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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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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please tell me the price and specification of following laptops in india? [on hold]

I am not being lazy. I have tried searching online on this entire week but was unsuccessful. That's why I am asking for help from this site. Please don't down vote just tell me the faults if ...
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Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings - what exactly do they do?

Despite the fact that virtually all modern Dell laptops (and probably others) are supposed to have the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver installed, I couldn't find any end-user ...
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Samsung SSD connected to Sata III but only shows Sata II

my laptop specifications state that I have a SATA III interface however Samsung Magician states I only have SATA II. I have tried updating all my drivers for the interface and I am still faced with ...
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Why does my laptop have two graphics cards?

I've recently discovered when troubleshooting performance issues with PC games that my computer has two built in GPUs (My particular computer is the Lenovo U530 Touch for those interested - specs). ...
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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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Screen brightness maxes out automatically when watching videos or playing games

The screen brightness maxes out automatically each time I am wath videos or playing games on my laptop (a Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66HR). What i have done recently: I bought new Samsung Evo SSD ...
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Some keys on my keyboard not working

I am using Lenovo IdeaPad Z560. The keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 0, F10, F11, F12 are not working. The ones below the function keys, that is. I used numpad to type this question. What could be the ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a ASUS laptop without the drivers CD?

I have lost my ASUS drivers CD that came with the laptop. I want to reinstall Windows, but I'm afraid that I'll need drivers to make the laptop fully functional. The trouble is, when I tried to find ...
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How to use another laptop as extended monitor?

Both laptops have Windows 7. I want to use Laptop B as extended monitor to Laptop A. At the same time, I should be able to use Laptop B as a standalone laptop. Also, I do want to use this connection ...
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Wireless card on HP laptop not working

I just bought an HP Envy m6-1125dx online from Best Buy. When I got it home and started it up, the wireless card did not work well - at all. I could connect, but any real usage would cause the ...
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Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and the hard drive is failing and I'd like to get a new one. What I'm wondering is, do I need to buy a hard drive specific to my computer model, or are laptop ...
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How do I play audio through my computer to my LG HBS750 (win 7)

I have a Dell Inspiron running Win 7 and a LGHSB750 bluetooth headset. I added the headset no problem however the headset never says connected. It does report connected when paired to my phone but ...
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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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Installing Linux on a Windows Dell XPS 13

I can buy from a retailer with employee discount. This means that I can get a Dell XPS 13 with Windows for considerably less money than the Dell XPS 13 developer edition from Dell directly. I would ...
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Notebook display problem (multiplication)

I'm having some troubles with the display of a LG E500 notebook. The thing is that without any known reason the display starts to show the screen divided in eigth parts and each part show the display ...
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Do recommended battery charging practices for a laptop apply to an ultrabook (with non-removable battery)?

For normal laptops, everyone said that if you want to use your laptop for a long period of time at home, its better if you detach the battery and just connect it directly to power. I followed this ...
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Unable to access my BIOS although the OS boots fine

I have an MSI GT602OC Laptop upon which I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04 (only OS). I can access my OS, it boots fine, no problems here. But when I try to access the BIOS (through the DEL key that I used ...
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Questions about the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 [on hold]

Next year I'll start a Software Development study, so I have to get a laptop. I was wondering if anyone knows if the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 would be suitable for my study and software. It should run ...
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Dell Latitude E5550 M.2 slots - what can I use?

I will get a new laptop Dell Latitude E5550, I do not know exact sub-model spec yet. Can I be sure that it will have M.2 slot to buy SSD M.2 disk in advance? What disk will fit in (width)? Can I use ...
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hp elite book 8560w flashes 5 times but works fine?

my laptop "hp 8560w" startup and hang for about a minute or two what happens is my num lock and caps flashes "5 times" this repeats four times then it hangs for a while whowing hp logo then my ...
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I need to get internet on my computer to my USB connected phone

My laptop has internet via Ethernet. I have connected a phone via USB which has no internet. So, is there any way I can get internet working on my phone via USB. The laptop is an HP Pavillion DV6. The ...
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Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port

My most recent laptop has broken beyond repair and I'm left with a large M.2 SSD (Crucial M500), which I'd like to reuse in the replacement laptop. The "new" laptop (say ThinkPad W520 or T430) ...
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Can low voltage damage laptop or it's battery?

Sometimes I get very low voltage in my house. I am worried if I connect my laptop charger to the socket, will it damage the charger, battery or the laptop itself?
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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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How best to remove an extruded screwhole from a laptop keyboard?

