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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lenovo g500s not booting on power and battery light still on

my lenovo g500s with 4g ram and its running windows 8.1, last time it was 7% charge and there is pending update. so switched it of and plug the charger after like 10min, after like 18hours I tried to ...
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How can I set the fan speed to 100% on a laptop?

I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv7-4031. When it's cool, it works smoothly and efficiently. However when CPU and GPU temperatures reach 60c and above, the PC starts freezing up and stuttering. I ...
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Laptop Wireless Adapter Periodically Vanishes from Computer Manager

I have a HP dv9000 laptop that has begun exhibiting some strange behavior. Every few hard boots, the wireless network adapter disappears from the configuration - it doesn't show up in Computer Manager ...
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Laptop 'K' key keeps repeating after I removed the keyboard

Bought a used laptop, and was informed that the 'K' key is stuck.Removed the key, cleaned...next step was to remove the keyboard itself from the laptop and see what happens. Upon windows boot. The ...
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Certain keys not working on a T40 thinkpad

I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine. As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even ...
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Display on TV using HDMI on laptop and TV

What settings on laptop are needed to get connection from Acer Travelmate 5730G hdmi port to hdmi tv to work. PC monitor works well with the laptop, but no luck with HDMI
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What could be the possible reason of laptop slow work?

Please, all "virus scan", "scan hdd", "clean garbage" answerers, read carefully what I already tried. I have an Acer Aspire 5102 wlmi laptop. From year to year it started to work slower and slower ...
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Flashing BIOS on Acer Aspire S7: wrong ROM file size?

I'm trying to update the BIOS on my Acer Aspire S7, which is only running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (no Windows), so that its fan would stop being so noisy. I followed the instructions on this person's post. ...
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Certain keys on my keyboard stopped working

Ive never spilt anything on my keyboard and they do work some of the time. All the keys that aren't working are on one side of the keyboard, but its not the entire side... 123456789 qwertyuio[]\ ...
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Laptop key sticking down from lots of use

My Acer Aspire 7741 keyboard's W key has been used a lot due to gaming, and now it sticks down a little bit when I play and hold it for an extended time. The keyboard isn't sticky from a spilled drink ...
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Secondary screen shut off on “second screen only”

I've got laptop + secondary extended screen lg 29', and I'm working on the secondary screen. It is good when I press fn + key to switch screen and "second screen only" and laptop screen is shutting ...
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What kind of SSD does my laptop use?

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1340 which is around 2 years old but I really like it and would like to wait a year or two more before I get a new one. However, I can see the harddrive is slowing it down ...
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How can I resolve the error 0xc000000e?

I shutdown my laptop the other night and I came back this morning and turned it on as usual, but I got this screen that said: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware ...
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My Toshiba Laptop Won't Boot [closed]

My laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 recently stopped booting (no BIOS screen, nothing) after a few tries, it booted into a screen that said GNU Grub. Not knowing what this was, I restarted and now it won't ...
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What are the password insertion attempts for a Seagate ST9500325AS?

I have forgot the master password for my ST9500325AS hard drive in my Lenovo G560 laptop. The password attempts to insert the password is 2 times per power up. That means that I can make 2 wrong ...
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I can't connect external monitor through hdmi port to my notebook

I have MSI ex623, I want to connect an external monitor through its HDMI port, but when I connect it nothing happens. Any ideas?
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MacBook says to replace battery. Should I?

My MacBook says that battery is not charging, and the battery is completely empty (in fact, pressing the button on the battery illuminates no LEDs). If I plug the power adapter off the mac shuts off ...
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Bluetooth headset

My Asus laptop n43j says it is connected to my bluetooth headset but no sound is heard in the headset. Headset works fine on all Apple divices like my IPod Touch. Any ideas? I've reinstalled ...
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Find Physical Device Object from Bug Check Message

My machine crashed. The bug check was this: The bugcheck was: 0x0000009f (0x0000000000000003, 0xffffe00000fca060, 0xffffd000201a5840, 0xffffe000014d3b60). I searched for 0x9f and quickly located ...
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Melting/smoking Universal AC adapter

So I own a Samsung RV520 for 2 years now and 3 months ago my AC adapter stopped working and had to replaced. I went to the closest computer service and they gave me an universal AC adapter. Now, the ...
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Does running constant load help degrade life of a computer? (Ignoring heat generation)

I run Folding@Home on my laptop (2013 MacBook Pro, no GPU). I tried to convince a friend of mine to join me but he claims that running the program will degrade the life of the computer - making it ...
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USB Keyboard Keys stop working, selectivley?

I use an I-Concepts floppy keyboard via USB on my Toshiba laptop (Satellite C55-A; win 8.0). Up until about 30 minutes ago, it worked fine. Then I walked away and came back to it, it and there are ...
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External monitor very dim via laptop VGA

I have an HP DV6 2115sa laptop running Windows 7, and have been using an external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster) using the VGA port. Having previously worked perfectly, it now suddenly seems to be an ...
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Laptop CPU frequency never higher than 40% of maximum

I have a Samsung 900X4C (9 series) laptop with an i7 3517U 1.9 GHz CPU. I have noticed (using CPU-Z) that the actual frequency of the processor never goes above about 40% of the maximum. Now, I ...
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Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
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Battery recharge functionality broken due to short in AC adapter?

