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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Toshiba satellite Keyboard ModleP755

I have a Toshiba satellite Laptop p755 model. It was working fine for about a year and half but one day the a, b, n, 7 (on the number pad), Enter and ←(left arrow) suddenly stopped working. The other ...
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asus k45vd screen off fans and led workes fine

there is a k45vd asus laptop that hade hdd problem so it wont start windows and constantly restart fan start and gets warm ,some times bios options shows and there was nothing wright i disabled uefi ...
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Laptop ignores critical battery action

I am having an interesting problem with my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex14 laptop. To give a brief of setup: I am running Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-bit on Intel Core-i5 4200U with Intel's built-in GPU. My ...
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Change default wi-fi module in Lenovo z580

I have a default wifi module (it is intel centrino wireless-n 2200 (rev 4c)) in my laptop Lenovo z580. It works alright for internet-surfing, but works bad for games and applications, that need a low ...
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Laptop shuts down because of heat though new fan, 50°C and not in Linux

I have a Dell Studio 1558 notebook that has worked for years. I have cleaned it up once or twice a year (you have to remove the motherboard to access the fan and remove the dust between the fan and ...
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Cann I use a 19.5V 4.62A laptop charger for 19V 4.74A laptop?

My laptop charger (Toshiba Satellite L850 18U - 19V 4.74A) has been broken. So I bought a new charger - Trust 90W charger. According to the new charger's packaging it is suitable for my laptop. But ...
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network adapter stops working every 7 seconds

I have a Dell Latitude e5430 with Windows 7 on it, and I can't get a wifi connection. My preferred network shows 5 bars, and there are 5 networks in range. It tries to connect, but every 7 seconds it ...
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Laptop HDMI port not working

I have Sony VAIO laptop with additional monitor connected with HDMI -> DVI cable. Everything seemed to work perfectly fine until today morning. I had computer with own display and second monitor ...
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how to identify the exact type of power supply adapter for my laptop by reading the specs on the adapter?

I had this problem with power adapters in general but in this case I feel brainlocked. There are tons of specs on that power adapter, but I cannot identify it. My HP laptop has such a weird plug to ...
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Dell inspiron N5110, is it possible to turn off the beep codes?

I use an external monitor on my laptop due to the monitor being broken. The problem is, at startup it is always beeping, the problem goes away once i boot into windows, BUT, i dual boot between ...
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Acer Aspire E1-430 - Operating System Not Found

I have a laptop Acer Aspire E1-430, but suddenly without me knowing what happened, an operating system not found occured that I can't use it anymore. I've tried a solution from the net to have it in ...
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Shutting down a laptop with the power button

I've always had the power button on my HP ProBook 4540s set to hibernate the machine and it's always worked fine until now. Recently I experienced what I'm sure was an overheating issue: after using ...
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How to make my screen resolution from 1024 x 600 to a 1024 x 728 resolution? ( notebook)

i have my toshiba notebook which have a 1024 x 600 screen resolution. But to run some programs , it requires a higher resolution. Pls give me answers so that i can solve this problem. Thank u
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Laptop's processor overheats and turns it off

Model: Samsung R590 CPU: Intel i5-450M 2.4Ghz -> 2.66Ghz OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with SP1 (after restoring tested also without any updates) It has 4 years now. After 2,5 - 3 years it ...
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HP EliteBook 8530W - Lid opening event not firing

I have an oldy but goody HP EliteBook 8530w which I've recently upgraded a bit (more RAM, new CPU, SSD, secondary hard drive). My previous laptop, a HP 8530P, on Windows 7 had the wake-up-on-lid-open ...
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How many monitors can I attach?

What is the maximum number of monitors I can attached with a laptop (Lenovo T440) that comes two usb ports, one VGA port and one mDP (miniDisplayPort)?
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Adding RAM to a laptop with internal battery

I heard recommendations everywhere that before you insert a second RAM to a laptop, it is best to take out the battery. However, the laptop I own (Dell Inspiron 1528S) has an internal battery. Am I ...
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Windows 8 changes screen brightness between profiles

When switching between power profiles in windows 8, the screen brightness changes to the profiles last brightness setting. I often switch between balanced and high performance profiles. This changes ...
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Graphic Drivers issue with Dell Inspiron 15R n5010 Window 7 32bit

I am facing distortion issue with my laptop Dell inspiron 15r n5010 Window 7 32 bit I can see only two resolutions on my laptop 800*600 and 1024*768. Could you please help me which display driver i ...
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HD4000 RAM usage vs NVIDIA dedicated RAM

I've got an inspiron 17R SE 7720 - not important really, what I wanted to ask about was the graphics cards. It has both HD 4000 and Nvidia GT650M with 2GB RAM. It is hard to understand from reading ...
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Laptop Is playing music when the screen won't come on

im listening to music from ITunes on my laptop and It went off for a couple of seconds and then it shut down but it is still playing music and the computer isn't turning on! Help!!
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DELL latitude shows a blank screen unless connected to external monitor

I have a DELL latitude E7440. If I power it on as is, a blank screen is displayed. However if i connect to an external monitor, it works fine. Is this a driver issue?
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laptop with closed lid cannot shutdown, KDE upgrade

I had my laptop to just lock my session if I ever close it's lid. I usually listen to music at night, when I go to sleep, so I put the laptop to automatically shutdown itself after a time. I have ...
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Microphone produces humming noise

I have bought new headset and the headphones are working correctly, but if I connect the mic it produces low frequency humming noise. The microphone is connected using 3.5 jack. The noise is not white ...
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How to recover everything from windows.old to my new windows in Windows 8?

