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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Lenovo Edge laptop with Windows 8 has white, flashing dots on the touch screen

after spraying my touch screen lightly with a screen cleaner [duh] and wiping it with a microfiber cloth, I have several flashing dots on my screen. Rebooting hasn't helped. The touch screen is ...
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Cooling fan stuck at low speed

I have an HP Pavilion dv6135dx laptop. Recently, my computer fan wasn't working well, causing my computer to overheat multiple times. It would not increase its speed as my cpu usage went up, but would ...
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Windows 10: Computer switches to internal screen, messing up window sizes and positions

I have a Fujitsu P772 notebook computer. It came installed with Windows 7 and I recently upgraded to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I noticed a problem whenever the screen would go to sleep by the ...
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What's the right choice to run a cooler Cpu (quiter laptop)?

Assuming that on the same laptop with an intel "i-series" processor I could have exactly the same workload, in order to achieve the lowest cpu temperatures it would be better: Higher CPU clock ...
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logind.conf not working, closing lid will not suspend laptop

I am running Fedora 22 on a Dell Latitude E6230.  At some point I got a software patch that broke the laptop suspending when I close the lid.  It was working, and now it is not.  I am not sure what ...
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How can I disable my laptop from reinstalling uninstalled drivers? [duplicate]

I've uninstalled the driver for the onboard keyboard, because it keys in random keys, but everytime I restart it reinstalls the onboard keyboard drivers. I've tried renaming the keyboard driver in the ...
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How can I continue to use Windows on a laptop when its memory has gone bad? [closed]

I have low-budget Asus laptop that has some bad memory (confirmed with memtest) - unfortunately the memory is soldered to the motherboard and is not practically replaceable. I'm able to boot into ...
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Laptop plugged in but not charging

Note this may look like a duplicate of previous questions but it's not. This question is why has this problem started occurring, i.e. what has changed either in Windows or laptop hardware to cause ...
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Is it easier to install Ubuntu on a Windows 10 machine or Windows 10 on a laptop running Ubuntu

I am looking at the Dell XPS 13 laptops and they offer a preinstalled version with Ubuntu 14.04. The issue is that I require Windows for some work projects and I am wondering if it's more difficult ...
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How much RAM can I add to my laptop? and how many slots?

I have a Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01 model. My system says I currently have 4GB RAM. I want to add more to make it faster, but can't figure out: What's the max RAM it can run, and max speed How many ...
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Laptop sometimes crashes when waking up

I got a new laptop on Friday (Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga from Best Buy), and so far it's been working great, except that there've been a couple of times that I've woken it up from sleep and instead of just ...
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Is there any way (other than actually connecting the charger) to simulate charger connected in a laptop?

I want to know if there is any software or any hack or trick I can use to simulate AC Charger connected to my laptop without actually connecting the charger. My laptop's Display Power Saving Tech ...
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hp compaq 8510p laptop starts but no screen display

I am using hp compaq 8510p about 3 years and this problem occurred for the first time. I was using windows 7 and my laptop was working fine. Then I decided to upgrade to windows 10. I installed it. ...
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Display my ps3 on my Laptop Screen

I want to connect my PS3 to my Laptop Screen Display, with a HDMI Cable, I want it only with HDMI or only AV I don't have anything else, and could you please explane it quite clear as I am not that a ...
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Laptop screen is discolored on start-up, but works fine after that

I'm having a weird problem with my Windows 7 laptop. After replacing a cracked screen, this new screen is discolored on the Toshiba logo and has green lines running down the screen on the Windows logo ...
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Sound from laptop's speakers goes off intermittently

Suddenly my laptop's speakers have started showing a really odd behaviour. :) When I turn the laptop on, the sound seems to be working, but after I open Media Player and say start playing a song, only ...
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Laptop shutsdown when I, myself, go to sleep. Turns back on asking me to start in safe mode etc

The laptop is connected to the wall plug, with the battery removed. I just leave the laptop on, go to sleep, and when I wake up, sometimes I'll find it already shut down (as opposed to the screen ...
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Trying to understand the difference between various batteries for Lenovo Thinkpad T520

There are various types of batteries for the laptop and I'm not sure which one is best. The one I have right now (which came with it), is not enough to last me through my back-to-back classes, so I am ...
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Laptop power supply wattage differences on identical specs?

I was comparing the Macbook Pro 15" 2015 (highest end) with the Lenovo W541 with similar specs (same CPU, very similar GPU, etc.) and the MBP is supplied with a 85W power adapter, while the Lenovo has ...
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Should I replace the AC charger as well when buying a new battery? [closed]

My notebook is already 4 years old, and it's battery basically died from one day to another (one day it could support the notebook for an hour, the next day I could get at most 2-3 minutes out of it). ...
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Laptop does not detect USB monitor

I have an AOC E1670SW USB monitor that I want to connect to my Windows 10 installed laptop. When connected, the monitor powers up but shows "No Signal" message. The laptop is unable to detect any ...
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Laptop randomly hangs, cannot open any programs

After being powered on for some time, my HP laptop running Windows 10 will lapse into an unusual half-frozen state. It does not seem to slow down, but I cannot open any programs or perform various ...
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Upgraded to Windows 10 - Touchpad disables itself in control panel when plugging power off laptop

I've upgraded to Windows 10. When I unplug power from my laptop, touchpad stops working - it gets disabled in the control panel. I can either plug the power back in to make it work, or plug a mouse ...
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Old monitor not displaying laptop input

I have an old Dell screen from an equally old PC, and it only takes VGA input. Conversely, I have a MacBook Pro which only has a HDMI port. So I bought a VGA -> HDMI adapter and attached it, then ...
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Can I use a different laptop power supply, same tip polarity, voltage, at least same amperage

My understanding is that new Lithium-Ion batteries can be dangerous because of some of the circutry surrounding them. To put it simply you do something wrong and they will start on fire or even ...
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Laptop Charger Short Damage

today while I was plugging in my laptop charger a really unfortunate incident happened. The laptop side plug fell down and made contact with the wall jack as I was plugging it in causing a short. It ...
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Noisy fan, can it be mechanical?

