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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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...
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Any kind of Usb mouse does not work on my laptop

I have a usb mouse and it does not work on my laptop, Actually, it stop working suddenly. I do not remember what was happen the mouse is stopped working. I try different mouse (wired/wireless) nothing ...
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Can the HDD/SDD password on Toshiba Satellite laptops be reset?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop model 855D-S5320 from my sister-in-law that "mysteriously" has a BIOS and HDD/SSD password set on it. She knows the BIOS password, but doesn't know the HDD/SSD ...
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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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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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My Ubuntu Laptop (Inspiron 14z) brightness function key does not work upon upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

My laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, everything worked fine including all hardware function keys, but when i upgraded to 14.04, the brightness 'Fn + F4/F5' stopped working. I googled and followed a couple of ...
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Dell Latitude wont boot past BIOS after Windows 10 update

I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop that I was running Windows 7 on, I then tried the Windows 10 tech preview which was working fine until the first major update. It had downloaded and done a few ...
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Is this how a broken graphic card looks like?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW51JF model that comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphic card. The OS installed is Windows 7 sp2. It was working fine up until yesterday morning. It suddenly started to ...
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HP laptop doesn't power up

I am kindly asking for your help. I have an HP DV7T-6C00 laptop which doesn't power up at all. I have read various forum threads and they did not solve my problem that's why I'm opening a new one. It ...
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packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
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My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...
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Factory state recovery with RAID0-SSDs

Because of the usual security issues, I will try to reset my ASUS UX51VZ notebook to its factory state. Of course, this wont make any sense, if the main partition is not going to be formatted ...
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Reboot Windows 8 on second screen; first screen laptop is broken

The laptop has a broken screen. I got this fixed by hooking on a second screen. Now looking at the laptop, I found it too slow, so I did a clean reboot of Windows 8. It started but the second screen ...
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VGA output looks smudgy

I am using Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G 580 with an Intel HD 4000 graphics chip. The external monitor I use is a HP Z24i and my problem is not only the max resolution that can not be reached (1920x1200, ...
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Win 8.1 laptop cant find any dnla devices in same network

I have sony vaio svs1511 laptop upgraded to windows 8.1, xbox one, and LG SmartTV (2014 year model, with WebOS). They are all in the same 5GHz wi-fi network (I've checked that), pings from my laptop ...
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Laptop not turning on

I have an Asus n56VB laptop that I just recently bought a few months ago. Occassionally I have noticed that the laptop wont turn on. Mostly after hibernating the laptop the night before. I have tried ...
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HP Laptop keyboard and touchpad shut off randomly

It's an HP Pavilion DV7 (AMD quad-core) and it's HD has just been replaced. OS was loaded from OEM disks. Now, the keyboard and touchpad just stop working after a few seconds to quite a few minutes ...
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AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) does not work on ubuntu 14.04

i have intalled ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire 1690 wich has sound driver Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) ...
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Computer freezes at starting windows screen

Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes, which I found weird. I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes ...
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Automatic brightness adjustment in windows 8.1

I'm having some issues turning off the automatic dim settings in windows 8.1. Whenever I switch to my desktop the screen darkens, if I drag a window into view it brightens again. I've tried setting ...
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How to install Windows 95 from CD-ROM on laptop with no CD drive

I have a old Toshiba T4700CT laptop which I'd like to install Windows 95 on. However I own't Windows 95 on CD-ROM and this laptop only has floppy. I'd prefer not to have to hunt down and pay for a ...
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VAIO Laptop not booting Windows - Boots Splashtop OS instead

I am having problems with my VAIO Laptop. It is a E Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT machine. The problem is that it keeps on booting up the Quick Web Access evenn when I press the power button. I ...
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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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Force Windows 7 to think it is running on Adapter Power and not battery

Anyone know how to make a Windows 7 Laptop think it is running on AC Adapter power? This laptop (HP G62 series) has a usable battery which holds charge but it has a not-official power adapter which I ...
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Integrated graphics card being used over NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M in Toshiba laptop?

