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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Laptop heating up (specs: i3-2328M, dual boot Win 7, Xubuntu 14)

My laptop was fine. I usually run Xubuntu, and not the Windows. Yesterday, I purchased a Western Digital external hard disk and plugged it in, going for a massive backup. Now I started copying about ...
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Laptop is not turning on with working charger

When I am connecting the charger to the laptop, the laptop is not charging (LED light is not on) and LED on the adapter/charger also turning off. I don't know what could be the problem? Things I ...
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'Search Result' windows opens during every boot in Sony Vaio S Series laptop

I have a Sony Vaio S Series laptop running on Windows 7. Every time I turn on my system, the 'Search Result' window opens automatically at the very beginning. As you can see from the screenshot, ...
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How do you remove stubborn screws from a laptop?

I am trying to remove the hard drive from a Sony Vaio laptop, which now fails to power on. I am having difficulty removing two of the four Phillips head screws, and I am beginning to strip the screw ...
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What is this slot?

So, I opened up my laptop the other day to pop-in an SSD and new HDD, and found this little slot open: Any idea what the slot under the RAM is for? I think it might be for an internet card but I ...
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Some laptop keyboard keys stopped working most of the time [HP4520s]

I have a HP4520s laptop with Windows 7 that is 4 and a half years old and I am currently writing in the brief period where my keys started working again. My question is, what kind of failure does the ...
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Laptop endlessly restarts (because HDD)

There are 2 HDD in my Asus K95VM: the main and the additional. I don't know what happened, but the laptop began to restart every 2-3 seconds and not start, I couldn't even enter the BIOS. Then I ...
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blurry/bad quality external screen (samsung) launched to dell n5110 q15r

Hi guys, I have a problem. I bought an external screen (samsung mw2030) and I pluged it to my dell n5110 q15r. The main problem is blurry quality and white persistence around the font, moreover ...
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How to share Wi-Fi connection over Ethernet?

The problem is: 1 have win 7 and other win 10 and i need to share win 7 wireless to windows 10 :(. i already tried Bridge and ICS but windows 10 still with disconected cable status on Ethernet.
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Unable to activate USB 3.0 on HP ProBook 4530s Windows 7 Ultimate

Whenever I attach my USB 3.0 Flash Drive, it shows a message stating that my device can perform better if I connect it to Super Speed USB 3.0 port. I have installed the proper drivers (see the ...
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HP Pavilion Beats Special Edition 15-p030nr audio volume leveling

I recently purchased an HP Pavilion Beats Special Edition 15-p030nr, and have been completely satisfied with it except for the fact that the Beats volume leveling is absolutely driving me crazy. While ...
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What does “on MB” mean in the context of laptop memory?

I'm looking at Lenovo laptops, and the two memory options for one machine are "8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L on MB" and "16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L on MB". What does "on MB" mean in this context? Does this mean "on ...
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Formatting Laptop: Unable to format HP laptop after changing its hard disk

I have changed the hard disk of my HP 630 laptop and now formatting it, but I am unable to format it. When I format it with Windows 7, it stuck after coping file. When I format it with Windows 8, it ...
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laptop overheated, could it have taken permanent battery damage?

A while ago my (asus ux305, fanless) laptop overheated because it mysteriously came out of sleep mode while it was in a bag, rebooted and got stuck at my bios password screen where it couldn't fall ...
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fstab entry for NFS mount on laptop

I have an entry in my client machine's fstab to automatically mount my NFS at boot. When the NFS network isn't present I'm waiting an additional 1.5 minutes for my system to boot: "systemd-analyze ...
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Maximum Storage Capacity for a Laptop

this is my first question on superuser, I bought an acer laptop about 1,5 years ago, an acer v3-772G with quite good specs, except for the hardrive. I currently have the preinstalled SATA 2.5" ...
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Force kscreen reload

I have a laptop with a docking station and am running KDE Plasma 5 on OpenSUSE Leap. I prefer to have the laptop screen off when docked and to have some things displayed larger when the laptop is ...
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Notebook won't shut down after upgrading to w10

My notebook will keep the fan and the power button light on even after shuting it down from windows, any real fix to this? No matter how much time I give it, it will always stay on and drain the ...
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Lenovo Yoga 900 Switch Function (FN) Keys

I'm buying a Lenovo Yoga 900, and I'm wondering if you can switch its keyboard's function keys. Right now they are set that you have to press FN + F6 to press F6. My friend has a Lenovo Yoga 3 and ...
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Trouble connecting to wireless on Ubuntu 15.10 with Acer V15 laptop

I have a new laptop (Acer Aspire V 15) and ubuntu is not connecting to the wireless. At first it wasn't recognizing the wireless, so I installed the driver. Now it detects the wireless networks ...
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Notebook Vaio Keyoard Works on BIOS but not on windows

I can't get my built in keyboard to work on my VAIO notebook (MODEL svt14115cbs). It doesn't work on Windows after boot. It has suddenly stopped working. It has no driver problem listed in Device ...
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Weird Laptop Power Connector

I just received a laptop without a power cord. I decided to go out and buy a power cord, but This type of DC jack is completely foreign to me. Does anybody know the name of it, or where I might be ...
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Trigger task when unplugging power cord

When I leave my office and taking the laptop, I'm always forget to take the power cables. I am searching how to trigger a short beep (mp3 file), any time I unplugg the laptop. Prefer that it will ...
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Is it safe to use AC power adapter of 6.7A or 4.62A instead of 3.34A

I have Dell Inspiron 5520. I have a problem with the power adapter and I want to buy new one. I saw that my charger amperage is 3.34A (65W) but there are also adapters with 4.62A (90W) and 6.7A ...
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Extremely slow & fluctuating Wi-Fi speeds (in KB/s) when transferring files

