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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Satellite L745 Battery - Plugged In but not charging

When the adapter is plugged in to charge the battery, battery status show as Plugged in, not charging. When battery is plug to the laptop, can't turn on the laptop. I have to unplug the batter and ...
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How to check SSD disk space in laptop

I have 8GB of SSD in my Lenovo Ideapad z510 laptop. How do I check how many GB SSD is installed in my system. Is this 8GB of Soled State Drive is being used for boot purpose? If yes, how much time it ...
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Audio glitch like if it's trying to sync back

Currently when playing back audio and/or video I get some weird audio glitches like the sound in syncing back with the picture. When playing back just audio the issue appears. I'm using Media Player ...
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Restore HP EliteBook 2540p to factory defaults

I'm leaving my laptop to someone else and i need to safely delete all the data from the laptop except for the OS. I've seen blogs that mention programs like CCleaner and others, but other blogs ...
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Windows 8 freezes for second in every couple of seconds

So there is a video link My laptop looses focus, while I am typing in any editor it stops for a second and its like hangs and then after second it runs. It keeps happening. ...
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FileVault error in Windows 7

As of late, whenever I try to save a file in any program, I notice that a particular error keeps rearing its ugly head. Filevault An internal error occurred (object: ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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How do I tell my Laptop that you're charging?

I own a Vaio laptop (Model Number: SVF15218SGB) which runs Ubuntu 14.04. It has a LED indicator which when plugged in, should turn on and well also inside the OS, the battery icon should show that ...
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Laptop occasionally boots - bios issue?

I've got a 5 year old ASUS, Windows 7, 64 bit laptop. When I Press the power button, the buttons green light turns on. The display stays black, no display, not even a flicker. The fan does not turn ...
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Can I setup 3 Monitors with a Dell N5110 using Nvidia GT525M? [duplicate]

I have a Dell 15R N5110 laptop with Intel HD 3000 and Nvidia GT525M graphics. I want to attach 2 monitors to the laptop and use it alongside my built in display. I have found that my Intel HD 3000 ...
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Hp 15 Seeming total failure of network adapters [closed]

I'm kind of embarresed that something usually so easy to fix has managed to entirely elude me. It's like the answer is right in front of my nose. I started my HP 15 this morning to find that I seem ...
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USB 3 Hard disk interferes with Wireless KB/M

I have a DELL Inspiron 17R SE laptop, which I use with a Microsoft wireless desktop set. On occasion I connect a WD 2TB Elements external hard disk When I do that, I notice the sometimes the mouse ...
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Can't Boot to Windows 8 before or after factory reset

I have a Toshiba S55 laptop, running Windows 8.1(It came preloaded with windows 8). A few days ago when I switched it on, it hung up and as I was in a hurry, I forced closed it down. Since then ...
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“no audio devices are installed” my HP pavilion dv6000 tells me, & there have been no changes in hardware

Does anyone know what the audio playback is, made for the hp dv6000 laptop? The laptop originally came with vista, but it had windows 7 on it when I got it. I installed windows 8 on it and when I did ...
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Stacked transparent windows with program name tabs slid down screen while Windows 7 64-bit computer died

My Windows 7 64-bit Toshiba Satellite P755-5320 computer with 750 GB hard drive and 6 GB memory died after stacked transparent windows with tabs displaying program names slid one at a time to the ...
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Broken GPU on laptop, worth fixing/is it possible?

Ok, so my 'gaming' laptop has had a bit of a bad week, the screen broke, hdd is on it way out but worstly im pretty sure the gpu is dead. ...
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Prevent Notebook from resuming from Standby while on Battery

A recurring problem I see with notebooks is having them resume from standby or hibernation while on battery. This can be caused by a wide range of possible reasons, ranging from network activity over ...
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Ran power through a USB port- am I out of luck?

I'd like to preface this by saying I'm an idiot. Long story short, I stuck my Acer Aspire V's power cable into one of its USB ports and the computer unceremoniously died. Plugging it in shows no ...
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Adaptive brightness cannot be disabled in Windows 8.1

I am battling with adaptive brightness on my laptop. It just cannot be disabled. I have it turned off in Windows power settings, Intel Graphic Control Panel but without any success. As soon as I ...
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3.5" HDD not spinning up connected to Notebook. Notebook and HDD are technically fine

I connected a 1TB 3.5" HDD with a breakout cable to my notebook. When I start the notebook, the HDD is not spinning up nor is it getting recognized. I toggled the Bios options AHCI on/off and LBA to ...
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Any kind of Usb mouse does not work on my laptop

I have a usb mouse and it does not work on my laptop, Actually, it stop working suddenly. I do not remember what was happen the mouse is stopped working. I try different mouse (wired/wireless) nothing ...
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Is there a way to find out max Memory per slot

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote Packard Bell (a division of Acer) Easynote TE69BM (ENTE69BM-29204G50Mnsk) laptop which has 4gb of memory stock. All PC scans show that there are two RAM slots, but when ...
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Windows Vista laptop - Missing bootmgr - CD Drive is broken

There are some important files I need to retrieve from a laptop. The laptop was dropped and the CD Drive is completly broken so I cannot use the installation CD. How do I get past the bootmgr missing ...
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Keyboard buttons mixed up [duplicate]

I just bought my new MSI laptop and shortly after i instaled windows 7 ultimate i found out that my keyboard is crazy. All buttons are mixed but in a very unique fashion that i cant relate to ...
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Is it woth for me to invest in SSD and RAM for my 3 1/2 years old laptop? [closed]

I have an Samsung Q330 Laptop that I bought in July 2011. The specs are: CPU: Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz GPU: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 310M RAM: 4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20) Storage: ...
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My new laptop's harddrive makes this faint crackling noise. Should I be worried?

