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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Why can I listen but cannot talk with my headphones?

I am facing a problem that I cannot solve for some weeks. It is the following: I have a headphones with microphone and when I connect them to my computer (the headphones have 2 jack connectors ...
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How to determine the maximum resolution of the built-in laptop's display?

If I want to change the display of a laptop to have a higher resolution, do I have to check the graphics card's max resolution support? As far as I know, laptop's HDMI max resolution support doesn't ...
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Can a faulty battery cause my laptop to shutdown even on AC line? (battery installed AND plugged in together)

Until recently, I experience something rather annoying (and troublesome) with my laptop. It spontaneously shuts down itself without any warning, it restarts. No blue screen, no hanging program, just ...
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Connecting multiple monitors to Vaio SVS15127pxb

I'm trying to connect 2 monitors to my SVS 15127 laptop so I can work with 3 monitors (including my built-in laptop). My laptop has 2 display ports, a HDMI and a VGA. Unfortunately when I connect both ...
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What is the purpose of the tiny ruler that I've just pulled out of the side of my Dell Latitude E6430?

On the side of my Dell Latitude laptop, above the DVD drive, is a slot marked 'EC'. Pulling on it revealed a strangely shaped ruler with a temperature converter tool on the back. What is this? Why is ...
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Is there a general rule of thumb regarding max RAM on old laptops? [closed]

I'm talking about really old Pentium/PII/PIII laptops which usually I've seen with max RAM specs being at 64/192/512MB respectively. I've seen a couple P3 laptops that actually support up to 1 GB RAM ...
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Can I connect my laptop's (VAIO VPCEB26FG) hard disk to my desktop's sata cable and to desktop's SMPS power supply and take data backup?

Can I connect my laptop's (VAIO model VPCEB26FG) hard disk to my desktop's SATA cable and to desktop's power cable supplied by SMPS and take data backup? Or does it cause voltage issues and damage the ...
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Old laptop that boots correctly but shows a black screen after few minutes

I brought out my old laptop (Dell inspiron 6400 with Intel Core duo T2400 and 2gb of ram) and I wanted to run the os that was on it (two hard drives, one with Linux Fedora 19 and the other with ...
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Can you have PC3L and PC3 RAM together?

I have a pair of DDR3 SODIMM RAM modules in my laptop, and I want to replace the 2GB for a 4GB that is compatible. So far I haven't been able to find an exact match but I found a very similar with a ...
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Battery indicator not descending, sudden shut down

my problem is kind of simple, I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7. When I use it with battery, the indicator of the battery level doesn't go down, it stays at 100% for about 3 hours (normal battery ...
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Asus X551M no power at all

My issue is the same as the one here: Asus x551M shut down and won't come on, but this has not been resolved. I have tried: Removing the li-ion battery, Removing the CMOS (which was ...
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External Monitor Resolution Only Available On Extend Display But Changes When Lid Is Closed

I have an Acer Aspire E11 laptop and I am running Windows 8.1 with an older Gateway 17" monitor as a secondary display. My objective is to use the laptop essentially as a desktop while at home with ...
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Laptop shuts down on boot

My MEDION Akoya P6643 laptop started shutting down on boot today. When I press the power button, it shows the MEDION logo, the fan starts to spin at high speeds (like it usually does when I play ...
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Upgrading Asus Q500A to Windows 10

I have an Asus Q500A with Windows 8.1. I'd like to upgrade it to Windows 10. Asus doesn't offer Windows 10 drivers, saying that this laptop is support-only. I have seen a couple of Q500A's on ...
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Is it general for such laptops to be loud?

I have AMD A10 with 4 cores, AMD Radeon HD 8670M. (Asus x550ze) It's fan is loud. Is it normal for such powerful laptops to be loud or I made a bad purchase ?
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What does one have to consider before upgrading laptops CPU [duplicate]

this question is not similar to this, because the other one is about one pc in specific and mine is about any pc. Upgrading laptop processor I have found a intel core i7 octa core (with Intel vpro) ...
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Windows 10 lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of activity

System: Toshiba Satellite C75D-A I usually put my computer into hibernation when not in use, but it seems that every time I do, after resuming, the lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of ...
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Keyboard and brightness control not working: driver issue?