Here's my home network set up: TP-Link W8968 router (dual antennae, max 300 Mbps, supports 802.11n) Lenovo SL400 laptop, Intel WiFi AGN 5100 card (supports till 802.11 draft-n) HP Pavilion 15 laptop ...
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My computer won't boot past the 'Lenovo' logo screen [closed]

It powers on, but it stays on the logo screen and won't make it to the boot menu. I'm using a lenovo y410p running windows 8.1. I've tried replacing the RAM, and removing the battery and power cord ...
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Webcam on Linux Mint not working correctly (grey screen)

I have Linux Mint 17.2 x64 installed on MSI GE60 2PE laptop. I'm trying to get my webcam working on this OS (it's working well on Windows), but am unable to do so. The image initially displays ...
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Screen brightness keep changing after system get restart

I'm just update my ASUS to window 10. Everytime I restart my laptop, the brightness will change. How can I fix it ?
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WiFi is slower than expected

After reading this thread, I thought someone here might be able to help me with a problem involving similar equipment. I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop that I got in August. It had an AC ...
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Laptop won't project in 'extend' mode

I'm using a HP Pavilion laptop on Windows 10 and trying to project onto a screen for church. We use a programme for displaying song words etc. which works in extended desktop. On loading everything ...
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Laptop with two external monitors, when redocked - doesn't restore apps to correct monitor

I have a Sony Vaio laptop and Windows 8. I have two external monitors. If I reboot and launch apps from the various task bars on the two external monitors, those apps launch there properly (e.g. say ...
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The laptop that hates linux

I have a neo q-note m72S (or alternatively 572S) with windows XP. I am trying to install ubuntu on it, but i am unable to. When attempting to install from the disc, or even "try without installing" ...
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information on GPU socket types

I'm looking for information on GPU socket types. In particular I'm looking for mobile GPU socket types. I'm interested in having a mobile GPU re-balled on to my all-in-one motherboard. the ...
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Laptop CPU underclocked when running a low end game

I want to give my laptop specs before asking my question : Serial Number : 2CE31506NP Product Number : D9UI7EA#ABF Manufacturer : HP Processor : Intel Core I7-3610QM 2.30 GHZ ...
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Dell laptop graphics

i just installed new win7 32bit on my laptop dell inspiron 5110 and i am facing some problems in video driver i can not increase lighting up and down using fn+f4 , fn+f5 keys another problem can not ...
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How to fix Dell Latitude E6410 Windows 10 new install boots to blank screen with mouse cursor

Problem: New install of Windows 10 on Dell Latitude E6410 boots to a blank screen with only a mouse cursor. Pressing key combo's like fn-f8 will revel a side panel saying that you cannot switch to ...
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notebook going to sleep randomly and very slow

I've got this issue for months already now... it was annoying, but I dealt with it. I already went through vast amount of tutorials on how to fix random sleeping, but nothing worked for me. For the ...
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Desktop Game from Laptop

I have a great desktop computer that I play my games on. However I sometimes like using my laptop. Is there a way I can use my Laptop as a wireless mouse, keyboard, and Screen? I want to play my PC ...
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Using laptop (without os) as an external hard drive

I want to use my laptop as an external hard drive. I've deleted all partitions and run shred so the hdd is completely empty. There is absolutely nothing on it. Is it possible to connect the laptop to ...
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Laptop shuts down suddenly when running on battery

My Acer Aspire S7-392 runs well on mains, but on battery shuts down suddenly and without warning. And I mean no warning, it is like someone yanked the power from a desktop PC. Windows does not ...
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system wont boot up after powering off due to low power

Recently, I have changed my cooling fan and applied thermal paste to the heatsink of a Dell inspiron 1545. The system worked perfectly for 1 day, then due to low power it powered off. Now it won't ...
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Laptop battery charging stuck at 90%

My laptop battery charged week ago up to 100% (fully). Recently, I noticed (within this week) that it now charges only to 90%. First sign was that laptop battery led now always orange (charging) and ...
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After closing lid I still must press power button to turn screen on

On my Windows 10 64-bit machine, the "when I close the lid" settings is set to: On battery: Do nothing Plugged in: Do nothing Yet after I closed the lid and open it again, I still need to press ...
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Asus Laptop Not Turning On [closed]

So I have been using an Asus brand new laptop for school and work for a while but I tried to turn it on today and it shows the screen black but the green LED power indicator lit up. I tried plugging ...
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Laptop powers off within seconds of powering on; suspect battery issue; how to confirm?

I sometimes leave my laptop open and on overnight -- laziness, I suppose. A few days ago, when i woke up, I saw my laptop was shut down. Odd as I didn't recall turning it off. When I tried to restart ...
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Setting up a two different views using a laptop and a monitor

I have a laptop that I connect to a pc monitor, at the moment I just view whatever is on the laptop on the monitor but I'd like to have multiple views so that I can type code on the monitor but view ...
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What lubricants can be safely added to a laptop fan?

I've got a fan in a laptop that occasionally makes some loud airplane-like noises. It mostly happens about 10 seconds after booting up and lasts for 10-20 seconds. It also occasionally happens when ...
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CPU Temperature Issue

Recently I started gaming on my laptop and I'm noticing the CPU temperature, going through the roof basically. I started monitoring the CPU's usage and temperature while playing the game using Task ...
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Windows Photo Viewer takes a lot of time to open pictures

I don't know why but after upgrading OS form Win 8.1 to win 10 Windows Photo viewer takes atleast 2-3 minutes to open a picture. Other applications open in no time. I don't why is it so what can I do ...
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My laptop is freezing

My laptop is freezing. I have a Gateway NV57H43U i5 2nd generation. Looking for the reason I changed from HDD to SSD, I tested RAM (8GB) with two different app, it is fine, I controlled the cpu heat ...