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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Will Disabling GPU also stop heat generation from GPU

My laptop is lenovo z560 with nvidia 310m graphics card, everything is fine: there is no dust + new thermal grease but the laptop is old. I think only gpu is producing heat when any graphics on laptop ...
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Will it damage my MacBook if I put it in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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Wifi access not allowing access to all sites (several incoming/outgoing IP blocked by ZoneAlarm) - hacking attempts?

Few months ago I was using my own internet (wifi in my own studio, under windows 7) and I was able to access any website I wanted. However, since few weeks, I moved into a shared housing and also use ...
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windows 10 black screen after login and file explorer and control panel error

While my upgraded windows 10 Lenovo G500 laptop is shutting down, my brother held the power button so the laptop shut down immediately, and after I turned on my laptop and wrote the password, the ...
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What is the right procedure to safely remove stickers from a laptop?

My new Dell Studio 15 has those annoying "permanent" decal stickers for Windows Vista and Intel Centrino processor. I want them gone. I don't want to try to peel them only to discover that I've ruined ...
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Asus N56D and Dell U2515H: High resolution not selectable

I connected an Asus N56DY to display Dell U2515H via an HDMI 1.4 cable. The highest available resolution is 2048x1152 if I use Windows, but on Linux 2560x1440 is available. I completely removed ...
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Samsung laptop won't adjust screen brightness

I have a Samsung Ativ Book 6 NP680Z5E-X02US and recently updated to Windows 10. It uses Intel HD 4000 Graphics and has and AMD Radeon 8770M graphics card. Since updating I am no longer able to adjust ...
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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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Laptop - Screen sometimes stays black after “display off”

My laptop is currently set to never go to sleep (on either battery or plugged in) but I do have it power off the display after 10 minutes(battery) or 20 minutes(plugged in) Most of the time, it works ...
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Laptop shuts down suddenly when running on battery

My Acer Aspire S7-392 runs well on mains, but on battery shuts down suddenly and without warning. And I mean no warning, it is like someone yanked the power from a desktop PC. Windows does not ...
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SSHD/Windows 10 Forced Shutdown on ASUS Laptop

I have an Asus 501LA that has been quirky since we got it in the summer of 2013. It was one of the early PC/touchscreen units. Aside from a couple glitches I've fixed, it's a decent machine. A few ...
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Laptop Battery Draining While Plugged In

I have a relatively new (<1yr.) Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, which stays plugged in all the time. It's connected to a flatscreen monitor via HDMI & I keep the lid shut, so that screen's off. ...
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Laptop CMOS battery implications

My 4 year old Dell Inspiron 15R's CMOS battery is running out (has run out ?). I know this because when I turn the laptop on it keeps on giving me 5 beeps till Windows loads. I am sure replacing the ...
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Reallocation sector count

my hard drive is working (copying files) very slow, However from this drive to external hdd copying speed is fine, but reverse is slow. after full format and repartitioning drive, result is same. i ...
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Laptop can't boot from SSD when HDD is connected

I've just installed a new SSD on my laptop instead of the previous HDD. When only the SSD is connected - everything works great (I've copied the OS and data from the HDD to the SSD). But when I also ...
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Weird disk name after restart in Windows 7

Just hit a restart after 24-days-and-something uptime of my Windows 7 x64 based laptop and at boot time saw "Installing device driver software" systray message, then got "You must restart your ...
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Linux Utility to Suspend Laptop until AC power connected?

I run a home server on a Laptop, and recently I ran into an issue where we had a storm and the power went out. The laptop I use as a home server does not have a "Wake on AC Power" function built into ...
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Toshiba Satellite C660 not Booting at All

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, and it was working fine but now it's not booting at all. From some days, it running slow and hang sometimes. I was using Windows 8 Pro on this. But now it even does ...
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What does this mean? 8GB or 4GB? which is better? [on hold]

What does this mean? DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, 8GB, On-board Memory 4 GB, 1 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 12 GB SDRAM and 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM, 4GB Memory slots 2 SODIMM which one is ...
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To prevent overheating, why not turn laptop upside down?

