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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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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Asus N551JK and no. of external monitors

How many external monitors can the notebook Asus n551jk cn104d support? The notebook has a geforce 850m graphics card with alternate intel hd graphics It has one HDMI and one mini display port, but ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a 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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How to power on Asus T100TA laptop that has power button lid removed?

I have an Asus T100TA laptop with a power button lid removed. I don't know what to do. I think I should make some connection between the nodes (1,2,3) shown. I'm looking for making my laptop power ...
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ASUS notebook clock changing date on its own

I have an ASUS K501U running Windows 10. From the get-go, it had issues with the clock. It would change the date on its own, regardless of using automatic time setting or not, or the time zone. As far ...
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Diagnosing strange lag/catchup or freezing behaviors on my new Laptop

I've been noticing strange freezes, lags, and crashes, although not too often. Here's my setup: Dell inspiron i7559, as purchased: Intel i7 6700HQ 2.6 GHz processor (officially goes up past 3 on ...
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Automatically adjust volume for audio jack vs. built in speakers?

Is there a setting to have my Windows 10 laptop automatically remember my volume settings when I plug in or unplug a device (speakers or headphones) into the 1/8" audio jack? For instance, if I plug ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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SSD not detected in ASUS X550LN BIOS

I recently bought a SSD drive (Transcend SSD370S) to upgrade my laptop (ASUS X550LN). As the laptop does not have space for an additional drive, I had to replace my hard disk. After booting from a ...
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HP Pavilion DV9050ea no screen output

I have a HP Pavilion DV9050ea laptop, recently noticed it was getting extremely hot while installing a lot of windows updates so planned to take it apart and clean it properly. Now I am faced with a ...
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Does intel turbo boost count towards a minimum-requirements?

I have been asked at work to find cheaper alternatives to the default laptops being ordered and used currently by the various departments at work. Come across a few laptops which hit a solid price ...
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Dell Inspiron 3420, Charger Plugged in , Charging, But Battery Percentage not going up

I got a problem from last few days, searched every where for solution but all in vain. Description: I have DEll Inspiron 3420. When I plug in Charger,it shows charging but Battery level remains at ...
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Opera 38.0 - Disable battery saver

with the latest update to the Opera browser a feature called battery saver was added. Essentially it reduces browsing performance to preserve more battery power, which is great, IF you do not work on ...
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Dell computer slows down due to not charging

I have a Dell Latitude E6420. It currently has this problem where it will be plugged in and not be charging. When it doesn't charge it massively slows down its performance. Sometimes if I wiggle the ...
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How can I change the amount of video memory with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset?

I have the chipset in the title. The Intel control panel says the following: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report Report Date: 8/11/2010 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: ...
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Linux and Nvidia Hybrid Graphics card

My specs: Intel i7 (along with Intel on-die graphics) Nvidia 840M 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD It's a laptop with hybrid Nvidia and Intel Graphics. It's a HP laptop and there is no option in the BIOS to turn ...
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Laptop says I am connected, but no download possible

I am no tech, but am learning a lot through these forums. I have just bought a HP Pavillion. The IT technician in the school I work in has installed microsoft office 2013 and Windows 10. Antivirus was ...
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Laptop restarts with blue screen with error 0x00001d8

My Lenovo U31-70, is restarting with a blue screen with printed "error 0x00001d8", normally when i have the pc on for a couple of hours, like 3 hours, and when it happens it returns to happen if don't ...
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ASUS laptop shut off completely and won't start

I have an ASUS f750l laptop that suddenly switched off while unplugged; the battery was at around 40%. Now it won't start again. All the LEDs are dead, even after plugging it in. I tried pressing ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Disable HP DV6-3033CL quick launch buttons

HP DV6-3033CL got 5 keypads on the left of keyboards, which are for launching browser/outlook/printer/calculator/HP media. Not sure if those are called 'quick launch buttons'. I usually mis-type ...
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Nvidia quadro 2000M and Intel HD graphics - How many monitors can I use while laptop is open?

I've got a NVIDIA QUADRO 2000M and an INTEL HD GRAPHICS 3000 card on my Dell Precision laptop. I'd like to, hopefully, be able to plug in 2 monitors and have my laptop open (so 3 screens total) - is ...
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Is there a Windows script to disable & enable the Intel GPU?

So I've bought a new laptop with the Intel 4400 GPU. Which I'm trying to connect to an external monitor with hdmi, only the monitor gives me a no signal error. So I went on Google and found a ...
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Can I transfer data from an old Dell laptop to an external hard drive and then be able to transfer it to a new Apple laptop

My daughter has a new Apple laptop. Her old laptop is an older Dell Inspiron. It runs Windows XP. The Dell has pictures and videos of her son (my grandson), we want to transfer to an external hard ...
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looking for a laptop without a plastic shell [closed]

I am hoping to move away from the apple ecosystem soon, but one thing that I really like about the macbook pros is the aluminum shell. I would like to either buy a laptop without a case or one that I ...
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Can I put Windows on a new Mac Book?

