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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Took laptop apart, no longer will stay on while using battery

I took my laptop apart (Acer S7 392), very carefully noting each step of disassembly, in order to replace the keyboard. Now the laptop will not sustain power unless the charger is plugged in. I ...
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Toshiba Laptop suddenly shuts down when on battery

I'd be grateful if someone coud help me. My Toshiba L845 laptop suddenly shuts down when on low battery. It doesn't hibernate in the usual way it did. It completly powers off, as if someone had pulled ...
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Why does my laptop shut down on its own?

My laptop shuts down. It happened several times so far, and there is a pattern; after I leave it for an hour or so, power saving activates, and then I start using it again for 10 - 15 minutes when ...
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I have a acer laptop that is auto shutting down on me while gaming, its not overheating how can I stop it?

I have opened my laptop up, cleaned it, added new thermal paste, checked the fans to see if they are working, and I have downloaded the Core CPU program to monitor the temp. sometimes I can game all ...
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Acer Aspire 5755g randomly shuts down when moving the machine

I have an Acer Aspire 5755g that will sit and run fine on my desk but whenever I try to lift my laptop to another location it will randomly shut down. It is not overheating because I can turn it back ...
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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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Battery drains during hibernation (to disk) and even when completely shut down

I have a Thinkpad x220 (Debian Stretch) with a 6 cell battery which seems to be ok, according the the xfce4-power-manager. . The odd thing is that the battery drains during hibernation (to disk) at a ...
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Is it normal that a laptop battery drains when the laptop is off?

I have an HP ProBook 450 G2. Every time I shut down the computer and turn it back on after a day, the battery level decreases by about 5%. I'm sure that the computer is shut down, not in sleep or ...
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laptop battery drains while shutdown [duplicate]

When I shut down(not sleep or standby or hibernate) the computer the is at 80%. Next morning I tried open my laptop it didn't start without plugging the ac power because the battery level is 0%. I'm ...
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Acer Laptop is shutting off instantly when on battery

My latop (Acer M5 581-TG) is completely shutting off when on battery, sometimes before it can even attempt to boot, sometimes after 10 minutes of logging into windows. Everything is fine if it is ...
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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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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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My laptop shuts down when using Microsoft Word 2013

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. Recently, it shuts off without any prior warning when I use Microsoft Word 2013 64-bits. I use many other software and this problem only happens when Word is being used. ...
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My TV is not detected when I connect to my laptop through Thunderbolt/HDMI cable

I have a laptop with Thunderbolt(Mini Display Port) and ofcourse TV has HDMI port. Si I bought a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable and connected the devices but TV is just not showing up when I press Detect. ...
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Use a TRRS aux port as analog video output

I found a 4 pin (TRRS) aux cable lying around with 3 RCA outputs (video and 2 channel audio. It was originally made for a Xbox 360. This got me to wondering: Would I be able to have video output ...
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Laptop battery charging stuck at 90%

My laptop battery charged week ago up to 100% (fully). Recently, I noticed (within this week) that it now charges only to 90%. First sign was that laptop battery led now always orange (charging) and ...
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Cursor has disappeared

I have a Lenovo laptop my cursor has disappeared on my screen, and I don't know why! I can't make or change any activities that are needed for the program that it is stuck on. I've turned my computer ...
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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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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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Spilt coke on my lenovo laptop any chance for it to get fixed? [duplicate]

I spilled less than half a cup of coke on the right side of the keyboard. At first all the keys were working. Then, when clicking "w" it types "2" and some other keys stopped working. I dried ...
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Batteries react strangely

A school has several identical laptops bought 5 years ago: Fujistu Lifebook model A530 Since several weeks ago, around 50% of them randomly turn off after 1 to 5 minutes: The shutdown is sudden: ...
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CPU reaching 98C when using Google Hangouts

When idling my laptop is 45 - 50C, when browsing it is 55 - 70C and when watching HD videos it is 75 - 87 and when doing a hangouts meeting it is 93 - 98C. The laptop is very loud and hot to touch ...
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How to invert the Fn key

I have this problem on my laptop: If my Fn key is pressed, the normal (PC-like) F1 - F12 keys will be triggered; when it isn't, then the special keys will be triggered (e.g. brightness control, sound ...
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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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HP laptop cooler replacement

I have malfunctioning fan on my HP g72-259MW (part number 606013-001), i want to replace the fan and heat sink with another whom I'm planning to take from another HP g72 with part number 606014-001; ...
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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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Disable laptop num lock

I have an HP EliteBook that is sometimes docked. When the laptop is undocked, I generally do not want the num lock to be on. It would prevent me from entering normal letters. When the laptop is ...
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Using Windows OEM License key on another Laptop [duplicate]

