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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Is the laptop using the integrated or discrete graphics?

I've bought a new laptop with discrete graphics (a Radeon mobility card), but I know there's also integrated graphics somewhere inside... The laptop came with no OS installed, so I had to install the ...
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Is battery mAh measured per cell?

I have an HP 15-d053cl laptop with a 14.8V, 2620mAh, 4-cell battery (although HP's website says it's 2800mAh) and I'm looking for something to add to my battery life. I've found my same battery and an ...
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How to disable screen lock in Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 on an HP laptop and after the machine sits idle, it locks and I must enter the password to continue. I cannot find anything in the control panel to affect this, I thought it was ...
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My laptop's screen won't turn on after restart but it will after shutdown

I just installed Windows 8.1 x64 on my Laptop and I've encountered the following problem: When I restart the laptop, the screen turns off after Windows logo shows up. Just before the "signing in..." ...
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Lenovo X201 screen - black now green

My trusty Lenovo X201 (running Ubuntu 14.10) has developed a problem with the screen. The colour black is now green. Initially, I could make the problem go away by moving the screen back and forth but ...
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Cant load any os installation on laptop

So I have downloaded Kali operating system and checked on my main computer (not laptop) if I burned it correctly to the DVD. The disk was running fine and the os installation showed up. However, when ...
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External display changing brightness based on what's shown

I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 7, with a Samsung SyncMaster P2250 connected via D-SUB as external display. The display seems to dynamically adjust it's brightness based on what's ...
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Will the Samsung Series 9 models boot from USB?

I'm thinking about getting either one of these Series 9 Models: NP900X3C-A01US - Win 7 NP900X3C-A05US - Win 8 I'd want to do a complete wipe on either one, but what to make certain that the unit ...
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Enable Lenovo's “conservation mode” on boot

I have a Lenovo Z50 laptop with Lenovo's Energy Manager installed. Inside the manager's settings menu is an option to enable "conservation mode", which keeps the battery charged in the 40-65% range ...
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My Acer Aspire V5 571 laptop powers on but the screen remains blank

I was on Skype on a hot day inside the house yesterday and our 6 month old laptop just went blank but still powers on. I can turn it off by holding the power button for a length of time.
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Should my HP Pavilion dv6000 operate w/o battery pack while using electrical plug-in? Mine won't

While using my computer, it shut down, and I cannot get it to turn back on. I have tried removing the battery to see if the computer would work without it, but it did not. The light is on where the ...
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Why don't touchpads have scroll wheels? [on hold]

I was using Google Maps on my laptop today and a question occurred to me: why doesn't the touchpad have a scroll wheel next to it? There's a ton of wasted space each side of the touchpad so space ...
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How to hook up a laptop to a Dish satellite? [on hold]

I'm trying to watch movies from my laptop on an actual TV. The TV itself does not have an HDMI port, but the dish satellite (ViP722 DVR) does. Is it possible to do this through a dish satellite using ...
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How can I use my laptop like an external hdd with use of any cable [duplicate]

I want to use my laptop like an external hard drive. How can I completely access my laptop's storage on another computer with the help of any cable? Can we mount a particular partition of the laptop ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-AR21B doesn't recognize transcend SSD370

I have bought a new Transcend SSD370 sata disk to upgrade my laptop. The problem is bios Setup doesn't recognize it. Anyway, I tried to install Windows 7 on it because Windows recognize it (I don't ...
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Adaptive brightness cannot be disabled in Windows 8.1

I am battling with adaptive brightness on my laptop. It just cannot be disabled. I have it turned off in Windows power settings, Intel Graphic Control Panel but without any success. As soon as I ...
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Can I charge my laptop using a power bank using my laptop charger?

I have a Dell XPS-1530 laptop with a 9 cell battery. It's working fine but I was just wondering whether I could use a power connector or something to plug my laptop charger's 3 pin plug into another ...
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Intermittent Wireless Issue, Linux Mint, New Laptop, Other Devices Connect

After scouring the internet, no set of answers can solve the problem (software or hardware) as to why my connection appears then dissapears inconsistently. A simple case would be... Connect to a ...
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Asus G53SX How to use the recovery partition

I am trying to use the recovery partition on my Asus G53SX laptop, but the instructions in the included booklet don't match up with what happens on the computer. It says press F9 during bootup and ...
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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CD drive keeps popping out on Dell D630 when using Fedora but fine with Windows XP

I have a Dell D630 laptop that I did a clean install of Fedora on last weekend. Every time I open the CD drive and close it, it pops open again after a couple seconds. This happens whether or not it ...
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Static electricity - Our computers were covered with black trash bags for about six months, is that bad?

A laptop and two desktops have been covered with big trash bags to protect them from dust for quite some time. Is there any danger of anything getting damaged from static electricity? Is there ...
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Dell Latitude D520 and PD01X Extended D-Dock — video card w/ internal monitor?

