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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Is there a way to automatically quit two programs when battery is below certain level?

I'm setting up a new laptop with Windows 7 and I'm using Rainmeter to display system info in a sidebar (CPU, memory, GPU info etc). This needs MSI Afterburner running in the background to access GPU ...
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Ways to know whether my Laptop fan is working or not

On my Laptop the CPU Core Temps. have been relatively high recently (I think) and so there's a nagging doubt in my mind whether any of the internal fans have failed. What are other alternative ways to ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop CPU heating up on connecting to full hd monitor

I have Dell Inspiron 14 3421 laptop. It has display resolution of 1366x768. I have connected HP 22fi IPS full hd monitor to this laptop. But i have noticed that every time i connect the monitor, the ...
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How do I get my laptop to recognise the new monitor so it displays correctly with Dell U2410?

I have a HP Pavilion Laptop. The monitor is broken. I have plugged in a Dell U2410 monitor with a HDMI plug. The display is too large I have tried changing the different resolutions but cant get it ...
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Unexpected, unexplained laptop crash HP Pavilion g6

I have problem with one HP Pavilion G6. After about 3,5 years of use with no OS reinstall or other maintenance I made clean reinstall Win 7 professional N. I also opened laptop and clean fan and also ...
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My Asus X553M laptop randomly crashes due to static; is this normal?

I have an Asus X553M Intel Bay Quad Core 2930 2.16Ghz, 4GB mem, 500GB hdd, USB 3.0, touch screen, Windows 8.1 and it seems like when picking up my laptop the screen would go nuts and then crash. ...
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Re-route laptop dc power jack to a usb port [duplicate]

Because many times my laptop powers off after some movement around the power jack, I thought I would re-route the internal power cables that ends up in the DC power jack, and fit them into a USB. Then ...
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How to judge if a laptop charger noise is a safe “hum” or a dangerous “crackle”?

I've read existing questions and answers on noises coming from laptop chargers (e.g. http://superuser.com/a/104860/112639 and http://superuser.com/a/832501/112639 and have learnt that there are two ...
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Ethernet Port Shuts off When I Turn the Computer On

I am having a strange problem with my ethernet cables on my laptop. I have an ethernet cable that shows all indications of functioning whenever the laptop is off, but as soon as I turn it on, the port ...
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Remove SSD encryption from Windows 8.1

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 laptop with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD encrypted using the ata password (aka Class 0 in Samsung Magician). The laptop's screen is dead and connecting an external ...
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Integrated video camera in Lenovo Thinkpad x201 shows image upside down

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x201 with Fedora 20, and any time I use the integrated camera, the picture shows upside down. Before you think that the screen orientation is changed, the rest of the screen ...
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Should I trust a hard drive from a dropped laptop, that spontaneously started working again?

A month or so ago, my sister dropped her laptop (an HP Pavilion DV7 running Windows 7), and after that the machine would no longer boot -- at power-on it would just display a message: "a disk read ...
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Extended display over three monitors, on lenovo G580

I have a laptop with a HDMI and a D-sub (VGA) output. I have two external monitors, and my laptop detects all three monitors (including its own), but can extend the desktop to only 2 of them (any ...
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Power connector size for HP 15-d053cl TouchSmart Notebook PC?

Does anyone know what the inner and outer dimensions of the DC connector on the HP power adapter for the HP 15-d053cl TouchSmart Notebook PC is? Also, the name of the connector type would help. The ...
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HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC screen flickering when I connect charger to my notebook

I am looking for solution of my problem. I own HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC, it works perfectly fine but the only issue I am facing is SCREEN FLICKERING. I only happens when I connect my charger to ...
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Lenovo Ideapad z510 crashes when connected to AC power but works fine with the battery

I use a Lenovo Ideapad z510 running Windows 8 x64 and earlier today, during a snowstorm, power went out. Later, power came back and I got on my computer. As I was using it, I — idiotically — lightly ...
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Laptop performance much slower after blowing out fans

