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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cant click some keys in the same time with my laptop

I cant press these and of these in the same time (W,A,S,D) other keys work fine each other examples: when I hold W, D or A wont work. when I hold S, D or A wont work. and vise versa, BUT when i hold ...
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Lenovo laptop, Windows 10 not charging battery

I have a Lenovo G500s. It came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed with the battery working fine. I've installed Windows 10 on the laptop now and suddenly the battery is not recognized anymore. It says "0% ...
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How to expand memory for Asus X556UJ

I would like to know what are the keywords for searching for RAM to expand my laptop, X556UJ. The specifications are here. I am confused with SODIMM and DIMM.
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Removing the #1 house from the screen of Lenovo Thinkpad

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad (W541). One my screen at all times is the #1 House icon. How do I remove it?
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Windows 10 on Dell Inspiron N5050 boots to non-existent display

I am helping someone with their Dell Inspiron N5050, which has Windows 10 installed on it. The computer will boot up, but I only get a black screen. I did find, that if I closed the lid, reopened, ...
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How to replace HDD with SSD in laptop?

I want to replace HDD with SSD in my laptop. How to choose right type of SSD, which parameters of laptop should I know? I've found some similar questions, but they are too old and technologies could ...
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How possible rebooting from Linux to Windows makes sound from headphones vanish?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, dual booting with Linux Mint. The laptop is Asus X54C. The problem: Every time I reboot from Linux to Windows (Restart the computer while on Linux, and when GRUB ...
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Windows 8 laptop suddenly won't connect to wifi

I have a Dell e6400, and I was using it, connected to wifi and it was all working fine. I closed it and opened it back up about 10 minutes later and the laptop was no longer connected to wifi and ...
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Wifi toggle key is not working on Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Touch

WIFI TOGGLE KEY PROBLEM: I am facing this problem, where the wifi toggle key (with an antenna) which sits beside F12 key and shares the Print Screen functionality is not working on my Dell Inspiron ...
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Program turns black when I switch monitors

I have a docking station for my Lenovo work laptop, in which I have two monitors plugged in. Occasionally, when I take a program that's being displayed on my laptop monitor, the whole program will ...
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What is this port on my 1999 laptop? [duplicate]

My Maxdata Artist Harvard SL Pro laptop, dating from 1999, has this port on its back side. I have never seen this anywhere else, neither can I identify the little icon to its side. The size of the ...
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Laptop gets very slow while copying/moving files

My laptop used to work great in every aspect on Windows 10 days ago. Two days ago I installed Linux Mint to give it a try and formatted the hard disk, but I couldn't acclimatise to the Linux OS. So I ...
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Windows 8 force battery/plugged-in icon to show in task bar

On laptop systems with a battery, Windows 8 shows either a battery icon (when running from battery) or a "plugged in" icon (when running from AC). Clicking on this icon allows changing the power ...
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Windows-7 Acer Aspire 5738 laptop simply turns off

My laptop simply switches off on its own...and I mean switch off without warning or anything...as if someone cut the power supply so the computer did not show any warning etc. And this happens only ...
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Laptop randomly going in hibernate

I have an Asus ROG G751JT laptop, and a few days ago my battery has died. The problem that I am encountering is that my laptop randomly goes to sleep after a few minutes of use even when plugged in. I ...
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Laptop brightness changing even without adaptive brightness

I have turned adaptive brightness off but it still keeps changing, this only started happening recently.
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Is it possible to undelete this registry value?

I've just recently upgrade my laptop to Windows 10. I had auto arrange icon OFF but my icons keep getting arranged to the left side of the screen. I tried to google for an answer and ended up ...
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Laptop Adapter Input versus output

It is reasonable to say I am a total amateur when it comes to this sort of thing. Anyway my MSI laptop adapter died and I had to buy a new OEM one. Unfortunately it takes a long time to ship so I ...
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How To: Desktop as Server, Laptop as “Thin Client”?

I have a really fast gaming PC, I don’t use it for gaming, instead I use it for just really fast everyday tasks. I have a oldish laptop which is very slow. The idea is that I want to be able to use ...
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hard drive lock, impossible to enter bios

This morning I have encountered a really unpleasant surprise. My notebook refused to turn on. I didn't drop it, haven't installed anything new and all of a sudden, throughout the night, it simply ...
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Dell Vostro 3360 Computer Screen loose connection

My Dell 3360 Vostro screen is somehow loose in its connection between the screen and the main body of the laptop. The screen display is shimmering as a result of what looks like a loose connection. ...
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How to get back sleep option in Windows 7?

