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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Keyboards and mouse of my Laptop (HP DV7) behaving weirdly

I have HP Pavilion DV7 laptop.. for last few weeks I am having problem with the key board and the mouse.Few keys gets pressed automatically. Then few keys performs wrongly like "shift" key acts as ...
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Installing Windows in a laptop with a dysfunctional display

My laptop's display does not work. I am currently using an external LCD screen. So when I power up my laptop I can't see anything. Only after the windows logon screen is displayed, the screen shows up ...
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USB Hub vs. Dockinstation USB vs. Laptop USB

I recently had thougts about my current setup in my office, especially about the UBS ports distribution. Here's my setup: I have a Lenovo T410 docked to a Lenovo Dockingstation Series 3, that ...
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Ubuntu: closing laptop lid shuts off projector

This is in Ubuntu Natty: This is a relatively new development: normally when I watch a movie I hook up my laptop to my projector, close the lid, watch the movie. However, nowadays when I close the ...
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Creating recovery flash disk-on-key using recovery dvd disk for hp pavilion dv6510ej laptop

I have hp pavilion dv6510ej laptop and recovery dvd disk. Recently I have to format all my hard disk so I lost my recovery partition. I want to restore my laptop using the hp recovering dvd disk, ...
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webcam worked yesterday, no more

Along with the rest of the world, I joined google plus right after invitations became available last night. I was able to use my webcam for their hangouts, now I cannot. When I checked lshw I can't ...
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'Prefix not set' error installing Ubuntu x86_64

I'm trying to install Ubuntu instead of Fedora on my Lenovo V570 laptop and I'm having issues with the disk. I downloaded the x86_64 version of the Ubuntu ISO from ...
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How can I track time on a website from multiple IPs

I was wondering if there is a way to track time on a certain web site from my local computers / devices here. I wanna track from iPods, iPhones, laptops, desktops, etc to lets say facebook.com or ...
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Default Audio Output Device Selector

I have a laptop with a HDMI port that I am using at home to connect to a big monitor with speakers. When at home, I want my default audio out to be HDMI. However I also take my laptop to work with ...
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Bad Full Screen Scalling when lowering the resolution

I have a Lenovo Z40 entertaiment with Windows 8.1 with a resoltion of 1920 x 1080, and I have to lower the resolution to play some games (because reasons), but now suddendly when I put the resolution ...
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Change temperature at which fan turns on?

I own a Razer Blade Stealth. Absolutely love it. Sometimes, however, the CPU temperature shoots over 80 degrees C, especially when watching videos full screen. I have done some research and found it ...
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Screen brightness ASUS UX303LA issues

My screen brightness doesn't work, when I use the fn+ f5/6 key it only gets from really dark to little brighter in the lower part of the scale. So there is no leveling here or where it becomes ...
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How can I fix keys on my Dell laptop that have become harder to press?

A couple of days ago, my son spilled soda on one side of my laptop computer. Upon using it, I discovered that some of the keys in that area have become difficult to press down, they work just fine but ...
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My laptop is acting up without showing any cause

My laptop is now so old that it seems to be in trouble more often than not. The other day I was doing usual things what I always do on my laptop and literally suddenly it started lagging and freezing, ...
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How to set NVIDIA GPU Slowdown Temperature? (Linux)

How can I set the GPU Slowdown Temperature on an NVIDIA GPU (specifically, a GTX960M)? I'm running Kali 2.0, a Debian-based penetration testing distro. As you might be able to tell from the GPU ...
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Laptop won't boot after bad overclock attempt

I have an ASUS G750JX laptop running Windows 8.1 that's recently been experiencing difficulty booting. The hard disk light flickers off after a few seconds and the computer just sits on a black screen ...
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Is it possible to override Intel 4000 2-display limit?

Intel's drivers don't allow using more than two displays (laptop +1 external, or 2 external and no laptop display), though we have some docks that use DisplayLink software that overrides this and ...
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Laptop CPU temperatures: 65°C in idle, 100+°C in heavy load

The laptop is a 4 years old Asus N56VZ, ambient temperature is around 25°C. I've already unmounted the laptop, cleared the (not much) dust and changed the original thermal paste with Arctic MX-4, ...
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Can I add an additional hard disk to the Medion ERAZER P7643 MD99838?

I’m looking to buy a new laptop. I found the Medion Erazer P7643 (MD 99730) which has two HDs (a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB HD). There is another much cheaper model, the Medion Erazer P7643 (MD 99838), ...
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Can contemporary batteries report on their health status?

The battery on my laptop is weak and I have a bunch of spare ones I could reuse. One problem, though, is to quickly estimate which ones are "better" than the others. Windows (7, 8, 10) have the ...
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Is it possible to get an internal usb port into my notebook?

I have a special piece of hardware that I soldered together and I have built it into my notebook. The problem is: The device requires to be connected to the computer via USB. At the moment I have a ...
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How to save battery life for notebooks always connected to the AC grid

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50-A-161 with a Li-ion battery. The removal of my Toshiba battery is quite complicated: it is necessary to open the case unscrewing 14 screws and remove the dvd unit. The ...
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Computer doesn't start

A while back, my computer started to act weird : when I pressed the "on" button, all the leds turned on, but the screen was black, and after a while, it starts up. This delay kept getting longer and ...
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Does a laptop have any hot swap risk when using a docking station?

