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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Stuffing copper wire into laptop charger cable?

recently my laptop charger hasn't been working well. I've had to push the plug-in cord pretty hard into the adapter in order to get current moving through the adapter, so the way I fixed this is by ...
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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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Can power cords cause the laptop charger to spark?

This is a follow-up question to my previous one: I observed that my laptop chargers spark when plugged in and the common elements seems to be power cords with on-off switches (like this one). It seems ...
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How to enable keyboard in the Remote Desktop Protocol connection?

My keyboard is not responding while i am doing a Remote desktop protocol connection through an site in browser on my laptop(Windows 8.1(32-bit) Pro OS).Though the mouse is working fine but keyboard ...
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Slow HGST laptop hard drive

My problem is in my HP 350 g1 laptop running Windows 8.1. Windows start is slow and most of time the hard drive is running with 100% usage I’ve tried to disable all startup programes and scanned with ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537: Laptop boots to black screen with four beeps

Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537 laptop. When turning on the laptop, the system boots to a black screen with four beeps. The problem persists on a restart, and pressing F12 or any other key does not help. ...
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pes 2013 does not recognize my AMD card

I tried to make it run with "High Performace" from catalyst control center but it didn’t fix that and I’ve installed the latest amd and intel drivers
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pavillion dv6 fall &liquid damage

I have a HP pavillion dv6 with win7 a Phenom II 940 and I think 5650 dedicated graphics adapter. It sustained a bad fall and the screen is broken, and also may have had some liquid spill on it as the ...
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Why Ubuntu eats more power than Windows?

I play full screen video with maximum volume or browse the Web with WiFi. Under Windows 7 my laptop works ~5 hours. Under Kubuntu 10.10 only ~2 hours. I've got Acer Aspire 1810TZ. Battery wear ...
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Connect to External Monitor - Acer S231HL - No Signal

I've been looking for an answer every and can't seem to find a solution. Backstory I recently bought a new laptop with an HDMI port which I want to take advantage of. I have an 23" external monitor ...
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Novatech nSpire laptop randomly shuts down

I was browsing the internet and my Novatech nSpire (not sure the exact model since I am unable to get into it but I think it's N1593) and it shut down, with no warning (didn't cut out, it was a soft ...
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HP Pavillion dv6 laptop - 15 beeps on startup and a black screen?

Usual story - girlfriend's step-brother's laptop is broken. I don't know a huge amount about what occurred before it broke, but I do know the following: When you try to turn the laptop on, it beeps ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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Acer Aspire One getting extremely hot

I have an Acer Aspire One D250-1197. I really better type fast before it overheats again... For some reason, I'm having a problem with heat on my netbook only when I run Joli OS (Ubuntu 9.10 LTS?). ...
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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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Laptop reboots unexpectedly and repeatedly

My laptop shuts down unexpectedly and restarts. This usually happens three times before the laptop is okay to use. I have run a virus scan, run a check disk and set the power to passive with no ...
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Toshiba satallite r830 won't start, only orange flashing power symbol.

My Satallite R830 won't turn on. The power symbol flashes orange 8 times then pauses and restarts. there are 6 quick flashes followed by a longer one on the 7th flash then another quick one. The ...
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Multiple monitors using Docking Station

I want to buy a laptop that has both HDMI and VGA. Since I can't connect two external monitors at the same time (to have 3 displays in total), I'm thinking about buying a docking station (this one or ...
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Stange experience in my laptop of certain keys not working

I actually asked this in HP support forums and their Customer Service Rep., but no one knows whats going on.So, I am throwing open this question here , esp. so that some Geek Squad guy, who has seen ...
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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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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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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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Laptop won't boot with RAM upgrade

I have a circa 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB25F that has two memory slots and came stock with 2x2GB; I can’t remember the specs, can fill-in when I get back home. I just purchased two 4GB Team DDR3 1600MHz ...
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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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 crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Is there any way to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50B?

