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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Lenovo G50 laptop: Display goes goes blank randomly

The laptop has a windows(8.1) as well as a linux partition. The problem occurs in both operating systems. The display comes back on its own usually. It always comes back if the power button is tapped ...
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Random shutdown on aspire 4935G

(on AC(with battery plugged) or AC only) the laptop just random shutdown without any notice when.. -left idle for some time -but this problem don't happen when the cpu busy like playing games,or ...
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Do recommended battery charging practices for a laptop apply to an ultrabook (with non-removable battery)?

For normal laptops, everyone said that if you want to use your laptop for a long period of time at home, its better if you detach the battery and just connect it directly to power. I followed this ...
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How to access the BIOS in a damaged Sony SVE151C11M

This is a computer I was given that I had not worked with before. The owner said that it made weird noises and failed to boot intermittently before finally not starting anymore. A first step would be ...
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Windows7 / WiFi Issue

My laptop with windows7 is in trouble. It use to work as a charme but, unfortunately, my power supplier stops work. I bought one onto web and waited for it nearly two weeks. My laptop hasn't a ...
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vga-passthrough with kvm/qemu on optimus-capable laptop

i have an asus n550jv laptop with the following output from lspci -nn | grep "VGA|3D": 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a ASUS laptop without the drivers CD?

I have lost my ASUS drivers CD that came with the laptop. I want to reinstall Windows, but I'm afraid that I'll need drivers to make the laptop fully functional. The trouble is, when I tried to find ...
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Unable to access my BIOS although the OS boots fine

I have an MSI GT602OC Laptop upon which I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04 (only OS). I can access my OS, it boots fine, no problems here. But when I try to access the BIOS (through the DEL key that I used ...
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Fujitsu laptop and numlock with docking station

I use a Fujitsu laptop Lifebook S762 with a full keyboard without numeric keypad. When I press a Fn key which a numlock some standard keys start to work like part of the numeric keyboard. E.g. when I ...
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AMD radeon 8670m performance issues

I recently purhased a notebook with an Amd Radeon HD 8670m and a 8650g in crossfire, with 8gbs of ram. Seeing benchmarks online for dota 2 and cs go, i see dota should be running at around 54 fps on ...
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Car charger for a laptop

I have a laptop that has a charger that outputs 19.5V 7.7A. I want to be able to charge it in a car. One solution is to use an inverter in the car that takes that car's 12-15V DC and inverts it to 110 ...
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Random noise added to mousepad when connected to a specific projector

This is a strange question and I am absolutely not sure if this is the right place to ask. However, I'll give it a try: I have a Asus Zenbook notebook. The notebook only has a HDMI/Display port ...
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Fujitsu A544 Removing the optical drive? [closed]

I recently purchased a Fujitsu A544 laptop, I'm trying to remove the optical drive in the laptop and replace it with an hdd caddy, but I can't find a way how to do it. I searched extensively in google ...
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Upgrading a graphics card

Is it possible for me to upgrade my laptop's graphics card in my scenario? I understand it is possible for some laptop graphics cards to be upgraded, but is it possible for my laptop specifically? I ...
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Switching a freshly formatted HDD to another laptop

So here is the situation, sorry for a bit of a long post. I have one(HP) laptop which harddrive unfortunately recently crashed, while i have another Compaq laptop with worse hardware, but an ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Is this a bad idea to use a SSD in the slim bay as the primary hard disk?

My friend has a Lenovo ThinkPad T420s (http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/pd015734). Since he wants better performance, he decides to add an additional SSD to this laptop and uses it as the ...
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Toshiba laptop: “reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key”

This message comes up whenever I reboot my Toshiba Satellite-P845T laptop. reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key Whether I remove the ...
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Laptop Screen worked and now is blank on boot up/BIOS/POST

My laptop booted up fine however after I did a reboot now I do not see a POST or BIOS at all on a bootup. There is also no beeps and I hear the fans. The screen remains blank the entire time. I ...
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Are these wireless NIC integrated or not?

By integrated wireless adapter, does it mean it is integrated to motherboard? By discrete wireless adapter, does it mean it is a standalone card? Are the following wireless adapters integrated or ...
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Does anybody know what laptop this is? [closed]

Anyone know the model or even brand of this laptop? Found it in a Windows Ad
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How do I get data off a hard drive that wont boot up?

I have 2 of the same computer laptops. Toshiba Satellite A105-S4384 Computers with windows XP svs pac 3. My original ones hard drive is corrupted. Wont even come up in safe mode. There is lots of data ...
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Beep sound while starting Windows 7 Lenovo laptop [duplicate]

While starting my Windows 7 Lenova Laptop, a beep sound occurs. If I press arrow buttons continuously, sometimes the laptop starts normally. How to solve the problem? Is it a hardware problem?
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How to know which memory RAM I can use on my laptop? [duplicate]

I've been needing to buy a new memory RAM for my laptop, but as I'm new on this type of things, and from the Internet I found out it can't be any random memory RAM, I am not sure which memory RAM I ...
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Issue connecting new laptop to HDTV by HDMI

I recently upgraded from a Lenovo G570 to a Thinkpad T440. I had previously connected that G570 to my Olevia 232 S13 without any issue, and streamed movies and such from my laptop to watch them on the ...
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How do I add laptop to DC through wifi?

