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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Dell Inspiron 17 / 7737 (2014 Model) Components List

Does anybody know how to find out the complete components list of the Dell Inspiron 7737 (2014 Model)? I want to make a clean install of Windows 7 but Dell only offers the Windows 8.1 drivers for ...
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Forgotten BIOS supervisor password--Lenovo B570

I've tried everything possible to reset the supervisor password on my Lenovo B570 laptop: looking for a non-existent CMOS battery, trying to run some of those software tools that are supposed to give ...
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WLAN dies irregulary; how to investigage the reasons? Win7x64-Pro

Since a couple of weeks my WLAN just quits. Every page loads really long (as in request is sent but answer never arrives) and to open the Network icon next to the time is impossible. It seems to me a ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Samsung Series 5 BIOS not detecting any bootable devices

so I have a problem with my BIOS, it doesn't detect any bootable devices from the Boot tab. NOTE: I'm gonna refer to keys and tabs that show in my BIOS settings page for ease of explanation. Please ...
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If I buy a Surface Pro 3 from best buy in the US and ship it to the UK via UPS, will I still have the 1 year warranty? [on hold]

I can't afford to buy the Surface in the UK and I want to buy it from the US so I can get it a bit earlier, and a bit cheaper (like £160 cheaper). I will use UPS to ship it from best buy in the US to ...
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Laptop Either Shows 100% or 0% Charge

I have a strange issue with my Compaq CQ 61 running Windows 2012 (server) and I have Googled for it really long and hard and also searched other questions here but in vain. I believe my problem is a ...
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I7-3630QM Processor clock ratings

I'm researching a laptop for college, and have a loose set of system specs. I found a laptop that meets most of the requirements with little or no modifications, except the processor isn't what I'm ...
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Windows 7 laptop suddenly very slow; cannot determine cause

I am working on a friend's laptop that became suddenly slow - to the point of not being usable. Boot time is fine, but Windows 7 takes forever to load and run. It is an HP Pavilion dv6. Here is the ...
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Laptop works but no display

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61MN laptop which is running windows 7. One of its memory cards is not working and has been removed from the slot. At startup I can hear 1-long beep and 2-short beeps. ...
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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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How to find motherboard model from offline HDD

My HP 8540w laptop had a water spill accident and motherboard is damaged. I don't remember exact specs about which CPU is there and other model details. Is there any way to get this info on HDD when ...
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Use HP 2133 mininote as headless server

I've got a dead HP 2133 mininote, and I think the issue is the GPU. Apparently it's a well known fault. I have the same symptoms: power light comes on no screen display the touchpad lock still ...
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Laptop cooling slacking off

Recently i've ran into the problem that my laptop had collected too much dust inside and starts overheating in difficult tasks (i.e. games), this happens every half a year or so, as always i opened ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 (SVP13212SGBI) can no longer run when mains is not connected

I bought this laptop brand new in February this year, and only in the last week or so has it started showing this brokenness. The degradation was somewhat gradual, since I was able to run the laptop ...
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When trying to change laptop to boot from DVD it says I cannot change it in user mode

I found an old computer of my dad's company and wanted to clean it so that he can stop using is 12 year old laptop, but I am having some issues with it: Laptop - Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile OS - MS ...
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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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How to turn off laptop beeping due to screen failed

my DELL N5110 felt on the ground and broke the screen. All the screen is white and it dims after a while doing nothing. Fortunately, I have a monitor and I can use laptop with it. PROBLEM: The ...
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External Monitor display issue when closing the lid of laptop

Has anyone experienced this with an Acer or any other laptop? I am working on a new Acer laptop (1810T) which I almost alway connect to an external monitor with a VGA cable. I have set graphic ...
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Can I prevent my Windows laptop from waking up when the lid opens?

My laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 running Windows 7) regularly wakes from a sleep state in my bag, draining battery and overheating badly (even when I make a point to leave the fans unobstructed by ...
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My Laptop does not dectect wifi in some areas on my home

My laptop has always been fine i have used it for a long time with no problems with wifi, then all of a sudden it can no longer detect any wifi networks once i take my laptop upstairs. i have other ...
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The USB hub damage ed both my desktop and laptop

I had a powered USB hub which I was using it before without any problem, but it was stored for a while and not being used. I connected it to my Acer Aspaier X3910 desktop last night,and the PC stopped ...
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Laptop battery says plugged in, not charging

My laptop's battery tray icon sometimes says "plugged in, not charging". How do I make the battery start charging again? Lenovo X230, 6-cell battery, Windows 8.1 64-bit. This question says that ...
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When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
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“DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on Windows 8.1

