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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Accidentally got a little bit of water in uninterruptible power supply outlet; just let it dry, or trash it?

So, I had some water in my home office, I know that wasn't very responsible, but let's not point any fingers here. Long story short, a bit of water ended up spritzed onto some of the actual plugs of ...
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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Windows 7 slower than death. Dell Inspiron 17 R 3521

I have windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 17R 3521 The laptop came with Windows 8 as the default software and naturally enough (my opinion) I hated it. So I installed windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu 14.04 ...
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looking for a laptop without a plastic shell [closed]

I am hoping to move away from the apple ecosystem soon, but one thing that I really like about the macbook pros is the aluminum shell. I would like to either buy a laptop without a case or one that I ...
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SSD support in Samsung notebooks

How to know my laptop supports SSD or not? Model: Samsung NP355V5C-S0VRU Thanks. Best regards.
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Windows power plan has no effect on laptop

Out of nowhere power plan stopped working, looks like it just stuck on power saver. All I did was connected from work for few minutes, when came home logged in and it was on "High performance" but ...
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RAM: which one is more better 2x2GB or 4GB? [duplicate]

Is this better to have 2x2gb DDR3 RAM in both of the slot or single 4GB DDR3 RAM in single slot in laptop? Which way is right to increase my laptop perfromances, what should I do for best and fast ...
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Will my Lenovo G570 support Samsung 120 GB 2.5 inch 840 EVO SATAIII SSD?

I have a Lenovo G570 that is configured with Intel Core i3-2310M. I recently purchased a Samsung 120GB 2.5 inch 840 EVO SATAIII SSD. Will it support this SSD? I've tried putting the SSD in but while ...
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Some of the websites are displaying in text only

I'm experiencing this problem in my computer for three days. Most of the sites are displaying in the text only in any of the browsers I use: IE, Firefox, Chrome. The sites I frequently use are: Imdb, ...
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Win 8 full hd laptop with second non-hd screen

I have just recently purchased new laptop with full hd screen. Resolution is 1920 x 1080 screen size is 14". Before someone starts freaking out, I do not understand why people saying they wouldn't ...
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Turn laptop touchpad into a drawing pad in Windows

How can turn my laptop touchpad into a drawing pad. I search a lot for this but the only thing I found was a software called Inklet the problem I have is that this software is for Mac only. So is ...
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Spilled powdered detergent on laptop

My friend spilled powdered detergent (Oxiclean) on her laptop. I took it apart as best I could, but without a service manual I am unsure how to completely disassemble it. Laptop is Asus K55A. I think ...
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Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31S overheating

My laptop Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31S was working quite slow back in June and since I needed a computer I decided to get a PC instead. Now due to work need a laptop again, and tried to make it work rather ...
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Source for a battery charger cord plugging directly into the battery, not the laptop

I am buying a new battery for an old and retired Gateway W340UA so my son can have a laptop for 5th grade. The school's BYOT rules state that they cannot charge at the school. To eliminate wear and ...
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lenovo 3000 n100 running windows 7 premium

my laptop boots to the white lenovo logo screen. in order to get it to boot I have to remove any usb devices press esc, then f1 to get to set up screen, select exit discarding changes, then it will ...
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Can't find DDR3 800Mhz laptop memory anywhere

I have a Acer V5-171 with a 4GB bar and wanting to upgrade but I can't find a similar bar on the market (800Mhz) anywhere, only 1600Mhz ones, cant that work too? CPUZ screenshot:
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MSI Cooler Boost Auto Enable

I have an MSI GE60 Apache-469 that has a button to turn on a "Cooler Boost" mode. This basically cranks the RPMs of the fan up to the max, cooling the laptop considerably. I would like to ...
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HP Laptop Memory upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading memory on my i5 HP Pavilion dv6 laptop since it seems to be the cheapest way to increase its speed. Right now I have 4GB with 70+% of memory used with Chrome(10 websites ...
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ASUS X200MA US01T White Signature Edition Laptop

I just purchased an ASUS X200MA US01T White Signature Edition Laptop. When the system starts I am getting a message in the desktop: InitializeATKCPIDevice retrns false What does this mean? COuld ...
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Buying the correct battery

Looking at getting a new battery for an HP elitebook 2560p. However, there are many 9cell batteries running different mAh from 6600mAh to 9000mAh. Is there a big enough benefit in buying a 9000mAh ...
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I've got a row of laptops that I would like to be identical

I am part of a robotics team and as a gift/sponsorship, we recently received a bunch of old laptops from a local business. They're all thinkpads. I've reinstalled windows and after hours of ...
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Are all Socket G2 processors interchangeable?