Whenever my laptop loads something, I can hear a very faint but rather annoying crackling noise coming from the hard drive (ignore the background hiss and ticking clock): Heres what it sounds like: ...
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Driver installation on lenovo laptop

Recently I installed windows 8.1 (32 bit) on my lenovo G580 laptop. I downloaded all the drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/us but some of the drivers are not getting installed like intel power ...
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can I buy ddr3 ram for my laptop or I have to buy ddr2?

My laptop is Hp pavilion dv5 1041et http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=3793488 It has 4GB RAM (but my current windows is x86 so it does not matter). However I ...
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Why is my screen flickering when I move the lid? [closed]

My screen is flickering while moving the lid and it's coming to normal within 5 seconds. My laptop is Lenovo y40. I bought this laptop recently. Is this is hardware or software issue? What should I ...
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Vertical streak on Sony VAIO laptop LCD

My fiancee has had this laptop for quite a few years (bought new in ~2009/2010), and around 2012/2013 it started showing a vertical line about 2 inches left of center. At first we weren't too ...
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Can the HDD/SDD password on Toshiba Satellite laptops be reset?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop model 855D-S5320 from my sister-in-law that "mysteriously" has a BIOS and HDD/SSD password set on it. She knows the BIOS password, but doesn't know the HDD/SSD ...
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Washing laptop keyboard

I spilled juice on my laptop keyboard. It has dried and many of the keys are sticky and difficult to use. Assuming I've detached the keyboard from the laptop, is it safe to wash it with water? My ...
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Macbook Unibody A1278 Midwall won't come loose on left side

I want to replace the trackpad of a Macbook Unibody (13" A1278). However, the midwall is stuck. Now I'm trying to figure out how to fix this without going to a repair shop. The first guide shows how ...
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Wi-fi slows down at times on laptop

I have a Lenovo T540p laptop with a Intel Dual Band AC wireless card running windows 8.1 and a TP-Link WR841N wireless router. The wireless works ok for a time but then it randomly starts to break ...
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Blue Screen of Death - My Sony laptop crashes very often

I have a Sony VAIO laptop which is giving me blue screen problem from some days. I thought it might be because of corrupted Operating system, so I refereshed the operating system installation but the ...
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Broken laptop fan - best solution [closed]

The temperature sensor of my laptop fan is broken, the motherboard doesn't give the fan a signal to start/stop, and therefore it doesn't start anymore which causes my laptop to thermal shutdown due to ...
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Dell Latitude / Windows 7 & My Old Apple Keyboard | Still Compatible?

I recently replaced my older Dell Latitude with a newer model. Works great with Windows 7, but now my beloved Apple keyboard doesn't function at all. My IT guys say that it's because the new Latitude ...
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Disabling HP 3D driveguard?

Laptop model: HP dv7t-7000, 1TB 5400rpm Hdd First off, i know how to disable hp 3d driveguard protection, my question is whether it is a good idea in the following situation: I will be recording ...
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Cheap solutions to share old laptop screen to Smart TV

Hi I have an old laptop that only provide a VGA output connector. I want to use my Samsung Smart TV as its screen so that I can put my laptop next to my TV and forget about opening its lid to look at ...
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Upgrading laptop RAM: format and speed questions [closed]

As I'm upgrading my laptop’s RAM—a Sony Vaio VPC-EB—and I want to consider some options. Currently my lp uses: 2x2 GB DDR3 1333(667) MHz SO-DIMMs. Questions: Clock speed - can I buy 1600? Why? What ...
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How do I find a compatible non-brand-name replacement adapter?

What techniques are useful for finding replacement electronic parts such as a laptop adapter. In my case, I am looking for an inexpensive compatible replacement adapter/cord for my Asus N550JV-CN191H ...
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Laptop keyboard does not work in Windows 8.1 but works in BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-23J and have been running Windows 8 and later windows 8.1 for some time now. Last night my keyboard stopped working for no possible reason. When computer starts up (I ...
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How to solve video memory issue in laptop

Whenever I try to access any game , I get the message "can't find enough video memory". Is there a way to resolve this issue? I tried to access GTA vc but it also said that it can't find enough ...
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Gaming on laptop with charger in

As Im sure most already know, gaming laptops don't tend to have long battery lives. To circumvent that, I'd just assume that I could game on the laptop while the charger's plugged in. However, my ...
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Is my multi-touchscreen not behaving correctly to Photoshop, or is it just me?

I'm using this laptop: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga-14/#tab-features I feel like I'm going to end up asking two questions at the same time, so I'll go for the more ...
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In trying to fix my laptop power adapter, current is going through the wire but the laptop will not charge?

My laptop power adapter has recently stopped working (will no longer charge my laptop), and I would prefer to fix it if possible, instead of putting a couple hundred bucks into a new one. I used a ...
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Spilt a bit of water on my keyboard

Alright so i spilt a bit of water on my keyboard while back. It was very little so i didn't really try to do anything. However a few minutes later i realised that some of the keys on my keyboard won't ...
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sony vaio cw 1600x900 screen with vpccw21fx mainboard, showing as 1366 x 768

I had the mainboard in sony vaio vpccw2c5e (with 1600x900 screen) broken and mistakenly bought a mainboard for vpccw21fx thinking the model number was the same (it was but I guess I missed some minor ...
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Mounted Laptop HDD Shows Folders But Not Files

After getting a couple of KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR screens my Toshiba laptop which I've had for four years, gave me a f3-f100-003 error screen. I bought an enclosure for the hard drive and plugged it ...
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CPU temp is wrong?

sorry for bad english My laptop is a Dell N5110 Core i5 2410m , Nvidia GT525M , 4GB Ram http://www.rodfile.com/3mww4i31mt9p temp of CPU right now when it goes more than 60 the fan spin and one ...