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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Reducing brightness of specific pixels on laptop screen

My laptop's screen has a couple of small bright spots. They are obnoxious but I don't want to have to buy a new laptop or replace my current one's screen. I suspect that the bright spots could be ...
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How to CLEAN INSTALL Windows 7 Professional 64Bit on Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo / Special Edition laptop?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo/Special Edition with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor, Windows 8 Single Language, English (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB ...
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laptop suddenly became very slow

I have a compaq laptop. And I've been using it 2 years now. Then this day, it suddenly became very slow. It almost took 5 minutes from turning on to the log on screen. I click my username and it took ...
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High fan speed with no reason

For a few weeks, the fans of my Lenovo B590 laptop, running on Xubuntu 14, turn to high speed a few minutes after it is turned on. The fans won't speed down until I turn the computer off. This is ...
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How can I disable my laptop's built-in keyboard in Windows 7?

I have a HP Compaq Presario C700 laptop with Windows 7 installed on it. My laptop's keyboard is not working properly; some keys never work and some keys will keep on pressing. I've formatted the OS ...
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How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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How can I disable laptop keyboard but not wireless keyboard? (Windows 7)

I am using Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5755G laptop. How can I disable my laptop keyboard without disabling the wireless external keyboard? (I guess I am looking for the Windows 7 equivalent of this ...
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Good lightweight linux distro that reduces battery consumption greatly? [on hold]

I want to install Chromium Os, but i don't know exactly how much battery it consumes, or if it is lightweight and needs little hardware and is fast. Yes I'm aware Chromium OS is a web based linux, but ...
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Where I can find Compal QAL51 components? [on hold]

I'm trying to find a replacement motherboard for my Compal QAL51 and I cant find it anywhere. Someone can help me?
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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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Laptop's internal keyboard as an external one?

Firstly, let me say that I've never seen how a laptop's internal keyboard interface with the motherboard. Hence the question. The thing is I use an external keyboard and monitor, but I like how ...
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What does this light shaped like a cylinder mean?

I bought this Asus K53E laptop two years ago but I don't even know what this light means. I'm talking about the middle one (next to the battety \ wireless)
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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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How can we tell Windows to stay mute?

I usually mute my laptop (Acer Aspire 4937G, c.f. reviews) using the windows "volume control" as such: However, at times the laptop will unmute itself automatically. I'm suspecting it may be due to ...
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Thinkpad E420S powers on but doesn't boot for 15-20 minutes

What exactly is happening is: I shutdown/hibernate the laptop after using the day before and go to sleep The next day when I turn on the laptop - the thinkpad 'i' lights up (stays up) and the fan ...
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How to clean/what to do about getting liquid form of compressed air cleaner on computer equipment?

I'm a little worried. I was using some compressed air cleaner (to be specific, Office Depot® Brand Cleaning Duster) to try to blow the dust off some dusty parts of my computer. The instructions are ...
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Wireless card overheating?

Ok, so I've had my laptop for several years (I wanna say 4, but possibly more), it's a Toshiba Satellite. I'm running Linux mint 15, and am having a strange new issue, after several hours of running ...
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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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Is it okay to connect white Wifi antenna cord to main connector, while not connecting black antenna to axillary connector?

What is the difference between the main connector and the axillary connector? I have a Toshiba Satellite 1905-s301 laptop. Two weeks ago, someone accidentally pulled the U.FL connector (plug) off the ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 with PR03X Dock not recoginizing ext HD through eSATA port.

Well I have a Samsung HD103SIf TB drive that originally came in an ext usb caddy. I used it with an older Dell Laptop running Windows XP, worked fine til one day it would not power on. Long/short, I ...
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Map “fn” + “home” to screen brightness using AutoHotKey?

Could someone please show me what script code I would need to map my laptop "fn" key + "home" to lower the screen brightness (and subsequently "fn" + end to increase). I know I can reach the screen ...
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My cursor randomly moves to a specific location on my laptop

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop with Windows 8.1. At random times, the cursor moves from where ever it is to a spot about 1 inch above the start button on the laptop screen. This is when my laptop ...
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Can I install an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-70 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-SP6983R?

