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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Does Thinkpad E430 Hard Drive Fit into Dell Vostro 1310?

I'm going to have my Thinkpad E430 repaired. So I want to place its hard drive into an older laptop - a Dell Vostro 1310. How can I know whether this hard drive fits into the older laptop or not? ...
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Dell inspiron 3541 graphic driver issue

Recently I bought Dell Inspiron 3541. It had Ubuntu as OS and I installed windows 8. I have had a hard time finding drivers since dell site doesn't have drivers for this model laptop of windows 8 ...
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Jack probs with heaphones/earbuds

So I already asked this question, but I couldn't respond to the answers. I can't hear out of the left ear of any headphones/earbuds because I have to push the jack towards the Earth to hear out of it. ...
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Using Thinkpad X131e charger on Ideapad S10e

Can I use my Thinkpad X131e charger on my Ideapad S10e? They have different ends. I figured that instead of buying a new charger, it would be cheaper to buy a converter. The voltage of my charger is ...
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USB mice won't work on my notebook [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 If I plug a USB mouse, it doesn't work. Cursor isn't moving, buttons aren't reacting. Details: Mouse glows as if it's working Mouse works on the another computer Tried another mouse, ...
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Does an SDD use less power than a platter/regular drive? [duplicate]

The answer to this question seems obvious to me but I'm asking it in case I've missed something. I have a laptop with a small SSD drive and a large regular/platter drive. I keep a collection of ...
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Interface differences between two Windows 8.1 Pro installations

I'm not exactly sure how to best describe this issue, so please bear with me. On one laptop (A), I did a manual installation of 8.1 Pro with an ISO I purchased directly from Microsoft. On a different ...
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Not able to connect an external monitor

I am new to ubuntu and I am facing this behavior and don't know what to do. I would appreciate any help. I am trying to connect external monitor via VGA(I tried even via HDMI,but no use) but not able ...
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Dell Laptop Black screen issue

I had a problem with my laptop start up it was showing me black screen i.e. no signal on the system. I found a question related to similar problem with lenovo thinkpad and I followed those steps - ...
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Can I Upgrade a CPU from Intel Core i3-2350m 2nd Gen to core i5-2450m 2nd Gen?

I have a laptop equipped with Intel Core i3 2350m 2nd Gen. Well, actually my laptop has two different models: the first one with i3 2350m and the second one with i5 2450m. As I did research on both ...
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Installing new SODIMM RAM for laptop

My laptop is the following: Dell Inspiron 1764 i3 M 300 @ 2.13GHz Originally it came with 3GB RAM. I run Windows 7 64bit. So I have bought the following SODIMM RAM for my laptop, in order to ...
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laptop usb mouse freezing

My usb mouse has been working great with my laptop. A fews days ago I plugged an iphone to the usb port for charging and since then the mouse has been acting weird. It stops working for a few seconds ...
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Precise backlight control on windows

My laptop screen is too bright to look at in the dark even on minimum backlight setting. On Linux, I usually solve the problem by writing "1" (or the lowest value that does not turn backlight off ...
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Get maximum use of laptop battery [duplicate]

I just bought a Li-ion battery for my dell laptop So here are my questions: How to charge it for the first time ?(I mean leave it for 8 hours and repeat this step 3 times or what ?) Can I plug it ...
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What are the three buttons above touchpad in the Dell Latitude E6520 laptop?

I wonder what are the three buttons added to the touchpad/keyboard of the laptop Dell Latitude E6520 as the below snapshot. I do a google search as here though nothing helpful for me. If you know ...
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Is it safe to use a third-party program to dim the screen brightness below minimum?

I have a Toshiba laptop but even when I put brightness to minimum it's too bright for me. I download a third-party program called "Pangolin screen brightness" which allows to dim screen brightness ...
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How do you connect Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to a MacBook with one audio output?

I usually connect my Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers to my desktop PC. This PC has rear, front, and center audio outputs in the back, perfect for 5.1 speakers. Recently, this PC started freezing and ...
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Cannot access administrator user on PC

I cannot access the admin user of my laptop. I have Windows 7 installed on it. When i login to the admin user it stucks on "welcome" screen. I am logged in as a guest user and trying to resolve this ...
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How do I diagnose this hard drive or motherboard issue?

I am having a weird issue with a laptop I am fixing (let's call this laptop Broken). I used a second, working laptop to diagnose issues (let's call this laptop Working) I got Broken, and the HDD ...
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How do I recover or repair after setting password and forgetting it? I can only use “guest” now [duplicate]

I set a password which I cannot remember. I have Repair Disk Win 7, 64 bit, but cannot put it to any use!
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Asus laptop doesn't turn on

My girlfriend has an Asus laptop with a battery that dosen't work, so she uses it while it's connected to the wall. This laptop has been in use for 2 years+ I think, and today suddenly, it stoped ...
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Can a power bank work as a laptop battery alternative?

So here's the thing. My laptops battery is almost dead and I'm planning to buy a new one. The problem is that where I live, the power shortage is a very normal issue. I have a 15 inch basic laptop. ...
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Bing Desktop daily wallpaper not updating

How do I get the daily Bing desktop to update the wallpaper? It worked fine for months, but now it has stopped updating. I am looking at the same wallpaper image now for weeks.
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Bottom half of laptop screen occasionally flickering black. Size of black area varies

I just bought a new laptop the other day. Lenovo Yoga 2 13. During use, the lower half of the screen is turning black. It's almost like a pop up in that it appears, and any interaction with the ...
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Dell Latitude wont boot past BIOS after Windows 10 update

I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop that I was running Windows 7 on, I then tried the Windows 10 tech preview which was working fine until the first major update. It had downloaded and done a few ...
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My laptop cannot boot from SSD, How to resolve it?

