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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Speakers connected to laptop make desktop monitor flicker

I've been wondering about the cause of this phenomenon for a long time and since I haven't managed to find a good explanation, I thought I'd post it here. My desk is in a corner, there's a radiator ...
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stange behaviour in toshiba satellite pro keyboard, fix a non responsive keyboard

I don't know why but it's the third model of toshiba satellite pro that does that to me. Windows seven 64 or 32 bit is installed or has been installed recently. Some windows update or toshiba service ...
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Windows 8.1 fresh install on a UEFI laptop?

Sorry for the vague title. I haven't used a Windows Laptop in about 4 years and the last time I reformatted a laptop around 2 years ago, I used Windows 7 (which turned out fine). Recently, I had a ...
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Windows 7 fresh installation on laptop battery not charging issues [duplicate]

Hi wasn't sure if this was suited here, but seems to be a driver/OS issue rather than a hardware issue. My laptop has a charging indicator which is lit up on boot, about 30 seconds after boot the ...
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Do wireless devices such as smartphones transmit beacon equivalent frames such as APs do?

Can they be made to announce their presence somehow using layer 2 frames without them be connected to any network or access point? Can their MAC address be found?
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Fixed-Green -square on 4K Display Asus n551VW

Today i notice my new Asusn551VW has some problem with display. I witness a small green square on my display when the background is pure black, the problem looks more clear when the system starts up. ...
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Dell Vostro 14 5000 Series

I am installing windows 10 pro on a new Vostro 14 5000 Series and after installing all the drivers from the dell site I ran into some problems with: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&CC_0780 and ...
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Could my screen flickering be because of a loose battery?

My laptop screen has been flickering on battery power for quite a while now. What it looks like is kind of like when you try record a screen with a camera (i.e. black flashing of the entire screen). ...
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random popping sound from subwoofer even when muted or booting; audio sometimes cuts out; headphones still work

I dual boot Ubuntu 15 and Windows 10, and I have been having audio issues for a couple of weeks now in both OSs and even sometimes during boot before either OS starts. My laptop's subwoofer makes a ...
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Why does a radio station play through my speakers when the laptop runs on battery? [duplicate]

Every fortnight, on a schedule, I disconnect the charger from my laptop (which is largely stationary anyway) and let the battery run down. As soon as I disconnected the battery earlier today, I ...
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Laptop's monitor goes black after bios

I have a laptop whose monitor reaches bios and then when windows start it goes black. I connected it via vga to an external monitor and it runs good. So the monitor should not be burned from what I ...
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Toshiba Laptop screen size

I am a web developer, and I have been developing a website. But while developing the website, I looked at my website from another computer, and the website looked different from laptop to laptop (In ...
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Freshly clean computer shuts down immediately due to “overheating”

I was asked by a friend to clean her laptop (mainly the fan) because it hadn't been cleaned in more than 4 years and was rather slow and noisy. I found a tutorial to follow just to be sure and opened ...
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Screen tuns off randomly in Dell inspiron 3000 Laptop

I have Dell Inspiron 3541 powered by AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. My screen all of a sudden, while working (or idle), turns off and even if I press my power button, it does not turn on. I am only able ...
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Laptop mouse power draw

I bought a mouse on amazon and one of the other customers was complaining about the mouse killing their battery incredibly fast so I tried to run the numbers and it doesn't seem to match my real world ...
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N550JK overheating while gaming – is 90-95 °C normal?

I've got an N550JK with i7-4700HQ processor and 850M Graphic card. I use 'Core Temp' ver. 1.0 RC6-64bit to detect the temperature of the cores. While gaming in modern games, I'm getting cores temp ...
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Can I install 2TB HDD on a Toshiba Satellite L845 Laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite L845 Laptop with an Intel Core i3-2350M processor. I have installed a 1TB HDD and it currently runs 64-bit Windows 7. My BIOS version is Insyde Corp. 1.00. Is it possible to ...
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Significant drop in battery life on new laptop

I got an Acer Aspire V Nitro about 4 months ago and I've noticed a really large drop in battery life lately, despite attempts to fix that. Unless I really need it (games, which I rarely play, or ...
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Swapping wireless antennas in Laptop?

I have two mPCIe slots in my laptop which have their own set of antennas: Slot A (full-size only), 3G/GPS card Slot B (half-size only), WiFi/Bluetooth card. I'm planning to replace them with new ...
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What can I do to get my Samsung chronos 7 np700z5c-s02ub laptop back to boot?

I bought this laptop in 2013 brand new from best buy for $900. It features i7 quadcore, gforce nvidia optimus card with 1gb dedicated memory. 1TB hdd with 8gb flash for cash. Here is what happened: ...
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Toggle what happens when the lid is closed, with a batch file on the desktop? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create some kind of batch file which can be added onto the desktop, which toggles whether my laptop sleeps or does nothing upon the lid being closed, in Windows 10? Usually i like ...
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MSI GE60 Apache 75 °C on browsing

I am having some trouble with keeping my laptop cool. It's a MSI GE60 Apache 2QD. It used to run kind of hot while playing high-end games (80-90°C) but recently it's been heating up until 80°C while ...
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Laptop keeps killing hard drives, possibly caused by faulty battery

I have an ASUS X551M Notebook PC, running Ubuntu 14.04. It's about a year old right now. When I got it, it worked perfectly. However, a couple months in, the battery started losing lifespan. ...
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Is displays of Asus x550ze and Lenovo g565 interchangeable?