I have a problem recharging the battery of my netbook, an ASUS Eee PC 1025C. Since last week the LED of the AC adapter doesn't light up when it is connected to the wall. The netbook won't turn on ...
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Does battery life decreases when plugged in or overcharged? [duplicate]

My laptop is always plugged in when it is switched off and i many times forget to remove the charger.
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Laptop screen turn blank after windows 8 boot logo

I recently installed Windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron (N5110) laptop which had been previously running Windows 7 Ultimate. After the installation the laptop restarted, displaying the windows 8 logo ...
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Is there a way to connect Dell Latitude E4310 with one VGA to 2 external monitors without using docking station? [duplicate]

Is there a way to connect Dell Latitude E4310 with one VGA to 2 external monitors without using a docking station?
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Are Samsung Series 9 ultrabooks (purchased in the US) compatible with 240V/50Hz power input?

I'm traveling and I'm curious if I can use an adapter. I have a replacement power chord and it states that it can take in 100V-240V, 50-60Hz, but I want to make sure that the ultrabook itself accepts ...
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How to remove the drive from a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2010 Laptop?

I want to remove the drive from the Amilo pro V2010 laptop but cannot find any information or diagram on how to achieve this.
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How to avoid carrying my laptop everywhere I go?

I wonder if there is a clever but useful way of avoiding the case of taking the laptop everywhere I have to go, especially when it is about the long travels. I have back problems caused by extensive ...
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Brand new (bought today) acer travel mate's mouse stopped working after I did something (wrong!)

Today I bought an acer travel mate notebook 253M (intel core i3-3110) from amazon.de. I clicked on something (in German) without knowing its meaning, and then the laptop's mouse is not working, it's ...
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Is there a point to using theft tracking software like Prey on my laptop, if you have login security?

Hey, so I have a Thinkpad that I use in a variety of places (coffee shops, work, etc.). I don't generally abandon it, but I figure there's a chance I might get careless and it gets stolen at some ...
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How to remove unneeded features and extras on Windows 7? [duplicate]

My laptop came with preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I can't change the OS on laptop, but Windows 7 Ultimate is much of an overhead for the computer and my intended use as well. Is there a way to ...
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How to connect one HDMI and one VGA monitor to a laptop?

I have a Lenovo P400 with Windows 8 oprationg system laptop and the graphics card is an Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. Currently, I have a 20" LCD external monitor connected to the laptop through a VGA ...
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Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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Is it possible to drive a 3x3 videowall with HDMI + an i7 notebook?

Yesterday I saw a 3 by 3 video wall display, in which the only connection between the LED TVs are by HDMI cable from one i7 notebook. I asked the operator how he did it, and his answer sounded to me ...
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What is this rubber pad under my laptop's heatsink?

I opened up my HP HDX laptop yesterday to clean it (Warranty was over 2 years ago), and to apply new thermal paste. My laptop has only 1 fan, 2 sets of fins connected to 2 copper pieces to conduct ...
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My laptop starts heating up and it's fan spins at full speed when it's idle

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with a 2.5Ghz 2450 M processor and 4 GB RAM. When it's left idle (no programs running at all) it'll always heat up and it's cooling fan spins at full speed. Any idea why ...
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Using laptop vga port, misunderstanding

I'm wondering if a VGA Monitor connected to the laptop, will act exactly as the inbuilt monitor? More specifically: I have the monitor connected to the laptop via VGA port. I Start the laptop. On ...
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Am I getting the right display resolution in Dell laptop?

I installed Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 3537 It had an AMD HD 8670 graphics card and installed the amd-catalyst-14.2-betav1.3-linux-x86.x86_64 graphics card driver. It ...
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Laptop Hard Disk Problem (Not Detecting)

I have a problem with my Acer Aspire One D255. It fell off like from 1 feet above ground 2 days. Since then the hard disk is not being detected in the BIOS. I opened the netbook and removed it and re ...
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Lenovo R61 keeps shutting off spontaneously

I have a Lenovo R61 that was working fine except that the fan has been rattling lately. I came back to it after a normal day and it was off. It would not power on at all. The indicator light for the ...
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How to diagnose the fault of a laptop that sometimes doesn't boot?

I've an old Samsung NC-10 but sometimes it doesn't boot. The alimentation led turn on and I hear the fan but the monitor is black and nothing happen. If I try many times to reboot then after many ...
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Darker patches on laptop monitor

I have a Lenovo G560 laptop, and the monitor is a LG Philips LP156WH4-TLA1. I have noticed some darker patches, like two of them, to the right of the screen that are slightly darker than their ...
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Laptop browsers scaling websites for smaller display?

I'm really not sure how to word this question. Basically though, I recently purchased a newish laptop (Samsung Ativ Book 8), which has a 15.6" 1920x1080 display, and happens to be the first 1080p ...
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Laptop fan always on with AC, not always on with battery, despite being configured

My laptop occasionally gets somewhat hot, so I've configured my power plan in Windows 7 so that the fan should always be on whether powered by AC or battery. However the fans don't always run when ...
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How to calibrate laptop battery

Lately me laptop battery is charging for less than an hour at less than 10% charge. When it should be more than 3 hours to charge. How do I calibrate my laptop battery so that it goes to normal again. ...
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Laptop HDD problems caused by moving the laptop

well last week I took my laptop (it was on and I forgot to turn it off) to a trip. after I got there, it was turned off, I tried turning it on but no HDD was detected, I tried 3 or 4 times and it was ...