I've got an HP probook 4540s and I'm looking at upgrades, but I want to know what my options are. Will I be able to use any Socket G2 processor, or am I limited to the ones the laptop ships with?
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got a 5738G and I want to ask if an SSD SATA III is compatible and RAM DDR3

The laptop model is 5738G this is the SSD : http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-Adapter-SV300S37A-240G/dp/B00A1ZTZNM/ref=sr_1_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1411643555&sr=1-18&keywords=ssd ...
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Can a new battery go bad if unused

My old 2008 macbook's power adapter died recently and since I was not sure if the problem was it or the battery, I ordered a new generic battery as well just to speed things up. After I received my ...
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No VGA Output please assist

I have been stuck on a problem for a couple of days now. A friend of mine's Laptop (Lenovo G560) was being used to connect to a projector daily - She is a teacher. She plugged a students phone into ...
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Planning to buy new laptop “XPS 15 Touch” with windows 8.1

I am planning to buy 'HP - XPS 15 Touch' model laptop, I am windows 7 users and don't know much about windows 8 and i think it is right time to move to windows 8.1, With window xp, 2000 & win 7 ...
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Need help comparing Laptops with best speed RAM

I am planning to buy Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6 Laptop, but I do not understand The difference between the RAM in comparison. Windows OS. Hard Drive. Thanks, Here is Screenshot. Link to screenshot. ...
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Desktop menu disappear, characters are difficult to be inserted from the keyboards, menus flicker, win start menu difficult to pop up

I have series of problems such as: When I begin to log on to my computer, the characters are difficult to enter. When I right click on the desktop, menu disappears. Wlso, when I double click on a ...
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I spilled water on my laptop and left it there for a day

I spilled water, it was around 9cm in diameter, on my laptop. I didn't know what to do so I just unplugged the charger and left it there, without removing the battery and turning it upside down cause ...
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Laptop hard drive is silent, but it was noisy before. Should I be worried?

So my laptop's hard drive always had this soft, buzzing, clicking sound when the hard drive was working. The sound was there when the laptop was brand new and it was always present during the years, ...
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How to connect more usb devices to a laptop?

My new laptop (Lenovo b50-30 using Windows 8.1, with three USB ports) can not connect more than 14 USB devices. How can I get more connected to this laptop? I have 70 pcs of DSLR Сanon. When I ...
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Dell Latitude D610

I have 2 Dell Latitudes with an identical problem. Units work fine when charger is in use. When unplugged, there is a white "smear" starting at the lower left corner and progressing to the center of ...
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What is the best RAM upgrade for my Inspiron N5010 [closed]

My system model and specs: Dell Inspiron N5010 i5, 4GB(2x2) RAM and Mobile Intel 5 series express chipset HM57. I am thinking to upgrade RAM to 8GB: 4gb x 4gb.I Would like to know the best suitable ...
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Error with Dell Datasafe

I have a Dell laptop. When I switch it on, it launches properly, but has a notification that tells Dell datasafe local backup stop working, with the options to check online solution to close the ...
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Inspiron 9400 Laptop resolution shrinks when lid is closed

I have an Inspiron 9400 Laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Video Card. I've had both a 1440x900 pixel and 1920x1200 pixel display, and ever since I first hooked my computer up to my home TV (15 ...
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What exactly does “non-expandable” memory mean?

I am trying to purchase a new laptop and want to put in more RAM manually and the model I'm looking at (Here's the link) says the memory is nonexpandable. I assumed this meant that there isn't some ...
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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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Screen Brightness no Longer Adjusts Immediately

I am not sure when this became an issue, but today I noticed that when I adjust the screen brightness on my laptop, it only takes effect after I either restart my computer or lower my laptop lid and ...
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Laptop offers RAID option - how does that work?

I am in the market for a new laptop. I'm looking at the Dell M6800 and HP ZBook 17. Both of these laptops can be configured with a RAID 0/1/5 option. Is this hardware RAID or software RAID? I have ...
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Dell XPS m1530 graphic chip-LCD-inverter or video cable

I have a Dell XPS m1530. When I turn it on, screen wont work, not even a ghost image or backlight on LCD. I tried it on external VGA monitor, and it is working normally, I did some tests while it's on ...
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How much RAM can I put in an ASUS Q550LF?

I'm thinking about upgrading my laptop's RAM and I've been wondering two things: How many RAM slots does my laptop have? I've been looking online and I can't seem to find a clear answer. How much ...
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Operating System showing alerts on each time it is started and Virtual Machines are not starting

Yesterday my system showed that there is some internal memory error 0X00 some number in so many alert boxes,then it showed google chrome crashed.I restarted the system and then it was asking if it ...
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Display IPS glow on DELL xps 13 (9333) [closed]

I have this ips glow (google's name) on my laptop's monitor when displaying the black color. Is that a common prolem? Is it normal? My laptop is under warranty (1 year). I contacted DELL, and ...
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Laptop screen freezes (green lines) or startup issue

I'm trying to boot my laptop and small horizontal green lines appear just after the HP logo disappears and then the keyboard doesn't seem to work but I assume the laptop screen is frozen. Here is an ...
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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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Wireless not working

My internet worked perfectly fine until my rabbit jumped on my laptop, and I assume switched something and now my internet won't connect. I have has this happen before are just resolved it by hitting ...
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Adding a ssd to Asus N71JQ

I have had a Asus N71JQ for a few years. I was thinking of putting in an ssd drive in the hopes of speeding it up. Does anyone know if this laptop supports sata? I ask this because I googled for ...
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Mouse pad does not work on GNU/Linux for ASUS X552C laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an ASUS X552C laptop, along with w****** 8. The mouse pad does not work. I have not been able to identify it with lspci. Several searches have not ...
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Should I keep my notebook connected to the AC adapter all the time or “excercise” the battery

I have bought Delll 7537. I want to keep the battery in the good shape. I have not found clear answer how should I treat the battery. Most of the time I use ma notebook indoors(I very rarely take it ...
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How can I disable input from the laptop keyboard in (Kubuntu) Linux?

I want to disable the laptop keyboard so that I can put a normal USB keyboard on top of it. Is there anyway to do it? I DON'T want to do it through X (i.e xinput float), because I need to be able to ...