I am considering buying a laptop and I'm interested in a MacBook but I will be mostly using Windows environment (Win 7 or Win 8). If I buy an Apple laptop, can I install Win 8 on it? If so, how?
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RAM won't fit in a Toshiba Satellite C855

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855 with two RAM slots and one 4GB Ram. I bought a new RAM but it will not fit in slot 2. I took out the old RAM from the slot 1 and put the new one and it fits without ...
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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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HP ProBook 6560b Randomly Powers Off

I'm running an HP ProBook 6560b i7 laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, I've been using it often and every now and then with no pattern or notice it will shut off. It registers an unexpected kernel ...
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Can I record console gaming on my laptop using software?

I have a laptop with an Input/Output HDMI that I use as a monitor for console gaming as well as a personal computer. I wanted to know that if I was to want to record/capture the screen while gaming, ...
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Should I believe my CPU or laptop manufacturer for maximum memory supported?

I am going to buy a laptop which has a i7-6700HQ CPU. As the memory controller is inside the CPU, I thought it would tell the maximum memory supported. According to Intel: Max Memory Size (...
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Is it better to use drivers from a laptop or component vendor or Microsoft?

I have a Lenovo laptop (running Windows 10) and I have the choice of updating the drivers either via Microsoft Update or through ThinkVantage System Update, the Lenovo updater or directly from the ...
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Will keeping my new MacBook continously in charge damage the batteries? [duplicate]

I just bought a new MacBook, which I'm primary gonna use as a "desktop pc" (in office). Not always, but for large period of time (~ a month without moving it from my desk). I would like to ...
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Why won't my laptop charge while in use?

I have a brand new battery and charger for my Compaq laptop, but the charger won't charge my laptop while I'm on it. It has charged for while before when I used the computer, but it won't anymore. ...
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How to find out HDMI version with a Samsung laptop?

I have a Samsung NP900X3E-A02US: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP900X3E-A02US-specs How can I find out what is the version of the micro HDMI port? There is no written documentation ...
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Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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y700 on battery performance really drops after 30min

I got a Lenovo Y700 laptop and it's great! The only problem that I got is when I game on battery the performance are good (all battery saving are off) but about after 30m there is a huge frame drop, I ...
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Lenovo G580 Zorin OS killed my bios. I can no longer access the bios or boot menu

I am struggling with a very serious problem with my old laptop. I installed Zorin OS to my laptop and now Every time I try to access the bios or the boot menu It says please wait after pressing the ...
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(Teamviewer) My school laptop brightness is broken

I installed Teamviewer monitor driver and the brightness settings werent changing the screen brightnesss its stuck at 100%. So I updated the display adapter and replaced intel hd graphics 4000 with ...
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Macbook 2.26 unibody late 2009 model 6,1 comes 1066MHz RAM, can it run 1333hz

I am not asking if I put in 2 4GB modules of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM will it run without glitch, but instead I am asking will this Hz of am run at 1333hz without issue so the additional benefits of paying ...
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Acer Aspire runs slow, black screens after logging in

I have and Acer Aspire laptop that's about 3-4 months old that is now running super slow. I takes five minutes to get to the login page and after logging in, it freezes right after saying welcome. ...
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Alternative for the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 3160NGW

I got a Dell Inspiron 7547 with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160, but in all forums, all users have issues with this Wifi+Bluetooth Card, I want to change it but not sure what type of connection or ...
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Using Laptop Display as Monitor

I have a hp envy m6 laptop. Now I would like to use the display of the laptop as Monitor of a Desktop. I would not like to use the display of the laptop as second monitor.How can I do that ?? Can ...
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Laptop surface vibrating because of ungrounded adapter

My laptop adapter is ungrounded, and because of that, I feel slight vibrations when I stroke the laptop surface (if I unplug my laptop, the vibrations go away, so it can't be the fan). The adapter is ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series wont boot or boot any media

I am a computer technician working out of a local shop and we had this laptop come in with a perplexing issue. I will go ahead and run down what I've tried. Bios: Tried disabling secure boot, ...
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Surface Pro 4: Using external monitors with the Surface Dock will drop wifi - Is there any solution?

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the Surface Dock. On the Surface Dock i plugged in two Mini Display-Port-Adapter to HDMI to connect 2 external Samsung monitors. However, when I plug the monitors ...
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Laptop shuts off unexpectedly while in motion

Recently I've been encountering a very annoying problem during my commute in which my laptop unexpectedly powers off. I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 with a touchscreen. The laptop is just a bit over a ...
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Busted a nut in this hole, so here's what I did [closed]

I was trying to take apart my small Dell laptop to blow it out with air and I busted the built in nut right into the plastic hole piece. I went ahead and got the rest of it off with some tools and I ...
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laptop not power on after travelling

every one i travelled from chicago to virginia in bus and i put my laptop lenovo w530 on my back pack and my laptop not fell down no other damages . but after coming to home i try to turn on my ...
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Laptop Screen Turns White On Start Up

G'day, I have a Toshiba L670 17" and sometimes when I turn the computer on, the screen will go white, but this only happens if the charger is not plugged in.After the computer has booted into Windows, ...