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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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 ...
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Dead Acer V5-131 laptop motherboard

I have an Acer V5-131 laptop. One day I put it on charging and then it suddenly get off and after that it never get on and no light is glowing after that I opened it and checked the output supply of ...
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Can this different battery model work with my laptop?

The laptop battery which I have currently and is not working for my Dell 5520 15R laptop is having the specs as: 1) Type: 8858X, 48Wh Standard Li-on battery, 11.1 V, 4080 mAh I ordered the battery ...
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HP Laptop sleep after few minutes

I'm using HP Probook G2 laptop. I don't know why my laptop goes to sleep after few minutes. It doesn't go to sleep after specific time, sometimes it takes long but sometimes short period. I have set ...
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My laptop will not sleep when I close the lid

I've tried to look into everything I know of but this has stymied me. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15" currently running Windows 7. The laptop will not enter sleep mode when I close the lid. When I ...
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Esc and Fn keys are not working

I've got a Packard Bell TM98 laptop. I've recently installed Windows 8 and was updated to Windows 8.1. I am not sure but I think that Esc and Fn keys are not working from this moment. I've looked for ...
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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Why does unplugging my laptop from power reduce power consumption?

I want to save unneeded energy. Because of that, I changed my energy settings to power save mode. However, once I switch off the power supply for my laptop, the energy consumption and CPU tact goes ...
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Upgrade RAM in gigabyte m1005?

My mini-laptop is gigabyte m1005 with 2GB of Bus 1333 RAM. Can I upgrade to 4GB of Bus 1333 RAM? With Everest Software: Field Value Memory Controller Properties Error Detection Method None ...
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Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright

Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright. Hello everyone, this is my first post regarding technical support ever, thanks in advance for any help provided. I have a Lenovo flex 15 laptop that ...
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Why does my desktop PC wake up when I turn on my Laptop?

I have two Windows 8 PCs. One is a desktop computer and one is a laptop. Whenever I wake up (from sleep) my laptop, my desktop computer will also wake up at the same time. I have no idea why this is ...
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FPS drop in every game that I played recently

Ok, this is what happened to my laptop, I have a Asus N76VZ laptop. Windows 8, Downgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 8GB RAM , GT650m 4GB Graphic Card. i7 processor. I would say a mid end gaming ...
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Brightness adjustment on laptop display

I can no longer change brightness of my display on Acer Aspire V laptop. The function key/arrow key combo no longer works. Neither does using the control panel. In the control panel I can move the ...
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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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Having an issue getting picture from my laptop to my tv

My laptop is connected to my HD TV using a HDMI cable. I was getting picture before my laptop had to restart. Now after the computer rebooted I am getting no video signal. I checked the HDMI cables ...
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Laptop fan starts, stops, starts, stops and continues like this

I have a Dell Latitude E5430. With normal BIOS settings my fan was not working until the core got heated upto 60 C. I installed speedfan to control my fan. I have set the fan to a 100% all the time. ...
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Laptop goes continuously to sleep mode

Good day! Recently bought laptop Asus N751JK Windows 8 frequently goes to sleep mode, especially while i'm playing. But not all the time, sometimes it is up for some hours and sometimes it shuts down ...
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How to tell if laptop supports SSD

So I was considering buying a Lenovo Z710 laptop - 59421370 which you can see the specs here I noticed that it has an SSHD drive which I don't like. I jumped to the online chat and asked an ...
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“No Battery is Detected” but battery works

The Question: How do I get my battery to be detected again? My system is dual boot Windows/Linux. On Linux, for a while, the system claimed that the battery was always at 15%. Now, it says there's ...
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New battery not recognized

I have Acer Aspire 5750. Recently I replaced my 4400 mAh, 6 cell battery with new one, 6600 mAh, 9 cell, compatible battery. Since than, when my notebook restarts, or turns on, I have to wait for 15 ...
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laptop screen blinking on linux

I have a wierd issue with my alienware 14 laptop, that is running debian testing. If I use it without ac adapter pluged in, after some time the screen start blinking randomly (it looks like ...
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Elementary OS not using proper display on Intel HD graphics laptop

I'm using Elementary OS 0.3 beta "Freya" and when I use the 3.13-43 kernel my laptop doesn't output to the proper display. When I boot up my laptop the login screen displays normally. Yet when I log ...
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Are laptop LCD cables interchangeable?

I do a fair amount of laptop repair for my job. One of our most common issues is people coming in with broken screens; in such cases, it can be hard to figure out if the cable is broken or the screen ...
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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...
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ThinkPad X220i appears to power on but won't start - no BIOS or beeps

I have a ThinkPad X220i laptop here (4-5 years old, out of warranty) that won't power on any more. Looking for any tips to get to the cause and repair it. The problem: When you press the power button ...
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Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset

I have a very weird problem. Toshiba laptop, running windows 7. So I can put on a youtube video and it works for a while, after a few minutes, the audio stops playing through the speakers...its ...
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Using Laptop Solely for VNC Connection to Desktop

Question: Would it be reasonable to use a laptop solely as a Virtual Network Connection (VNC) client of my main desktop's VNC server? If so, what would be the best method to use? Background: I have a ...
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Dell AC adaptor flickering green light and won't charge laptop

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and recently the charger blinks the green LED and wont charge the laptop. After a while however the laptop charges, and then this may occur again after a couple of hours, ...
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Second monitor not recognized after boot, connected to new laptop

I just bought new Asus laptop model N750JK. I've tried to connect it to my external monitor via HDMI port (HDMI->DVI adapter). The second monitor displays image on the screen when I start the PC and ...
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Only allow laptop to charge battery to 95%?

My laptop makes a very loud noise (coming from some CPU idles state / power saving mode). This is a well recognized problem, and people on the internet seem to have not found a solution yet. The ...