The original processor was an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-74 (dead) The board is named V000185220 Rev 1.10 This board accepts S1G2 processors, and should accept the RM-70. But I am not so confident when ...
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Laptop won't boot after removing and reinserting RAM

My girlfriend was planning to install additional memory on her 5 years old laptop. She opened the back, and gently took off the existing 2GB RAM to check if there are any empty slots behind. She put ...
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Laptop to 4K Monitor

I would like to connect this (Lenovo ThinkPad T430) to this (Seiki 39-inch 4K display), and achieve full/native 4K resolution. Is it possible? From the onboard mini display port to an external video ...
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Windows 7: Base System Device drivers missing

I re-installed Windows 7 and I currently have 2 Base System Devices with a yellow exclamation which means it's unrecognized and the drivers for it are missing. Windows update has been unable to find ...
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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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windows 7 copied files from laptop to my high end mobile though usb drive not allowed [duplicate]

Looks like there are no experts in this forum to solve my problem asked this question 2 days , I copied files from laptop though usb drive is not allowed and message and warning flashes , but when i ...
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Some of the keys on my laptop don't work. What can I do?

Some of the keys that don't work include the: Caps Lock key (light doesn't turn on), X, C, Left Control key, M. Can anyone explain if there is a software issue that could cause this? I don't have ...
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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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Windows 8 HP Laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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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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Possible fire risk from leaving a laptop on for several months/years to use as a server

I found this question which comes close to mine - Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server - but doesn't specifically ask about a fire risk, and dismisses the idea of removing the battery, ...
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How can I turn my wireless laptop into a wifi hotspot?

When I am in my room, my phone does not have any signal strength to my router. My laptop is at half signal strength, so I can use the internet just fine on that. Now I want to turn my wireless laptop ...
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connect 2 external monitors keeping laptop display also open?

I actually have 2 questions: Question 1: At work I have 2 monitors and I have connected it to my laptop using: 1st monitor with HDMI port 2nd monitor with vga port Now by doing this although I ...
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How to turn off the laptop monitor when using an external monitor?

I have a Toshiba Laptop and I have searched all over the place for a solution to the following problem. I use a Toshiba DynaDock to connect to an external monitor. I used to have Windows Vista, and ...
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My Asus Laptop Power Supply is Broken — or is it?

System is an Asus N53S laptop. For several months I've been having the standard problem with a flaky DC plug that doesn't work unless it's positioned just so. Just to make life more fun, the battery ...
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External Monitor display issue when closing the lid of laptop

Has anyone experienced this with an Acer or any other laptop? I am working on a new Acer laptop (1810T) which I almost alway connect to an external monitor with a VGA cable. I have set graphic ...
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Dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize AC adapter

Recently my dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize my 90W adapter (despite powering it just fine). Full error message: "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. the ...
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Can not turn on wireless card using on board keyboard. How can I override the function keys using an external usb keyboard?

I have a Medion E5211 laptop, with Windows Vista Home Edition. The only way to turn on the wireless card is by pressing Fun+F1 key. There is no external switch. I checked that the keys are not ...
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Adding a 1600 MHz RAM to a Laptop with already installed 1333 MHz

I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop that came with 4 GB RAM (Samsung). I recently upgraded it with another 2GB of G.Skill RAM 1333MHz with CL 9-9-9, so the memory was 6 GB in total. A few days back, the ...
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Why my CPU heavily loaded?

Idle CPU load ranges 30-80%, when performing any tasks - 100%. problem in linux and windows. The computer is not dusty, model acer ao722, fan is working. Sensor shows initial termperature - 57 C, idle ...
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How do I change the color vibrance/saturation with Intel graphics on my laptop?

The nVidia control panel has an option to adjust the saturation and other properties of the image shown on the screen. Is there any way to do this with the Intel Graphics driver? My laptop model is a ...
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Would intermittent contact with the service voltage and capacitors in a power supply (inrush current) damage a computer?

If I plugged my laptop AC Adapter power cable into a UPS, causing sparks to blast out (and being unable to insert it due to the UPS being seemingly not designed for this type of plug, for whatever ...
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Laptop keyboard not working

Few of the keys on my laptop's keyboard aren't working. A couple of days ago, I left my laptop running and forgot to shut it down. As a result it automatically shutdown due to low battery. The next ...
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Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...
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How 15.6 inch laptop screen have FHD when 21.5 inch 1920 is FHD? [closed]

Last time I see that 1920* 1080 monitor is minimum 21.5 inch monitor to get FHD. Now I have seen 15.6 inch laptop screen have full HD. the confusion is why I need to have 21.5 inch to get FHD. How ...
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CommView for Wifi stops responding after a few minutes

Whenever I am capturing packets for aircrack-ng, after around 5-10 minutes, it stops responding all of a sudden. I am running a Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit PC. How can I fix this?
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Agghhh! UPS Back-Up, Laptop Charger, Sparks

Boy… ok. This is so frustrating! Ok so, I've been getting a whole lot of problems with the electrical grid here lately: spikes, surges, lows, brown-outs, all kinds of problems, it's terrible, ...