I've recently purchased a used Dell Latitude D520 and also bought the PD01X Extended D-Dock (includes a modular bay and an internal PCI slot that can accept a short full height card, possibly a full ...
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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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Green light on my laptop adapter continues to glow for 2 to 3mins, even when it's not charging

I can see a Green light on my dell laptop adapter even when adapter is being used and connected to a power source. As per my knowledge this idicates that adapter is plugged in to power source and ...
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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Reset laptop battery data or interface battery chip?

My battery consists of 5 parallel strings of 2 cells in series. One conductor broke and therefore the measured capacity of the battery decreased dramatically, so that the capacity meter went down a ...
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What controls a laptop's fan speed? Vostro 3560 overheating

I own a vostro 3560 and I know about the terrible ventilation and heat dissipation problems it has. I've tried several configurations of the copper sheet fix, but what I've found is that my system's ...
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What is responsible for screen dim on laptop (Sony Vaio)?

So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. ...
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How to fix no power on laptop ACER 4736z

how to fix it? my laptop not display if you turn on it. . .if i try to on. .have light at ON button but no display. . .after that. .after a few seconds going to off again. . .please help me sir. . ...
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What RAM can I add DDR3 1066 MHz, 1333MHz, 1600MHz? Asus, Crucial, CPU-Z [duplicate]

I would like to know what DDR3 Ram my laptop support. AND HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT THE RAM IS WORKING ON MY LAPTOP? THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY LAPTOP HAS 2x2GB DDR3 1333 so why on ASUS page is 1066 and ...
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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up ...
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how to setup separate desktop session to laptop from TV

My wife and I need the laptop but we have only one. Actually I have an office laptop too which is crap but I can't let her browse on that. The laptop runs Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot. I also ...
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FPS lags with new acer aspire 5755G

The title is kind of self explanatory, as my new laptop lags and has FPS drops. For example my FPS in Starcraft 2 hovers around 20 and constantly drops to 1 with low settings when I know it should run ...
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Optical slim-IDE drive into a slim-SATA notebook?

I would like to change the optical drive (slim-IDE) on my notebook with a slim-SATA one. So far I have found only two solutions: to buy an external USB box or an adapter like this: ...
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Bitlocker encrypted drive 8.1

-EDIT - in DISKPART - Volume 0 is my C drive. It's blank under 'LABEL'. The file system is 'UNKNOWN'. Wouldn't that mean it's corrupted? What can I do about this? First off, I'd like to say I've ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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Is it worth to buy an external USB SSD drive for my laptop to increase performance?

I'm a programmer, and I use Eclipse for Java development. Recently I've installed an internal (SATA) SSD drive on my home machine, transferred Eclipse installation and project to it and noticed a ...
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Why does my screen continuously dim during gaming, while plugged in

i have an MSI gt70 with the nvidia GTX 675M. During game play, with the computer plugged in the screen with continuously go back and for between dim and bright. it is a smooth transition from bright ...
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Notebook makes known for linux support [closed]

I'm planing on buying an windows notebook, but I want to install ubuntu on it and use it as dual boot. I heard not all makes support linux, which one do?
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Can using higher rated battery damage device?

I am in need of a battery for my Lenovo 3000 Y410 Laptop. It's installed battery has voltage rating of 10.8v. But the shop i've consulted has only a battery of 11.1v rating. Should I buy the ...
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Are all Socket G2 processors interchangeable?

I've got an HP probook 4540s and I'm looking at upgrades, but I want to know what my options are. Will I be able to use any Socket G2 processor, or am I limited to the ones the laptop ships with?
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Solving headphones issue on Win 8.1 64-bit laptop [on hold]

I've bought a new laptop (Acer Aspire V15 Touch) running Windows 8.1 and new headphones for it. For a week or so there were no problems with headphones whatsoever, but suddenly the sound in right ...
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Strange Laptop battery and ac adaptor behaviour with confusing messages

I am having strange battery behaviour problems on Win 7. I don't know where to start but three scenarios happen. Scenario 1: Laptop says Battery not detected yet unplugging Ac adaptor it still ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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Cannot use LMB on laptop touchpad whilst using keyboard

HP Pavilion 15-p157sa laptop running Windows 8 - uses Synaptics Pointing Device - v.18.1.7.16 Initially I was unable to use the touchpad whilst using the keyboard - this was resolved by disabling ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 suspension - abruptly suspends and after manual suspension unsuspends

I had a problem when I closed my lid the desktop did not suspend so I read this post however this did not help so what I did is to rollback now my files looks as attached below. However now I have two ...
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How to configure RAID on Toshiba Satellite P500-15e laptop?

I had bought a laptop (Toshiba Satellite P500-15e) when studying in France. Once I installed OpenSuse linux and regarding the fact that I didn't know anything about it, I had to erase it. ...
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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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My laptop can't access files from my desktop

Here is my problem. I have a desktop, a laptop and a typical router. The desktop is connected through wire and I connected my laptop wirelessly. I can access my desktop files through my laptop, but I ...