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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How to regulate fan speed of external USB fan?

I installed SpeedFan, but the only fan showing up is the one inside my laptop for the CPU. Since today, I have an additional fan which is external below the Fellowes® - Precision Cooler Laptop Riser. ...
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How can I cause interference to an AP operating on 802.11g using laptops?

I want to cause interference to an AP operating on 802.11g using laptops, to study its effects on various metrics. I've tried creating an ad-hoc network on the same channel and frequency with laptop A ...
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Waking up my computer every minute

Gday. I would like to set up my laptop, an Asus netbook w/o the "resume previous power state" feature my dell desktop has, to turn on when AC power is restored after a power loss. In my particular ...
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F2/F3 keys not working on Samsung laptop

While adjusting brightness the F2 and F3 keys do not work properly on my Samsung laptop NP300E5X. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Laptop starts up, runs perfectly normally for a few minutes, fan starts spinning very fasts, then shuts down

I left my Metabox p150 laptop underneath my bed for about a month, and now I have a problem where I can start up my computer, login and do anything normally for a few minutes, until the fan starts ...
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Network (gigabit wired or wifi) utilisation very low ~5% on Windows 7 laptop

I've got a HP Pavilion G6 which has decent specifications: Quad core, 8GB DDR3 ram, SSD, etc I've got a problem with the networking. The inbound speed doesn't climb much above about 4% network ...
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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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I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own

I am using this Dell N 5030 laptop for last 4 years.Recently I changed my hard disc & now I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own It opens files closes ...
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HP pavilion dv6 blank screen, power but no hd Led

I have been dealing with this HP dv6 all day with no luck. Working fine yesterday but today I get nothing but a blank screen. I can hear fan come on, and a few keyboard lights come on, but nothing on ...
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Why is mouse cursor freezing on Windows 8 laptop?

I was looking at a friend's Toshiba laptop which after a random amount of time, maybe 30 or so seconds from boot, the (touchpad) mouse cursor freezes permanently. The computer as a whole does not ...
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Laptop to a monitor Black horizontal Lines

I have a problem with my monitor which I've fixed a long time ago, but I don't remember how. I see black horizontal lines on my Benq GL2460HM monitor. I don't think that it's a problem from the ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G doesn't wake up

I recently got a new Acer Aspire E1-572G and every time I sleep it closing the lid it is impossible to wake it up. I applied the solutions to this question but the problem persists. I already had ...
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BioExpress for Lenovo laptops for Windows 8 x64

I have some troubles with installing software for biometric system in windows 8 on my Lenovo B570. I know that I have EgisTec_ES603 sensor and a lot of lenovo laptops has the same one (Lenovo B470, ...
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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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ASUS X501a does not start up(fan spins, HDD does not spin, black screen)

Repairing my friend's ASUS X501a laptop. After power up, it goes into a black screen. The fan spins a few seconds after powering up , but HDD refuses to spin. I have tried the following: Plugged a ...
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Will corrupted data always show up as corrupted?

I have the important data from my computer backed up on a USB flash drive. I know I probably should have backed it up to DVDs or something as well, but unfortunately, I did not. My computer was having ...
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2nd Hard Drive appearing as BD Drive in Windows 8.1

I just installed a 2nd hard drive, in a caddy, in my Lenovo Y510p. When I boot back into Windows 8.1, Windows recognizes it as a DVD Drive. Any Ideas?
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Disconnection laptop/notebook power supply

I need to alter some settings in my BIOS and the process requires me to switch off my computer and disconnect my power source. ...
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Thinkpad Yoga TouchPad gestures stop working

I am having a problem with my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga in that it seems that the Touchpad has the tendency to stop recognizing multi-touch gestures like scrolling or zooming after the device has gone into ...
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Cannot access any torrents after reinstalling Windows

I have an HP Pavilion DV600 OS Windows 7 Since a Windows 7 reinstall to remove Win32.Winrut I cannot access any P2P, torrents etc. I tried disabling Firewall but it makes no difference. Thanks in ...
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Dell Inspiron 17 / 7737 (2014 Model) Components List

Does anybody know how to find out the complete components list of the Dell Inspiron 7737 (2014 Model)? I want to make a clean install of Windows 7 but Dell only offers the Windows 8.1 drivers for ...
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WLAN dies irregulary; how to investigage the reasons? Win7x64-Pro

Since a couple of weeks my WLAN just quits. Every page loads really long (as in request is sent but answer never arrives) and to open the Network icon next to the time is impossible. It seems to me a ...
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I7-3630QM Processor clock ratings

I'm researching a laptop for college, and have a loose set of system specs. I found a laptop that meets most of the requirements with little or no modifications, except the processor isn't what I'm ...
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Laptop Either Shows 100% or 0% Charge

