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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RAM incompitability issue in Lenovo Z570

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Z570. I have already 6GB DDR3 RAM(4GB transcend + 2GB Ramaxel). Now, I wanted to make RAM upto 8GB. So, I have purchased corsair 4GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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What could possibly go wrong if a laptop was kept in a kitchen? [closed]

I have the need to place a laptop in a restaurant's kitchen, but I'm worried that the cooking smells would stick to it and make it less pleasant (and possibly unhygienic) to use. This kitchen will ...
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Is it fine to run a dc motor through USB cable connected to my laptop?

I have a dc motor which needs more than 10V to run efficiently, so instead of running it on electric cells, I usually run it using my laptop's power. I connect a USB cable to my laptop and the other ...
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Bad performance after re-install windows

Lately my laptop was having trouble playing certain games because the disk would go to 100%, after trying multiple things to fix it without succes I decided to start from scratch and reinstall ...
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Loud noise coming from laptop [closed]

A friend brought me his laptop, complaining that it sometimes makes a loud noise. Sure enough, every once in a while, it makes a real loud noise. There's only 2 moving parts in there: the hard ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 8GB in a Sony VGN Z620D notebook? [duplicate]

The marketing specs say 4GB max but the marketing specs also indicate Windows Vista 32bit (or Win XP) which might be the limiting factor. Can I upgrade (or at least safely attempt without damage to ...
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Is it ok to use two sodimm with diferent mhz?

I have a laptop memory but it was damaged. So I temporary used another sodimm memory which is 2GB DDR3(10600) and I'm planning to buy a new one. Is it ok to use a sodimm memory which is 4GB ...
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How can I tell if a hard drive will fit my laptop?

I've browsed similar questions on the website but they don't seem to solve my problem. I have a laptop, the MSI GT GT70 0ND-202US, which came with a 750GB HDD (7200RPM). All that I have managed to ...
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Can i use android processor like folding@Home to boost an old laptop?

Android devices are so powerful today you can virtually use it as a stand-alone desktop. I have an old Acer 5515 laptop with a single core AMD processor and I also have a quad-code android and i want ...
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Multiple screens: Screen resolution

I just bought 27" screen and plugged it to my laptop. My laptop's screen resolution is 1920 x 1020. Earlier when I had different laptop I used to plug bigger monitor and extend displays. At that time ...
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Can the USB ports on a Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop stay powered when Ubuntu 15.04 suspends?

I can't find a BIOS setting to keep the USB ports powered on suspend. Wondering if Ubuntu can keep them alive? I just want them powered so some devices (phone) attached to the ports can carry on ...
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Acer Aspire E3-111 LCD flickers when connected to external monitor

I have an Acer Aspire E3-111 which is an Intel based laptop. It uses Celeron N2830 with Intel HD Graphics. The laptop has HDMI port. My only problem is that the LCD flickers when I connect to a ...
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Can mix DDR3 Ram from different manufacturers for My Fujitsu LH532 laptop?

Following the confirmation by the Fujitsu Apac Service Centre in Singapore (they mentioned that they do not carry the RAM chips for my model and more importantly that I can buy from outside market and ...
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What equipment is required to replace the DVD-ROM with a hard disk drive?

I just bought a Samsung ATIV Book 2 (http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/pc-peripherals/notebook-computers/laptops/NP270E5G-K03UK) yesterday and the salesperson said if I would like to replace the ...
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Disc drive doesn't read DVDs anymore

The disc drive in my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 17R, about 1.5 years old) won't read DVDs anymore. The drive spins up several times as if attempting to read it but gives up about 2 seconds later every ...
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Diagnosing hardware issue/Laptop won't boot

My (discontinued) HP Pavillion Notebook won't turn on. I encountered this issue RIGHT after the cord connecting my ac adapter to the wall outlet was unplugged (not the plug in the wall, but the ...
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Can anyone make sense of the G-sense error rate?

Before I get to my problem, I have to ask this question. Can the normalized value ever be 0, and can it ever be a negative number? I read many sources saying that there is no such thing as a ...
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My laptop works too slow when it is moved/vibrated

Recently my laptop's (HP envy 15) fan works too loud and gets warmer than before. When the laptop is moved, the laptop works slow for 30-90 seconds then it turns to normal, especially if any video is ...
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Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong? [closed]

My Lenovo laptop (Y500 I believe) has been bugging the living daylights out of me for months. The CPU fan kept going wild, spinning unpredictably, making a horrible noise, and actually slowing my PC ...
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Is it normal that a laptop battery drains when the laptop is off?

I have an HP ProBook 450 G2. Every time I shut down the computer and turn it back on after a day, the battery level decreases by about 5%. I'm sure that the computer is shut down, not in sleep or ...
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How can I set a 80% battery charge limit for a HP Ultrabook? [duplicate]

I really hope you can answer this simply request. Nowadays is pretty common to have a new Ultrabook, laptop or notebook for general purposes. A very important feature is to have a healthy battery. ...
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Change the screen brightness increments

I have a Lenovo G585 on wich I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. I can change the brightness of the screen in 15 levels. But the little GUI element only shows 10 levels (ex: The lowest ...
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Use a laptop as a second screen for another laptop [duplicate]

Would it be possible to have 2 screen while working on a laptop using as a main computer and as a screen 2 different laptops?
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Laptop fan compatibility

I have a Lemur Ultra 3 laptop from system76, and recently, the CPU fan has started making a rattling noise. I want to replace it with a new one to resolve this problem. The CPU is an i7-2670QM. By ...
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Laptop Adapter plug smoking

