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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Laptop HDD continuously working, everything is very slow. How can I debug the issue?

I have a Sony vaio laptop I purchased as a basic development machine a couple years ago. I was looking for something that could google with and run some basic python scripts so I purchased a vanilla ...
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Asus zenbook UX301L not warning about battery running out

For some reason, I no longer get the blue win8 warning message that used to say that my battery was running out. Instead of warning now my computer just suddenly turns off itself and if you didn't ...
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Cannot Wake Laptop From Sleep

I just got a laptop with Windows 8.0 Pro 64 bit. I know this is common problem but I cannot get this solved. When the laptop goes to sleep, it cannot be woken up. I have tried to search google and ...
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Touchpad not working when running Windows server on Dell Inspiron 15

I've setup a dual boot on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the original Windows 8.1 as one option and Windows Server 2012 R2 as the second. This works fine apart from the Touchpad doesn't work in ...
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Took laptop apart, no longer will stay on while using battery

I took my laptop apart (Acer S7 392), very carefully noting each step of disassembly, in order to replace the keyboard. Now the laptop will not sustain power unless the charger is plugged in. I ...
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My laptop is plugged in, charging but power is not increasing

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14 R. Yesterday I got the notification to plug the laptop into power source when the charge became low at 13%, so I plugged it to the power source and it showed charging. ...
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how to fix “active bluetooth using wireless switch” issue while dell driver installation

i have dell inspiron 15 R 3537 laptop im use window 8.1 im downloaded proper wireless driver from dell website but when im install driver, it say "active Bluetooth using wireless switch " with ...
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How to check if laptop wifi is turned off?

There is an old Asus laptop (x58c series) that runs Fedora. Its wifi LED is always ON, even if airplane mode is activated (Gnome displays the little airplane icon) and apparently there is no wifi ...
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Laptop Touchpad Disable Touch to Click

I'm struggling to get the terminology right on this one. I have one of the more modern touch-pads: Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) and want to disable the "light touch" to click. I've previously been using a ...
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Dell E6410 UEFI

I'm having problems with my laptop using UEFI. What happens is, I can boot a UEFI operating system only if I go into boot options and manually select it. It will not automatically boot into any UEFI ...
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Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...
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How to access bios with lenovo G710 notebook on windows 7?

I've tried pressing different buttons on startup but still cannot access the BIOS. How can I access it?
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Setting up a KVM/Docking Station solution, 2 Monitors, Gaming Desktop, Laptop, 2-3 Monitors

There many KVM/Docking station questions, but they all seem to be about General usage. I have: A Windows Desktop that: Is built for gaming Will soon Dual-boot Linux(Kubuntu) Uses two ...
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Display stretched double, only left half visible

This one's got me stumped. Dell Vostro 3700 laptop, Win7, Nvidia Geforce 330M, 1600x900 LCD. The LCD went (partially) out on this machine. Left 1/3 of screen OK, Right 2/3 would intermittently break ...
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Is RAM expandable for Hp Compaq 15-s103TX

I would like to buy this laptop HP Cpmpaq 15-s103TX According to specs, RAM seems to be expandable upto 8 GB. But in the Memoty section, unused slots is 0. Does this mean, if I wish to expand memory, ...
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Acer Aspire V3-772G fan direction

I'm not a hardware person. If the computer runs, I'm happy. If it randomly shuts down, I'm not. I recently bought a second hand Acer Aspire V3-772G and noticed that it gets very hot very fast, even ...
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How to create new functions on laptop keyboard?

I got a new laptop, a Toshiba Portege Z30-A. It has a pointing stick (the dot in the middle, also called TrackPoint on Lenovo laptops) and it has the left and right click buttons. My old laptop used ...
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Backlight inverter and newer laptops?

My notebook, an Asus model X44H, got its screen broken. I replaced it with another screen and, although not the same model, it worked and all was fine. I forgot the charger and it lost its energy, so ...
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Laptop battery - 100% available plugged in charging

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 running Windows 8.1.Recently, I had replaced my battery.But my battery indicator shows 100% available ( plugged in,charging) status. I calibrated the battery but no ...
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laptop will not boot up [duplicate]

I have an HP pavilion which died a few months ago. I took it to a shop and was told it was dead, maybe the motherboard which would cost too much to repair. I left it sitting for over two months and ...
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What is “S400CA.BIN” on my ASUS laptop?

I just bought a 2nd-hand laptop (ASUS vivobook) from a guy; there's this S400CA.BIN right under my C drive; it's 6,293,504 bytes, and seems to come with the laptop. The guy said it may have to do with ...
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laptop not charging with battery and not starting without battery

Me and my sister have identical laptops. Whilst i was using my laptop i noticed that the laptop was indicating it was charging however the battery power level was decreasing. So it knew the adapter ...
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Sony Vaio laptop not recovering from hibernate

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop, model VGN C2S. It has an Intel Core 2 processor, 3GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate N. The laptop works perfectly until it is put onto hybernation mode. Upon pressing the ...
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Keyboard no longer works on Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 [closed]

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...
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Samsung laptop unsafe volume warning?