I was having a problem with my cd rom few days ago so I tried to refresh my laptop if it will help the problem. None of the solutions help me but I found an article about windows 8 refresh. So I tried ...
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Replace notebook keyboard with a different layout

I'm from a small country with only 2m residents (Slovenia) and with few specific characters and accents in our keyboard layout (we share the same layout with Croatia even though our alphabets differ a ...
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SSD upgrade in Desktop and Laptop

Hey Super User community, I'm looking into upgrading 2 fairly old devices to SSD drives to give them speed boosts! The first device is a 2006 Dell Dimension E520 desktop which currently holds a ...
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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...
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What controls a laptop's fan speed? Vostro 3560 overheating

I own a vostro 3560 and I know about the terrible ventilation and heat dissipation problems it has. I've tried several configurations of the copper sheet fix, but what I've found is that my system's ...
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Kubuntu freezes

I have a weird problem: I recently installed kubuntu 14.04 in my laptop(hp envy 17) and a few days ago the screen started to freeze without any reason, untill I close the lid and open it again. This ...
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Why games with low system requirements are lagging?

I got a HP laptop and I dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Kali Linux 64-bit.I installed Minecraft and Counter Strike to see how they are running and both of them were lagging a lot.I couldn't ...
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Is it normal for wireless speeds on a mobile device to be slower than the speed on a laptop?

Both my laptop—a Retina MacBook Pro—and phone—an iPhone 6—support 802.11ac wireless and my router, an AirPort Time Capsule, also support 802.11ac wireless. The speed I get on laptop is about 70 to 80 ...
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Laptop window 8 TOSHIBA satellite C850 sound button not working

When I press the sound button it normally comes up with the sound volume on the let hand side. But today when I pressed the sound button its not coming up nor changing the volume. however the sound is ...
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Can I update my positive bgh S610 notebook with Intel Pentium B980 3D Processor to Processor Intel® Core ™ i3-2312M?

I have a POSITIVE BGH S610 with Intel Pentium B980 Processor (2M Cache, 2.40 GHz ) FCPGA988 zocalo. Can someone can tell me if it supports an Intel® Core ™ i3-2312M Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz ) ...
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can fluid from a broken laptop screen run into your computer and ruin it?

my laptop screen is broken. and when i had it repaired they said there had been fluid in the machine, and that had to be repaired too. but i can't remember that i spilled some liquid on the machine, ...
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WI-FI connects and disconnect randomly

I am using a Lenovo Z460. I have Wi-Fi throughout my home. I have 2 laptops and 3 mobile phones which use Wi-Fi My Lenovo Laptop has problems connecting to Wi-Fi. I can connect to Wi-Fi from my phones ...
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Black screen on notebook-display after Intel HD 3000 update

I've installed Windows 8.1 on a Medion Akoya P6634 sporting a Intel HD3000 and a GeForce GT630M. I had to disable Windows Update because the notebook's screen becomes black after it performed some ...
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Dropped Laptop, works “fine” but audio is shot

Due to a stupid oversight of where I place my laptop, I found it fallen when I returned to my room. The power plus was not in and the computer had shutdown due to battery reaching critical levels ...
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DPI scaling on windows 8.1 does not work properly until reboot or re-log

The new Windows 8.1 features a per-monitor based DPI scaling. Thus the same app, if DPI aware looks great on all monitors. Its working fine, except for Microsoft Outlook 2010. When I boot it looks ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business [migrated]

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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Power LED keeps Blinking - Asus p52f Laptop

I am facing an issue since a long time. I own Asus p52f series laptop, it's 3 yrs old right now. 2 months back I had to change the laptop battery, since I couldn't find the original Asus laptop ...
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Toshiba Laptop showing strange sound behaviour

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 laptop. Suddenly I am facing a strange sound problem. Whenever I play any audio/video player, after a few minutes the sound just stops. But if I choose to go to next ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 - Battery will not charge

I recently bought a new battery that is compatible with the laptop. It ran off the battery just fine initially and then after draining the battery for the second time in order to break-in the battery, ...
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How much RAM can I put into my Laptop? [duplicate]

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-572. How much RAM can i put into this Laptop ? Is 2x8GB possible ? Full name: Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G1TDnkk SNID: 34701904034 S/N: ...
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Is it possible for WiFi adapter to degrade?

Recently i've started to get high package loss ratio while connecting to the internet on my laptop via WiFi adapter. I made following experiment: my laptop and laptop of my friend were on the same ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen

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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Does running CPU intensive tasks wear down my computer?

I do a lot of statistical analysis in R (which uses a lot of CPU and RAM). Whenever I run my analysis, my laptop's fan runs at top speed. Monitoring tool shows that 1 of my cores runs at 100%, the ...
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Force Refresh Rate in Linux

I'm using a Lenovo X230 laptop with an external LG-34UC97-S monitor. I've turn off the internal monitor and hooked up the external via HDMI. Looking at the user manual, native resolution and refresh ...
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Laptop not starting

I have a laptop custom built by PC Specialist. It was working fine. Yesterday I have changed the hard drive to a Samsung SSD and installed Windows 8.1 on it. Today it does not want to start at all, I ...