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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Lost Sound after power shortage

I forgot my laptop in sleep mode yesterday, and since my battery is dead, someone from the house removed the AC Adapter and the PC turned off, when i turned it on this morning, there was no sound, ...
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BIOS not reaching post

GT70 0NC-012US Issue: BIOS not reaching post Backstory: Several days ago,my slave HD started to lock up the OS with any related programs running from that disk. In an attempt to fix it, i used ...
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Laptop shutdown(without any error) due to overheating [closed]

I am posting my issue too late than it started occurring. I have a sony vaio with intel core i3-370m,4gb ram,500gb hdd and 1gb amd radeon 5000 series gpu. Its more than 3 years old laptop but i used ...
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Can I run my dell e1505 with my x1400 graphic card removed?

I'm trying to troubleshoot my laptop turning black randomly (and the sound cutting off afterwards but the power is still on). The graphic card is removable.
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Dell Inspiron 3537 not waking up after closing lid

A lot of people seem to have the same problem as me, however after trying everything that I have found online, it still doesn't work. As the title suggests, I close the lid on the laptop and when I ...
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laptop does not “see” external hard drive

My HP Pavilion g series laptop is connected to an HP External Personal Media Drive (1 TB) that has been successfully used on this laptop before. It's connected, power light on, yet the computer ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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Left channel sound comes out of desktop speaker and right channel sound comes out of laptop speaker

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 and a pair of Bose desktop speakers. When I do tests from the playback devices, the Realtek control panel and a youtube speaker test it will always play the ...
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Where to report bug of BIOS of Ativ 4 Notebook to Samsung?

I'm looking for a place to report BIOS bug on Ativ 4 Notebook. After updating BIOS from version P01RBG to P08RBG my ssd is working only at SATA2 speed (up to 260MB/s). Before it it worked at up to ...
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How to hibernate Windows 8 Laptop after sleep?

My Windows 8 Laptop is set to sleep after 60 minutes of inactivity on Battery and to hibernate after 180 minutes on Battery. It is also set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid, it ...
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Set backlight brightness on boot on a ThinkPad T440s runing on Arch

I recently bought a new Lenovo ThinkPad T440s laptop and installed Arch Linux on it. Most things worked out of the box. One minor problem, among few others, is with the backlight brightness. I can ...
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Laptop dies after connecting to an adapter

I have an HP Pavilion laptop, and a few days ago it's battery was low so I plugged in the power adapter cord to charge it. As soon as I connected the cord the laptop died. I have a power surge ...
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What is the technical name for the [cable] in a laptop that connects to the [LCD] [duplicate]

I wanted to google it and learn about the connector; with the ultimate goal of learning how to turn it into a DVI, VGA or HDMI (To turn a naked laptop LCD into an ad hoc monitor) But when I started, ...
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Rapid increase of battery wear level in Acer V3-571G - more than twice in two weeks

I use HWINFO64 to get information about notebook's components. There is information about battery wear level. It is a percent of battery capacity which have been lost: batteryWear = 100% - ...
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Keyboard on new notebook works only until typing in the Windows account-password

I'm setting up my g/f's new Acer notebook (coming pre-installed with Windows 8.1) via TeamViewer. For some reasons the internal keyboard completely stopped working. It works until she types in the ...
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Low voltage fluctuations [duplicate]

recently there have been electricity fluctuations in my house (which is "expected" to be solved soon . It's a problem in a sub-station) . To give you an idea , the lights in my house goes pretty dim ...
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How to turn off Thinkpad monitor (third monitor) in Windows 8.1?

I have a Thinkpad laptop connected to two monitors and full keyboard. The laptop's monitor is showing as a third monitor. Is there a way to turn it off and not show in Window 8.1?
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Running Solaris x86. I cannot see the login window

I'm running Solaris 10 1/13 (x86) on a HP EliteBook 8470p laptop. I log into the CDE desktop. Everything (audio, video and network) seems to be running ok until I logout. When I logout, the screen ...
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water spilled on sony vaio laptop

I left my laptop without closing lid next to a water bottle and I observed tiny drops of water on the keyboard. I turned it off and cleaned. When I turned it on, I noticed initially that one row of ...
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power for gear hybrid for windows 8

i just want to ask what to put in minimum power state to make my computer run faster?! i dont mind if my computer will get hot faster or my battery life will decrease i just want to know what to do ...
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Will applying an ice pack to a laptop cause any issues?

Sometimes my laptop overheats crazily when I play a video game. That's why sometimes I use an ice pack to help cool it down. Is this dangerous? Like if the water from the pack melted or something? ...
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Laptop with loose or failed DC jack, burnt but still functional motherboard

I have an ASUS G74SX laptop. Over time the DC jack deteriorated, probably by coming loose. The laptop would not charge unless I oriented the power cable in a particular way. Eventually, it started to ...
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windows 8 notebook goes to sleep whenever it wants

I am dealing with this problem for quite some time now, but was never too concerned about it. Now that I am doing a wifi hotspot on the notebook it really gets annoying (when the notebook gets to ...
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Limiting the times my wireless network is open and available.

I have an HP PC with a linksys wireless network. My son has a laptop that he uses for gaming and stays up all night gaming on it. Is there anyway I can have my linksys network shut down for certain ...
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Dell Laptop + Samsung SSD 840 Evo: Disk Read Error Occured

This is my second new brand new Samsung SSD 840 Evo as the first SSD had the same problem. I thought it would be the SSD corrupt, but i guess, probably its not cloned properly or partition was not ...
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How to find out what's causing a laptop to take too long to go to sleep?