I'll jump straight into details and the steps of what I did to have made my laptop showing BSOD. Earlier time when I first bought this laptop: 1. Launched and played a game 2. Game playing halfway ...
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Mini-book refuses to boot from usb ( LT41P )

I have this mini laptop, a Gateway LT41P. For whatever reason, This laptop refuses to boot from usb. I've created several working usb boot sticks, and have used it to install various OS ...
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Power4gear purpose and value

Asus laptops have Power4Gear app installed. Beside usual "custom" settings like when screen dims, laptops goes to sleep etc, does it have any other purpose or value? For example, does this software ...
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Laptop randomly turns off when unplugged (Windows 8.1)

I just installed windows 8.1 on my HP laptop and it started randomly turning off while it is unplugged. When it does so the battery is at 100% or near and also it didn't happen before I installed ...
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integrated intel graphics 3D acceleration probem with Linux on ThinkPad S531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S531 running OpenSuse 12.3 64bit. This notebook has the following graphics cards: - integrated Intel HD 4000 - discrete (muxless) AMD Radeon HD 8670M After the standard ...
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Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
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Laptop to 4K Monitor

I would like to connect this (Lenovo ThinkPad T430) to this (Seiki 39-inch 4K display), and achieve full/native 4K resolution. Is it possible? From the onboard mini display port to an external video ...
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Asus F5N laptop built-in card reader driver problem

I have an Asus F5N X50N-AP011C. I have manually installed Windows 7 x64 on it, replacing the original Windows Vista. It also automatically installed a card reader driver, but it can no longer read xD ...
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Installing windows 7 on a new Samsung 840 EVO SSD

I was replacing a broken HDD with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. The instructions were all images as if it was a piece of furniture, with no instructions for a blank install, so obviously something went ...
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Laptop does not go to hibernate or sleep

I've got an Acer Aspire E1-572G laptop which has two graphic cores...Radeon HD 8750M & Intel HD 4400 So! What does that have to do with my problem you may ask! My laptop doesn't go to hibernate, ...
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Can a program break a cpu and/or gpu?

For the record I have posted this question on other forums and nobody has a clue. I have an Alienware 14 (Intel i7 4700MQ and GeForce GTX 765M). A while ago I ran an emulated version of the original ...
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Is it possible to run windows media player on samsung series 7 TV

I just purchased a series 7 Samsung 2014 LED TV. In the user manual on page 21 I noticed a STILL IMAGE WARNING. Needless to say I was not happy reading to avoid displaying the same TV Channel and ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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How to remap special keys on Asus laptop?

I have Asus M51Sn notebook, running Windows 7 (but also Linux, but this question is just about Windows). As you can see in the following image, it has five completely useless keys at the top of the ...
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How to find the maximum resolution supported by the graphics card?

I have an older laptop with a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset as its graphics card. At the moment, it connected to an external display with a resolution of 1680x1050 (this is the native ...
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How to keep the function key locked on Lenovo E431?

For the Lenovo e431, how do you keep the function key locked. Right now, the default is when you press F1-F12, he multimedia controls are active. To get to the standard F1-F12, you have to hold down ...
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Why is my laptop downclocking when it is not connected to power?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF22L1/E. Regardless of the OS I use (I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed (dual boot)), the CPU downclocks itself when the laptop is not connected to power. At ...
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Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot

My wife was having dinner in front of (on top of) the laptop and she spilled some soup onto it, right above the touchpad. Almost all of the soup ended up in the upper DIMM slot which sits underneath ...
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Turning off laptop monitor on nameless device

A few years ago the graphics card (GeForce 9800M GS) on my laptop quit working. I eventually found that I could disable the graphics card and still use the computer. Now looking at the Display ...
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Is my laptop overheating?

I'll start with the TL;DR part: TL;DR HP TX1000's WiFi stopped working one day. Then it began to (suddenly) turn itself off. When "cool", it turns on and I get bios but it turns off after 5-6 ...
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Why does the laptop monitor show a green flash?

I've noticed that when my laptop "recovers" from a hibernate, the screen flashes light-green for a split-second before the computer starts up. What is causing the momentarily flash? Is this normal ...
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Green color water coming from laptop's charging point

Recently I encountered that bluish/green color water comes from laptop's charging point. What is reason and solution for that without going to service center?? Image is not clear but you can see the ...
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Can a faulty battery cause a laptop to crash?

After replacing a blown out motherboard, my Toshiba Satellite C600 is still malfunctioning lately: BSODs. Distorted graphics, and freezes. Sudden shutdowns. After removing the battery and doing a ...
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How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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Connection between keyboard and screen in laptop

I know this may sound silly but I just want to know how the two parts - the display and the keyboard of laptops are connected because I see only two hinges that are holding them??I am just curious to ...
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Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop and Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.05

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...