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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Microphone produces humming noise

I have bought new headset and the headphones are working correctly, but if I connect the mic it produces low frequency humming noise. The microphone is connected using 3.5 jack. The noise is not white ...
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How to recover everything from windows.old to my new windows in Windows 8?

I was having a problem with my cd rom few days ago so I tried to refresh my laptop if it will help the problem. None of the solutions help me but I found an article about windows 8 refresh. So I tried ...
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Replace notebook keyboard with a different layout

I'm from a small country with only 2m residents (Slovenia) and with few specific characters and accents in our keyboard layout (we share the same layout with Croatia even though our alphabets differ a ...
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SSD upgrade in Desktop and Laptop

Hey Super User community, I'm looking into upgrading 2 fairly old devices to SSD drives to give them speed boosts! The first device is a 2006 Dell Dimension E520 desktop which currently holds a ...
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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...
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What controls a laptop's fan speed? Vostro 3560 overheating

I own a vostro 3560 and I know about the terrible ventilation and heat dissipation problems it has. I've tried several configurations of the copper sheet fix, but what I've found is that my system's ...
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Kubuntu freezes

I have a weird problem: I recently installed kubuntu 14.04 in my laptop(hp envy 17) and a few days ago the screen started to freeze without any reason, untill I close the lid and open it again. This ...
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Why games with low system requirements are lagging?

I got a HP laptop and I dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Kali Linux 64-bit.I installed Minecraft and Counter Strike to see how they are running and both of them were lagging a lot.I couldn't ...
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Is it normal for wireless speeds on a mobile device to be slower than the speed on a laptop?

Both my laptop—a Retina MacBook Pro—and phone—an iPhone 6—support 802.11ac wireless and my router, an AirPort Time Capsule, also support 802.11ac wireless. The speed I get on laptop is about 70 to 80 ...
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Laptop window 8 TOSHIBA satellite C850 sound button not working

When I press the sound button it normally comes up with the sound volume on the let hand side. But today when I pressed the sound button its not coming up nor changing the volume. however the sound is ...
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Can I update my positive bgh S610 notebook with Intel Pentium B980 3D Processor to Processor Intel® Core ™ i3-2312M?

I have a POSITIVE BGH S610 with Intel Pentium B980 Processor (2M Cache, 2.40 GHz ) FCPGA988 zocalo. Can someone can tell me if it supports an Intel® Core ™ i3-2312M Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz ) ...
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can fluid from a broken laptop screen run into your computer and ruin it?

my laptop screen is broken. and when i had it repaired they said there had been fluid in the machine, and that had to be repaired too. but i can't remember that i spilled some liquid on the machine, ...
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WI-FI connects and disconnect randomly

I am using a Lenovo Z460. I have Wi-Fi throughout my home. I have 2 laptops and 3 mobile phones which use Wi-Fi My Lenovo Laptop has problems connecting to Wi-Fi. I can connect to Wi-Fi from my phones ...
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Black screen on notebook-display after Intel HD 3000 update

I've installed Windows 8.1 on a Medion Akoya P6634 sporting a Intel HD3000 and a GeForce GT630M. I had to disable Windows Update because the notebook's screen becomes black after it performed some ...
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Dropped Laptop, works “fine” but audio is shot

Due to a stupid oversight of where I place my laptop, I found it fallen when I returned to my room. The power plus was not in and the computer had shutdown due to battery reaching critical levels ...
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DPI scaling on windows 8.1 does not work properly until reboot or re-log

The new Windows 8.1 features a per-monitor based DPI scaling. Thus the same app, if DPI aware looks great on all monitors. Its working fine, except for Microsoft Outlook 2010. When I boot it looks ...
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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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Toshiba Laptop showing strange sound behaviour

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 laptop. Suddenly I am facing a strange sound problem. Whenever I play any audio/video player, after a few minutes the sound just stops. But if I choose to go to next ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 - Battery will not charge

I recently bought a new battery that is compatible with the laptop. It ran off the battery just fine initially and then after draining the battery for the second time in order to break-in the battery, ...
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How much RAM can I put into my Laptop? [duplicate]

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-572. How much RAM can i put into this Laptop ? Is 2x8GB possible ? Full name: Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G1TDnkk SNID: 34701904034 S/N: ...
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Is it possible for WiFi adapter to degrade?

Recently i've started to get high package loss ratio while connecting to the internet on my laptop via WiFi adapter. I made following experiment: my laptop and laptop of my friend were on the same ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Does running CPU intensive tasks wear down my computer?

I do a lot of statistical analysis in R (which uses a lot of CPU and RAM). Whenever I run my analysis, my laptop's fan runs at top speed. Monitoring tool shows that 1 of my cores runs at 100%, the ...
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Force Refresh Rate in Linux

I'm using a Lenovo X230 laptop with an external LG-34UC97-S monitor. I've turn off the internal monitor and hooked up the external via HDMI. Looking at the user manual, native resolution and refresh ...
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Laptop not starting

I have a laptop custom built by PC Specialist. It was working fine. Yesterday I have changed the hard drive to a Samsung SSD and installed Windows 8.1 on it. Today it does not want to start at all, I ...
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Can't boot from CD/DVD ROM: HP 650 Laptop

I'm attempting to load Windows 7 on a HP 650 laptop. When I'm in the Boot Manager, I should be able to select the CD/DVD ROM to boot from, but that option is not available. Here's what I do, Power ...
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Is CRT degaussing really dangerous for nearby laptops?

