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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2 different laptops, 1 home office setup [closed]

My fiancée and I used to have the same HP laptop and shared a single docking station in our home office to connect to a HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse. I have recently upgraded to a Lenovo X1 Carbon ...
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Forcely Turn on laptop screen backlight

I have a laptop with hybrid graphic card. As it is a bit old (2010) the support for it totally stopped, and i can't install the official AMD graphic card drivers as it complains that for notebook they ...
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Acer Aspire E1-522-3884 / Windows 8 Drivers / HDMI issues after swapping OS

I don't usually ask questions on forums like this but I am at a loss, so here goes. I've been trying to help my friend with an issue regarding his new Acer E1. I guess when he bought it, he ...
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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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Game keeps overheating laptop?

I have an Acer TravelMate laptop.Recently I installed Portal 1 and whenever I play it, the CPU gets hotter and hotter until the computer is forced to shut down. With normal use (and even when there's ...
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How to accurately determine the remaining time of your laptop battery

I have a big issue with the estimated battery life of my laptop Though it states that i have an estimated 2hrs 23min battery life before the battery runs out , it normally lasts me only 0.7 hrs to ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E430 Running Linux Freezes Seemingly Randomly

My Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is running Xubuntu 12.04, and has been since April of 2013 (when I bought the laptop). For the past several weeks, my laptop has been freezing seemingly randomly. I started ...
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ExpressCard SSD Boot on Laptop

Is it possible to boot from an ExpressCard SSD? If so, what are the constraints? I am interested in trying to set up my computer like I do for my servers which is install base OS is on a small ...
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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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Laptop booting up to strange characters

I have a laptop running Windows Vista, and upon booting all I see are strange unreadable characters. I am not able to get past this screen—I can only access the BIOS and everything seems fine there. ...
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What's faster for office work - SSD + slow CPU or HDD + fast CPU [closed]

I am going to buy "new" (it can be used) notebook for my work - mostly heavy surfing (I need more browsers with many tabs opened), programming and other office work. I have no experience with this: ...
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Laptop keyboard stops functioning on contact with metal plating

To explain in more detail: My laptop a Lenovo G580 started self spamming a few months back, and no idea why. The usual culprit was the '/' character. When this happens I can't type or click on a text ...
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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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Laptop won't boot up? [closed]

My laptop one day went on sleep mode and from that moment on it won't boot up. I tried by pressing the power button nothing happens. I also tried by taking the battery out and in nothing seem to ...
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Which is better:1x1ac or 2x2n, on an 802.11ac network?

I am configuring a new hp computer and I was wondering if I should get 802.11ac network card that is 1x1 or if I should get a 802.11n network card that is 2x2. I am on an ac network. So the ac card ...
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Thinkpad laptop flooded with liquid while powered off, won't turn on anymore [not trivial]

A classic IBM Thinkpad T30 (MT2367) laptop has been flooded with a salty water for a period of ~2 hours while powered off, having AC cord unplugged & both batteries (main battery and a tiny backup ...
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How can I find out what's waking up my ultrabook?

So I just got a new machine and I noticed when I woke up the next day that the screen was on, meaning it somehow woke itself up on sleep. I had already disabled the waking options for mice and ...
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Bent interior monitor cable — do I need a replacement?

I have a Windows 8 Toshiba laptop. The monitor screen needs to be replaced, so I got a new replacement. I just needed to plug in the only wire it hooks to in the top half of the laptop, but when I ...
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How to wake a sleeping laptop

I have an old compaq pressario CQ61 that's getting a bit old and I'm trying to convert to a media server. I want to put it by the TV and leave it mostly alone, and manage remotely (via RealVNC). Now ...
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Enable Samsung power plus for laptops

i'm using a samsung NP300V5AI laptop. Which has a samsung power plus feature where they allow you to stop charging your laptop battery when it reaches a certain limit below 100%. According to ...
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Lenovo P500 keyboard backlight won't turn off

I recently attempted to clean out my fan, which requires removing the keyboard of my Lenovo P500 laptop to get to. Under the keyboard there are two sets of wires that connect it to the laptop: one ...
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No display Asus x44h

My laptop is an Asus model x44h. Last night due to high voltages, my charger and laptop were damaged. Now my laptop display shows nothing but I can still hear the login sound. Can anybody help me ...
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JST connector — want to buy, but don't know what/where to ask for one [closed]

I need an JST connector(with cable) to fix my laptop because the old one is melted, this connect the speakers to the motherboard. Mine looks like the same as in this question : Laptop speaker cord ...
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What minimal laptop requirements, so I can play Sims 3 and/or Minecraft?

I have no experience with gaming on PC, but want to buy my daughter laptop. She wants to play Minecraft and Sims 3. I found some page, but it says I need "2.4 GHz" CPU. Which is usually not an option. ...
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Cannot connect laptop to monitor using HDMI

I'm trying to connect my Dell Latitude laptop to my monitor using an HDMI connection from both ends. I plugged in the cable, but my monitor is showing no signal. I tried to send output to the ...
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win 8.1 can't sleep automatically after hibernating

There have been many post online about win 8.1 not entering sleep mode, my problem however only happens after I wake the device from hibernation (data saved to memory, power off). laptop: Asus eee PC ...
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Realtek ethernet port does not work in HP 1000 notebook PC with Windows 7

A day or two back, my HP 1000 notebook had been in sleep mode for a long time. Then when I opened the screen the LAN light turned off. The weird part is that the LED for LAN glows when the screen is ...
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Does using of a laptop as a WiFi hotspot have any adverse effects on the laptop's WiFi adapter?

