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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DVI to HDMI cable - No Video Input

I've just bought a DVI to HDMI cable in order to connect my Philips 227E3 to my Asus X555L. When I connect them, and choose DVI as input for my screen, I get "No Video Input" message. What can be ...
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Laptop boots up very slowly

I've currently reinstalled Windows 7 on my old Acer Laptop. Everything is working fine but whenever i start the Internet Explorer my Laptop slows down heavily. The next boot up then takes about 20 ...
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Laptop lcd freezes and fades white sometimes (or short horizontal lines on black background), does this indicate a problem with the LVDS cable?

-->Video of the problem Laptop: Asus K95VB Lifetime: 2,5 years old Lcd problem: sometimes Asus replaced the lcd a half year ago under warranty because there where thrips inside the lcd. (I had no ...
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Why won't my old laptop with Vista connect to the Internet?

I have received an older Compaq Presario laptop (Vista) which won't go out to the internet. The Network Connection sees the Netgear N600 router, says connected, signal strength excellent, but ...
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HDDs in Laptops over SSDs

I have always wondered why I am taught that moving a mechanical hard drive while it is reading or writing can be detrimental to and can effectively destroy the drive. However, imagining that all ...
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Ideas for replacing laptop keyboard [closed]

I keep seeing laptop keyboards with non-optional number pads and it makes me cringe. Given that manufacturers seem to think numpads are OK (they're not), is it possible to somehow buy an ordinary ...
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How to get the most battery life out of a laptop?

I'm getting a brand new Dell Inspiron 13 7359 with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Skylake i5 processor, and Intel HD graphics (550 I believe). I did numerous hours of research and found this to be better than ...
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Laptop fails to boot when plugged in but not on battery

My laptop is getting older (4-5 years old now) and I am having frequent issues with it failing to boot (freezing on BIOS screen, on Windows loading screen, on login screen, or some point in between). ...
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Accidentally turned off display/screen

I have a HP elitebook 840 running Windows 7. My problem started when I was holding the laptop and dripped some juice from the plate of food I was also holding. I started to clean off the little bit of ...
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How to upgrade a Sony vaio SVE1511AENB laptop?

The laptop's specs are: 2 GB DDR3 RAM ( 2 slots available), 320 GB HDD, Intel i3-2328M processor. It is 3,1/2 years old, I want to upgrade it for strictly development work (Android Studio). Here I've ...
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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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Computer shuts down 10sec after turn on

I have a VAIO VPC-EA2GFX/B, and the OS is upgraded to Windows 10. The fan is commonly running at full speed. I tried all trouble shooting I found on net, but could not solve the issue. Finally, I ...
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My 'fn' key on my American laptop does not appear to be working

I'm trying at the moment to press the @ key on my laptop and all I get is either the number 2 or " by either pressing just the 2 key or the shift/fn and 2 key. Neither the white or blue @ symbols are ...
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Windows 10 Lenovo T530 w/ docking station and multiple monitors

I have a Lenovo T530 w/ docking station running Windows 10 and I wanted to run dual monitors. I already had a Samsung S27B350 which is HDMI and I bought a Dell U2414H with Displayport In/Out and HDMI ...
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Toshiba Satellite S75D-A7272 screen black

My laptop got wet and wasn't turning on whatsoever, so I replaced the motherboard. It now turns on, but the screen is black. I've tried doing a cmos reset (holding the power button for 60 seconds ...
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Can I prevent Windows 7 from redrawing the primary monitor when second monitor is unplugged?

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor plugged in via DisplayPort. Both the laptop screen and the secondary monitor have the same resolution. When I'm "going mobile", I'll move all of my ...
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Intel HD Graphics - Custom resolution issue

I connected a second monitor to my laptop, but for some reason it doesn't use the right resolution. It applies 1680x1050 and it's all blurry, when it should be using 1920x1080. The laptop screen is ...
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How to make logind act different when power line plugged-in or not?

I am using Arch Linux and use logind to handle acpi. There is only one acpi event HandleLidSwitch. When closing the lid I want my laptop to act differently based on the current power source. For ...
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will swapping ssd on laptop with installed drivers work?

So I have a 512gb ssd currently on my laptop with windows 7 and all the drivers installed. I want to switch to 1tb ssd and install windows 10 and all the drivers in it. but if I do decide to go back ...
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Asus Laptop - Issues with display

When i turn on my old ASUS laptop the screen stays black, but when i leave it powered on for about 30 minutes and do a restart the display shows up normally. Why is that happening? Does anyone has ...
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How to extend the DC part of my laptop power cable without experiencing voltage problems?

I use my laptop for extended periods on the mains in two different rooms of the house, and for ease of use I keep a separate power cable in each room. In one of the rooms I need to extend this cable. ...
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What is the difference between 3 cells, 4 cells and 6 cells battery

I am going to buy new laptop but there is some confusion in battery capacity. I found that 3 cells battery backup is good than 4 cells battery laptop but I read somewhere that more cells means that ...
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Toshiba laptop fan not working even after replacement

I was having intermittent problems with my fan where it would randomly turn off and I would get a warning and it even shutdown once because of overheating. So I opened the laptop and cleaned the fan, ...
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Confusion waking laptop from sleep/hibernate

I have a HP Pavilion x2 laptop. It was originally on W8.1 now W10. Both cases, the same problem remains in that when we try to open the laptop we get problems. Typically it won't appear to do ...
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How to run 2nd monitor with 2nd graphics card?

