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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Unable to install GNOME (BackTrack5) onto IBM ThinkPad R40

I recently acquired 3 IBM ThinkPad Laptops - An A31, R40, and T42p. The A31 I was able to successfully install GNOME or BackTrack5 onto via a GNOME.iso burned onto a disk with AstroBurn. The A31 now ...
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Lenovo W530 freezes when closing lid (not sleeping / hibernating)

My Lenovo W530 running Windows 8.1 freezes when I close the lid it is not set to sleep or hibernate when closing the lid it does not freeze when going to sleep or hibernate via the power button (or ...
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Upgrade of dell laptop screen size from 14'' to 15''

I have Dell Inspiron n4110, it is having 14” screen. Can I upgrade the size to 15” (Inspiron n5110) screen keeping my other things like my hard disk and ram intact. If required I can also change my ...
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Black screen when trying to update graphics drivers of laptop

My brother has a Samsung NP350-V5C with a Intel HD4000 and a AMD radeon 7600M series GPU with a switch. When he received it the switchable graphics weren't working properly: the system only used the ...
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HDD Desktop and Laptop Conversion

So I currently purchased a desktop. It's arriving in 10-15 days so this gives me time to think about anything I'd like to add on to it. I have this laptop that dates back to October of 2008 and I was ...
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What to do when I can't turn my wet laptop on?

I had my laptop in a backpack but it was raining a lot, so it got wet a little bit. I took the battery out afterwards, let it dry for 5 days but now I can't turn it on. What can be the cause? I didn't ...
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Laptop Screen random flickering/sleeping, Lenovo 220x

I have a Lenovo 220x bought second hand. The laptop sufferd random sleeping when the screen was in a certain position open. I changed the power setttings to just turn the screen off when closed and ...
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Which RAM will suit my notebook ACER Aspire 5820tg 1333MHz or 1066MHz what CAS [duplicate]

I have my ACER Aspire 5820TG - 433G32Mn and want to upgrade RAM memory. Currently it has the following components: CPU: Intel Core i5 430M Mainboard: Acer ZR7B RAM (3GB): 2048MB DDR3 PC3-10700 ...
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Wireless not working after maintenance on laptop

i was doing some maintenance on a laptop with overheating issues, but after i re-assembled it, it became apparent that the wlan chip doesnt show up in the 'network adapters' list, nor does it connect ...
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Should I keep my laptop plugged in as much as possible? [duplicate]

I know there's already some feeds on this but I just can't get one straight answer. Everybody says different things. I have an Asus laptop with a Lithium-polymer. I do game a lot so what's your ...
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HP 6910p battery charging very slowly

My laptop battery charge rate is very slow. It charges between 50% - 100% in almost 4, 5 hours. It's running normal on AC adapter without any problem but running very slow on battery mode. So can one ...
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Laptop super slow after few minutes [closed]

My samsung laptop (win 7) goes so slow after a few minutes (also happens right after start up) that a mouse click can take from 5 to 10 minutes. So basically it is frozen beyond recovery. Seems to ...
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Laptop Gray Screen, but works with external monitor

I was working on my laptop, when suddenly the entire OS froze and I had to force-shut down the computer (I didn't for long, I don't know if it would have blue screened). When I turned the computer on, ...
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Is leaving a laptop plugged in all the time bad for the battery? [duplicate]

Or should I let it go down the 15% or so and then plug in the adapter? For reference: http://superuser.com/a/855852/255933 I don't have the ability to add comments.
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Determine if my laptop can handle certain resolution

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 and thinking of buying an external monitor with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Is there any tool I can use to determine if my laptop will be able to use the full resolution ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Laptop turns on, OS not loading, black screen

I have an old Fujtisu Amilo Pro V2065 laptop. About two months ago I plugged in a power adapter that turned out to be faulty (it was the original adapter for that laptop, but the cable was damaged and ...
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How to keep bluetooth turned on even when Windows 7 laptop is shutdown + booted up again?

