentally spilled a glass of water on the keyboard when I was cleaning up my desk (I about had a heart attack). I ...
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Can I install my old laptop's CPU in a new laptop?

My current laptop is broken, but the CPU is fine (Intel Core i7-720QM, 1.6 GHz). Can I buy a new laptop and put this CPU in it ?
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My toshiba satellite windows 8 will not let me press on mouse1 while playing a game

So when Im playing, I try shooting a gun and it doesnt work. But when I press mulitple times it works. Then stops working. I need serious help. It's annoying the crap out of me.
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How do I force Windows 7 to play only through headphones?

Okay to make things clear; I'm going to give a step by step of what happened. I've got a brand new laptop, and while installing stuff everything was fine. When I'd plug in headphones in the 3.5mm ...
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How to measure how long it take's for a laptop's battery to charge

I have the following scenario: I am testing several laptops with Windows 8.1 installed. One of the tests is to measure how much the battery lasts. For this task I use benchmarks like PeaceKeeper or ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p / Windows 7 - Docking issues / After entering credentials, desktop is just a black screen

When booting the laptop on a docking station, the logon screen appears and user X is able to input thier credentials. Then the desktop does not load - just a black screen. When the laptop is ...