I have a desktop running a few VMs, one which is a domain controller. I'm wondering if there's anyway for my laptop to connect to the domain controller over wifi? Is what I'm looking for possible?
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External monitor to laptop resolution [closed]

I own this laptop http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FW41E and I would like to add an external screen like this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2415-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00NZTKOQI ...
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Laptop not charging when running OS/BIOS, charges when off

I am facing this problem in my laptop since last 3 days or so. Make : HP Envy Touchsmart 15 (Core i7, 4700MQ), approx 1.5 years old. The problem is that whenever I am running any OS (Win/Ubuntu), ...
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Disabling Num Lock On External keyboard

I use a external keyboard for my laptop (Pc Specialist custom build) when I go into meeting and then when the meeting is done I use my integrated keyboard on my laptop. Now when I disconnect the ...
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Install Sailfish OS on Lenovo Yoga 13 [closed]

I have two SSDs in my Lenovo Yoga 13 and would like to install Sailfish OS by Jollaon the second SSD next to Windows 8.1. Is there an x86 installer image?
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Using external hard drives for personal laptop/computers [closed]

I intend on purchasing a fast laptop (possibly a gaming laptop). I am a programmer, so I enjoy using different programming environments (visual studio with windows, linux, etc) which is why I require ...
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I cannot reduce the brightness of my laptop's screen monitor

Since a while i'm not able to reduce the brightness of my screen I don't know why! I've tried using the shortcuts but it doesn't work but the other shortcuts work like for the volume, the wifi... I ...
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Laptop won't boot and screen won't come on

I have an old Asus G60VX that I'm wanting to put Linux on but when I turned it on this morning the laptop appears to start normal with the laptop startup sound(the sound it makes BEFORE BIOS starts), ...
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What is the best way to interconnect a 5.1 home theatre system to a laptop and TV

I want to interconnect my laptop, 5.1 home theatre system and TV together so as a result I would just switch the input mode on the home theatre and it would play the appropriate input, preferably true ...
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How to bypass BIOS password of a dell Inspiron 14z 5423? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 with a system password that I can't figure out. The service code is 8JHKMT1. I have tried codes like "gabswqnd" and "1ohj8n3o" and "b42FW5RjqeVBKe6R". None of them ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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Ubuntu AMD Graphics card Drivers (AMD r9 275)

I have a Lenovo y40-80 with an AMD Radeon R9 275 graphics card. I installed the AMD Catalyst Control drivers on Ubuntu Gnome, but in my settings it says my graphics card is a TROPO XTX (6820). Here ...
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4K (3840x2160) with GeForce GT 730M (Notebook Acer v3-571g) on HDMI port not working

I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD Monitor 28" "U28D590D" to work in a 4K resolution via HDMI. The manual of the monitor says it supports 4k via ...
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Headphones die after a while [closed]

When I buy them, at first they work, after a while one dies.. then the other.. I went thru 8 headphones in 9 months which is a huge waste of money, I have HP 250 laptop. What is the problem and how do ...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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Mouse Lag on External Monitor

Hooked up my new USB Docking Station in order to add a third monitor to my laptop. I'm running one monitor directly from the HDMI port on my laptop and one from the DVI-to-VGA on the docking station. ...
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Dell Monitor does not turn on

I have a Dell P2815Q. You can check the description on the link below: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-28-Ultra-HD-4K-Monitor---P2815Q/productID.309552300 I have been using ...
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Run time difference between a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery and an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery?

Is there a significant improvement in battery run time going from a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery to an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery? How much longer will it run (percentage-wise)?
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Laptop shut down randomly when temperature is low

Basic info of my laptop: 3.5-year-old Samsung RF411, Win7, no hardware change since purchase, Windows disk & memory check all OK, passed memtest86+ test. Recently, it randomly shuts down/blue ...
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Two separate keypresses become combined. Bug?

No matter how I scroll, holding control within half-a-second of the input afterwards causes the screen to zoom in and out. This normally does not happen, so I assume there is some delay between inputs ...
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Laptop won't start properly after I spilled water on my laptop?

Usual story: accidentally spilled water (just water, thankfully!) on my laptop - dried it out as best I could, left it overnight in front of a fan to drain and then the next day, took it apart to see ...
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How to make laptop only start charging when under 20% while always plugged in?

I want my laptop only to charge when under X% of battery is left, while always plugged-in to charger. I have a laptop that has to be up in running for long periods and I want to lower the ...