I have a strange issue with my Compaq CQ 61 running Windows 2012 (server) and I have Googled for it really long and hard and also searched other questions here but in vain. I believe my problem is a ...
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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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Use HP 2133 mininote as headless server

I've got a dead HP 2133 mininote, and I think the issue is the GPU. Apparently it's a well known fault. I have the same symptoms: power light comes on no screen display the touchpad lock still ...
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How to find motherboard model from offline HDD

My HP 8540w laptop had a water spill accident and motherboard is damaged. I don't remember exact specs about which CPU is there and other model details. Is there any way to get this info on HDD when ...
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When trying to change laptop to boot from DVD it says I cannot change it in user mode

I found an old computer of my dad's company and wanted to clean it so that he can stop using is 12 year old laptop, but I am having some issues with it: Laptop - Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile OS - MS ...
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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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Laptop cooling slacking off

Recently i've ran into the problem that my laptop had collected too much dust inside and starts overheating in difficult tasks (i.e. games), this happens every half a year or so, as always i opened ...
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Can I prevent my Windows laptop from waking up when the lid opens?

My laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 running Windows 7) regularly wakes from a sleep state in my bag, draining battery and overheating badly (even when I make a point to leave the fans unobstructed by ...
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My Laptop does not dectect wifi in some areas on my home

My laptop has always been fine i have used it for a long time with no problems with wifi, then all of a sudden it can no longer detect any wifi networks once i take my laptop upstairs. i have other ...
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The USB hub damage ed both my desktop and laptop

I had a powered USB hub which I was using it before without any problem, but it was stored for a while and not being used. I connected it to my Acer Aspaier X3910 desktop last night,and the PC stopped ...
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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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Laptop randomly turns off when unplugged (Windows 8.1)

I just installed windows 8.1 on my HP laptop and it started randomly turning off while it is unplugged. When it does so the battery is at 100% or near and also it didn't happen before I installed ...
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Mini-book refuses to boot from usb ( LT41P )

I have this mini laptop, a Gateway LT41P. For whatever reason, This laptop refuses to boot from usb. I've created several working usb boot sticks, and have used it to install various OS ...
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Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
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Laptop does not go to hibernate or sleep

I've got an Acer Aspire E1-572G laptop which has two graphic cores...Radeon HD 8750M & Intel HD 4400 So! What does that have to do with my problem you may ask! My laptop doesn't go to hibernate, ...
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Installing windows 7 on a new Samsung 840 EVO SSD

I was replacing a broken HDD with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. The instructions were all images as if it was a piece of furniture, with no instructions for a blank install, so obviously something went ...
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“DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on Windows 8.1

I'll jump straight into details and the steps of what I did to have made my laptop showing BSOD. Earlier time when I first bought this laptop: 1. Launched and played a game 2. Game playing halfway ...
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Is it possible to run windows media player on samsung series 7 TV

I just purchased a series 7 Samsung 2014 LED TV. In the user manual on page 21 I noticed a STILL IMAGE WARNING. Needless to say I was not happy reading to avoid displaying the same TV Channel and ...
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Why is my laptop downclocking when it is not connected to power?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF22L1/E. Regardless of the OS I use (I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed (dual boot)), the CPU downclocks itself when the laptop is not connected to power. At ...
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Turning off laptop monitor on nameless device

A few years ago the graphics card (GeForce 9800M GS) on my laptop quit working. I eventually found that I could disable the graphics card and still use the computer. Now looking at the Display ...
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Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot

My wife was having dinner in front of (on top of) the laptop and she spilled some soup onto it, right above the touchpad. Almost all of the soup ended up in the upper DIMM slot which sits underneath ...
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Green color water coming from laptop's charging point

Recently I encountered that bluish/green color water comes from laptop's charging point. What is reason and solution for that without going to service center?? Image is not clear but you can see the ...
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How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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Connection between keyboard and screen in laptop

I know this may sound silly but I just want to know how the two parts - the display and the keyboard of laptops are connected because I see only two hinges that are holding them??I am just curious to ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 (SVP13212SGBI) can no longer run when mains is not connected

I bought this laptop brand new in February this year, and only in the last week or so has it started showing this brokenness. The degradation was somewhat gradual, since I was able to run the laptop ...
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Can I switch of screen of my windows 8.1 laptop while programs running in the background

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Can I switch off my laptop screen and run my (python) programs in the background? This will cause my laptop to save battery power. When any key is pressed, ...
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how can I Interchange the function of headphone and microphone jack with software [closed]

I have Toshiba satellite C850-f04y PC and the headphone jack is not functioning but the microphone works fine, currently i am unable to replace the hardware(non-functioning jack) so I want ...