Certain computer ports (such as PS/2, serial, parallel, VGA) are not hot swappable and there is a risk (maybe a low risk, but still a risk nonetheless) of damage if you disconnect a device from one of ...
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Samsung RC520 laptop and 2 bootable SSD drives

I have Samsung RC520 laptop, 4-5 years old. It originally had HDD 320GB, DVD+/-RW drive and Windows 7. Last year I migrated Windows from HDD to Samsung 840 120GB SSD and old HDD was mounted as ...
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Overclocking of Ram on laptop

My laptop have an 2GB and 4GB DDR3-1600MHz ram chip running at dual channel. Both Chips is of crucial technology. I have read in many posts that overclocking Ram can increase the performance of ...
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Power laptop battery without internal power circuit

I have two identical laptops and one of them is broken. I expect it has something to do with the charging circuit. The laptop works fine when it is provided with a full battery. But it doesn't receive ...
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random popping sound from subwoofer even when muted or booting; audio sometimes cuts out; headphones still work

I dual boot Ubuntu 15 and Windows 10, and I have been having audio issues for a couple of weeks now in both OSs and even sometimes during boot before either OS starts. My laptop's subwoofer makes a ...
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Toshiba Laptop screen size

I am a web developer, and I have been developing a website. But while developing the website, I looked at my website from another computer, and the website looked different from laptop to laptop (In ...
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Swapping wireless antennas in Laptop?

I have two mPCIe slots in my laptop which have their own set of antennas: Slot A (full-size only), 3G/GPS card Slot B (half-size only), WiFi/Bluetooth card. I'm planning to replace them with new ...
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My Acer VN7 laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot

I have Acer VN7-791G-77GZ laptop and Crucial CT512M550SSD1 SSD drive. My laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot. Also laptop hangs after wake up from sleep. So, ...
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Laptop charger turns off as soon as I plug it in to the laptop. Could it be a bad motherboard?

If I unplug the battery and attempt to power the laptop off just AC it works just fine, but as soon as I plug in the battery the charger turns off. I've tried two different batteries and three ...
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Understanding the motherboard beeps from laptop

I just bought an ASUS N550j Netbook. It is beeping randomly without a dependency of anything and also the sound is muted. So i guess it's coming from the motherboard. There is nothing related to beeps ...
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Compaq CQ61-319WM will not boot from just AC; dead battery has to charge

A friend gave me an old laptop to play around with, and it's exhibiting a peculiar symptom: it has to charge up the battery for a few minutes before it will turn on. The battery does not have much ...
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Three external 4K monitors at 60Hz on MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro

According to official page for MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro this laptop has: Thunderbolt 3 port which supports 2 4K monitors at 60Hz Mini DisplayPort 1.2 which supports one 4K monitor at 60Hz Question 1 ...
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Emulating laptop internal keyboard interface

[topic background] I have several older laptops (MFG 2000-2003) that have a missing keyboard. I`d like to test them if they are in working condition. All of them are in CMOS mismatch state (need to ...
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Dell Inspiron 15z not shutting down due to Intel Rapid Start Technology driver

My Laptop consists of 500GB HDD , 32GB SSD and 6GB RAM A few days back, I accidentally uninstalled the Intel Rapid Start Technology driver. After that, my laptop started beeping 5 times at start-up. ...
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ASUS K52JR: Is it possible to recover bios update failure without resoldering the bios chip?

Just bricked an ASUS K52JR (bought around 2010) after using the notorious EasyFlash. The laptop won't even power up. I've checked tons of posts, and basically found two contradicting solutions: ...
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shift key in windows 8.1 is typing other characters instead of 'shift'

A customer keyboard 'left shift' and 'right shift' keys are not working as a shift key. I checked the registry and there's no remap for those keys. This is what happens when I click shift. Those logs ...
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Battery indicator not descending, sudden shut down

my problem is kind of simple, I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7. When I use it with battery, the indicator of the battery level doesn't go down, it stays at 100% for about 3 hours (normal battery ...
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Windows 10 lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of activity

System: Toshiba Satellite C75D-A I usually put my computer into hibernation when not in use, but it seems that every time I do, after resuming, the lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of ...
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Laptop battery charging/not charging eratically

I noticed today that my HP DV6 6008eg laptop running Windows 10 eratically reports that the battery is charging and not charging. The small LED near the AC plug also changes its colour accordingly ...
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how to keep the multi-screen configuration even after turning off main monitor?

Currently have 1 laptop and 1 monitor. Before my recent Windows 10 update, I could close my laptop screen and the monitor would still function as the secondary monitor. This was useful, because I can ...
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Windows 10 BSOD Kernel-Power

As the title states, I'm getting random BSODs in Windows 10. The Windows event viewer is just showing me Kernel-Power. This issue has persisted in multiple complete reinstalls of Windows 8, 8.1 and ...
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information on GPU socket types

I'm looking for information on GPU socket types. In particular I'm looking for mobile GPU socket types. I'm interested in having a mobile GPU re-balled on to my all-in-one motherboard. the ...
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Flickering laptop screen when hot - cause?

What could be the cause of a flickering screen every minute or so like the picture below? Flickering seems to get worse when hot (usually into an hour of gaming CPU 100C, GPU 85C max). Adjusting ...
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USB 3.0 docking station dual display poor performance

I got a plugable USB 3.0 docking station in order to set up my laptop with dual monitors. The problem is, the display performance of the monitor hooked up to the docking station via an HDMI cable is ...
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optical mouse only works near an electric field

two days ago,i faced a serious problem my optical mouse stop working suddenly. it just simulate a click and hold instead of single click and other strange things. i released that it works fine only if ...
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AWCC Install Alienware 13

A friend of mine had an Alienware 13 bought about a year ago, and when his AWCC(Alienware Command Center, a software for controlling the lighting and power settings) was malfunctioning. I tried ...
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Broken laptop external monitor not working after uninstalling graphics driver

Okay, my laptop screen had broke and I had been using an external monitor for a while. One day I foolishly uninstalled the graphics drivers because one of my games wasn't working properly. When I went ...