I have a Dell Latitude E5530. Recently the fan has started making aggressive buzzing noises. Not all the time, but as soon I'm running a Matlab computation or watching a movie - whenever the load is ...
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Touchpad is not working properly on my laptop

I have a Windows 10 Gateway NV570P10u laptop. I don't use this laptop for anything more than browsing and a little programming. I was testing out the new shortcut features to change orientation of the ...
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Is it bad/dangerous/damaging to set laptop fan speed to max all the time? [duplicate]

I use HWiNFO to set my fan speed to maximum (the maximum provided in HWiNFO, there may be higher speeds) all the time I am using my laptop to cool the processor and GPU while video editing and playing ...
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Turn off laptop's fan in Windows 10

My Lenovo laptop used to turn off its fan in Windows 7, this would save a lot of energy and battery would last maybe about 2 times more. After upgrading to Windows 10 however it never turns off. I ...
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Macs CPU temperature increases massively when charger is removed

So I was trying to kill a Java process the other day. I opened htop and looked for Java. This was the first time I really used htop so I figured I would set it up in a way I would like. I added the ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon suddenly slows when AC is attached

Today I notice that my one year old laptop Lenovo X1 Carbon (Windows 8.1) is 2,5 times slower on everything, only when AC is attached. As soon as I detach the AC to go on battery, performance ...
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Headset microphone's quality is poor only for one computer

Whenever I plug my headset into my computer its microphone quality gets bad. However when I try the headset on other computers/iPads it works fine. The headset is a Turtle Beach Z11 Earforce. My ...
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Factory Reset questions

Factory Reset and Windows Reset questions Okay, I get the basics of what these things do but I want to know more I have 3 fairly simple questions I would like answered Firstly, Factory Reset will ...
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Having glitches when playing video in the browser

When binge watching on Netflix, the video keep stopped and delayed even though the process bar clearly is ahead of the time. The weird part is it only happens when the laptop is unplugged. It is not ...
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Key not working on laptop

I have an ASUS laptop X54C. The q key has stopped working. Everything else is working. Things I have tried: - took the key out and blowed air with my mouth. The area under the key wasn't dirty to ...
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Lenovo laptop with Intel CPU remains at lowest clock

I have an Lenovo T440p with an Intel Core i5 4300M CPU. 8GB RAM, SSD running with Windows 7 (preinstalled). The only thing I did not like about this laptop was the screen, which I replaced (the whole ...
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Laptop Keyboard and its cable

There is a locking part where it keeps connection cable stable. I broke it and it does not hold the cable tight anymore and keyboard does not work at all. What can I do before leaving computer to ...
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Powerline Network cuts out when Laptop Power Supply is plugged in

I have a powerline adapter in my room because it's too far away from the router to get a good wifi signal. I have my main laptop plugged in and that works fine. However, I tried plugging in a second ...
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Customizing a L450 laptop: Isn't DIMM2 faster than SODIMM because of dual channel ? (screenshot)

here is the US versions: SODIMM are smaller sticks, but this laptop lets me also put DIMM2, so I'm a little confused. Is SODIMM also dual channel, or is it a single or two memory stick ? I guess ...
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Laptop randomly presses “backspace” even with disabled keys

I have the most annoying problem in this god damned world. Every time i am browsing the internet the computer randomly presses backspace and throws me to the previous page. it happens completely ...
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New RAM -> memtest crash

I bought two new RAM-sticks for my old laptop Toshiba Portege R700-19T But since I've installed them, the machine won't boot into an OS anymore. The installed Windows 7 64bit goes to a black screen ...
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How can I fix my Acer One 10 (Windows 8.1) not starting up at all?

It has been about 10 days since I got my Acer One 10 and it has already started showing problems. When I went to use it this morning, nothing happened. I assumed it had zero battery, so I put it to ...
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can i add two dedicated graphics card in my dell inspiron 5420 laptop?

I have got a 1GB dedicated graphics card geforce gt 630M in my dell inspiron 5420 laptop. Can i add another 2 or 4GB graphics card to my laptop as my autocad and and lumion can hardly run in my ...
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Can't get to BIOS settings on Samsung laptop

I have a Samsung NP300V5A laptop. I forget to turn off UEFI boot prior to installing Windows 10. After installation, I found that I can't get to the BIOS settings; F2, F10, and ESC don't work. After ...
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Projector with laptop normally used with 2 screens lockup

My laptop is normally docked and uses 2 screens. Some software either remembers which screen it had previously been on, or prefers one screen over the other. When I undock and plug into a projector ...
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How do I remove the base of my laptop?

How do I remove my laptop Base? I've removed all the screws and the bottom nearly comes off, but there are these clip sort of things under where the battery should be that I've never seen before My ...
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USB sound card stops on Asus Windows 10 / works great on Lenovo Windows 7- wrong settings?

I have weird problem... It seems that on my personal laptop [Asus N73SM] after connecting the external sound card "musical fidelity v90-hpa" sound play nice, but after I pause the music, several ...
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Laptop secondary HDD turning off after second

I have some trouble issues with my secondary HDD in laptop Asus x550v. Since I installed SSD disk as a primary hard drive, my second HDD is still turning off after a few seconds. I can hear the ...
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LOUD Computer Fan [closed]

Toshiba Satellite 9755-S5320 fan completely went out, no warning sign, just turned it on one morning got a message that the cooling system has a problem, get repaired immediately. I order a new fan ...