My duplicate SONY laptop adapter (19.5V 3.9A 90W ) is smoking when I connected to laptop and becomes too hot. But when I unplug it, the adapter is operating normal. What may be the issue here ?
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error joining laptop Win8.1 to domain

When I tried to connect a laptop running win8.1 to the domain, I get an error similar to "error, this laptop is deemed unsafe" and I can log in OK, I can see things, access files and other computers, ...
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Dell Laptop - 100% CPU usage when using Docking station

Update 2: On further investigation, I have reproduced the issue on my windows side. I put the laptop on the dock while in sleep mode and woke it to find it climbing to 100% cpu usage. removing from ...
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Issue with monitor switching to external even though none are hooked up

I'm currently using my Windows 7 HP DV6000 laptop. For whatever reason the screen decides to automatically go blank as if its displaying on an external monitor, but i don't have any hooked up. I close ...
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Replace 5-pin push button in my laptop [closed]

I have a 5 pin push button in my laptop, that doesn't work. I have to replace that button, but in my town I don't have any in stock and I can't wait for the delivery from China. How can I replace ...
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Laptop refuses to recognize Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy

I've gone through several of these caddys. My laptop (a Lenovo G500) continually has the same problem; it refuses to recognize the HD I connect to it using an Optical Bay Caddy I purchased on eBay ...
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Cant connect wirelessly Windows 7 toshiba laptop

so I have a toshiba laptop, and the wireless network card inside is an Intel Centrino N-2200.My laptop never had connectivity problem until today, I turned off the wifi access on the laptop(with the ...
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Laptop Graphics Card making noises and vibrating, is there a way to fix it?

I am the owner of a Samsung NP355v, with a Raedon 7660G graphics card. Recently, it has started to make a weird noise (as if the fan was forced) and vibrating, and I fear I won't be able to use my ...
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How to get HP Pavilion dv6 6155-tx supportable drivers for windows 8

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6155tx Laptop. Windows 7 is pre-installed in it. I want to install windows 8 on it. But HP does not provide windows 8 drivers for this laptop. I have tried to install windows 7 ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings - what exactly do they do?

Despite the fact that virtually all modern Dell laptops (and probably others) are supposed to have the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver installed, I couldn't find any end-user ...
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Samsung SSD connected to Sata III but only shows Sata II

my laptop specifications state that I have a SATA III interface however Samsung Magician states I only have SATA II. I have tried updating all my drivers for the interface and I am still faced with ...
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How to use another laptop as extended monitor? [duplicate]

Both laptops have Windows 7. I want to use Laptop B as extended monitor to Laptop A. At the same time, I should be able to use Laptop B as a standalone laptop. Also, I do want to use this connection ...
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Why does my laptop have two graphics cards?

I've recently discovered when troubleshooting performance issues with PC games that my computer has two built in GPUs (My particular computer is the Lenovo U530 Touch for those interested - specs). ...
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Installing Linux on a Windows Dell XPS 13

I can buy from a retailer with employee discount. This means that I can get a Dell XPS 13 with Windows for considerably less money than the Dell XPS 13 developer edition from Dell directly. I would ...
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hp elite book 8560w flashes 5 times but works fine?

my laptop "hp 8560w" startup and hang for about a minute or two what happens is my num lock and caps flashes "5 times" this repeats four times then it hangs for a while whowing hp logo then my ...
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Dell Latitude E5550 M.2 slots - what can I use?

I will get a new laptop Dell Latitude E5550, I do not know exact sub-model spec yet. From the spec sheet: Two M.2 Expansion slots: 1 WWAN/HCA and 1 WLAN/BT/WiGig Can I be sure that it will ...
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Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port

My most recent laptop has broken beyond repair and I'm left with a large M.2 SSD (Crucial M500), which I'd like to reuse in the replacement laptop. The "new" laptop (say ThinkPad W520 or T430) ...
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I need to get internet on my computer to my USB connected phone

My laptop has internet via Ethernet. I have connected a phone via USB which has no internet. So, is there any way I can get internet working on my phone via USB. The laptop is an HP Pavillion DV6. The ...
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Can low voltage damage laptop or it's battery?

Sometimes I get very low voltage in my house. I am worried if I connect my laptop charger to the socket, will it damage the charger, battery or the laptop itself?
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How best to remove an extruded screwhole from a laptop keyboard?

The replacement keyboard for my laptop has an extra extruded screwhole for which there is no matching gap in the Laptop body, leaving the keyboard unable to be fully installed. The screwhole is in an ...
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Netbook's fried motherboard. Can the RAM be safely salvaged?

I gave a RAM module to a relative for using in a small netbook. The motherboard of said computer got fried (allegedly due to overheating) and I was planning on getting the module back for using in its ...
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Lenovo G50 laptop: Display goes goes blank randomly

The laptop has a windows(8.1) as well as a linux partition. The problem occurs in both operating systems. The display comes back on its own usually. It always comes back if the power button is tapped ...
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Random shutdown on aspire 4935G

(on AC(with battery plugged) or AC only) the laptop just random shutdown without any notice when.. -left idle for some time -but this problem don't happen when the cpu busy like playing games,or ...
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Do recommended battery charging practices for a laptop apply to an ultrabook (with non-removable battery)?

For normal laptops, everyone said that if you want to use your laptop for a long period of time at home, its better if you detach the battery and just connect it directly to power. I followed this ...