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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Windows 10 sleep problems

I recently reinstalled windows 10 on my laptop. it's well and all, but whenever I put my pc to 'Sleep' mode, it sometimes goes to sleep (ON (state) LED blinking), but there are such cases that the ...
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Window resolution gets screwed up when docking or undocking laptop

I have an HP EliteBook 850 and 2 HP EliteDisplay E231. The laptop has a 14" screen and the monitors are both 23". If I undock the laptop without shutting down first, the resolution of the windows get'...
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How to share the display of a laptop with 8 more laptops without flicker?

I want to have 9 laptops' screens shared. so that one of them is master and the other ones see what is done in it. I thought about teaching softwares such as NetSupport School which it is possible to ...
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Laptop Power Supply Modification

I have an old laptop which I no longer have the charger for. I ordered a new charger for the same laptop series, but the plug is too large, and it is unlikely that I will find the same adapter (Acer ...
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Laptop frozen and sceen is sideways?

I have tried ctrl +alt + arrow, booting in safe mode arrow will not move up to safe mode. Tried hitting ctrl alt delete and nothing happens. Any suggestions?
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How to wipe an Asus laptop and not lose the Windows product key?

How do I wipe my Asus laptop without losing the Windows product key? The machine was originally 8.1 64, now it's 10 64. Where can I find this key? Should I make a backup of the recovery partition? If ...
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Laptop keyboard spamming

I spilled a little water on it yesterday, worked fine after I cleaned it but today one button keeps spamming either * or \ (it shouldn't be wet). Any tips? Other buttons don't work when those are ...
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BIOS MAP for ASUS K75VJ-DH51-CA

I have a interesting problem that I won't be able to fix without some help. My Asus K75VJ (Exact model in title) Laptop has a broken screen. I cannot edit the BIOS because I reset it and now the ...
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Is there any way to force laptop with two graphics cards to use the better one?

I have an MSI laptop with an additional monitor and two graphics cards: an motherboard-integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 and a separate Nvidia GTX 870M. I'd like to run the monitor on 1600x1200 ...
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Laptop is on then screen goes black a few seconds later

I am not really sure whether this is the right place to post my question but it was the most relevant category. I opened (deassembled) my laptop for periodic cleaning but after reassembling it, when ...
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Windows 10 notebook computer refuses to sleep (wakes up immediately)

New Dell XPS 13 touch notebook computer has developed a sleep issue - it refuses to sleep, waking up instantly after putting the computer in sleep mode either via the start menu or via closing the lid....
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Why is RAM mixing not advisable? [duplicate]

My question is a relatively simple one, but it is a one which I have never received a compelling answer to. Anyway, I am asking this because I myself am looking to upgrade my notebook's RAM and while ...
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My laptop keyboard keeps sending random keystrokes even though I am not typing anything

My issue is my keyboard is pretty much broken, it keeps inputting keys like Delete, TAB, Numlock, windows key, and others. This is super annoying as not only does it get in the way of doing pretty ...
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ASUS ROG laptops with AudioWizard MAXX not working - Is there a solution?

This is a long question, but I tried to explain everything in details. On the internet there are plenty of threads about this issue, but there is no clear solution. What is AudioWizard MAXX? It's ...
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BIOS not recognizing new (known good) hard drive; Previous drive working

I'm attempting to install a new, Dell-provided replacement hard drive in a laptop (Precision M4700). The BIOS on the laptop does not recognize a hard drive is present when it is installed. I've ...
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1x8gb or 2x4gb for Fujitsu Lifebook E8420?

http://sp.ts.fujitsu.com/dmsp/publications/public/ds-lifebook-e8420.pdf C2D P8700 2.53GHz DDR3 supported capacity RAM (max.) 4 GB Memory notes 8 GB - with future memory modules. For ...
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Compaq 15-s103TX Notebook PC RAM Dimensions : 7.6 x 2.5 x 1 cm & 10.4 x 8.9 x 1 cm

Today I opened my Compaq 15-s103TX Notebook PC and found that it has an empty RAM slot. So I thought of upgrading it to 8GB RAM (old 4GB + New 4GB). I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and here is the output of ...
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Is there a way to fix my charger so that it charges my laptop, or must I buy a new one?