The replacement keyboard for my laptop has an extra extruded screwhole for which there is no matching gap in the Laptop body, leaving the keyboard unable to be fully installed. The screwhole is in an ...
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Adaptive brightness won't turn off

TL;DR: I’ve tried everything to disable adaptive brightness with no luck. Brightness changes according to what’s on screen. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 3542, built on the Intel i7-4510U with ...
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Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright

Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright. Hello everyone, this is my first post regarding technical support ever, thanks in advance for any help provided. I have a Lenovo flex 15 laptop that ...
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Netbook's fried motherboard. Can the RAM be safely salvaged?

I gave a RAM module to a relative for using in a small netbook. The motherboard of said computer got fried (allegedly due to overheating) and I was planning on getting the module back for using in its ...
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Lenovo G50 laptop: Display goes goes blank randomly

The laptop has a windows(8.1) as well as a linux partition. The problem occurs in both operating systems. The display comes back on its own usually. It always comes back if the power button is tapped ...
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Chrome Browser freezes on undocking

I'm running Chrome 38 on Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Chrome seems stable most of the time, but whenever I undock or dock from my docking station, I run the risk that Chrome will become ...
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Random shutdown on aspire 4935G

(on AC(with battery plugged) or AC only) the laptop just random shutdown without any notice when.. -left idle for some time -but this problem don't happen when the cpu busy like playing games,or ...
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Firefox keyboard input stops working

All keyboard input stops working after a few minutes. Ctrl-T, ctrl-f, home, end, all have no effect, and I can't type into forms, the find bar or the location bar. If I switch tabs or programs using ...
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Laptop Screen worked and now is blank on boot up/BIOS/POST

My laptop booted up fine however after I did a reboot now I do not see a POST or BIOS at all on a bootup. There is also no beeps and I hear the fans. The screen remains blank the entire time. I ...
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Future proofing with a 980m with desktop processor or R9-m290 Crossfire and mobile processor [on hold]

Which system can I buy now and would be more future proof for gaming (Battlefield 3/4 possibly hardline, gta 4/5, all the Batman games) and android development. I am looking at a max of $2200. I ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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How to access the BIOS in a damaged Sony SVE151C11M

This is a computer I was given that I had not worked with before. The owner said that it made weird noises and failed to boot intermittently before finally not starting anymore. A first step would be ...
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HP Laptop Memory upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading memory on my i5 HP Pavilion dv6 laptop since it seems to be the cheapest way to increase its speed. Right now I have 4GB with 70+% of memory used with Chrome(10 websites ...
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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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vga-passthrough with kvm/qemu on optimus-capable laptop

i have an asus n550jv laptop with the following output from lspci -nn | grep "VGA|3D": 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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Windows7 / WiFi Issue

My laptop with windows7 is in trouble. It use to work as a charme but, unfortunately, my power supplier stops work. I bought one onto web and waited for it nearly two weeks. My laptop hasn't a ...
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When laptop battery on “High Performance” it stops charging the battery

I'm using an ACER Aspire 5750G and my laptop specs are: Proccessor: Intel Core i7-2630QM Display: 15,6 LED LCD Nvidia GeForce GT 540M - 1GB - CUDA Memory: 8GB HDD: 750GB DVD Super Multi DL drive ...
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Fujitsu laptop and num lock with docking station

I use a Fujitsu laptop Lifebook S series with a full keyboard without numeric -keypad. There is a Fn key which converts some keys (7-0, U-P, J-; and so on). I use a docking station with attached ...
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Car charger for a laptop

I have a laptop that has a charger that outputs 19.5V 7.7A. I want to be able to charge it in a car. One solution is to use an inverter in the car that takes that car's 12-15V DC and inverts it to 110 ...
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AMD radeon 8670m performance issues

I recently purhased a notebook with an Amd Radeon HD 8670m and a 8650g in crossfire, with 8gbs of ram. Seeing benchmarks online for dota 2 and cs go, i see dota should be running at around 54 fps on ...
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can anyone tell me how do laptop work really briefly please [closed]

how do laptop work really briefly because it takes a long time to answer how do laptops work. I want to know 1)when the current from the power plant goes to your home and you plug your laptop in, ...
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Upgrading a graphics card

Is it possible for me to upgrade my laptop's graphics card in my scenario? I understand it is possible for some laptop graphics cards to be upgraded, but is it possible for my laptop specifically? I ...
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Random noise added to mousepad when connected to a specific projector

This is a strange question and I am absolutely not sure if this is the right place to ask. However, I'll give it a try: I have a Asus Zenbook notebook. The notebook only has a HDMI/Display port ...
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Fujitsu A544 Removing the optical drive? [closed]

I recently purchased a Fujitsu A544 laptop, I'm trying to remove the optical drive in the laptop and replace it with an hdd caddy, but I can't find a way how to do it. I searched extensively in google ...
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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 ...