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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'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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What is version of HDMI in Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-592G ? 1.4 or 2.0?

The question is for owners because I cannot find on official specs page what is version of HDMI in this laptop. It's important for me because I'd like to connect 4K monitor at 60Hz which is supported ...
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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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Asus laptop doesn't wake-up from sleep. It's restarting

Since short time, I have a sleep issue with my Asus laptop F751LAV. When I put the laptop in sleep mode (close led, LED light shows sleep mode), and when I open the laptop, it restarts instead of ...
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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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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 ...
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Laptop switches off during Windows 10 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a brandnew laptop, an HP Pavilion Notebook (15-1b052ng) with an AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P. I tried several times but the computer turns off during the installation ...
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Can a hometheater be connected to PC?

I am planning to buy Samsung 32J4300 TV. And I want to connect Logitech Z-906 5.1 Speaker System with it. Q1. Can it be connected to my TV. I am asking this because I have tried to connect my ...
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My laptop shuts down when using Microsoft Word 2013

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. Recently, it shuts off without any prior warning when I use Microsoft Word 2013 64-bits. I use many other software and this problem only happens when Word is being used. ...
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How do I boot from SD card on Toshiba Satellite A300D-21R?

The problem: I recovered a quite old notebook(Toshiba Satellite A300D-21R -- can't find it in Toshiba discontinued products... This model just doesn't exist on the internet) without a harddrive so I ...
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VGA port only works when cable is plugged in on startup

Here at school we have a couple of older laptops running Windows 7. The Win+P functionality doesn't work on those laptops. When you press this combination you see the spinning-wheel (loading icon) ...
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Laptop's white/blank screen. Curable?

So, i've got my precious, old Dell Vostro 1510, which recently started to show me completely white/blank screen in 4-5 seconds after i turn it on. At times, some thin vertical multicolored lines can ...
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Dell E5450 - mSATA not found by BIOS but is by Linux Live CD

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 with a 128GB mSATA drive, which has been working fine for 3 months. I have the latest firmware for the BIOS (A10). I have Fedora 22 installed on this disk and have had ...
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Windows 10 stops after hibernation

I have a problem with my windows 10. It is convinient to me to hibernate my laptop, so it loads fast after that and everything is saved. So I usually use hibernate. But when I installed windows 10 ...
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Vaio VPCF1 Series (VPCF11C5E) loose heatsink - BOSS nests

Long story short, the laptop started overheating. After setting laptop apart to do usual thermal paste replacement - noticed few uncertainties. First of all, thermal paste was in tact - nothing to do ...
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Are these two laptop screens interchangeable?

So my Toshiba (L50-B) laptop came with a terrible TN screen, model LTN156AT35-T01. I could only find One IPS screen that seems to be an easy swap, the LP156WHA-SLA2. Both have same resolution, ...
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Linux USB power limit

Is there a way to limit the current of a specific USB port to some value on a laptop running Linux? I have a mobile phone connected to my laptop, and I don't want it to draw a lot of power from the ...
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My Lenovo is tablet screen is stuck on “Test Report” and won't turn off or anything else

For the 1st time today, I charged my Lenovo Tablet through my Toshiba laptop. It displayed a series of different things such as..."status:start inquiring..., "Factory Mode" showing "Manuel test", Item ...
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How do i fix an inverted stripe on the screen?

I have a Lenovo x230 that started having a wide stripe of inverted pixels on it, like this: This most often happens when I first open the lid. I can get it to go away by bending or twisting the ...
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A noisy fan in a toshiba satellite C650 after Debian upgrade to Jessie

I search help with my Debian Jessie installation. The problem is that the cpu fan sound is loud almost all of the time. Before I upgrade it all the things were good with Debian wheezy. I tried to ...
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I can't seem to access bios to enable turbo boost in my Windows 8.1 laptop

As I have addressed in the title, I’m unable to access BIOS in my Windows 8.1 (pro) 64-bit version so that I can't turn on turbo boost. The windows is too fast at start up, I can’t even see any key ...
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Bad sounding audio from a Sony SRS-X2 Bluetooth when connected to a Dell Inspiron laptop but fine via Android phones

I have a Sony SRS-X2 Bluetooth speaker and I’m trying to get it to work with my Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 10. It works fine on the two Android phones that i have but when I connect it to my ...
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Running ubuntu 15.04 on Lenovo T440p, built in display is not turning on

This has been working fine, I was using the built in display Saturday night without any issues. I then didn't do anything and come Monday morning when I got to work the display did not turn on. I have ...
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Is It Common for a Laptop Heatsink to Have a Temperature Sensor Near The Main Fan?

I'm using SpeedFan to control my laptop temperature. Among the readings for outright local CPU, GPU, HDD, DIMM, Core, and ACPI temperature, there is an unknown reading marked "Temp4". The temperature ...
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Prevent Windows 8 from booting when battery is low

Is there anyway to prevent Windows from booting when the battery is below a certain point (say 20%)? The reason I ask is that my current computer doesn't have any way to check the battery when it's ...
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Dampened Sound after unplugging headphones

Everytime after I unplug my headphones my speaker sounds are getting damped. It was like this for a long time, but on Windows 7 it was fixed by simply changing the loudness. Now I upgraded to Windows ...
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Can't switch screen in Mouse without Borders in both directions

I've been using Mouse without Borders for a while to control my laptop next to my computer. I already upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 and MwB still worked well, but some weeks ago i got a new 4k ...
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Two screen, one VGA cable, on laptop with VGA output

The native LED Backlit 1600x900 screen on my laptop is burnt out. I've connected my laptop to my 40 inch, five year old panasonic TV through VGA to get a max resolution of 1280x1024. Using the same ...
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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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Windows 8.1 and a Sharp Aquos

I just bought a new Laptop with Windows 8.1 on it. My previous laptop had Windows 7 and was perfectly able to duplicate and display perfectly on my TV with a HDMI connection. After I updated that ...
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SSD not showing up at all

Context : I had a laptop with one HDD and one SSD (Crucial m500 - 128Go) inside but the computer doesn't start anymore so I bought a new laptop (MSI Ge60 2QF) with an mSata slot for my SSD and I want ...
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Laptop randomly hangs, cannot open any programs

After being powered on for some time, my HP laptop running Windows 10 will lapse into an unusual half-frozen state. It does not seem to slow down, but I cannot open any programs or perform various ...
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Laptop randomly presses “backspace” even with disabled keys

I have the most annoying problem in this god damned world. Every time i am browsing the internet the computer randomly presses backspace and throws me to the previous page. it happens completely ...
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Acer Aspire 5720z fan won't run unless I let it warm up then shutdown and restart machine

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.2 on my Acer Aspire 5720z laptop. Prior to that I had been running Ubuntu for several years, the last version being 14.04. The laptop cooling fan ran ...
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How do i get 100% battery charge back with Samsung battery life extender?

I use a samsung netbook which i have been using for almost four months now. I have been using the samsung battery life extender since the first time i used the laptop. I decided to turn it off due ...
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Acer Laptop Performance Loss Plugged in

A few days ago I acquired a Brand New Acer Aspire E 15 E5-571-74AP laptop, and found a frustrating problem. Whenever the laptop is unplugged, the performance on games and other programs is stunning. ...
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can i make a old touch screen monitor in to a touchpad for a laptop

I have a old laptop touch HP that does not work and I was wandering if I could us the touch screen monitor as a touch pad for my other laptop? is that possible? I jut want it to us it to draw nothing ...