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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Acer Aspire V7 - Power Button and Lid Closed

I want to use my laptop with the lid closed with external screen, keyboard and mouse. I would like to turn on or take out of sleep/hibernation but the machine not allow this as long as the lid is ...
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Sony Vaio - Black Screen on Debian Install

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-C2S laptop. It currently has Windows 7 installed on it, but I would like to install Debian. I downloaded the Debian 8 CD 1 image, burned it onto a CD, installed a new, blank ...
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Laptop air vent closed with piece of plastic from inside

I have a new laptop with an air vent with what looks to be a piece of plastic or tape that is stuck against it on the inside. Is this a manufacturing mistake? Should it safe to remove by either ...
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Higher Amperage and Higher Watt for Laptop Charger [duplicate]

My laptop's charger was not working anymore. So I bought a new one. However I couldn't find an exact matching charger, I bought a different one. My question is; Will there be any problems with new ...
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Running Windows 7 through external USB hard drive on Windows 8 machine

We have just relocated from the US from the UK. In the UK my husband was using an HP computer with a 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive which says it is SATA with 64MB Cache and has the code WD10EARS on ...
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BIOS Sata ODD not detected

I have been having a problem with my Dell Inspiron M731R Laptop. The CD/DVD drive is not appearing. I have tried the usually recommended trick of removing the UpperFilter registry, but this has not ...
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How to update bios with windows exe file

I try to update my bios with a file which I downloaded from official Lenovo website.Finding update file is super easy but because of my battery doesn't charge anymore I could not update bios on ...
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External Battery Pack not Working with Laptop

I have an HP ProBook 4540s that has a very weak battery from years of use and abuse. I bought an external battery pack, a Poweradd 32000mAh with the intention of using it with my laptop. The battery ...
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Upgrade usb 2.0 to 3.0 Dell N4050

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 series. I wanna upgrade my usb port to 3.0 so I bought this But I could NOT connect it to laptop But the saller said to me that It is compatible for Laptop. My ...
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should I remove an old laptop battery to save energy?

Does the old battery of an old laptop use a lot of energy when the laptop is connected to AC? Does the power supply waste electricity trying to continually charge an old battery? If I remove the ...
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Laptop gets slow when unplugged?

Im using a laptop, with almost newest drivers, Windows 7, 64 bit. I noticed that when it is accidentally remove it from the connector, it becomes slow, even I plug it back immediatly. If I reboot, it ...
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High CPU/MOBO temperature even after cleaning and reinstalling

Even after dissembling my laptop and cleaning it, the temp of my CPU and Motherboard hangs around 41+ degrees Celsius while idle and no apps running. It used to be much lower and my laptop gets really ...
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How to properly calibrate new laptop battery which shows full capacity as ~20% of designed capacity?

I have a very unique problem as I can see. I have bought a new battery (not original brand) for my 3 years old Toshiba Satellite L750 (running Win 8.1 Pro) notebook. My old battery was about ...
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Laptop Stucks Power Button not responding

I am using Lenovo B560 Ci3 First Generation Laptop with 6GB RAM (2GB + 4GB). Sometimes my laptop stucks even power button also freezes along with keyboard and mouse-pad. To restart i have to put ...
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Laptop not shutting down completely. Not fast startup (hardware?)

My Dell Inspiron N5050 does not shut down completely. The screen shuts off completely and Windows seems to shutdown.. however, the power LED stays on (not the charging LED), the fan stays on, and I ...
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HDD on SATA I (1.5 Gbps)

I am planning to buy an SSD for my laptop, but my budget isn't high enough to afford something like a 1 TB SSD; the most I can get on my budget is 240 GB.  So I am planning to go for an SSD, which I ...
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Air from powerful ceiling fan keeps rocking my laptop display 24*7

air from powerful ceiling fan keeps rocking my laptop screen/monitor . I work in a small room with a ceiling fan above me. I noticed that the monitor/screen part of my laptop is shaking ...
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What causes my Compaq laptop to work nicely only with windows? [closed]

Model: Compaq Presario C700 My laptop only seems to prefer Windows, it shipped with XP Pro but with its ended support I have now switched to Linux. Some of the Linux variants I have tried are: ...
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Samsung RC710 laptop, cannot disable integrated keyboard

I have a Samsung RC710 laptop that when I use the inbuilt keyboard jumps about and basically does as it wants. I have tried to disable this via device manager but it doesnt seem to have an option to ...
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Plugged in not charging [duplicate]

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad E430. I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit My battery charges up to 46%, and then it is showing "plugged in, but not charging". I tried many possibilities. 1. ...
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Hotwire laptop to skip power checks

I have a System76 Clevo rebrand W25AEU laptop. The motherboard is model 6-71-W24E0-D03. It started getting difficult to turn the machine one and I assumed it was do to the cheap method used. One day ...
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Dell Latitude running Windows 7. Touchpad works in some locations but not others?

This is the craziest thing that I've experienced three times. I leave my home office to work at a specific coffee shop and my touchpad is practically disabled. I can navigate with the "eraser head" ...
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Can I use Windex on my gorilla glass laptop screen?

I am just wondering if I am able to use windex on my laptop screen. I know that it has alcohol in it and that substance should be avoided like the plague when cleaning devices. But I am confused, will ...
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Thin horizontal extremely faint gray line on my laptop monitor. Should i be worried?