I have a razer blade pro 17' (2013). Today when I was gaming, the laptop suddenly stopped responding to any of my operation, including moving mouse and press power button. After force restarting, I ...
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“Projector Only” on my TV just runs a black screen

"Duplicate Display" runs perfectly (so there's nothing wrong with my TV) but when I select Projector Only it's just a black screen. I want to run Projector only, because with Duplicate my resolution ...
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Running 2560x1440 with nVidia 525m on Dell XPS L502X

I'm trying to get a Dell Studio XPS L502X to run an external 27" monitor via the HDMI port running off an nVidia GeForce GT525m. This is the native resolution of the monitor. The highest resolution ...
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How do I play audio through my computer to my LG HBS750 (win 7)

I have a Dell Inspiron running Win 7 and a LGHSB750 bluetooth headset. I added the headset no problem however the headset never says connected. It does report connected when paired to my phone but ...
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Screen brightness maxes out automatically when watching videos or playing games

The screen brightness maxes out automatically each time I am wath videos or playing games on my laptop (a Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66HR). What i have done recently: I bought new Samsung Evo SSD ...
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Is this how a broken graphic card looks like?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW51JF model that comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphic card. The OS installed is Windows 7 sp2. It was working fine up until yesterday morning. It suddenly started to ...
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Error notebook samsung np300e4c Boot menu is empty

I have my notebook Samsung NP300e4c. When turned on yesterday it shows me a picture with the list of boot options menu and app, but the list of boot I get empty !!!! Entering BIOS recognizes my ...
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How can I test my new laptop battery without special equipment?

I just bought a new battery for my Acer AO756 laptop. I couldn't find any high-capacity ones produced by my laptop's vendor, so I bought a product made by GreenCell. It doesn't seem to charge past 94% ...
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Change power plan in Windows after power failure (on notebook)

I have Windows 8.1 and would like to have my notebook automatically change the power plan to a different one when loss of AC is detected. How can I do this? Reason is because I have a pretty power ...
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Samsung laptop slowed down

I have a notebook NP550P5C from Samsung. It has impressive parameters: 8 GB RAM Intel i7 3610QM @ 2,3 GHz 904 GB HDD with 8 GB SSD It runs Windows 8.1 64bit. It used to be very fast but after 22 ...
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Installing Windows 7 Drivers

So I am installing Windows 7 (ultimate) on a Lenovo Thinpad SL410 via a bootable CD, and the windows installation was kind enough to let me know I need to install a driver. However, it fails to ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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IBM t60p with no OS crashes in live USB live CD and BIOS

So recently I decided to revamp my old t60p thinkpad. Replaced the display, replaced the heatsink and, today replaced the HDD. However, initially only the display seemed broken. After replacing it I ...
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AC not working properly

Yesterday evening i used my laptop without any issue, this morning i went to work and i have noticed that the AC charger is not working properly. This is the behavior: If i connect the laptop to ...
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Installing a secondary drive in an HP Envy 17 laptop

I'm thinking about buying an HP Envy 17. I like its specs but unfortunately it doesn't come pre-equipped with an SSD. If I'm reading this HP manual correctly, it has a secondary SATA drive slot that's ...
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Microphone not working in laptop combo jack using a splitter adapter

I have an Asus X75VB, which has an combo audio jack, a.k.a. a Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack. I have initially bought a microphone which was supposed to work with PCs and laptops, but it didn't work ...
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HP laptop doesn't power up

I am kindly asking for your help. I have an HP DV7T-6C00 laptop which doesn't power up at all. I have read various forum threads and they did not solve my problem that's why I'm opening a new one. It ...
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Why is my 3200x1800 laptop delivering a blurry image to my 1080p external monitor? (HDMI, Win 7)

I have a new Dell M3800 Laptop, screen resolution 3200x1800, and an external 1080p Samsung monitor. No matter what I do, the external monitor is slightly blurry. Laptop: Dell M3800 (the 3rd ...
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Switching hard drive in lenovo flex 2 14

I have a Lenovo flex 2 14 with mechanical hard drive. I bought an SSD to switch it but I encountered a problem opening the laptop. I followed the manual here: manual I started by removing the ...
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Insert the battery in a notebook connected to electricity?

I use to work on the netbook (Asus X53S) with no battery using the electricity cable. Sometimes it happened that I need to move the notebook and I would like to know if is it possible to insert the ...
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How to stop and start or restart background processes while restarting laptop

I am facing an issue on my laptop which is installed with windows 8.1 When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN ...
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Was it possible to connect 2 IDE drives to old laptop?

PATA/IDE allows two drives co-exist on single cable in a Master/Slave mode. In old laptops, there was an IDE 44-pin port. Assuming that IDE slave is not taken by a CDROM, is it possible (with some ...
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Laptop not powering on

Two days ago, I was hurrying to an exam and had to walk in the rain, resulting to my backpack getting rained on. When I got home, there was a tiny amount of water on the side of my laptop, but it ...
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packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
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Chrome Browser freezes on undocking

I'm running Chrome 38 on Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Chrome seems stable most of the time, but whenever I undock or dock from my docking station, I run the risk that Chrome will become ...