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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Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?

When I buy new computers, I usually do a "burn-in" with 100% CPU load for, say, seven days, in a well ventilated place. This is to find out if the computer has problems before I invest time into ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E540 - Pointing Device

I'm thinking to buy Lenovo Thinkpad E540 from Lenovo US website. There I can see 2 options for choosing pointing devices. Please see the following img for your reference. ...
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Windows OS's cannot boot on new internal harddrive

I have installed a new internal 500GB hard drive into a Dell Inspiron N4030 and it appears that the installation was entirely successful. The BIOS recognizes the drive and shows the serial number of ...
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'A' always in Caps, and L-Shift types 'A' for Toshiba A665

I just got a brand new Toshiba Satellite A665 There are two weird problems My left-shift key types the letter A And my letter A key is always in caps. I can actually type an A by hitting ...
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Sony Vaio laptop Wi-Fi signal strength issue

I have recently encountered a strange problem with my 1½ year old Sony Vaio E Series laptop running Windows 8. When I keep the lid open at 90°, the Wi-Fi signal strength is full; i.e., 5 ...
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How to tell if your graphics card is functioning optimally?

My laptop is a couple of years old. It's a mid-range multimedia rig: Intel i7 2.2Ghz (2670QM allegedly), 16GB RAM and a GT 635M 2GB graphics card. I do a fair amount of gaming as well as multimedia ...
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Laptop audio only in one side of headphone/earphone

I plugged in a pair of earphones into my laptop’s audio jack and the audio is only coming from one side. Here are the tests and results I tried: Tried a different set of headphones with the same ...
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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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My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...
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Toshiba Satellite U500 - Totally Damaged LCD

I accidentally damaged my Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop which resulted in a totally unusable LCD. The LCD panel has some cracks on it, and I can only see black & white spots; the laptop frame ...
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Toshiba satellite u400 hardware buttons, which software?

I've recently installed Windows 7 64bit onto my Toshiba U400 laptop. I went over to the Toshiba support-download-drivers page and downloaded every driver that was missing. I chose not to download ...
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how to boot without power button

How can I start up my computer without using a power button? I think I have a broken power button (not completely sure, but pretty sure) and I want to know how to make it start up without using a ...
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Laptop's audio jack only works when bent at an angle

My laptop's audio jack sents audio out no matter what. The problem is that if you plug it in, it sounds as if it's not sending "everything". I don't don't know to explain "everything" since I'm not an ...
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How to make visible Bluetooth connection on a laptop with Windows 8.1?

I have a Toshiba laptop, with Windows 8.1 installed on it and I want to transfer a file from my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Gio) to the aforementioned laptop. The problem is that, although I opened ...
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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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Disconnect Laptop Screen, What happens?

basically i have two external monitors plugged into my laptop and when i bootup, the laptop defaults to the laptop screen. i was thinking, if i unplugged the laptop screen, would one of the two ...
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How can I make my Samsung Series 9 laptop charge the battery to 100%?

I use a Samsung Series 9 laptop running Windows 7. I notice that when I connect my laptop to its charger, it charges the battery up to 80% and stops there. I believe this is to extend long-term ...
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Is there an Acer battery management tool that limits the battery charge? Should I even bother?

I have a personal laptop (Lenovo Z470) at home and what I like about it is that its battery management software has a setting called "Best Battery Health" which makes the laptop stop charging at 50% ...
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Can't boot from an OEM Recovery, error mentions dynamic disk

I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I want to use his Recovery Tools by typing F10. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my partition of my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 touchpad enabling/disabling with a double tap on top left corner on hp 350 g1

I'm using HP 350 G1 and on windows touchpad can be enabled or disabled with a double tap on the top left corner of the touchpad (where the LED light is) I'm wondering is it possible to make that on ...
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Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help, there is no bluescreen just the fixed screen and only long pressing of the power button ...
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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 ...
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Asus Sonicmaster subwoofer does not work at all

I have a new laptop ASUS N76V and I have a Sonicmaster subwoofer. I connected it, but no sound or bass is coming out from it. Whar could be the reason? I've been searching for a solution for 2 days ...
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Use notebook discrete graphics card to push internal and external monitor

I have a ASUS n550jk notebook. After connecting a mini-display port to dvi monitor, the computer uses integrated graphics to push the monitor. Later on, i modified some of the configuration, the ...
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Factory state recovery with RAID0-SSDs

Because of the usual security issues, I will try to reset my ASUS UX51VZ notebook to its factory state. Of course, this wont make any sense, if the main partition is not going to be formatted ...
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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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Laptop does not boot after unusual static discharge?