I wanna replace display of Asus x550ze by another one from Lenovo g565.
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Asus F3JC, Built-in Display and External Monitor Issue

I have kind a weird situation with my laptop and can not figure out the reason of this behavior. My notebook boots and works normal as expected from a 10years old laptop beside its graphic department. ...
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Laptop no longer works on battery power (HP G72)

I have an old hp laptop (2009?) that one day stopped working on battery power. I'm not sure if the problem is that the laptop will not charge the battery or if the laptop will not make use of the ...
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toshiba laptop will not boot m35x-s161

laptop has black screen at bootup, Hdd and fan run for a few seconds then turns off. I only run on the power cord. What is puzzling is if I store the computer away for a few days it will boot and run ...
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Black screen after “starting windows”

I am using Win7 Enterprise in a laptop. It has two display adapters, one being nvidia geforce GS 9300m and Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family. When I normally boot up, all I could see ...
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Laptops with gnome black screened when using external monitors

Symptoms: plug in external monitor and boot laptop into linux with Gnome, causes black screen on laptop making it difficult to enter password for the start screen as you can't see whats going on and ...
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Laptop won't turn on, could it be a bad ram stick or a bad HDD?

please help! I don't know much about computers. My laptop won't turn on when I push the power button. I have a Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 and its about 6 - 7 years old (I know is old, but was ...
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My Acer VN7 laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot

I have Acer VN7-791G-77GZ laptop and Crucial CT512M550SSD1 SSD drive. My laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot. Also laptop hangs after wake up from sleep. So, ...
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How can I install Linux on old Toshiba Tecra A2 laptop without CD-ROM working [duplicate]

I have old Toshiba Tecra A2 laptop without working cd-rom and windows xp running. I need install Linux on it , some lightweight one, due of 512mb of RAM installed. I have read this post , but I ...
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HP Windows-10 charging but not charging

Until today my battery was working correctly (without any problems). But now, system is saying that battery is charging, however, in truth is not charging. I've tried lots of things written in the ...
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MSI MS-1758 laptop with Realtek RTL8723AE WLAN adapter - Internet connection stops functioning, but does not disconnect

Specs: MSI MS-1758 prebuilt laptop (I wanted to link to the manufacturer's page here, but the only page I can find on MSI's website is a newer model with, for some reason, the same model number) ...
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CPU frequency scaling max frequency

I'm able to cap the frequency of my laptop to 800MHz, but I notice the cpu usage almost doubles. Are there any long term negative effects to not letting the cpu manage it's frequency dynamically? I ...
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How to check if my laptop is thunderbolt 3 enabled?

I just bought a recent ASUS laptop. The seller clearly stated on its website that this laptop USB type-C connector was "thunderbolt 3" compatible. Since, my USB connector doesn't have the usual ...
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Laptop emits pop sound and turns off [closed]

Today I was watching movie without power charger plugged on and suddenly something inside laptop emitted pop sound (like someone popped bubble). Then I collected some facts: Laptop was not turning ...
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Why laptop is hot even after changing of thermal grease?

I have 2 laptops, both with AMD, I've changed thermal grease (it was baked), temperature fallen not for much after I did it, it still pretty hot. (Don't ask me about numbers of degrees, don't ...
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Laptop not starting up after cleaning cpu fan

I have Acer Aspire 5745G Laptop its fan started making noise. So i followed up this tutorial. And cleaned Fan and put everything back up. But now when connecting battery automatically starts up ...
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Windows 10 - unclean power off constantly corrupting installation

I have a new Asus K501UB laptop that had Windows 10 installed, and I've been having a lot of issues relating to installation corruption. Due to this, plus the bloatware that comes installed, I ...
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New Toshiba laptop used without the battery installed needs date and time set on every boot

I have a new Toshiba laptop, and I use this machine with the battery out.Every time I start my laptop, I have to set manually time and date.Is there a setting in bios that would solve my problem?I ...
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HDD keeps spinning down in Windows 8.1 - hdparm and power options already set

I have an internal secondary SATA HDD in my Laptop, Windows 8.1 constantly spins it down. I already set "turn off hard disk after" to never in power options. I booted debian and turned off stand by ...
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Can I reinstall windows 7 on a new hard drive with only the product key off the back of the laptop?

My hard drive crashed suddenly it is toast. I bought a new solid state but the product key on the back from the windows website tells me to go to the Toshiba website and I found nothing helpful ...
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Laptop charger turns off as soon as I plug it in to the laptop. Could it be a bad motherboard?

If I unplug the battery and attempt to power the laptop off just AC it works just fine, but as soon as I plug in the battery the charger turns off. I've tried two different batteries and three ...
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realtek HD audio manager - headphones muted on startup

I have a dell Inspiron 1121 with Realtek HD audio manager installed on Windows 7. Audio from internal speakers works fine on startup, but when I have headphones plugged in while the computer is off, ...
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Laptop Keyboard

I have a dell latitude E6420 and it was working fine until last month I encountered a very strange problem. My laptop's keyboard stops working as soon as I exit the bios startup screen. Like, I can ...
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Asus X205TA microSD HC card not recognised

I have got this laptop: X205TA and bought this SD card: SanDisk and my laptop does not recognize this card. I have tried to download a card reader driver, but there seems to be no such driver. How do ...
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Is a 15" laptop with full HD useable on a daily basis? [closed]

Or would I have to probably work on a lower resolution? I have a 17" and it is too big to transport around. Not sure if this is the right place to ask but google search listed it as the first place ...
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New 52Wh battery on Samsung NP540U3C

My battery on my 2.5 year old Samsung NP540U3C laptop is dying and I need a new one. I have been searching through the web trying to find an original one. And in order to find the excact one, I have ...
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Is there are cooling pad for laptop that works only when necessary?

Usually cooler's fans work all the time, but I wonder if there are pads with temperature sensors, that will turn on fan when necessary.