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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Viable options to repair a laptop keyboard

The keyboard on my Asus ROG G73JH-A1 was recently damaged with several key have been ripped of. I would like to what repair option is more viable Purchase the missing keys online and replacing them. ...
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Why does my Toshiba Laptop wireless randomly drops router?

I have a Toshiba laptop (recently purchased) ... It uses Windows 8.1 Connected wirelessly in a room with router only about 20 feet away. Issue is every few days the laptop "drops" my router and I ...
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Laptop screen has two shades down the middle. Is this graphics card or screen?

This suddenly happened right after I booted my laptop. This screen happens starts from the boot screen and stays on. Is there anything I should try? Is this a screen problem or a settings problem? ...
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HP6600 --Mac computer says can't find printer

OfficeJet 6600 printer was working and printing fine. Now says 'can't find printer'. any suggestions? Note: the printer icon on the desk top is now showing the wireless symbol. I never set it up for ...
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External kbd not recognised on laptop running Windows 7

External kbd is not recognised when it is plugged into a USB port on my Acer 5810T laptop. Laptop is running Win-7. I'm using a PS/2 to USB passive adapter.
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External monitor disappears when monitors go to sleep mode

Setup: I have Lenovo U330p laptop with Win8.1 and an external monitor (HP ZR2330w). The monitor is connected with DVI(monitor end) <-> HDMI (laptop end) cable. History: The setup has been ...
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Troubleshooting unstable GPU issue

I would like to fix my Dell Vostro 3700 that haven't used for a few months. The GPU seems to be dead. When I use the laptop, after about 10 minutes I start seeing strange colored squares for a few ...
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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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Supposedly “broken” laptop battery seemingly works fine with OS is restored. Is my battery bad?

I am working on a PC with Windows 7 starter edition. The PC is extremely slow. Nobody has ever formatted it since first use (in 2011). The battery was marked as broken by the OS, not possible to be ...
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My compaq presario would not come on

My compaq presario cq60 does not come up atall when I try to put it on. But immediately I plug in a charger to it, the charging light shows white and the power light comes up to and so the fan like ...
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acer laptop windows 8: how to repair/replace the hardware which holds the foil?

Is there anything i can do apart from replacing the motherboard completely? I've broke the component which holds the keyboardfoil in attempt to remove that keyboard. Also a small amount of water got ...
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ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed: how to install windows xp?

I bought a new ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed, I am trying to install windows xp but getting error "The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. STOP : 0x0000007e"
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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 won’t start up Windows directly from Intel 335 SSD [duplicate]

I recently got a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 (14 inch) laptop and want to install an SSD (Intel 335 series 240gb SSD) from my old machine. So, right now, whenever I start it, it takes me to a menu where ...
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Attempt on charging laptop, spark sound happened

So I tried charging my laptop after an accident with some electricity, after a while there was a spark sound coming from the charging input. The laptop is running fine, is it a problem with the ...
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Computer turns off unexpectedly (new battery)

Recently I purchased a new battery online from newegg. Upon using it I noticed some strange symptoms: -Computer randomly turns off before battery is anywhere near low level -Once the computer ...
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Left-Mouse Button Not Working

For whatever reason my left-mouse button had stopped working. It's not stuck down as I can hear it clicking and my right button works, touchpad words ( this is a laptop ). What are some things I can ...
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audio volume sounds not balanced

I just noticed when I plugged my headphones to my acer laptop the volume on the right side is a little lower than the left side. I checked the volume setting in control pannel and the balanced is in ...
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I can ping computer on a another subnet but not vice versa

So I got two routers in my house one wireless(192.168.0.1) and another wired(192.168.20.1), I got my laptop(192.168.0.101) hooked up to my wireless router and my desktop(192.168.20.5) on wired router. ...
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Dell 5523 very dim screen

I've got a Dell 5523 15z laptop recently from my friend. Unfortunately he had spilled juice on it. When I got it was not turning on. After few days I'm able to boot it in windows 8.1 The problem is ...
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What could be causing my laptop to lock up? [duplicate]

My laptop has a problem of locking programs randomly crashing. I ran a diagnostics test through my bios and a thorough memtest through my bios. I installed a clean version of Kubuntu on it recently, ...
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How to determine screws needed for a laptop

I am working on my Acer Aspire 5742z-4685. Where online can I find an exploded view on my laptop that shows all the laptop components, down to the laptop screws? I looked all over the Acer site but ...
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Is it possible to upgrade graphics card in a laptop with a dedicated card?

Is it possible to upgrade graphics card in a laptop with a dedicated card? Specifically, I have a Acer Aspire E5-521G-60BX with a AMD Radeon R5 M240. If so, what are my options? Could I possibly go ...
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Black screen after login, how to disable runonce.exe?

Yesterday I was installing Free Disk Usage Analyzer on my girlfriend's laptop. At the same time, some steam game of her was also running. During the process, the laptop suddendly stopped working, ...
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Is it safe to attach battery when the laptop is plugged in and being used?