I have an Acer Aspire 5680 PC, with Windows 7 Ultimate. I have two main problems: right- and down-arrow don't work, i.e., when I press one of them nothing happens (but I don't think they are ...
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Mouse stops working when lifted and put down back, takes 1-3 secs to work again

I bought this mouse in 2010, and since then, I have already used it on a lot of different computers. Last month, I got a Samsung ultrabook with Windows 7 Home Premium, and I'm facing a problem which ...
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Laptop is not stating properly and gives blue,red,green etc color screen some times with a noise

When I'm turning on my Samsung R580 laptop its screen becomes red, green, orange, blue with a noise like short circuiting. When I shut it down by pressing the button then 4 or 5 times the machine will ...
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How do I fix black lines in laptop LCD that are getting longer?

A few days ago black lines started to appear on my laptop LCD and, over time, they are getting bigger and longer. I performed a quick search on the Internet and found out that they may be dead or ...
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laptop keyboard buttons and power button is not working

My laptop keyboard is behaving randomly. Two days back Q,W,E,R,T have stopped working,now they are working but E,N,B,C,X,Space bar have gone bad. my power button is not working, for starting laptop i ...
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No charge, Blinking power LED on Lenovo Y50 laptop

My laptop no longer charges while turned on. Lenovo Y50-Y70 UHD 59425943 While computer is off: Plugged in (before reset trick): No LEDs or charge. Plugged in (after reset trick): Computer charges ...
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Cannot enter bios on a Lenovo G505

I've a Lenovo g505 laptop. the HD failed and I've installed a new HD. All I get now is a white static cursor on the top let hand corner of the screen. The screen just lights up and has no colour. ...
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Reset jumper on Toshiba Satellite c55-a-100

My laptop suddenly asked for bios password, not sure why. Anyway searched for hours online to find where the jumper is to no avail. I know my Toshiba Satellite c55-a-100 has one as the chap said that ...
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What are these weird noises coming from my computer, and how do I fix it?

Laptop producing weird noises from inside, sounds electrical. This can be reproduced simply by scrolling up and down using an external mouse or the trackpad, or simply typing on the keyboard. ...
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My HP Laptop shows bios error

Sometimes, when I startup my HP Laptop I get a message like this (I am not accurately sure of the message but it is something like this) HP Bios Startup error The selected bios file was not ...
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My laptop's screen dims when there's dark content. Dell, Intel, Windows 10

You are going to think this is a duplicate. You are going to think this question has already been answered. I have seen those questions, I have tried the answers. I still have this problem. I don't ...
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My keyboard keeps pressing the enter button

I have a windows surface 3 which is sold seperately with the keyboard. I tried taking off the keyboard but when try it, it still keeps going on. I tried to go to settings but it wouldn't let me. I ...
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keyboard issues with refurbished HP

This post is likely to be rife with newbie computer speak so be kind. I recently got a refurbished HP Probook 65606. The internal keyboard types incorrect characters and the device manager shows that ...
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Why does my LED backlight laptop have a warning sticker about mercury?

I recently purchased an Asus UL30Vt-X1, which according to the specs has an LED backlight for the screen. It definitely appears to be an LED backlight, but the laptop still has a sticker that the lamp ...
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Laptop screen flickering then going black with extended external monitor.

When my laptop is connected to an external monitor and the options are set to “extend screen” it will begin to flicker and then eventually just go blank. This can happen minutes after connecting or ...
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Link “On Battery” and “Plugged in” screen brightness together?

Suppose I was in a dark room using my laptop plugged in. I set the brightness to a low value like 25% because the room was dark. Then, I unplugged the charger because the laptop is completely charged. ...
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How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop?

