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 Noise From Internal Battery Section [closed]

(Not entirely sure that this is due to the internal battery, but that's my guess.) I have a brand new Thinkpad T450s and it has both internal and external battery. I have noticed that when my laptop ...
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Asus X5DIJ no longer booting with RAM Upgrade

I have the aforementiones Laptop with a 2GB Ram upgrade running Linux Mint 17,1. It has been running since the RAM upgrade without any issues for about a year, then a couple of weeks ago it would not ...
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Windows 8.1: PC crashes after opening metro app

I recently installed windows 8.1 to my ASUS computer, it works and I installed my drivers. But for some reason when I connect it to an external display and open windows store, the computer crashes. ...
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Will I gain by investing in an Nvidia graphics card to process family photos? [closed]

I want to purchase a Lenovo laptop. Some laptops come with Intel graphics (usually 4400) while others Nvidia (usually GeForce GT820M). If my usage is to view movies and process family photos, will ...
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How do I prevent an Asus Q301LA laptop from shutting down when I am actually selecting sleep?

I purchased an Asus Q301LA laptop about 9 months ago. It ran Windows 8.1 from the beginning, and worked flawlessly. But about a week ago it began having sleep issues. Whenever I try to put it into ...
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Laptop turned off without charged

I have a Asus N55SF laptop, and always when I unplug my device from the charger it immediately shuts down - the battery decreases from 100% to 1% in few seconds. Perhaps the problem is with my i7 ...
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Wi-Fi is slow only on Acer laptop but works great on Android mobile and iPad

I have a Windows 8.1 Acer laptop. I recently got an Wi-Fi connection at home. The Wi-Fi speed is really fast on my Android mobile and my ipad. Only on my laptop is the Wi-Fi slow. YouTube videos keep ...
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Solution to stack laptops safely [closed]

Not sure I'm in the right place here because what I'm looking for I suppose can be classed as hardware, but it's more to do with tidying desk space I guess. Anyway, what I'm looking for a solution ...
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Hooking a sony vaio to tv

I am trying to hook a sony vaio pcg-grt250p laptop to a television that only has svideo. Now the laptop only has one video out I looked on sony's site at the manual to double check. Its a 3.5mm video ...
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How to add two additional monitors to laptop via USB or HDMI?

I have an Acer 15 V Nitro with 3 USB ports and 1 HDMI port. I would like to, if possible, add two additional monitors that would each function as a separate screen and have the laptop monitor working ...
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Stuffing copper wire into laptop charger cable?

recently my laptop charger hasn't been working well. I've had to push the plug-in cord pretty hard into the adapter in order to get current moving through the adapter, so the way I fixed this is by ...
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pes 2013 does not recognize my AMD card

I tried to make it run with "High Performace" from catalyst control center but it didn’t fix that and I’ve installed the latest amd and intel drivers
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Laptop boots to black screen with four beeps [closed]

Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537 laptop. When turning on the laptop, the system boots to a black screen with four beeps. The problem persists on a restart, and pressing F12 or any other key does not help. ...
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Connect to External Monitor - Acer S231HL - No Signal

I've been looking for an answer every and can't seem to find a solution. Backstory I recently bought a new laptop with an HDMI port which I want to take advantage of. I have an 23" external monitor ...
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pavillion dv6 fall &liquid damage

I have a HP pavillion dv6 with win7 a Phenom II 940 and I think 5650 dedicated graphics adapter. It sustained a bad fall and the screen is broken, and also may have had some liquid spill on it as the ...
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Novatech nSpire laptop randomly shuts down

I was browsing the internet and my Novatech nSpire (not sure the exact model since I am unable to get into it but I think it's N1593) and it shut down, with no warning (didn't cut out, it was a soft ...
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Slow HGST laptop hard drive

My problem is in my HP 350 g1 laptop running Windows 8.1. Windows start is slow and most of time the hard drive is running with 100% usage I’ve tried to disable all startup programes and scanned with ...
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Laptop reboots unexpectedly and repeatedly

My laptop shuts down unexpectedly and restarts. This usually happens three times before the laptop is okay to use. I have run a virus scan, run a check disk and set the power to passive with no ...
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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Is there any way to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50B?

An elderly disabled neighbor organized this new laptop. However, she has forgotten the password when prompted on booting “Enter Password.” I think it is set by the Toshiba software in Windows 7.1. How ...
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Jumpy and erratic touchpad

A couple of weeks ago my laptop's (HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k110nr) touch pad started being a little jumpy. I thought it was probably because of dirt and wiped it with an alcohol-free cleaner, but it ...
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Laptop stand fans direction?