I had given my laptop for a video driver software installation but after getting it back, I noticed that my sleep and hibernation options are faded in the start menu and if I close my laptop's lid, ...
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Using iMac as 2nd monitor(Target Display mode) with Thunderbolt 3 equipped PC laptop

Considering an upgrade from my 3 yr old Asus N56VZ laptop to the Dell XPS 15 Infinity. The Dell has the new Thunderbolt 3/USB-c connector. Does anyone know if this connector can be used with Target ...
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My laptop is acting up without showing any cause

My laptop is now so old that it seems to be in trouble more often than not. The other day I was doing usual things what I always do on my laptop and literally suddenly it started lagging and freezing, ...
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How to fix FPS Cap on my Gaming Laptop

EDIT: Any type of power saving thing is DISABLED and is currently not active on my Computer, this includes NVIDIA BatteryBoost and Windows Power Options. I am 95% sure that Power Savings is not a ...
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Issue with laptop headphones sound output

I just used my laptop to connect to a tv via a 3.5mm to RCA cable, then later plugged my headphones into my laptop to watch a video and discovered that I could hear the instrumental parts of tracks, ...
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How much more unclear is Full HD (1920x1080) on a 17-inch LCD than a 15-inch? [closed]

Recipient of a gift card for Lenovo, my aunt desires the Lenovo Y700: either the 15" version which offers both Full HD (1920 x 1080) and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) or the 17" which offers only ...
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Does USB-attached fan create large power demand on laptop? [closed]

Does an externally-attached USB fan create a heavy power draw on the laptop?
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My laptop has 2 graphics card (AMD)

I have recently discovered that my Toshiba SATELLITE L50D-B, has 2 graphics card built in: AMD Radeon R5 M230 Series(1024MB) and AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics(4GB). I am wondering why I have 2 of them ...
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What do the results of this AIDA64 System Stability test mean?

I think it's very bad but what exactly does this test of my laptop performance indicate? Hardware problems?
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Laptop can only see a couple of networks

I have a new Lenovo T540p that can see, connect to and use the networks created by my router, but can not see the networks created by other routers. If I walk away from my router (outside), I lose ...
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Ubuntu, battery is never fully charged

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a Lenovo thinkpad e550 and i have a problem: the battery doesn't charge, the icon on the panel doesn't indicate it's charging, and in "Power Statistics" -> "Laptop Battery" ...
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Notebook just freezes on boot process

I've some trouble with my notebook, here are details: Notebook: ASUS Eee PC 1001PX. I used to think that the problem was with its hdd, but it's not. I've reinstalled OS through PC and it still ...
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Ethernet cable stuck in laptop [duplicate]

An ethernet cable is stuck in the laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo G50 and its Ethernet port is compact and sort of expands when you push the cable in. The cable is thinner and narrower than most, but ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox very slow

I just create a VM using Ubuntu 16.04 in a Samsung laptop (model np500r5h-yd1br) with Windows 10. All the settings from my laptop are default (I just buy it). But the virtualbox are running very slow. ...
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second screen resolution issue when connected to “Optimus”-configured laptop (onboard Intel and an Nvidia)

I've recently upgraded my Lenovo Y50-70 laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and a very strange problem have occurred: When I'm connecting my second display (VGA -> HDMI) — the resolution gets ...
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Force laptop to use battery, not charger

I was wondering if it was possible to force a laptop running Windows to use its battery as the power source even when a charger is plugged in? If so, is it possible to switch between power sources ...
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Battery is shown as fully charged but does not feed the laptop

My laptop is a young Acer V11 Touch (V3-112P-P2E7). Yesterday I used it regularly on battery mode and I left it charging overnight. This morning's surprise is that the laptop only works when connected ...
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How to set NVIDIA GPU Slowdown Temperature? (Linux)

How can I set the GPU Slowdown Temperature on an NVIDIA GPU (specifically, a GTX960M)? I'm running Kali 2.0, a Debian-based penetration testing distro. As you might be able to tell from the GPU model,...
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My dell laptop backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not working

I use dell vostro laptop with windows 7 OS. But I am facing a problem now, I was browsing facebook on my laptop and suddenly I saw that my laptops backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not ...
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Can I clean up leaking LCD in cracked laptop screen?

My laptop screen has been cracked, and now there is a giant black and purple mark all over the screen. Is there any way for me to clean this up so that it does not obscure my view so much?
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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 ...