My Lite-On PA-1900-32 charger has ceased being able to charge my Acer Aspire Timeline U laptop. I cannot think of any immediate reason for this to be the case. For a while, charging was sketchy and I ...
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Asus N56D and DELL U2515H: High resolution not selectable

I connect Asus N56DY to display DELL U2515H via HDMI 1.4 cabble. Highest available resolution is 2048x1152 if i use Windows, but on Linux 2560x1440 available. I completely removed drivers and install ...
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Extended display not working

i have an acer aspire v7 laptop and i am trying to connect a samsung syncmaster 710n monitor to it. the laptop recognises the monitor and the monitor has a blinking led inidicating it's on but the ...
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Does combination of SSD and HDD require special Hardware?

I'm looking to buy laptop with i5 quad-core and 8GB RAM that has SSD and HDD. I found Lenovo that has all of this except HDD. The model that do have SSD and HDD comes with i7 and 16GB RAM. You can ...
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TV resolution goes down when connected to PC using DP/HDMI connection

I have a Windows 10 Lenovo T440 laptop, which I have connected to a TV using a display Port to HDMI connection. The TV is a Samsung 55" 1080P LCD TV. Now, as soon I connect the devices and extend ...
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lenovo b50-50 win. 8.1 drivers

I wanna install win 8.1 64 bit for lenovo b50-50(i5 core) with 920m nvidia graphic card. There's no drivers for this model and win 8.1(both 32 and 64 bits) at lenovo web-site, only for win. 10 and win ...
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unwanted chinese/korean program installed unable to remove it from any where

members some unknown Chinese program has uninstalled in my system I have tried many antivirus and malware removal programs without any clue as what this program is. Finally I am posting a screenshot ...
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how become an administrator in windows 10 if there is no administrator [duplicate]

Two or three days before I was administrator and it was running properly and my younger brother have another accounts , he was also administrator . I don't know what he did with this , when I heard ...
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lenovo z50-70 screen flashing

Since 1 and a half years I've used my laptop (a Lenovo z50-70) daily with no issues whatsoever. That is since a few weeks. I was using my laptop to study and had a PDF open in mozilla firefox. Thin, ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the WiFi card on an HP Pavilion g7 2269wm

My laptop currently has no WiFI card and I am considering upgrading to a 802.11ac WiFi adapter (maybe Intel Wireless-AC 7260). I know that some HP laptops have a whitelist in the BIOS (or UEFI which ...
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What is the difference between these display screens?

Please check these 3 products: http://www.snapdeal.com/product/CompaqPres/89388 http://www.snapdeal.com/product/lenovo-ideapad-30015isk-notebook-80q700uein/639467071061 http://www.snapdeal.com/...
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Laptop SSD and RAM update

I guess this question does not only apply to my particular situation, but in case these details matter: I have Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop, and I bought a 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD version with plans to buy ...
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Laptop audio through headphones is briefly through both ears before switching to one ear

Any pair of headphones I plug into my laptop's audio jack only has the audio come through its right side. I've read this thread and tried all of the tests mentioned in the original post to confirm ...
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Charging Laptop Direct from DC [closed]

I am interested if it is possible to directly charge a laptop from a car's cigarette lighter or USB ports (in newer cars). It seems inefficient to convert power to AC then back to DC immediately using ...
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How to compare my laptops CPU performance with something current

I have an older MBP 2010 model with an i7 processor. How can I compare or get an idea how fast a modern day MBP will be?
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Samsung Series 5 does not automatically wake up from sleep on lid open after Win 10 upgrade

I have a Samsung NP530U3C-A0AUK laptop that came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and since then, it doesn't automatically wake up from sleep when I open the lid. I'...
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Samsung Series 5 display brightness keys not working after Windows 10 upgrade