I have an HP G60 Laptop. It's an old laptop that I got around 2010. It has a Pentium dual-core cpu (2.00 GHz), and 3 GB of memory. It was Windows 7 I resurrected this laptop mid-last year after my ...
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Dead display on acer notebook

I have an Acer v5 notebook which needed a CMOS reset, so I opened it and removed the CMOS battery and reinstalled it after about 20 seconds. When I connected everything and closed it up again, ...
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Annoying buzzing noise in earphones connected to my Laptop

When I connect an Earphones / Headset to my Laptop (an average ~700€ Laptop) like in the following figure, I get a very annoying random buzzing noise in the Earphones. I can clearly hear it when not ...
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Dell laptop recognizes external monitor but does not display

We have a new-ish Dell Latitude E6430s laptop that has experienced all sorts of problems. Right now, it appears to be working more or less fine, except... When it's plugged in to the dock, nothing ...
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HP 4530s laptop works with power cord but won't charge battery

Suddenly, two days ago my HP 4530s laptop stopped to be able to charge its battery. Since I was noting that the whole battery was dying since some weeks ago, I bought a new one. Either with the old ...
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How to de-stink laptops

I'm refurbishing some laptops that came from a hospice and they smell absolutely terrible. I'm very confident the stench is coming from inside the computer itself. I have no problem opening them up ...
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Is battery mAh measured per cell?

I have an HP 15-d053cl laptop with a 14.8V, 2620mAh, 4-cell battery (although HP's website says it's 2800mAh) and I'm looking for something to add to my battery life. I've found my same battery and an ...
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My laptop's screen won't turn on after restart but it will after shutdown

I just installed Windows 8.1 x64 on my Laptop and I've encountered the following problem: When I restart the laptop, the screen turns off after Windows logo shows up. Just before the "signing in..." ...
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Cant load any os installation on laptop

So I have downloaded Kali operating system and checked on my main computer (not laptop) if I burned it correctly to the DVD. The disk was running fine and the os installation showed up. However, when ...
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Lenovo X201 screen - black now green

My trusty Lenovo X201 (running Ubuntu 14.10) has developed a problem with the screen. The colour black is now green. Initially, I could make the problem go away by moving the screen back and forth but ...
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External display changing brightness based on what's shown

I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 7, with a Samsung SyncMaster P2250 connected via D-SUB as external display. The display seems to dynamically adjust it's brightness based on what's ...
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How to hook up a laptop to a Dish satellite? [closed]

I'm trying to watch movies from my laptop on an actual TV. The TV itself does not have an HDMI port, but the dish satellite (ViP722 DVR) does. Is it possible to do this through a dish satellite using ...
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Why don't touchpads have scroll wheels? [closed]

I was using Google Maps on my laptop today and a question occurred to me: why doesn't the touchpad have a scroll wheel next to it? There's a ton of wasted space each side of the touchpad so space ...
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How can I use my laptop like an external hdd with use of any cable [duplicate]

I want to use my laptop like an external hard drive. How can I completely access my laptop's storage on another computer with the help of any cable? Can we mount a particular partition of the laptop ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-AR21B doesn't recognize transcend SSD370

I have bought a new Transcend SSD370 sata disk to upgrade my laptop. The problem is bios Setup doesn't recognize it. Anyway, I tried to install Windows 7 on it because Windows recognize it (I don't ...
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Can I charge my laptop using a power bank using my laptop charger?

