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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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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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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Is it possible for WiFi adapter to degrade?

Recently i've started to get high package loss ratio while connecting to the internet on my laptop via WiFi adapter. I made following experiment: my laptop and laptop of my friend were on the same ...
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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 ...
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What laptop manufacturers have raised keyboards in their products? [closed]

Dell and HP notebooks have great keyboards, HP's notably so. I don't really like either of them that much, though (bad experiences with some of their products), so I was hoping for any alternatives. ...
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Can I prevent my Windows laptop from waking up when the lid opens?

My laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 running Windows 7) regularly wakes from a sleep state in my bag, draining battery and overheating badly (even when I make a point to leave the fans unobstructed by ...
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Laptop starts to lag after some time [duplicate]

I've HP Pavilion 15 and It's been working all fine ever since i got it last October. It started to lag weirdly earlier today. When i open heavy applications or a game, mouse cursor starts lagging, ...
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How can I disable laptop keyboard but not wireless keyboard? (Windows 7)

I am using Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5755G laptop. How can I disable my laptop keyboard without disabling the wireless external keyboard? (I guess I am looking for the Windows 7 equivalent of this ...
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Fresh SSD - High Power On Count when putting hibernate mode (Win8.1)

I've just bought a brand new Samsung SSD Evo 840 and I found that when hibernating, it increases Power On Count too much (in 1.5 months) as: As you can see Power On Count increases as crazy when ...
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hp mini 110-3510nr laptop won't restart

Here is the information of my hardware and software hardware : hp mini 110-3510nr OS : Windows 7 starter (freshly installed) My laptop is a hp mini 110-3510nr. It has windows 7 starter installed in ...
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Samsung Series 5 BIOS not detecting any bootable devices

so I have a problem with my BIOS, it doesn't detect any bootable devices from the Boot tab. NOTE: I'm gonna refer to keys and tabs that show in my BIOS settings page for ease of explanation. Please ...
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Unable to turn on wireless on new Lenovo IdeaPad laptop

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop which is running Windows 7. I can connect to the Internet if I use Ethernet - however, I cannot seem to turn on the wireless. The little notification on the ...
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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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Headphone Jack Has Fallen Silent

I have an odd problem, and I'm stumped--which doesn't happen often :P The short version is that the headphone jack on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500, running Win8.1) is not outputting any sound. ...
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What is required to reflash a Sony VAIO BIOS?

I have a US model Sony VAIO laptop whose motherboard recently failed. I purchased a replacement board of the same specification however I believe it has come from a Chinese model Vaio. The computer ...
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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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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Displayport

I have an issue with a HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, when the laptop boots out of the docking station and I then connect the laptop to the docking station with an external monitor connected to the docking ...
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BSOD after Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4GB of RAM. I want to upgrade to 8GB. I purchased Komputer Bay 4GBx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the RAM and turning the machine on, I got the blue screen ...
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My laptop with Win8.1 randomly stops responding to keyboard or mouse input

Randomly my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad W700) with Win8.1 will stop responding to keyboard input or mouse clicks. A reboot will resolve the issue until it occurs again. So far I have not been able to ...
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A keyboard key does't work first (unless pressed very hard) but starts to work better and better within minutes of struggling

I have a curious case with my laptop keyboard. When the keyboard is idle for some minutes (eg, 20, 30 minutes or more), at first re-use, the "n" key will not work, unless I press it really really ...
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What is the function/purpose of the pinhole on the battery of a Samsung Series 5 ultrabook?

Some background (not entirely relevent to main question): I can't find my specific model of laptop online but it has all the same specs as this excluding the touchscreen: http://bit.ly/18netZQ It's a ...
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Lenovo T440s Screen Flicker

I recently bought a Lenovo T440s and I've been experiencing a strange screen flicker issue. At least, I think "flicker" is the correct word to describe it. My problem is not like the one described ...
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How to remap special keys on Asus laptop?

I have Asus M51Sn notebook, running Windows 7 (but also Linux, but this question is just about Windows). As you can see in the following image, it has five completely useless keys at the top of the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Toshiba Satellite C660 not Booting at All

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, and it was working fine but now it's not booting at all. From some days, it running slow and hang sometimes. I was using Windows 8 Pro on this. But now it even does ...
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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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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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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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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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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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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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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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Chrome not rendering pages on a remote Windows 8 laptop

I have a Windows 8 laptop, which is usually on 24/7. Often I connect to it with TeamViewer and work remotely. I realized, that when I use Chrome, the pages do not update/render unless I switch to ...
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Why does my Acer aspire make a clicking sound when switched on?

I get a continuous clicking sound from my Acer Aspire One when I turn it on, along with a blank black screen. Can anyone help please.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...
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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..." ...