I have an older Toshiba R-800 laptop that's dying. Before I dispose the laptop, I want to recover the Windows License key. This laptop was given to me at my previous workplace and at some point, they ...
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Minimum PC/Laptop requirement for install Vagrant

Can you tell me references about the minimum requirements to install Vagrant. Cause I can't find at official site Vagrant
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Windows 10 boot loop during setup of new Notebook (HP Pavillon 15)

I recently bought a new notebook, a HP Pavilion15-ab216ng (i7-5500U + 450GB SSHD). It came without Windows (only Free DOS), so today I tried to install it. Setup went fine, I removed all partitions ...
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Battery Stops Charging Randomly

I have a Lenovo E540 running Windows 10 x64. For quite a while now, I've been having problems with how the battery charges. When I plug it in, it will always start charging - maybe for only 30 ...
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Lenovo Laptop Monitor

I have a Lenovo E550 laptop and have a problem when using an external monitor - The problem is the monitor turns blank intermittently for 1-2 seconds and turns on again at random interval. I was using ...
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Why does my laptop Bluray drive not read any discs?

No disc put into my drive will read. If I double-click in My Computer it ejects and asks me to insert a disc. CD, DVD, Bluray, video, audio, or data. Same results. I have an Asus N35SV laptop with ...
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Laptop screen backlight usually doesn't work

Note: This question is very similar to Laptop monitor being very dark, no backlight?, but contains more information that hopefully might be useful. Two years ago, I bought an Asus X83V laptop from a ...
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Black screen after “starting windows”

I am using Win7 Enterprise in a laptop. It has two display adapters, one being nvidia geforce GS 9300m and Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family. When I normally boot up, all I could see ...
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Deactivate power-saving mode when HDMI is plugged in

My Problem is that I have an external screen which I plug into my laptop via HDMI. Now when my Laptop turns of the screen after the normal-15-minute-ish timeout, it also cuts the powersupply to the ...
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How to ground a laptop which does not have an earth pin

I have a laptop which does not have an earth pin on its plug. Because of this whenever I try to record audio using an external microphone there is a terrible buzzing sound. How can I fix this problem ...
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Fixing time error

I have a hp dv7 series 3050 laptop. Recently, I left it on charging on standy mode and someone unwillingly disconnected the charger and it turned off. At the restart I noticed that the time was ...
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ASUS Q501L Laptop Won't Boot

Initially when I received this laptop (manual here), plugging it in would cause the power light (the white led below the white line image of a light bulb), the battery LED would turn orange (the led ...
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ThinkPad T520: screen is constantly white after closing the lid without turning the laptop off

Today my ThinkPad T520 stopped showing anything, it always shows the white screen. How it happened: in my Linux Mint, I verified that when I close the laptop lid, it enters Suspend mode, and when I ...
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Screen brightness in Power Plan setting keeps resetting

I have an HP Probook 650 with Windows 7 Professional. In the Power Plans, the default is CentraStage which works well for my needs except the screen brightness setting, which doesn't seem to "stick" ...
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Hard drive failure recovery

Yesterday my family's laptop's hdd gave out and stop working. When the computer is turned on it says Checking Media [fail]. After I go into the BIOS settings is says Fixed HDD <Not ...
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Problems suspending notebook

I have problems suspending and shutting down Lenovo G560. Suspend problem: after suspending neither power indicator, nor power button begin to blink. Capslock and Numlock leds don't turn off after I ...
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Bad Full Screen Scalling when lowering the resolution

I have a Lenovo Z40 entertaiment with Windows 8.1 with a resoltion of 1920 x 1080, and I have to lower the resolution to play some games (because reasons), but now suddendly when I put the resolution ...
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How to fix ASUS notebook freezing & brightness issues after Windows 10 Upgrade?

My ASUS G73JH gaming notebook was working properly with the original Windows 7. I upgraded it to Windows 10 and started experiencing a collection of problems: Inability to adjust screen brightness ...
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When computer resumes from hibernation, BIOS is changed and causes issues, why? [closed]

The next time it happens I'll take a picture with my phone or something so I can show you the exact messages, but the basic rundown is this... I go to turn my laptop on (it's a sager with a gen4 i7 ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Will windows 10 automatically detect my external tv/monitor?

I have a windows 8, now 8.1 hp laptop with a damaged screen. I wanted to know if I upgraded or did a clean install to windows 10, would it automatically recognize my external monitor/tv. When I had 8 ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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What happens when laptops reach 100% charge?

I have been reading alot of mixed views on how Lithium Ion batteries work when it comes to laptops. I have the new dell xps 15, with an intel i7 cpu, 16gb ram, and a 512gb ssd. Is it bad for the ...