An HP Pavilion dv7 laptop will not boot, or even post. It does power on briefly (fans spin up, LEDs come on) when the Power button is pressed, but it does not beep/post or display the bios. Instead it ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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Plugging 2 screens into a laptop [duplicate]

My laptop has only one VGA port, so I was wondering if I can just buy a "Y-cable" and plug in 2 screens? My graphic card is GeForce GT 640M LE. PS: I want to extend my screens, not duplicate them.
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Sony vaio E Series Display issue

I am using sony vaio E series laptop.i3 processor4gb RAM1gb ATI RadeonI left my laptop running all night , but this is not the first time. Its been 4 years and this system is showing this kind of ...
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sennheiser MM550 bluetooth wireless headset will not connect to windows 8.1

I have sennheiser MM550 headset that is not recognized by windows 8.1 but works fine with windows 7. Why hasn't Microsoft come up with a driver or a fix to install these nice high price wireless ...
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“core i 5 intel Processor up to 3.1” how and where to verify

I just bought an HP probook 450 system and on bill its written processor core i5 upto 3.1 but when i go in system properties in windows 7 it says 2.50 ghz. Can anybody please tell me if there is any ...
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Free BSD jailed environment [on hold]

So i have a school laptop, (mac os x of course) and i am wondering how i can try to escape the jailed environment the computer basically does nothing other then edit documents and change files, i've ...
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How to tell if my laptop will support a second monitor

I have a Toshiba Satellite P775(given by employer) and google isn't really giving me an answer about multiple monitors. Is there a way to tell if my laptop will support a second external monitor(3 ...
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I spilled water on my laptop and now 3 key don’t work [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L745D and I spilled a little bit of water on it and now a day later 4 of the keys don’t work. I turned it upside own immediately and dried it off can I fix it or do I need ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on new Hard Drive Sony Vaio

I have a Sony E14127CN laptop. Its hard drive crashed, so I bought a new Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 hard disk as a replacement for the old Toshiba MQ01ABD075. But when I try to install Windows 8, it ...
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Hard disk heating and noise issue on Seagate ST500LM000

I have recently got a brand new Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive. My old traditional hard disk just failed in my Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop, so I decided to use this SSHD in my laptop. I ...
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Toshiba L455D-S5976 will not show anything on boot [closed]

I have a Toshiba L455D-S5976 and whenever I start it, it shows no backlight or anything. I forgot when this happened, but how can I fix this?
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When I remove the charging cord, my laptop powers off [on hold]

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7, and when I unplug the power cord it power off. I'd like to be able to use my laptop unplugged, so what should I check?
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Laptop screen with horizontal lines, flicker, color change

I have hp Pavilion DV6-2157WM laptop. My screen recently started giving horizontal green lines that started from top of screen and move down. But today the whole screen color has started changing with ...
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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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Laptop Harddisk not working

I have a segate hard disk (Laptop HD). Which stopped working unexpectedly. I just Google'd and tried few thinks to get it to work. But nothing seems to be happening. I tried connecting the HD to my ...
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Reboot Windows 8 on second screen; first screen laptop is broken

The laptop has a broken screen. I got this fixed by hooking on a second screen. Now looking at the laptop, I found it too slow, so I did a clean reboot of Windows 8. It started but the second screen ...
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32 bit programs can't access Internet in Windows 7 64 bit

I recently got a new ASUS laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. It worked OK for a while but a couple of days ago, suddenly I couldn't access the Internet any more. After narrowing down ...
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Setup - KVM + HP Docking Station + 2 HP Business Laptops + Monitor + Keyboard + Mouse

I already running HP Elite Laptop in a HP Docking station connected with Additional monitor. I need to enhance the setup by connecting my second laptop, such that I can control it from same keyboard, ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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HP Probook 4520 boots to white screen unable to access bios

I am an IT technician but by no means do I know everything. I have run into a problem that I am unfamiliar with and could use some help. A friend of mine bought an HP probook 4520 from a business that ...
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Laptop stuck booting into only bios

specs: asus s400c windows 8 500gb hitachi hdd 24gb ssd symptoms: if you make any changes to bios, when you save and exit it just boots right back in started without any playing around, just ...
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How can I set the fan on my laptop to a constant level

The fan on my laptop turns on very loud after the laptop has been on for a few minutes. Then it oscillates between loud and soft every few minutes. I already dusted the inside, and it happens ...
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Touchpad on laptop not working

How can I get the touchpad on my laptop to work? I have a Samsung 700z3a laptop. The touchpad used to work until I reinstalled windows 7. I installed the driver on here ...