I have an ASUS X51R laptop and the left function/control keys are swapped as shown in the picture below? Is there some way to remap these keys so that CTRL is on the far left as on a standard ...
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Is my laptop battery dead?

Recently my laptop battery will get extremely hot (definitely hotter than it should get) when I charge it. After that I usually end up removing it once it's fully charged to let it cool down, which ...
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Laptop touchpad response badly when on power supply?

I have HP pavilion 2200 series laptop with AMD processor, 1GB RAM, on board nvidia display card. It suddenly cause following problem: When the adapter is unplugged, the touchpad works correctly and ...
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Windows 7 installation: No hard drives found (Dell Vostro)

My Dell Vostro 3500 (anno 2010) laptop lost it's hard drive which I easily replaced. Problem: The laptop was not shipped with a Windows installation media, so the recovery options was located on the ...
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No sound after some minutes in Lenovo laptop with linux

I have a Lenovo G460 laptop and this problem has appeared approximately a year ago, but I never had the time to look into it. Right after I turn on my computer everything works fine. However, about ...
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Laptop won't even start fans, new RAM upgrade

Recently tried to upgrade my laptop's stock ram with something with a little more capacity. I learned that my Satellite C55-B5299 could have 8GB max, so thats what I got. Old Ram: Samsung ...
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Lenovo Y580 does not properly wake up from sleep

I have a Lenovo Y580 notebook and have a strange issue when putting it in standby mode. When I try to resume it, the power button lights up from flashing, I hear the powering sound of the DVD drive, ...
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Keep MacBook running with lid closed for specified duration

Occasionally it's useful to leave a MacBook running for an hour or so to complete updates or some lengthy data analysis at the end of the day. I'd like to be able to close the lid of the MacBook or ...
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Asus laptop screen is black

Laptop is ASUS N56VJ and it has integrated Intel GPU and nVidia GPU. I reinstalled Windows 7 a week ago. Then I had some sound problems when connecting laptop to TV via HDMI cable so I uninstalled ...
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How to know if the ram memory that I want to buy is compatible with my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Sony VAIO SVE14A25CLB that has 1 module of 4GB of ram: Type DDR3 Size 4096 MBytes Manufacturer Nanya Technology PC3-12800 (800 MHz) Voltage 1.5v And I want to upgrade to (I’m ...
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How do I fix ASUS 1225/R252 Series, specifically the ASUS 1225B netbook WILL NOT POWER ON?

ASUS 1225B - AMD E-450 1.65GHz Netbook - 4GB RAM, - 320GB HDD, 11.6in - Windows7 My ASUS 1225B netbook won't power on. First the 15 pin D-Sub monitor output started being temperamental, then the ...
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Dell Aftermarket Battery

My wife has a Dell Vostro 1700 Laptop, the battery was several years old, and no-longer held a charge for more than 20 minutes. So I ordered an aftermarket battery. After I installed it, she started ...
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Laptop does not turn on unless plugged in; battery works after powering on

I have a Dell Latitude D630 Laptop, which will only power up when the power adapter is plugged in. It will not power up on battery only. Once powered up I can unplug the adapter and it will run on the ...
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Dell Studio 1558 LED flickering

When I plug the charger in the laptop the LED in the charger starts flickering and same happens to laptop's charging LED at same flickering rate. But when I disconnect the laptop from charger, the ...
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Cuda toolkit draining battery windows 10

I installed CUDA toolkit 7.5 from NVIDIA (for Parallel programming course). But from the very next day, I've observed drastic change in the power consumption. Earlier the battery used to last for ...
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How to temporarily remap colors on laptop display

My laptop is infected with the famous green-pink screen problem. I am looking for a way to temporarily remap colors on the screen so that I could use it in the meantime before sending it off to get it ...
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Can I charge my laptop through my hard drive? [closed]

The port on my laptop is loose. It will not plug in to the charger. I'm looking for an alternative to fixing it again. Is there any other way to charge a laptop?