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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Notebook just freezes on boot process

I've some trouble with my notebook, here are details: Notebook: ASUS Eee PC 1001PX. I used to think that the problem was with its hdd, but it's not. I've reinstalled OS through PC and it still ...
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Ethernet cable stuck in laptop [duplicate]

An ethernet cable is stuck in the laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo G50 and its Ethernet port is compact and sort of expands when you push the cable in. The cable is thinner and narrower than most, but ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox very slow

I just create a VM using Ubuntu 16.04 in a Samsung laptop (model np500r5h-yd1br) with Windows 10. All the settings from my laptop are default (I just buy it). But the virtualbox are running very slow. ...
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Battery is shown as fully charged but does not feed the laptop

My laptop is a young Acer V11 Touch (V3-112P-P2E7). Yesterday I used it regularly on battery mode and I left it charging overnight. This morning's surprise is that the laptop only works when connected ...
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Why does my Samsung laptop computer think it is unplugged?

Samsung laptop, purchased new in 2012. Windows 7 64-bit. 8GB RAM. Model NP300V5A. I woke up one morning and woke the laptop. I had left it plugged in to the wall the night before. When it woke, it ...
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Why is the battery dead inspite of the full charge the previous day?

My laptop is 9 months old. In which I sparsely use the battery of the laptop as I am connected to the power outlet most of the time. This problem has started since 4 days. As per this post my system ...
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ASUS K52JR: Is it possible to recover bios update failure without resoldering the bios chip?

Just bricked an ASUS K52JR (bought around 2010) after using the notorious EasyFlash. The laptop won't even power up. I've checked tons of posts, and basically found two contradicting solutions: ...
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Replacing laptop hard drive

I have two laptops, a Dell XPS running 64-bit and HP Pavilion 32-bit and I want to replace the Dell hard drive with the hard drive in the HP temporarily because my Dell laptop became very slow and I ...
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Force laptop to use battery, not charger

I was wondering if it was possible to force a laptop running Windows to use its battery as the power source even when a charger is plugged in? If so, is it possible to switch between power sources ...
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How to set NVIDIA GPU Slowdown Temperature? (Linux)

How can I set the GPU Slowdown Temperature on an NVIDIA GPU (specifically, a GTX960M)? I'm running Kali 2.0, a Debian-based penetration testing distro. As you might be able to tell from the GPU ...
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Can anyone make sense of the G-sense error rate?

Before I get to my problem, I have to ask this question. Can the normalized value ever be 0, and can it ever be a negative number? I read many sources saying that there is no such thing as a ...
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Laptops overheats and shuts off when I play games

I've recently been getting in to playing PC games on my laptop, but unfortunately nearly every time I play, my computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 minutes. Although I have not checked the ...
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Dell Inspiron 14r doesn't boot

I have a Dell Inspiron that doesn't seem to get past the initial POST - it turns on and displays the logo, and the loading bar fills about 60%, but can't boot into the OS, enter Setup (F2), or display ...
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dell xps 15 thermal paste on intel graphics instead of heat pad?

I had recently opened up my Dell XPS 15 L502X to replace the thermal paste on my CPU and Nvidia GPU. I noticed that the Intel graphics Chip also had a thermal pad on it. To the best of my knowledge ...
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Best way to trouble shoot hardware (FPS in game issue)

I have a Dell Studio xps, i7 core processor, with a Radeon HD 5730. When playing league of legends, my laptop goes into warp drive (fans pushing pretty hard) and of course my computer warms up. My FPS ...
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Adaptive brightness won't turn off

TL;DR: I’ve tried everything to disable adaptive brightness with no luck. Brightness changes according to what’s on screen. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 3542, built on the Intel i7-4510U with ...
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Can I clean up leaking LCD in cracked laptop screen?

My laptop screen has been cracked, and now there is a giant black and purple mark all over the screen. Is there any way for me to clean this up so that it does not obscure my view so much?
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How to get bill/service-tag of old laptop [closed]

I can't find my Dell laptop bill, and I also don't remember the service tag number. Two years ago my Dell Inspiron N1050 laptop was stolen but all of sudden I got a call from police that they found ...
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Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
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Why does voice+video recording not work with built-in mike but works with headset - Dell Vostro laptop

I need to do some recording of voice + video together. This is on Windows 7 using a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop. When I try to record the video using the mike that comes with my headphones, it works ...
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Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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Dell Latitude D620 turns off when power connected

I've got an odd problem with a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. If the laptop is running on battery alone then it works perfectly, however the moment you connect a power adapter to the laptop it shuts ...
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My windows 7 Home Premium Dell XPS 15 Laptop shuts down every 2 hours, to the minute

I have this really strange recurring problem with my Dell XPS laptop. It started with me sending it into repairs to replace the chipset, so I wonder if it has anything to do with that. My computer ...
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Dell keyboard NSK-DJ F01 versus NSK-DJ301

I have a Dell vostro 3500 keyboard and its model number (which is typed at the back of the keyboard when i removed it) is NSK-DJ F01. And i found an online keyboard on amazon which have a model number ...
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Dell 620 display is too bright to use

I have a Dell D620 with a display problem. In windows 7 the display seems to be too bright, the text is broken up, the only way to see the mouse is at a very oblique angle. Changing the brightness ...
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My mic is picking up and playing back any and all sound?