While it's easy to turn on my bluetooth via Fn + F3, I would like for my bluetooth to stay on even after the laptop has been shutdown and then booted up later. How do I set Windows 7 to do this? I'm ...
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Keyboard typing random forward slashes by itself [duplicate]

I just bought a ACER ASPIRE V3-572G laptop that came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1, booted it up, set up the OS, installed virtually nothing and then started getting some Windows updates. Got a ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB is crashing because of battery overcharge?

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB Notebook with an AMD-E1 2500 APU, AMD Radeon HD8240 graphics and 2 GB Ram. On the Notebook is Windows 8.1 installed with all updates and all drivers are updated. ...
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Laptop halts on not yet low battery

Two years old samsung laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bit halts without notice or taking low battery action. I realized that it happens when it shows some 55% battery limit. It dies suddenly and ...
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laptop ASUS P551CA shutting down

I have an ASUS P551CA-SX313D laptop bought 2-3 months ago. Last days/week after I turn it on (after 1-2-3 hours) it suddenly become incredibly slow (almost stuck) and if I continue using it, it shut ...
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Keeping laptop plugged in vs cycle count

I heard that it's bad to keep your battery fully charged all the time. It's best to keep it between 20% and 80%. On the other hand, cycle count degrades battery over time. So, which of these is ...
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Samsung 700z Laptop Unusual Screen Flickering

I received a laptop from a client yesterday reporting that the computer "constantly reboots". From what I can tell, the screen tends to turn on again/off again but displays nothing other than a black ...
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Laptop touchscreen hypersensitive to electromagnetic interference

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that's less than a year old and still under warranty. I've been in contact with Dell several times about this issue, but they don't have a clue. The problem is ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power plan set to High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at decent frame rates. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if I'm ...
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Strange replaced laptop screen [closed]

I brought a G750JX last year and two months ago I noticed some unclean-able black dots in the middle of screen. Since it was under warranty I went to service and they decided to replace my screen. ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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Wild CPU temperature fluctuations during stress test

I have upgraded my laptop CPU and gave it a stress test. The weird thing is that during the test the CPU temperature readings fluctuate wildly in a periodic manner. At idle, the CPU temperature is ~45 ...
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screen on Dell Inspiron laptop crazy vertical and horizontals and fragmented lines, bad screen? Or board?

My Dell Inspiron laptop has gone into and unreadable crazy vertical and horizontal lines and cross lines etc. Nothing at all is readable. I connected a monitor externally and tried to type in my admin ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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How do I install a solid state hard drive?

I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD ...
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unusable speed connection to router (ethernet and wireless)

I'm using a lenovo flex 2 laptop, my connection was fine up until this week. We got a new router (edimax br 6428ns v2), which seems to "not like" my laptop, i'll explain: My 2 roommates can connect ...
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Possibility of connecting 2 External Monitors (LCDs) with a laptop

I've a laptop with 1366x768 resolution (Nvidia GT720M). Is it possible that I can use 2 external monitors with my laptop. While the 2 external monitors are used I don't want to use the laptop screen. ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Checklist for new laptop whether it runs as intended [closed]

My new laptop arrives today. My last laptop went funny within a week: The shop allowed me to turn it in for a different one instead of me having to wait a couple of weeks. Now I want to make sure ...
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For better battery backup whether we have to start charge the laptop when battery about to drain? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a laptop ,I have get suggestions from so many people that we should start charging laptop when battery is about to drain and the reason I am getting is battery will last for ...
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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Laptop only detects TV via HDMI when the TV is off

I have an Acer Aspire 5951G laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card and 64-bit Windows 7. I am pretty sure that none of the components (HDMI-cable, graphics card, TV) are malfunctioning. ...
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VAIO Ultrabook works but the display does not turn on normally

My notebook has a display problem. Several times, usually after long hours off, I turn on the notebook and the LCD has no image. Then I connect to an external monitor and it always works. After that, ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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Specific model of laptop hard drive dies after using it in laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition laptop. It came with 2 hard drives of 1 TB (thus a total of 2 TB). To date, the motherboard has been replaced at least three times now due to ...
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An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system

I upgraded a laptop to windows 8 and then started to factory reset windows 8 and left it over night! When i check in the morning it said that reset wasn't complete and it restarted the computer and ...