I have 2 graphics cards in my laptop: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, Yesterday I got a 2nd monitor that I connected to my laptop via VGA cable, but for some reason its ...
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Laptop display malfunction?

I just came home from school and turned on my computer from sleep mode, and this showed up Yesterday I had to put my laptop on sleep mode on battery for the night, because I had to charge my ...
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How can I turn off the LEDs on the front of my laptop(ASUS K501LX-NH52)?

Is there a way to turn off the lights on the front of my laptop? My laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232753R. I am currently running a dual-boot of KDE Fedora and ...
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Windows 10 - UI Doubled in scale after laptop screen replacement

I had my damaged laptop screen replaced recently, however after the replacement everything in the windows UI is doubled in size. Everything is overwhelmingly huge now and makes it very hard on my eyes ...
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Laptop with 1 audio jack and headset with 2 seperate cables?

I have a laptop, but my laptop have only one audio jack. So i would like to know and ask, is it possible to connect ONLY the microphone from the headset to the audio jack on my laptop and speaking ...
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Unexpected shutdown when not charging

I have come across an issue with my laptop today,it is a toshiba satellite and it is more than 3 years old. I unplugged it earlier today and after a couple of minutes,it shut down instantly;no blue ...
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Cannot shrink C: partition: Not enough space

I am trying to create a new partition on my laptop (XPS 12 9Q33, 128GB SSD) by shrinking the C:\ partition. However, despite the fact that it indicates there is enough space, it displays an error ...
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I got my laptop keyboard wet

I don't care about the data and I can easily replace the whole thing. I want to do surgery and determine what's damaged and if I can fix it, fix it. Money is fine. I'll stop if the processor is ...
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Asus X501a No power Led, not turning on

I have a Asus X501a model with power problems. When Power supply is connected, no Leds come on and of course the PC does not turn on. First I have changed the POWER DC Jack module, since there was ...
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How to get Dell's recovery image without having Windows already installed?

I have an Inspiron 7559-1264. I've tried to install several OSes of my choice to no avail. I want now to resort to the recovery image provided by Dell. The trouble is when I enter my service tag it ...
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Install an OS on Dell Inspiron 7559

Tried Win 10 official iso (Pro) - hangs on "Getting files ready for installation (67%)", tried many times Tried Arch linux - it did install but soon failed to boot (because of some ELAN drivers I ...
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USB to Aux with headphones

I recently bought this USB to Aux connector, hoping it could be used with my headphones (the aux port on computer is broken): Link However, Windows will not recognize it, and I cannot find anything ...
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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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Switching hard drives from one laptop to another [duplicate]

My dell laptop has a broken power button so I am not able to turn on my laptop. I still have warranty on the laptop so Dell wants me to send it out to them to fix it...however, there's one problem. I ...
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Notebook screen: Coloured noise on grey background

TL;DR I see on grey-ish backgrounds a coloured noise. Sometimes it flickers. (See attached screenshot) I own a Lenovo Y500 gaming notebook. Over the lifetime of the device I modified tow things: I ...
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Is it safe to upgrade a 802.11b/g/n adapter to a 802.11ac?

I'm thinking of replacing the old wireless network adapter on my laptop. However, I'm not sure if it's safe to do that because the antennas cannot be replaced. What if the new adapter is not ...
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how to get all required driver for my pc [duplicate]

I brought the PC SAMSUNG NP-RV515L on Feb 2012 and in 2015 I lost my all important driver and still I am not able to fix it. So how would I know that which driver pack should I download to fix it?
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How do I stop someone from cyber bullying me through spam? [closed]

Basically someone keeps on signing me up to all of these porn websites. I open my email and I have 10,000 emails telling me how I can grow my size, or all of these local ladies in my area who want to ...
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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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CPU DDR2 compatibility

I'm looking to upgrade the CPU on a laptop, and am having a hard time verifying the DDR type of CPUs. The laptop has a T5250. So, for upgrading, I'm looking at the X7900 and T9500, which are the two ...
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No Bootable Device Error after keyboard replacement

I have an Acer Aspire S7 and recently replaced a faulty keyboard. During the replacement, I stupidly did not disconnect the battery and may have corrupted something in the process. After the ...
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How to set up a Windows 7 laptop as a bluetooth access point?

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and with a good bluetooth interface, and with a very bad (and overloaded) wifi device. My laptop is connected to the network through a simple, IP-based home network ...
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Bypass bios password on Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5106?

Soon as I turn it on it goes from the Toshiba logo screen to a blue box asking for a password. Is there a way by this or any way to get some kind of menu ? Just want the windows to load so I can ...
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Fujitsu laptop doesn't boot, unknown blink codes

I have Fujitsu AH530/GFX. Today I experimented with OS X Snow Leopard (Hackintosh) and installed the Soundflower application. I rebooted my laptop, and it suddenly froze. Okay... I shut it down and ...
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Connecting Desktop HDD to Laptop via SATA

I would like to connect my desktop HDD into my laptop. It does not need to fit inside, but it needs to be connected via SATA (meaning I do not want to connect a sata to USB adapter) I have removed ...