I have just purchased a portable laptop stand with some cooling fans that come attached but something seems the wrong way around. The fans air directtion pulls air through the laptop stand and down ...
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Access HDD just on demand

Id like to know if there is some option to access hdd just on demand. I have SSD + HDD combo in my laptop and im mainly using just the ssd drive. When im plugged in electricity I dont really care as ...
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Asus laptop random shutdowns - not overheating, strange fan behaviour

have ASUS N56VV for about 1,5 year. In last weeks it starts randomly shutting down. I normally work on computer when suddenly fan turn to full speed for about three seconds and then computer ...
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CPU is weak, is it CPU or motherboard? [closed]

My laptop, an Alienware M17xR3 started to run slowly lately. What happens is that sometimes it runs well, and sometimes not, I did run 3d mark benchmark and while mostly I get low results it happened ...
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hooking up 2 additional monitor to my Dell inspiron 1525

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 running windows 7 that has a VGA plug and A HDMI plug and would like to hook up two monitors plus the laptop monitor for the total of 3 extended displays. Can it be done ...
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Removing CMOS battery doesn't reset BIOS password

I have an old acer extensa 4620Z which I just disassembled, removed the CMOS battery and reassembled and it's still asking for a password. One thing I read is that you should leave it for 10 to 15 ...
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Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down? [closed]

I’ve always wondered if shutdown is “more safe” than sleep when it comes to water damage for a laptop. For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be ...
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Can I run my HP ProBook 4230s laptop without the wireless card in the slot?

I am having problems with the built-in wireless card. At the moment, I can’t even boot the laptop—an HP ProBook 4230s—because it says error 104: unsupported wireless network device detected, so I ...
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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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Non physical hardware switch

My laptop comes equipped with a hardware switch on its backside that connects/disconnects the battery. When I am connected to AC for example, I can thus avoid overcharging the battery. Yesterday ...
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Strange green things appear on my screen where black color is [closed]

While I am using my notebook, if i put my hands on WASD keys, strange green stuff appears on my screen where black color exists. if whole screen is black when i push a little to top left of keyboard ...
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How to limit the fan speed to X until temperature Y? (or similar)

Even though my laptop is cold, whenever I plugged it in, fan speed increases. How can I manually override the settings so that the fan speed is limited to X until temperature Y? (or something similar) ...
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Will PC3-10600 1333Mhz RAM work in a Laptop that has PC3-12800 1600?

I have a lenovo y40-80 laptop that comes with 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz installed. I have an old laptop with another 8GB chip of PC3-10600 1333Mhz DDR3. If I added the PC3-10600 to the lenovo ...
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Laptop won't boot with RAM upgrade

I have a circa 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB25F that has two memory slots and came stock with 2x2GB; I can’t remember the specs, can fill-in when I get back home. I just purchased two 4GB Team DDR3 1600MHz ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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How can I tell which graphics card my computer is using/how can I change it?

I was looking into buying a game/figure out why another was running so slowly when I realized that I have two display adapters listed in my device manager. I am using a laptop. One is an AMD Radeon ...
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What exactly is a laptop “display audio” driver?

I've downloaded an Intel HD Graphics driver for my Dell laptop and the installer's welcome screen says it will install the following components: Intel Graphics Driver Intel Display Audio Driver ...
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What will happen powerwise if you plug a USB-C device to another USB-C device?

If you have a USB-C phone or tablet and you plug it into a laptop with USB-C, which device gets charged? Or no charging will occur? People charge their phones through their laptops all the time, how ...
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Strange LCD failure mode on a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop

I got this refurbished laptop (Dell Latitude E6430) a week ago. It’s been fine until this afternoon, when the display went haywire while I was in the middle of using it. There are a couple of pictures ...
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ASUS N751JK NVIDIA GTX850M keeps underclocking

I have a brand new Asus N751JK which has an NVIDIA GTX850M graphics processor which should be a pretty nice piece of hardware. It runs perfectly fine, and the game I'm playing gives me solid 60 FPS ...
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Upgrading from 8GB to 16GB RAM in Laptop. Possible? [closed]

I have a HP 14" Laptop with a 8GB RAM in it. I recently installed 2 pcs of 4GB 12800s but I still am not satisfied with the speed, as I am doing graphics and video editing. My question is, is it ...
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Is commuting via bicycle with a full-sized Samsung 17” laptop a good idea? [closed]

It's that time of the year when the weather is nice enough for me to cycle into work and back, and since last year I have acquired a new laptop that I use for work on the daily. The laptop does not ...
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Laptop brightness and contrast drastically changing when unplugged

Whenever my laptop is plugged in, it works perfectly fine. However, when I unplug it, the screen starts changing drastically in contrast and brightness until I plug the laptop back in. I replaced the ...
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How to change brightness on puppy linux?

I just installed puppy linux but the screen is literally burning my eyes. The Fn+Brightness key on my laptp doesn't work, I tried to go to setup and change the gamma but it just make the colors ...
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Unable to boot windows after installing drivers for graphics card

I have a laptop Samsung Chronos 700z (i dont remember exact model number, and i don't have laptot in front of me to check, i can update it later if required) Recently, while i was browsing internet, ...
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Computer bumpers/feet have fallen off, how do I fix it?

The bottom of my computer has these small rubber bumpers. Today the back one fell off. The computer is a razer blade 14. If someone could tell me a way to fix it or point me in that direction it would ...
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Formating a Samsung Laptop

I have a Samsung Laptop with Windows 7 OS system installed on it. Now the system don't start. It sticks on the loading screen. So I decided to format my laptop. When I insert Win7 format disk to ...