I have an old CRT connected to laptop as a secondary display. As you know, when CRT turns on it degausses itself; remember that sound when you turn it on, or force degaussing through menu. CRTs ...
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Website to custom build laptops? chips/cards/ect [closed]

what the title says. id also prefer the ability to customize it from the bottom up(no "base" computer). And not be $1000+
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How to switch from IDE to AHCI from outside the bios?

I want to change my sata hard from ide to ahci. But in my advanced bios menu there is no option to do that three is no ide configuration or sata configuration. I'm using laptop is there another way ...
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Screen flicker and freeze after ram upgrade on laptop

I recently bought a new ram (8gb sodimm ddr3 1600 which is dual channel 2x4gb; specifically g.skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ) to replace my 4gb ram which is specifically: M471B5273CH0-CK0. After booting ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon SSD overheating

I recently bought a used Thinkpad X1 Carbon, it had Windows 7 installed, and on a first check, the SanDisk SSD ran around 43-45 degrees, i then installed Windows 8.1 and on installing Visual Studio ...
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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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What should I consider for upgrading the graphic card in my notebook?

I have a rather old (from 2008) Acer Travelmate 5720G, a laptop equipped with a chassis that let me easily access almost all of its hardware components; it makes the option of upgrading them really ...
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Aspire 5820T POST error

I have a laptop here, Aspire 5820T (SNID:02104847625) and I have the following problem. When I try to power it on, at first it does nothing. The power light stays on, but the fan is not working and ...
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LCD showing White Screen on my HP Compaq 8710w Laptop

I've got an HP Compaq 8710w Workstation for a laptop. A couple of months back, the LCD started displaying multiple shades of colors (blue, green, pink etc). I could still see the desktop and was ...
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USB port transfers power but not data

So one of USB ports on my laptop just stopped working for whatever reason. I used it for USB mouse, turned on the laptop today and it's not working. The red light under the mouse is on when the usb is ...
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Laptop HDD Swap

I'm thinking of swapping the HDD from one non-functioning (dead screen) laptop to another. Assuming that the sizes of HDD all match up, along with the connection type, will this work? I understand I ...
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win 7 dell laptop no hibernate option

dell e5440 - I only see "sleep" option, no hibernate. I don't see anything about enabling it in bios, and power options (advanced settings) says nothing about hibernate or hybrid sleep. I'd like the ...
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New laptop does not pick up WiFi signal when started up

I have a new win 8.1 laptop. The last few days the laptop does not pick up the WiFi signal when I switch it on, even though it is next to the router & my older Vista laptop does pick it up. ...
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My Toshiba Satellite c850 won't display screen

Before this happened, I had some occurrences where my laptop's screen turned off out of no reason. Everything was still on (the sound, tasks in thr computer, fan, etc. was working). I tried closing ...
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Why does my Samsung laptop computer think it is unplugged?

Samsung laptop, purchased new in 2012. Windows 7 64-bit. 8GB RAM. Model NP300V5A. I woke up one morning and woke the laptop. I had left it plugged in to the wall the night before. When it woke, it ...
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Black screen while using bluestacks

I was using android apps using blue-stacks app player from more than two months. Yesterday when I started blue-stacks it started but after 2-3 min screen gone black I waited for 10-15 min but nothing ...
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HP Pavilion BIOS Failure. Unable to restore

My laptop BIOS seems to be dead. When I turn it on the CapsLock light blinks for 2 times and nothing happens on my screen. I tried to remove battery and power cable for some minutes, but nothing ...
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replacing glossy screen to matte — impact quality?

I have a 3200x1800 resolution laptop (http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-15-9530/pd?~srd=true&sk=xps%2015%209530&scat=prod&ref=ac ). However, the screen is way too reflective. I cannot even do ...
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Does Thinkpad E430 Hard Drive Fit into Dell Vostro 1310?

I'm going to have my Thinkpad E430 repaired. So I want to place its hard drive into an older laptop - a Dell Vostro 1310. How can I know whether this hard drive fits into the older laptop or not? ...
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Dell inspiron 3541 graphic driver issue

Recently I bought Dell Inspiron 3541. It had Ubuntu as OS and I installed windows 8. I have had a hard time finding drivers since dell site doesn't have drivers for this model laptop of windows 8 ...
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Jack probs with heaphones/earbuds

So I already asked this question, but I couldn't respond to the answers. I can't hear out of the left ear of any headphones/earbuds because I have to push the jack towards the Earth to hear out of it. ...
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Using Thinkpad X131e charger on Ideapad S10e

Can I use my Thinkpad X131e charger on my Ideapad S10e? They have different ends. I figured that instead of buying a new charger, it would be cheaper to buy a converter. The voltage of my charger is ...
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USB mice won't work on my notebook [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 If I plug a USB mouse, it doesn't work. Cursor isn't moving, buttons aren't reacting. Details: Mouse glows as if it's working Mouse works on the another computer Tried another mouse, ...