I have a Samsung NP530U3C-A0AUK that came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and since then, the screen brightness adjust function keys (fn+F2 and fn+F3) have stopped ...
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Dell Laptop not powering on

I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop. It was working fine until yesterday night. Today morning when I tried powering up, the display was blank. It was blank, not black, i.e, it looked as if the laptop ...
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Asus laptop shows only BIOS

My laptop always takes me to BIOS setup menu no matter what I do. I restored changes, tried everything and I hear the CD spinning but won't boot up the Windows 8 installation disc. It spins and spins ...
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Laptop CPU Frequency Dropping

I am looking for some help on what is going on with my laptop. Whenever I try to play a game on this machine the CPU will not reach its max frequency (2.5 GHz non-turbo, 3.6 GHz turbo) and instead sit ...
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Smart prevention of sleep/screensaver when connected to projector?

When I connect a laptop to a projector, I usually don't want it to go to sleep/screensaver mode while the projector is plugged in (I'm a teacher; my fellow teachers are in the same boat). I'm looking ...
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My hp laptop G6 2304tx shuts down suddenly after installing ubuntu along side previously added Windows 8.1?

My laptop is model hp 2304 tx.It had windows 8.1.I use grub2 for booting.It works fine on ubuntu but it shuts down suddenly while using Windows 8.1.It is happening recently after I installed ubuntu ....
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Keyboard holding down 4 button [closed]

How do I disable my laptop keyboard so i can use a usb keyboard without the 4 button being held down on the laptop keyboard. This renders my usb keyboard useless. I can't go into settings cause it ...
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How to make sure whether my laptop is running on 'Intel 6th Generation' processor or any other ordinary processor?

I just bought a Lenovo laptop from an authorized multi-brand retail outlet. I specifically asked the shop representative that I want a laptop which runs on any of the 'Intel 6th Generation' processor....
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I want to set the FN key on my laptop to toggle

What I want to do, is to set the Fn key as a toggle (same as caps lock). I was thinking this should be possible through registry, but I do not have enough knowledge of it to fix this. (Could also be ...
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What type of laptop connector is this?

Does anyone know what type of connector is this? This connector it`s on a old toshiba laptop, which have just HDD, DVD-ROM and 2 USB connectors.
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Busted nVidia graphic card on laptop

I've got Inspiron 3442 (i5,500GB,8GB,Intel HD4400/nVidia 820M). Few weeks back the display went black. So I tried a fresh installation of Windows. It was working fine, until I installed the Intel ...
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Is pairing an i5 6200U with 16 GB of RAM a bad idea?

Every site (except for one) I look on, the allowable/offered combinations of processor (i5 or i7) and RAM (8 or 16 GB) are as follows: i5-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 16 GB What I want is an ...
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Caps Lock only works for certain letters?

A very weird problem. For the letters a, o, s, and u, caps lock leaves them lowercase; it works for every other letter. I noticed it 3 weeks after getting the computer; I have a 1-year warranty. Any ...
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Laptop turning off after 30 to 40 minutes

My Dell Inspiron 5537 turns off after working for about 30 to 40 minutes. There seems to be no heating problem.Fan is working all right. No battery issue because same thing happens on direct power ...
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Laptop - Screen sometimes stays black after “display off”

My laptop is currently set to never go to sleep (on either battery or plugged in) but I do have it power off the display after 10 minutes(battery) or 20 minutes(plugged in) Most of the time, it works ...
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Lenovo webcam/camera option?

I am selecting options for a Lenovo laptop, and under the CAMERA section, it gives two options: "0.3MP webcam with MIC" Or "720p HD Camera with MIC" What is the difference b/w the two? What's the ...
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Laptop not booting from any bootable device (UEFI broken?)

I was trying to install Debian in a dual boot with the already installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Now when I boot up the PC it shows the Dell logo and the options to press F2 for Setup and F12 for ...