I barely noticed it today you can hardly see it and it is visible only on grayish color, it is not a software issue coz it appears also in the bios menu. So, should i be worried that this will get ...
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Use a ubuntu laptop as a WiFi reciver for my windows desktop

My laptop runs Ubuntu 15.04 on a Live USB because the hard drive died. Desktop PC doesn't have WiFi and runs Windows 8. I'd like to play some CS:GO on my desktop PC. Is it possible to just use the ...
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Laptop fan makes a strange noise every time it starts and stops [closed]

I don't know if it is cracked or if the rolling contact bearing needs to be oiled. I attached a link to a video from my OneDrive to present the problem better. ...
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AIDA64 monitores only HDD temperature

I installed AIDA64 extreme edition on my laptop to monitor laptop CPU temperature, but, surprisingly, there are no other temperatures but HDD's temperature. I checked bios for some settings, but my ...
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Strange squeaking sound from Asus K52F laptop

About an year ago a strange sound started to appear from a laptop when it is turned on. I have no idea what that sound causes but on the Internet there are similar posts. I searched for a solution but ...
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How to upgrade max screen resolution on Ubuntu

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...
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Why am i not getting the 200+ mbps that the TimeWarner tech's guys laptop got?

I have a dell inspiron 15 model 3542 with a realtek PCIe FE family controller. My service provider says I should be getting 200+ Mbps. Their tech guy plugged his windows 7 professional laptop in and ...
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Is faulty laptop damaging my health

My metal cased laptop seems to be emitting a small electrical discharged, most notable when my finger is lightly run over it. I recently used this machine (bare foot standing up) for approximately ...
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laptop emachines d440 black screen

Laptop turn on but only get black screen, fan turn on for a few seconds. Dont show BIOS screen, only leds. Dont give VGA output either. Read that this model needs new good battery to show, already ...
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Linux and Nvidia Hybrid Graphics card

My specs: Intel i7 (along with Intel in-built graphics card) Nvidia 840M 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD It's a laptop with hybrid Nvidia and Intel Graphics. It's a HP laptop and there is no option in the BIOS ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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Have windows 7 laptop automatically turn on at a set time

I have a dell lnspiron laptop that I am running a minecraft server on and I want it to turn on at a set time in the morning so I don't have to worry about turning it on. I have checked the bios menu ...
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Poor wifi strength after taking apart laptop

Wifi connection has been very poor since I took apart my laptop. These two loose cables are right next to the onboard wifi chip - there seems to be some relationship between how they're positioned ...
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Return programs to window size after docking / undocking macbook pro?

I have a 13 inch macbook pro that I'm using with a Henge Docks vertical docking station and two external monitors. I switch back and forth between the dock and using the laptop by itself. When I plug ...
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Laptop projecting to second screen gets extremely hot

I have an ultrabook which gets extremely hot when projecting to a second screen via the HDMI port. I'm not doing anything I wouldn't normally use the laptop for, so it's specifically when it's ...
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Asus zenbook UX301L not warning about battery running out

For some reason, I no longer get the blue win8 warning message that used to say that my battery was running out. Instead of warning now my computer just suddenly turns off itself and if you didn't ...
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Cannot Wake Laptop From Sleep

I just got a laptop with Windows 8.0 Pro 64 bit. I know this is common problem but I cannot get this solved. When the laptop goes to sleep, it cannot be woken up. I have tried to search google and ...
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Touchpad not working when running Windows server on Dell Inspiron 15

I've setup a dual boot on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the original Windows 8.1 as one option and Windows Server 2012 R2 as the second. This works fine apart from the Touchpad doesn't work in ...
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Took laptop apart, no longer will stay on while using battery

I took my laptop apart (Acer S7 392), very carefully noting each step of disassembly, in order to replace the keyboard. Now the laptop will not sustain power unless the charger is plugged in. I ...
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My laptop is plugged in, charging but power is not increasing

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14 R. Yesterday I got the notification to plug the laptop into power source when the charge became low at 13%, so I plugged it to the power source and it showed charging. ...
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how to fix “active bluetooth using wireless switch” issue while dell driver installation

i have dell inspiron 15 R 3537 laptop im use window 8.1 im downloaded proper wireless driver from dell website but when im install driver, it say "active Bluetooth using wireless switch " with ...
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How to check if laptop wifi is turned off?

There is an old Asus laptop (x58c series) that runs Fedora. Its wifi LED is always ON, even if airplane mode is activated (Gnome displays the little airplane icon) and apparently there is no wifi ...
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Laptop Touchpad Disable Touch to Click

I'm struggling to get the terminology right on this one. I have one of the more modern touch-pads: Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) and want to disable the "light touch" to click. I've previously been using a ...
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Dell E6410 UEFI

I'm having problems with my laptop using UEFI. What happens is, I can boot a UEFI operating system only if I go into boot options and manually select it. It will not automatically boot into any UEFI ...
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Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...
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How to access bios with lenovo G710 notebook on windows 7?

I've tried pressing different buttons on startup but still cannot access the BIOS. How can I access it?
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Setting up a KVM/Docking Station solution, 2 Monitors, Gaming Desktop, Laptop, 2-3 Monitors

There many KVM/Docking station questions, but they all seem to be about General usage. I have: A Windows Desktop that: Is built for gaming Will soon Dual-boot Linux(Kubuntu) Uses two ...