Because I do not have a 3G router and I have a 3G modem I use my laptop as a WiFi router to be able to connect my mobile over WiFi. Is there any adverse effect on the laptop WiFi caused by using it ...
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Cannot downgrade samsung laptop 530u3c to Windows 7

I just bought a Samsung 530u3c with Windows 8 installed and I want to revert back to Windows 7. I have created a USB bootable drive with Windows 7 on and tried installing it both on the SSD 24GB ...
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normal motherboard and CPU temprature

What is normal temperature of motherboard and CPU ? Details : Model : Toshiba SATELLITE T130 Mainboard : Toshiba SATELLITE T130 Total Memory : 3.84GB DDR3 SO-DIMM Processor : Genuine Intel(R) CPU ...
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How do I determine what hardware is in my laptop?

I've bought an HP Envy 15 laptop, used, from Amazon. It had Windows 8 installed, so I tried installing Windows 7 instead. There were a lot of problems with that installation (the screen flickered, ...
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Alternatives of formatting primary harddrive of a laptop

Here is my story; I have an ASUS(N53SN) laptop. One day I decided to format it using recovery partition. I started recovery, left the computer, when I came back 10 minutes later there was a big red ...
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Bad computer battery? Dies after 45 minutes

A friend gave me a Toshiba Satellite laptop. The battery would not charge and only worked when plugged in. I bought a replacement battery on Ebay. As I charged the new battery, I watched the meter. ...
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Share WiFi connection to another laptop

I have a wireless router (TP-LINK WR-702N) and 2 laptops. There is a WiFi connection that I can only connect to with one of the laptop (Acer Aspire 5810TG older model, Windows 7), due to it ...
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Pensioner and Skype setting up laptop to work automatically

I want to set up a laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium) to my 84-year-old mother's living room to use Skype with it. The problem is she has mild dementia and is incapable of using the laptop. She ...
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about IE 10 open in multilple windows

my windows 8.. It much faster... But When i open Internet Explorer Window it opens a new window in first time... and the IE icon in task bar is filled with IE windows, If i want to open another IE ...
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Dropped my netbook, how can I diagnose any issues caused

After I picked it up from the ground I heard what sounded like the HDD clicking, and then the operating system (Windows 7) started being very very sluggish. After a few minutes of closing programs ...
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Display a message on a monitor without using a laptop

Is there a cheaper, simple, smaller solution to having to use a laptop to drive my DELL LED monitor? All I want it to be able to do is say "Congratulations SO & SO". Maybe if it had some cool ...
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Alienware M17xR3 only 3gb/s speed with SSD

I have an alienware M17xR3 and a Samsung 830 SSD, I've had it for a while now but today I've installed Samsung Magician, and I've noticed the message that my maximum speed is 3gb/s and 6gb/s is not ...
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Is my laptop on Fire? [closed]

During winter days my laptop is having cold with the result when I'm booting it in the morning the ventilator is making some noise for 30 minutes. Today, however, it restarted around 4PM when I was ...
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I have to troubleshoot to connect to internet

Whenever I turn my laptop on, it says it cannot connect to the internet; the bars at the bottom right have a little red cross over them. I then have to click on that and troubleshoot it. It always ...
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How to set up different IP settings on different WiFi networks?

On my Windows 8.1 laptop I often play multiplayer games that require some port forwarding. I constantly have to change the port forwarding settings, because my IP address keeps changing every time. Is ...
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Backlight brightness on Mint 16 (GeForce 330M)

I have Dell Vostro 3700 with GeForce 330M and use the nouveau driver. I have Mint 16 with Cinamon. I want to be able to change backlight with keyboard shortcuts. I did some changes to kernel ...
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Suspend on Mint 16 freezes on black screen

I have just installed Min 16 Cinamon (64-bit) on my Dell Vostro 3700. Most hardware works ok, but I have a problem with suspending machine. /var/log/pm-suspend.log shows, that all the pre-suspend ...
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Full CPU power with AC power and battery

How to check if my computer (Lenovo, Intel Core i5 running Windows 7 64bits) is running with full CPU power when both AC powered and battery-powered ? There are so many places (BIOS, Windows control ...
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HP 2000-bf69WM doesn't wake from sleep after downgrading to Windows 7

I have an HP 2000-bf69WM laptop that originally shipped with Windows 8. I have since downgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. I have installed all the drivers from HP's website for the laptop, ...
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Use laptop headphone output as microphone input

I have an Acer Aspire 5560G, and I successfully broken the microphone input port. Now I would like to use the audio output(headphone) port as microphone input. I've tried downloading the latest ...
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even if i double click on any icon my computer always opens

The first icon on any window is always highlighted and the same opens even if you double click on any other icon. Like the computer icon on my desktop is highlighted and if i double click on internet ...
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What is a name of this port? And for what purpose can it be used? [closed]

What is a name of the port below (the first port on the right)? And for what purpose can it be used?
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Back light not workng, replaced laptop LCD, next step?

My daughters laptop LCD went dark a while back, in a dark room you can see that the screen wants to work but will not. I am familiar with laptop repair, have replaced MANY screens. It seems I have ...