I have a Inspiron 17.3" laptop. I run windows 7 My internal mic is picking up all sound and playing it back, which it then picks up again and plays back again. Ive had to turn off my mic entirely and ...
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Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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My new Dell XPS 12 ultrabook keeps beeping forever after pressing the power button and doesn't start

I've just bought a new Dell XPS 12 12.5-Inch Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook. After pressing the power button for the first time it started making beeps without stopping. There's no display ...
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Testing laptop hardware [closed]

I purchased an untested Dell Latitude off ebay and only have 14 days to return if the hardware goes faulty. What are the best tools I can use to test the hardware out. I'm going to keep it running ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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Processor working on low frequencies only

I am using a Dell XPS 17 laptop, which has Intel Core i7 2670QM processor. The problem is, that i cant get it work on higher frequency than 800 (multiplier x8). I doesn't matter how i load CPU it ...
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Dell Inspiron mini 10v hand while playing hd video

I have the problem of Dell Inspiron mini 10v while playing hd video. So recently i have upgraded the RAM to 2 GB DDR2 but still there is no improvement while playing HD video, both sound n video ...
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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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Samsung SSD runs hot in Dell XPS 1330 laptop

My laptop hard drive died so I bought a Samsung EVO 840 Basic SSD. This Dell model was never very good at cooling itself but to my surprise the fan runs more now with the SSD installed. So the HDD ...
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My dell laptop backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not working

I use dell vostro laptop with windows 7 OS. But I am facing a problem now, I was browsing facebook on my laptop and suddenly I saw that my laptops backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not ...
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Change GUID on Dell E6420

I'm working in a school who have recently updated to Windows 7 and purchased a whole batch of new laptops. While everything else works swimmingly, there are 6 laptops that appear to have the same BIOS ...
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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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ThinkPad X220i appears to power on but won't start - no BIOS or beeps

I have a ThinkPad X220i laptop here (4-5 years old, out of warranty) that won't power on any more. Looking for any tips to get to the cause and repair it. The problem: When you press the power button ...
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Laptop boots up very slowly

I've currently reinstalled Windows 7 on my old Acer Laptop. Everything is working fine but whenever i start the Internet Explorer my Laptop slows down heavily. The next boot up then takes about 20 ...
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Better graphics or better cpu on a budget laptop [closed]

Which would have better overall performance on a cheap (~$600) laptop; Intel Atom 330 with Nvidia ion or intel Pentium/Celeron with Intel graphics. I don't need 8 hour battery life and will hopefully ...
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Laptop lcd freezes and fades white sometimes (or short horizontal lines on black background), does this indicate a problem with the LVDS cable?

-->Video of the problem Laptop: Asus K95VB Lifetime: 2,5 years old Lcd problem: sometimes Asus replaced the lcd a half year ago under warranty because there where thrips inside the lcd. (I had no ...
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Why won't my old laptop with Vista connect to the Internet?

I have received an older Compaq Presario laptop (Vista) which won't go out to the internet. The Network Connection sees the Netgear N600 router, says connected, signal strength excellent, but ...
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Notebook powers off way before battery is on a critical level

I have a notebook from Asus which is about to make its second year of life. I have absolutely no problems with full battery capacity, which is about 2 and a half hours, only 30 minutes or so less than ...
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Physical shocks, even small ones from slight movement, cause laptop to shut down

I Have a 4 years old Lenovo G570 Corei5-2430M. It's just, when i give it some shock (even just slides it a little on the table), The screen will flash to random color for about 3 sec, and then the ...
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Ideas for replacing laptop keyboard [closed]

I keep seeing laptop keyboards with non-optional number pads and it makes me cringe. Given that manufacturers seem to think numpads are OK (they're not), is it possible to somehow buy an ordinary ...
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How to get the most battery life out of a laptop?

I'm getting a brand new Dell Inspiron 13 7359 with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Skylake i5 processor, and Intel HD graphics (550 I believe). I did numerous hours of research and found this to be better than ...
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Laptop fails to boot when plugged in but not on battery

My laptop is getting older (4-5 years old now) and I am having frequent issues with it failing to boot (freezing on BIOS screen, on Windows loading screen, on login screen, or some point in between). ...
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How to upgrade a Sony vaio SVE1511AENB laptop?

The laptop's specs are: 2 GB DDR3 RAM ( 2 slots available), 320 GB HDD, Intel i3-2328M processor. It is 3,1/2 years old, I want to upgrade it for strictly development work (Android Studio). Here I've ...
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How to make logind act different when power line plugged-in or not?

I am using Arch Linux and use logind to handle acpi. There is only one acpi event HandleLidSwitch. When closing the lid I want my laptop to act differently based on the current power source. For ...
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Accidentally turned off display/screen

I have a HP elitebook 840 running Windows 7. My problem started when I was holding the laptop and dripped some juice from the plate of food I was also holding. I started to clean off the little bit of ...