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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Automatically lock screen of Chromebook when lid is closed

Can a Chromebook be configured to automatically lock the screen when I close the lid? There is a discussion in If someone steals my chromebook while it's off, will him be able to see my cached data? ...
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How can I get a laptop's Windows 10 taskbar to show the battery level?

I've done searches with various permutations of battery life, power level, etc., and all the web content I've been able to see so far has been information on how to use power plans and other decisions ...
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Closing laptop lid and using external display causes mouse to move on it's own

I plugged my ASUS Taichi Laptop into an external monitor via the VGA Adapter that it comes with. It was working fine, but then I configured a power option so I could shut the lid without it going to ...
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What is the solution for Lenovo after BIOS update failure?

I have Lenovo T500 and I tried to update BIOS and the update made my PC hang and stop working. Is there a way to restore my Lenovo or fix this problem?
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Lenovo Ideapad z510 crashes when connected to AC power but works fine with the battery

I use a Lenovo Ideapad z510 running Windows 8 x64 and earlier today, during a snowstorm, power went out. Later, power came back and I got on my computer. As I was using it, I — idiotically — lightly ...
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Beats Audio equalizer does not work in HP laptop

I have an HP Envy Ultrabook 4 laptop (Model# 4-1161er) equipped with the Beats Audio system. Several days ago I detected that its equalizer does not work. After crawling the specialized HP support ...
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Two screen, one VGA cable, on laptop with VGA output

The native LED Backlit 1600x900 screen on my laptop is burnt out. I've connected my laptop to my 40 inch, five year old panasonic TV through VGA to get a max resolution of 1280x1024. Using the same ...
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AC adapter burnt due to high voltage spike but is my computer damaged because of this?

There was a high voltage spike in our area. My laptop stopped working and the little bulb in the refrigerator stopped working as well as an air coniditioner. When I touched the laptop I felt a ...
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My VGA Port came out of my ASUS X551MAV is it safe to run a laptop without the vga port in the laptop

So I was trying to plug in my VGA Cable and when I disconnected the port the connector from the laptop came out and now I have no vga port. So is it safe to run a laptop without a VGA Port.
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Win 10 on SSD (external?) on Sony Vaio laptop

I've Win7 on my Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF11PFX/H), which is very slow even if I've just one application open and lot of bloatware. I'm planning to upgrade to Win10 soon, but was wondering if it would be ...
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Laptop shuts down instead of going into sleep mode when I send it to sleep

I'm using an Asus laptop. It's more than a year old. This has been going on for maybe a month. I've looked into all the basic settings but can't find what's causing the problem. Here are the settings: ...
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Does MSI GE62 Model: MS-16J2 supports multi color backlit?

Does MSI GE62 Model: MS-16J2 supports multi color backlit? It has Windows 10 running. Any help would be really appreciated.
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My Samsung 700Z won't startup

My samsung 700Z will not start. It won't show the that the battery is charging and I can hold the power button but it won't do anything. I shut my computer down when it was updating because it was on ...
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Laptop battery indicator goes off and on simultaneously

I have recently updated my Windows 7 to Windows 10. And already I have been facing a weird problem. The battery indicator says "Battery not Found" and after sometime its just normal. And sometimes the ...
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Windows 8 HP Laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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Can I use a 130V AC adapter for my european laptop? [duplicate]

I have an old Dell XPS Studio 16 whose AC adapter broke a while ago. I've been using a universal adapter, but apparently Dell has some hardware checks hard coded that won't let the adapter charge the ...
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Why is the battery dead inspite of the full charge the previous day?

My laptop is 9 months old. In which I sparsely use the battery of the laptop as I am connected to the power outlet most of the time. This problem has started since 4 days. As per this post my system ...
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My laptop changes brightness by itself

My Toshiba laptop was bought back in 2012. It works perfectly fine until a while ago, when it started to change brightness by itself. I'm sure it was not the power plan because it happens even when ...
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Meaning to Sony Vaio laptop series number

For example, VAIO VPC EB64FX BJ. Is there any site explains the meaning of these series number, and maybe has a list to compare between similar models. For now, I have to crawl a lot sites to figure ...
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laptop key board - # key automatically typed in

Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 2008 R2. It has been working fine. Its not in use for few weeks, now opening the laptop does not allow type-in the password. character # being typed-in automatically ...
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Battery 100% still charging

I have a Acer AspireV3-772G running Windowws 8.1. My battery indicator shows 100% available ( plugged in,charging) status. I calibrated the battery but no difference. Also I have bought a new battery, ...
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My Laptop one fan is working other is not

I am using Win10 on my Sony vpc-f1190s. I used different softwares to control my fans but there is no software who detected my laptop fan, i think they all are not compatible with my laptop. So is ...
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Is there any way to completely disable the physical power button on a laptop (running Windows 10)?