On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is ...
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name change will not allow lap top to reboot

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. I renamed the full computer name and username (both are the same), required to restart, when I restarted I get an error "incorrect Disk, remove and try again". same error ...
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Laptop battery completely discharges while in the laptop, even when not in use

My Laptop Battery completely discharges while in the laptop, even when not in use. I fully charged the battery, removed it from the laptop, and kept it separate. After 3 days I checked it and it was ...
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Physical screen dimensions and resolution options don't match

I recently purchased a Lenovo T510 refurbished laptop (Windows 7) and I'm trying to figure out the native resolution and best resolution setting. What's puzzling me is that the aspect ratio of the ...
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Speakers has a lower volume than actual volume output from system

This started happening a while ago. I realized the volume I hear is very low. I opened up the volume control panel and I see the speakers are outputting a lower volume than "System" (it is only ...
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Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
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After changing settings, I can no longer get my laptop screen on (it's black). How can I see the display monitor?

My laptop screen went dark and I searched on how to fix this - found to disconnect power and drain it with the power button, then close the lid almost all the way and then try to hit power button ...
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Can I install an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-70 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-SP6983R?

The original processor was an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-74 (dead) The board is named V000185220 Rev 1.10 This board accepts S1G2 processors, and should accept the RM-70. But I am not so confident when ...
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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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Is CHKDSK stalling?

I have a Lenovo Y510p running on Win8.1. I've tried running a CHKDSK on boot but power issues with the charger meant it died while it was running(11%). I tried SHIFT+F8 to try restarting into safe ...
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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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Diagnostic puzzle - laptop randomly fails at OS startup

I have a problem which has been bothering me for a year now and I would be grateful if somebody could help me. I will try to be as brief and concise as possible: Laptop: HP Probook 4525s, HDD 160GB, ...
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PCMan increases file size dramatically on destination drive (data rescue attempt (win7 not booting after crash)

1TB hard drive does not fit onto 1TB external drive Over a week ago, my busy PC crashed whilst a number of applications were running. Since then, Windows has been suffering from dementia and ...
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pc monitor not recognized anymore with hdmi connection

Problem: my monitor (asus vk228 series) suddenly stopped being recognized by my laptop (msi gt60) when im using a hdm connection. vga connection works. furthermore every piece of hardware seems to be ...
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fail to start graphical interface

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Debian Wheezy laptop has issues with suspension

I have Debian Wheezy installed on my Acer Aspire 5560G laptop. I have set it to suspend on lid close, which seems to be working fine. However, after a while, if I try to 'wake' the laptop up, I ...
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Problems operating on my computer

This problem really startles me. It feels like my laptop refuses to take certain commands or accepts them and then returns to the previous page/folder/... Here are some examples of what I mean: I ...
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IBM/Lenovo X61 Tablet PC - cleaning a dried water patch under the wacom display surface

Got myself a used Lenovo X61 tablet PC (a notebook with Wacom pen responsive display) - the price was super cheap, and as per the phrase of "you get what you pay for", I got the notebook in a ...
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Avoiding sleep when lid is close and no one is logged in

I've an old Dell Latitude laptop that I've converted to CentOS 6.5. As this is going to work like a server (i.e. no one will use it directly) I've changed from UI the power management option to ignore ...
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second monitor causes graphics suttering

I'm running HP Probook 450 with Windows 8.1 - 64bit. When I connect a second monitor (Philips 234cl) to the HDMI port, the laptop monitor stutters every 15 seconds or so. The newly connected monitor ...
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Failed Wireless

Sorry i'm not good with computers so my tech. talk is limited. I have a presario CQ62 Notebook PC. 64 bit: Yesterday I went to the local Library to use some free internet. When I returned I could no ...
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Why do my network interface and powered-off backlight consume too much power in powertop?

I have an ASUS n550jv laptop. Currently, the wifi is off, the ethernet is active, and the display is completely off (using an external monitor). Yet, in powertop I see the following: The battery ...
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Lenovo T440s Screen Flicker

I recently bought a Lenovo T440s and I've been experiencing a strange screen flicker issue. At least, I think "flicker" is the correct word to describe it. My problem is not like the one described ...
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Flashing BIOS on Acer Aspire S7: wrong ROM file size?

I'm trying to update the BIOS on my Acer Aspire S7, which is only running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (no Windows), so that its fan would stop being so noisy. I followed the instructions on this person's post. ...
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What are the password insertion attempts for a Seagate ST9500325AS?

I have forgot the master password for my ST9500325AS hard drive in my Lenovo G560 laptop. The password attempts to insert the password is 2 times per power up. That means that I can make 2 wrong ...
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Find Physical Device Object from Bug Check Message

My machine crashed. The bug check was this: The bugcheck was: 0x0000009f (0x0000000000000003, 0xffffe00000fca060, 0xffffd000201a5840, 0xffffe000014d3b60). I searched for 0x9f and quickly located ...