I have samsung laptop and usualy plugged into speakers which I can adjust, but since updating to windows 8.1 I keep noticing that every time I turn my laptop on while plugged into the speakers it ...
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scrambling display in dell inspiron 15 i3

My system is dell inspiron 15 with i3 processor 4GB ram & integrated Intel® HD Graphics 15.6-inch HD LED-Backlit Display (64bit). The OS am operating on is windows 7. presently i am having a ...
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How important is to have matching speed of RAM? [duplicate]

I have a 4GB DDR3 800Mhz recently I installed another 4GB. It turns out it's DDR3 667MHz. Does it really matter I should own both rams 800MHz? Slot1 shows recent RAM installation. ALSO I don't ...
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What extras do I need to maximise battery life on a Linux laptop? (And how to stay current) [closed]

Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the answer seems to change a lot over time. While researching, I came across powertop, pm-utils, tlp, ...
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Green flickering dots that move on my laptop screen

I have a Toshiba L50D-B83110 laptop (AMD A8 APU with AMD Radeon R5 M230 graphics) running Windows 8.1. I have the same issue as the OP of this question: Green flickering pixels that move with black ...
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laptop battery maintenance

I have about 2 spare batteries and I would like to know how many weeks / days I can leave a battery uncharged without damaging it.I would be away for about a week or 2, so I I hope to get some ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 in my laptop. Laptop is dell vostro. I also install LXDE environment. As manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because this recommend for lxde). ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 not getting past boot screen

so as the title suggests I have got a Lenovo T400 from a friend who wants me to fix it for them. It does not get past the splash screen and whenever I leave it on for about 5 seconds or so it just ...
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How to determine which piece of hardware is at fault?

I'm trying to determine which piece of hardware is causing my ASUS Q550LF laptop to fail. I don't want to open the laptop, because it's still under the manufacturer's warranty, and might attempt to ...
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Is it possible to recover a sticky note that I have deleted within the past 24 hours, on a Windows 8 HP Laptop?

I recently (within the past 24 hours) deleted a sticky note on my HP, Windows 8 Laptop, and I REALLY need to get it back. Is this possible, if so can you tell me how specifically? I've searched and ...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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My laptop shuts down automatically after start

I have a laptop whose battery was not working a while ago. The battery is just connected so when I turn off the power the laptop turns off. I removed the battery and connected to power laptop turned ...
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Battery state still discharging when AC plugged in. Bad?

Running Ubuntu 15.04 on an ASUS UX305. Runs very well only a minor Fn Key issue to speak of. Though I have noticed that the battery state is always discharging when plugged into AC. I find this ...
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Abnormally high CPU temperature

My laptop's CPU is too hot, ~93-97° C, nothing major is running, only Google Chrome. SpeedFan and Open Hardware Monitor don't detect any fans, so I can't even see their speed. Is there any way to ...
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What happens when laptops reach 100% charge?

I have been reading alot of mixed views on how Lithium Ion batteries work when it comes to laptops. I have the new dell xps 15, with an intel i7 cpu, 16gb ram, and a 512gb ssd. Is it bad for the ...
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Liquid Cooling Name-Brand Laptop [closed]

Can liquid cooling be added to name brand laptops (Dell, HP, Asus, etc) to keep them cooler?
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Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter

So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives. I Bought this ...
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Lenovo laptop temperatures while gaming

I have been a little concerned lately because my laptop temperatures are a bit suspicious, I have a Lenovo Y400 and i've been monitoring my temperatures with HWMonitor and I found out that while I'm ...
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I Can only hear out of the left side of my razer kraken pro neon

I can only hear out of the left ear and I tried my headset on another computer works fine and then I try another pair of headphones on my computer works fine. PLZPLZPLZ HELP
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My ASUS computer keeps putting itself to sleep every night. How do I stop it? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been putting itself to sleep about 40minutes after I go to bed. It doesn't sleep right when I close the computer lid, but after a while it puts itself to sleep. This is a ...
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Windows 8 Brightness control is not working

Recently, I installed windows updates and all updates finished successfully. I then tried to increase my brightness, but the brightness control is no longer working. I tried googling it, but all I ...
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(Window 8.1) Laptop constantly making device/USB unplugged sound randomly

My Laptop constantly making USB disconnected sound at completely random amount times but the strange thing is it doesn't make USB plugged sound and 2 of my devices that are cooling fan(doesn't make ...
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Laptop boots to white screen

I own an XMG A522 laptop. Was working fine until now, but now it cannot boot. When I turn it on, I get a white screen (directly, there is no big XMG logo before) and I do not see any POST process, it ...
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Restore laptop to it's original OS with all data and settings kept

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L412 which currently has an unactivated version of Windows 7 Enterprise installed. When this laptop was bought, it had an activated version of Windows 7 Professional on it, ...
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Quad HD display on HP Spectre x360 running Windows

I want to by a new laptop and I am seriously considering Spectre x360 13-4005dx. There is one concern I have and that is the Quad HD Display. I have never used a Windows machine with that resolution ...
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Keep laptop in hot car indefinitely [closed]

I'd like to know if there's a good way to store a laptop (or other personal electronics) in a hot car long-term. For example, if I want to always just keep a Chromebook with a hotspot in my trunk, ...