Is there any way to completely disable the physical power button on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro laptop running Windows 10? When I say disable, I mean completely (so not allowing reset even if you hold it).
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Laptop Boots, Then Immediately Shuts Off Samsung NP540U3C-A0U3B

Ok quick story, I was given this laptop to work on due to the trackpad mouse not working. At this point the laptop came on and worked other then the built in mouse pad. Basic troubleshooting began, I ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n not working with Ubuntu 15.04

I have a Dell laptop with the above WIFI chip. It's show as Dell wireless 1704 on Windows. So I have Ubuntu 15.04 USB drive prepared and boot into the live environment. But I don't see the WiFi as ...
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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 pe triggered(brightness control, sound volume ...
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My laptop only plays through certain audio devices [duplicate]

When anything is plugged into the 3.5mm jack my speakers automatically disable (which is what I want) however: When plugged into my laptop my headset (cm storm 400 ceres) works. When plugged into my ...
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My headset works, but my earphones do not

When plugged into my laptop my headset (cm storm 400 ceres) works. When plugged into my laptop my earphones (apple earpods) do not work. When plugged into my iPod my earphones (the same earpods) do ...
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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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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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Laptop booting several times before really starting

So my laptop (Acer Aspire E15) with Intel Celeron Processor doesn't boot properly. When I press the start button the blue light turns on and it makes some sounds as if the computer will turn on but ...
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop—an Acer Aspire 7736ZG laptop running Windows 7— have stopped working; both the left and right sets of keys. I have searched for solutions to this problem but ...
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Bootmenu (setup menu /BIOS) for lenovo E431 does not come

I am struggling to get the boot/BIOS menu for my laptop lenovo E431, I tried Esc, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F8, F9 F10, F12 and Del, but all failed. As per the lenovo docs: ...
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Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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Laptop hard disk makes loud aggressive revving noise

Imagine a 17 year old revving a Ferrari, the hard disk sounds like that for about 5 seconds then returns to a normal noise. The revving noise is far louder than a traditional disk thrashing under ...
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Error- D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

All of the sudden the D drive gives me an error when I try to open it: D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I have files on the drive that I would like to recover, so I do not want to ...
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Is it safe to hot dock?

My technology administrator said to shut down my computer when I dock/undock my laptop from the docking station, because it will mess up Windows 10 if I don't. I have been hot docking (not shutting ...
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Laptop battery uptime monitor

Is there any way to measure what sort of uptime/active usage I get out of a given battery charge; that is, how long do I get actually using the laptop between full charges. I'd like it to be a ...
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Creating laptop wifi hotspot losing ssid when sharing connection

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop I started the hostednetwork and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network connection 2 (WNC2) icon. I ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad do not work when Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 is stacked

I work in an IT department and each year we roll out a bunch of laptops. This year we used the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12. Because I work with so many of them, I'm inevitably going to stack them on top ...
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Secondary Monitor goes on “Extend Screens” mode when closing the laptop lid?

Windows 8.1. With the laptop lid open, I set the screen resolution settings for the laptop screen and external display to "Duplicate". Then I close the laptop lid. The external monitor blacks ...
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External monitor not working after starting in safe mode

I was having some troubles with my computer's antivirus so I had to restart my computer in safe mode. It successfully booted back up but my external monitor I have to use isn't working when I plug it ...
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Windows 10 Does not Shutdown Correctly

I have a problem with my Windows 10 machine When ever I try to Shutdown my laptop it looks like it did but my Hardware is still Active. The Light are On and if you listen carefully you will hear the ...
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hp compaq 8510p laptop starts but no screen display

I am using hp compaq 8510p about 3 years and this problem occurred for the first time. I was using windows 7 and my laptop was working fine. Then I decided to upgrade to windows 10. I installed it. ...
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What are some effects of leaving a laptop in a hot car once? [duplicate]

I have an Alienware 13 laptop that I might leave in a hot car for about 4-5 hours, and I'm wondering a few things. A few things to note before answering: My laptop will be stored in a bag/case of ...
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Windows 10: Computer switches to internal screen, messing up window sizes and positions

I have a Fujitsu P772 notebook computer. It came installed with Windows 7 and I recently upgraded to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I noticed a problem whenever the screen would go to sleep by the ...
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Samsung NP530U3C hdd upgrade

I am about to buy myself a 13"3 Samsung NP530UC ultrabook but the 500 GB (5400rpm) hdd + 16 GB SSD combo just freaks me out. I was wondering if there is a possibility to upgrade that to a single SSD ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a ASUS 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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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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Sony Vaio NW can't open BIOS

My Sony Vaio NW does not open BIOS when I press F2, and there is no assist button on this model. I am getting the "BOOTMGR is Missing," message and can't figure out how to open BIOS in order to boot ...