The fans and ventilation holes are positioned on the bottom of the device, as with most laptops, as well as the HDD and other components making heat. If these items are all positioned on the bottom, ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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Installing Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu installed

Does it possible install Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 3543 Pentium 3805U? From Dell support page its not clear does it offer drivers for Win 7 or not.
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CPU Issue - Now always at 100% usage [on hold]

Ok, after my PC crashed the CPU is always near 100%, after a reboot, normaly at 5% after a reboot, I Can't do anything!!! --- I know it's not a hdd issue because when pressing f10 the computer's rom ...
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No USB mouse of any kind works with my laptop

I have a USB mouse and it does not work on my laptop, Actually, it stop working suddenly. I do not remember what was happen the mouse is stopped working. I try different mouse (wired/wireless) nothing ...
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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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cannot set 2560x1600 resolution for Samsung S32D850T monitor from Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop

I just bought a new Samsung S32D850T monitor hoping to get 2560x1600 resolution from my Dell Inspiron laptop. The laptop has HDMI and VGD ports. Is there any way to get that resolution (a new HDMI ...
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M325 logitech mouse is not working with new batteries

I have had this mouse for about a year now and it died yesterday when i was playing a game, so i wen't to find a new battery but none of them worked and i even checked that they were the right type. ...
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Using my laptop with 2 additional external monitors

I got a ASUS Zenbook Pro (i7, 16gb memory, nvidia 960). I bought 2 Dell 27" monitors, connected one through hdmi and the other through an external usb-c to hdmi adapter. It all works fine with those ...
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I am trying to recover this hard drive. Attached are my diskpart results for list volume. Has it failed?

diskpart results: more diskpart results: For background: Putting it in an enclosure and plugging it into my machine got nothing and made weird noises. And my enclosure works because I just got ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Laptop HDD Sparky Crackling Sound

Recently my new laptop started producing this sparky, "electric" sound that is coming from hdd. It starts, I think, when the laptop warms a bit. Also my laptop becomes slow ( I guess, same reason). I'...
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Brightness changes even “Adaptive Brightness” is disabled in Windows 8.1/10

The brightness changes with the colors displayed on the screen on my Lenovo Thinkpad X250. Light colors make the screen brighter, dark make it darker. It really annoys me. Same behavior in Windows 8.1 ...
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Faulty Apple MacBook Air Adapter

I have Apple MacBook Air laptop. As the adapter was faulty, I had given it for service. After getting it back, I connected the adapter to the laptop. When I touched the laptop, I felt a shock. I live ...
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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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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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Replacing old, discontinued drivers

I have a laptop mounting an ATI HD 3000 series graphic cards, and the ATI Radeon website says that those drivers have been discontinued in 2013. The most recent upgrade of a game I'm running warns me ...
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How to make my laptop as an access point?

I would like to make my laptop an access point for my android mobile, to do so I have tried following, but all of them failed. Using built-in feature of Windows 7 for hosting a WiFi network as ...
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Is my hard drive normal? [on hold]

I just bought my laptop and was hearing this crackling sound, as similar to the video, from my hard drive. Is that normal? or is my hard drive faulty? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBcFLZ2S7Fk
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laptop keyboard some keys don't work for a while but later on work

Very wierd issue. Clean install of windows 10 home. After leaving the computer for a while, sometimes some keys on the keyboard don't work. Some specific examples: 8, 9 right arrow, down arrow. ...
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Very Confused HP Compaq 8710p Re: AC Adapters

My 1st Laptop, Please forgive my lack of knowledge. I've spent 4 days off and on trying to learn what I can. More confused than 5 days ago. Info found on the bottom of a HP Compaq 8710p laptop, Input: ...
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How can I change the amount of video memory with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset?

I have the chipset in the title. The Intel control panel says the following: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report Report Date: 8/11/2010 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: ...
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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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Windows 10 Lenovo T530 w/ docking station and multiple monitors

I have a Lenovo T530 w/ docking station running Windows 10 and I wanted to run dual monitors. I already had a Samsung S27B350 which is HDMI and I bought a Dell U2414H with Displayport In/Out and HDMI ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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What is responsible for screen dim on laptop (Sony Vaio)?

So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. ...
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How to upgrade UEFI bios without battery in Acer laptop?

My laptop is Acer Aspire V5-473PG and I used windows 10 Pro 64-bit. And my battery is already dead around 1 year. Now, when I turn on my laptop, it always shows something like this : Boot media is ...
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Dell XPS 13 + Dell Monitor = one of them blurry

I have a Dell xps 13 and a 24" Dell monitor connected to it by a Mini Display-Port and HDMI. The problem is that if I turn on the laptop without the monitor connected to it, it looks perfectly clear. ...
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Laptop LCD T-Con

Is the t-con (timing control) board for a laptop lcd panel built into the panel itself, or is it a separate part that can be replaced like it is in televisions and desktop monitors? From what I can ...
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How do I fix black lines in laptop LCD that are getting longer?

A few days ago black lines started to appear on my laptop LCD and, over time, they are getting bigger and longer. I performed a quick search on the Internet and found out that they may be dead or ...
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Laptop won't charge & I keep getting four constant beeps

My friend has a Dell Inspiron 15 N5010 laptop/notebook which has recently not been working so well and has a number of issues. When the laptop is turned on it beeps four times in a row over and over ...