I have a Dell XPS-1530 laptop with a 9 cell battery. It's working fine but I was just wondering whether I could use a power connector or something to plug my laptop charger's 3 pin plug into another ...
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Intermittent Wireless Issue, Linux Mint, New Laptop, Other Devices Connect

After scouring the internet, no set of answers can solve the problem (software or hardware) as to why my connection appears then dissapears inconsistently. A simple case would be... Connect to a ...
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CD drive keeps popping out on Dell D630 when using Fedora but fine with Windows XP

I have a Dell D630 laptop that I did a clean install of Fedora on last weekend. Every time I open the CD drive and close it, it pops open again after a couple seconds. This happens whether or not it ...
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Green light on my laptop adapter continues to glow for 2 to 3mins, even when it's not charging

I can see a Green light on my dell laptop adapter even when adapter is being used and connected to a power source. As per my knowledge this idicates that adapter is plugged in to power source and ...
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Static electricity - Our computers were covered with black trash bags for about six months, is that bad?

A laptop and two desktops have been covered with big trash bags to protect them from dust for quite some time. Is there any danger of anything getting damaged from static electricity? Is there ...
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Optical slim-IDE drive into a slim-SATA notebook?

I would like to change the optical drive (slim-IDE) on my notebook with a slim-SATA one. So far I have found only two solutions: to buy an external USB box or an adapter like this: ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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Bitlocker encrypted drive 8.1

-EDIT - in DISKPART - Volume 0 is my C drive. It's blank under 'LABEL'. The file system is 'UNKNOWN'. Wouldn't that mean it's corrupted? What can I do about this? First off, I'd like to say I've ...
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Why does my screen continuously dim during gaming, while plugged in

i have an MSI gt70 with the nvidia GTX 675M. During game play, with the computer plugged in the screen with continuously go back and for between dim and bright. it is a smooth transition from bright ...
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how to setup separate desktop session to laptop from TV

My wife and I need the laptop but we have only one. Actually I have an office laptop too which is crap but I can't let her browse on that. The laptop runs Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot. I also ...
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Strange Laptop battery and ac adaptor behaviour with confusing messages

I am having strange battery behaviour problems on Win 7. I don't know where to start but three scenarios happen. Scenario 1: Laptop says Battery not detected yet unplugging Ac adaptor it still ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 suspension - abruptly suspends and after manual suspension unsuspends

I had a problem when I closed my lid the desktop did not suspend so I read this post however this did not help so what I did is to rollback now my files looks as attached below. However now I have two ...
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How to configure RAID on Toshiba Satellite P500-15e laptop?

I had bought a laptop (Toshiba Satellite P500-15e) when studying in France. Once I installed OpenSuse linux and regarding the fact that I didn't know anything about it, I had to erase it. ...
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OSX Macbook Pro 15in Running Yosemite

My computer keeps rebooting in Yosemite- it appears to have a boot problem due to incompatible graphics card issue. I want to to get to the desktop and retrieve some documents and files I need for ...
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What happens if I upgrade 2X2 GB RAM in my laptop to 2X4 GB?

My Laptop has following specs :- 2X2 GB RAM (2.99 GB usable) Intel core i5 @2.4 GHz quad core processor (2nd generation...maybe ) 1 GB Graphics card (utilizing memory from RAM) EDIT : 1) Also ...
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Internet access faster on laptop with inferior specs

About 2-3 years ago, I built my desktop computer: Win7 Pro x64, Asus Sabertooth, SSD, everything... Now I bought my first laptop. It has a regular HDD, no SSD. It’s connected via Ethernet to a ...
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Laptop won't resume correctly from sleep through lid

I'd want to solve this little annoying thing, that's my laptop failing to resume correctly from sleep mode. I'm on Windows 8, and it seems I'm facing this issue only when I close the lid - it does ...
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lspci: what do Revision Number and PCI Class mean?

I have a notebook Lenovo IdeaPad G500A (59-381065). OS: openSUSE 13.1. My video cards are Intel HD Graphics 4000 and AMD Radeon HD 8750M; # lspci | grep 'VGA\|ATI' 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Why won't my HP Elitebook 8450p turn on?

I suppose before I get into the details, I should provide a tl;dr. My HP Elitebook 8450p absolutely will not power on, under any circumstance. A more detailed description of my problem: I'm ...