Let say initially I removed my laptop battery because it's already fully charged. Then I plug in my laptop to the wall socket, and then use my laptop. After that, I need to go somewhere, but I don't ...
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Laptop shuts down while on battery with no warning

I have a Asus x53e laptop. For two months, the power fails while running, and it shuts down without warning. I have changed windows but the problem persists. I have opened my laptop and had service ...
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Laptop won't turn on, only power button lights up

My laptop is failing to turn on fully. The only thing that happens with the laptop is the power button lights up. It stops lighting up after about 8 seconds of me pressing it and once I release it, it ...
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How to hibernate a chromebook to prevent losing battery

Is there any way to hibernate a Chromebook laptop to prevent it from leaking battery? I noticed that when I close the lid and leave it over the night, the battery is empty in the morning. The laptop ...
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MSI GX660 laptop power fluctuations

Okay. So my trusty laptop has come down with an issue. It won't always take my power supply, resulting in 2 cases. One is that it simply does not receive the power, the other is more peculiar. The ...
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Move programs from Vista laptop to Win 8.1 laptop

I have recently been given a new laptop. Win 8.1, I7 processor, SSD hard drive, 1TB external USB drive. I have an old laptop, Vista, AMD Sempron, 65G HDD. I have information and programs on the old ...
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My laptop fan not running at it full speed

My laptop temperature is high due to the fan not running at it full speed. When I go in game for about 2 mins, my fps drop from 60 to 10fps I have go through Nvidia / in game graphic setting as well. ...
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How to create hardware kill switch for wireless lan?

Purism laptop should have a hardware kill switch for wireless connections. "Bundling all RF, including Wireless and Bluetooth, into a single kill switch, possibly located near the right side edge ...
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HP laptop - DVD boot difficulties

Yesterday, I bought an HP ProBook 4330s. It had Linux on it. I tried to use a bootable Windows DVD to reinstall the system but it didn't work. I changed the priority in BIOS, the CD/DVD is first on ...
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Windows 8 brightness meter is wrong

This has been bothering me for a while, and I thought: I might as well ask. When I lower my screen brightness with the corresponding FN-key, Windows 8 shows me this neat little meter in the top left ...
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Upgraded RAM on Samsung notebook computer boots into OS but hangs then

Ok, so I have a Samsung RV411 notebook, which had 2x2GB RAM. Today I bought a 8GB Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 HX316LS9IB/8. Before you tell me it's a faulty module, I tried it in a ...
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Notebook's Battery is not calibrated. Operates at 0% for an hour

My problem is that even if the battery percentage is 0 the notebook can stay on around an hour. I have disabled "critical battery action" on my operating systems to use more time my notebook. The ...
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laptop displays after 30 mins [closed]

I have this laptop (lenovo g555) and there is only one way to make it work. 1.Power on 2.Wait almost half an hour with black screen 3.Turn off and power on immediately 4.Lenovo boot screen appears ...
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Keep dual-monitor settings in Windows 8.1 after closing laptop lid

I've got a Dell XPS 15 laptop connected to a (rather old) Dell 2408WFP monitor via HDMI. I want to use only the monitor when I'm at my desk, so I've set Windows to show the desktop there and switch ...
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Windows 8.1: How to tell power management to ONLY TURN SCREEN OFF when closing the lid?

I was expecting to find another option in my laptops power management when I close the lid, but all I found is those 3 options: Do nothing Sleep Shut down In an old ThinkPad running Windows 2000 ...
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Use QWERTZ keyboard as a QWERTY

I want to buy a laptop with Windows 8 with the German keyboard QWERTZ but i will only use it for English and Greek language. So, i will change the language from control panel to English and work like ...
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Primary battery not charging on Thinkpad T440

I got my Lenovo Thinkpad T440 bought this year but I am having a problem wit the battery. The issue is that is the primary battery is not charging on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS just the second (the removable ...
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How to make sure old datas could not be retrieved back? [duplicate]

I would like to sell my old laptop but after reformatting all. I'm still worried that the new user is able to get back old the old data's. How to prevent this, without damaging the laptop.
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Removing my lenovo computer from the dock re-sizes my windows

I am experiencing a strange problem that seems to be specific to the lenovo that myself and my work colleagues have. It is a W540 thinkpad and the issue is that when you undock the computer from a ...
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Laptop getting very hot

I have a friends laptop, a Compaq CQ62, that I feel is getting to hot. The average temperature when it is sitting there doing nothing is 75 degrees celsius, and that is with the fan on high speed. ...
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How do i flash the bios for my acer e1 531 because the screen is black

I tried downloading software from acer driver support but the files included do not match the files i saw in a youtube tutorial on how to do it, the youtube tutorial had .rom .flash files which were ...
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HDMI out to Composite: Can you scale down from native resolution to 480i?

I have an HDMI cable and a HDMI-to-Composite adapter purchased from RadioShack; this is the yellow-red-white cable in case I get the name wrong. My Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 has an HDMI out port. When ...
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My Acer E1 534 laptop screen is black when i turn it on

I tried putting a bright light on it to test whether the back lights are damaged, switched around the ram and drained the battery on motherboard but still nothing, what do i do.
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Why my touchpad does not work properly? [closed]

The touch-pad of my ASUS laptop does not work properly.The synaptic properties of touch-pad are disabled! The tab "device setting" does not appear on the mouse properties window. Please help me to fix ...
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Laptop cuts from external power when using too much energy

I have Acer Aspire 7750G and I've had this problem for some time now. I had problems with my display, it was going white for some reason. When I got it back from a repair shop, they said it was a ...
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Override hardware RFKILL switch in Windows 7

My laptop's keyboard is broken so I'm using an external USB keyboard. The problem is that Windows 7 seems to think that my WiFi switch (which I'm thinking is some key combo on the broken laptop ...
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Linux drivers for Richland Radeon HD 8550G graphics?

I am attempting to configure the graphics drivers in Debian for my HP Envy 15z-j100 laptop, which has a Richland [Radeon HD 8550G] graphics card. The graphics work with the default installation, but ...