Until recently my laptop took at most around 5 seconds to go to sleep when the lid is closed. This was the case for several months. Recently however, my laptop takes around 2 minutes (maybe more) to ...
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Computer quickly deactivates after turning on with boot on power in BIOS setting

Computer specs: Lenovo X220i Tablet running Windows 7 64 bit (I doubt knowing the OS will help, but just in case) In the BIOS I have enabled the setting 'power on when AC attached' so the computer ...
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Samsung series 9 unexpected shut down

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A where began to shut down and reboot unexpectedly. I changed the RAM thinking this was a memory problem, but the laptop continues the shutdown and reboots. I have ...
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Toshiba Laptop tells me to insert boot media in selected boot media device and press a key

Around 7 months ago i dropped my pc from knee high on the carpet and it went to a blue screen. When i dropped it i was playing the game black ops 2. In an attempt to fix it I held down the power ...
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Web and update not working but router, networking and WiFI ok

How can I reconnect an internet connection that is only disconnected from the web, Windows update, etc. but networking is working, net printing and backing up to the other drives are working. This is ...
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What purpose has this tiny clip on my power cable?

With the Asus N550J I bought, I received an adapter which has a tiny clip attached to it: As it seems, the exact same cable fits perfectly in that clip, as shown below: On this page some usages ...
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Can I use Dell latitude d620 Battery for my Dell latitude d630 Laptop?

My Dell latitude d620 Battery was not charging. Because i can not find a Dell latitude d620 Battery for my laptop. So My friend told me that i can use ...
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Low performance when charger is plugged in

I got this laptop: Dell Inspiron N5010 with i5 2,40GHz processor, 8GB Memory and a Kingston SSD. 4 months ago my charger`s pin jack has broken, but it was still working. I noticed that the ...
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Using netbook motherboard in PC build, need way to press power button from 7-8 inches away

I'm using the case out of an early Sega Genesis/Megadrive to build a low power emulation/media PC. The following picture is an aerial view. The power button is on the top right, but underneath the ...
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Removing a stripped screw from laptop [duplicate]

I damaged the head of a screw in my laptop and now I can't get it out. What's the best way to remove it? Soldering it to something? Or is there any other way?
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Check if RAM port is dead

I have a Samsung Series 7 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It comes with two RAM slots of 4GB, one easily accessible and one not (behind the mother board). I opened my laptop to change my HD for a ...
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Battery 100% still charging

I have a Acer AspireV3-772G running Windowws 8.1. My battery indicator shows 100% available ( plugged in,charging) status. I calibrated the battery but no difference. Also I have bought a new battery, ...
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How to activate VT-x on a Acer Aspire E1-571G?

How to activate the hardware virtualization an this laptop if on the BIOS i don't have any options...It's very simplified ( the only tabs on the BIOs are those: I searched and the processor ...
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connected laptop with TV- sound from tv not working

I have connected a tv via HDMI to a laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the video on the televsion but the sound plays from the laptop and not from the television. Any ideas on what I need to change ...
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acer aspire e 15 trouble with mouse pad

I'm running windows 8 on this thing, its a new chrome book and the mouse pad keeps sticking, cursor gets lost, poor control of cursor it sometimes has a mind of its own. I've fruitlessly tinkered ...
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Lenovo B490 can not boot up to OS

I am new to this forum, please suggest me if there is need of modification of my first post. I posted it in stackoverflow but I got suggestions to move my problem here. When I open my laptop, it ...
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Trying to run files on Ubuntu from televsion

I am using a TV with HDMI input from sony laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the screen on the TV but any files I run on the laptop do not appear on the television. Any ideas what I might be doing ...
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Do laptops really need hard drive caddies?

I purchased a used laptop which came without a hard drive or caddy. Is the caddy really a necessary component in all laptops? I know this is not always true, but in mine the hard drive inserts ...
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Projector + laptop without sound

I bought a new hp laptop and it does not have a VGA input. So I bought a HDMI converter cable. It works, but there are no sound. I have tried everything I could and nothing. Does anybody knows if it ...
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Emulate laptop Fn button on external keyboard

I'm using a laptop with external keyboard. Is there any way to emulate the Fn + Fx button? So that I could use Fn + F7 for switching external display and so on. The laptop is a Sony Vaio F11M1E. ...
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Replaced HDD, windows cd-key scratched from laptop sticker, what to do?

My girlfriend's laptop's HDD died and her (pretty old i3 Dell) got a new one. I was planing to install previous Windows 7 Home Premium using product key from the back of her laptop, but its all worn ...
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Enable Lenovo's “conservation mode” on boot

I have a Lenovo Z50 laptop with Lenovo's Energy Manager installed. Inside the manager's settings menu is an option to enable "conservation mode", which keeps the battery charged in the 40-65% range ...
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connecting an internal DVDRW to USB [on hold]

I have an Asus n53sv laptop but my DVDRW is damaged and I can't read any DVD with it. Now I bought a new DVDRW drive for the laptop but I wanna know how can I make a circuit and connect it to USB ...
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Toshiba Satellite L655 Fan Not Running

A friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite L655 laptop with an Intel Pentium processor. After about an hour of use, or when a particularly resource-intensive program is being used, the machine will ...
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Cannot connect to wifi in windows 8.1 for my new HP laptop

I just bought a new HP laptop 15-d035dx and it has a pre-installed of Windows 8.1 in it. My problem is I cannot connect it to my home's wifi router. All the devices such as ipad, iphone, samsung s3 ...