An elderly disabled neighbor organized this new laptop. However, she has forgotten the password when prompted on booting “Enter Password.” I think it is set by the Toshiba software in Windows 7.1. How ...
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Jumpy and erratic touchpad

A couple of weeks ago my laptop's (HP Envy TouchSmart 14-k110nr) touch pad started being a little jumpy. I thought it was probably because of dirt and wiped it with an alcohol-free cleaner, but it ...
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Why can't Windows 8.1 go/remain idle for more than 10 seconds?

Running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit for a year, I noticed that Tasks (from Task Scheduler) that depend on the computer being in idle state started failing systematically. As it runs on a laptop ...
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Laptop stand fans direction?

I have just purchased a portable laptop stand with some cooling fans that come attached but something seems the wrong way around. The fans air directtion pulls air through the laptop stand and down ...
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Access HDD just on demand

Id like to know if there is some option to access hdd just on demand. I have SSD + HDD combo in my laptop and im mainly using just the ssd drive. When im plugged in electricity I dont really care as ...
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Asus laptop random shutdowns - not overheating, strange fan behaviour

have ASUS N56VV for about 1,5 year. In last weeks it starts randomly shutting down. I normally work on computer when suddenly fan turn to full speed for about three seconds and then computer ...
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Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down?

I’ve always wondered if shutdown is “more safe” than sleep when it comes to water damage for a laptop. For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be ...
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Non physical hardware switch

My laptop comes equipped with a hardware switch on its backside that connects/disconnects the battery. When I am connected to AC for example, I can thus avoid overcharging the battery. Yesterday ...
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CPU is weak, is it CPU or motherboard? [closed]

My laptop, an Alienware M17xR3 started to run slowly lately. What happens is that sometimes it runs well, and sometimes not, I did run 3d mark benchmark and while mostly I get low results it happened ...
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14 inch vs 15.6 inch with same same resolution (1366X768)? [closed]

Is 14 inch is optimal and portable for programmer than 15.6 inch ? Is small screen give better view than large screen with same resolution ? Does 8GB ssd card comes with laptop increase performance ...
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hooking up 2 additional monitor to my Dell inspiron 1525

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 running windows 7 that has a VGA plug and A HDMI plug and would like to hook up two monitors plus the laptop monitor for the total of 3 extended displays. Can it be done ...
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Removing CMOS battery doesn't reset BIOS password

I have an old acer extensa 4620Z which I just disassembled, removed the CMOS battery and reassembled and it's still asking for a password. One thing I read is that you should leave it for 10 to 15 ...
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What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life?

Basically, I'm looking for some do's and don'ts. Is it bad to keep my laptop plugged in when I'm not using it (majority of the time)? Is it bad to plug it in once I've finished using it (with it ...
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Can I run my HP ProBook 4230s laptop without the wireless card in the slot?

I am having problems with the built-in wireless card. At the moment, I can’t even boot the laptop—an HP ProBook 4230s—because it says error 104: unsupported wireless network device detected, so I ...
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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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Monitor Switch Auto [closed]

my english not good I have Gigabyte p2532n Notebook when i playing a game my display changing resolution automatically. and i have to alt+tab and again for continue the game. cuz when this happen ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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Strange green things appear on my screen where black color is [closed]

While I am using my notebook, if i put my hands on WASD keys, strange green stuff appears on my screen where black color exists. if whole screen is black when i push a little to top left of keyboard ...
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What exactly is a laptop “display audio” driver?

I've downloaded an Intel HD Graphics driver for my Dell laptop and the installer's welcome screen says it will install the following components: Intel Graphics Driver Intel Display Audio Driver ...
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How to recover the BIOS password of Acer aspire 4720 lappy?

Am having an acer aspire 4720 laptop.It contains an phoniex security. So am unable to enter into bios settings due to the unknown password.So how can i get or remove the password.And one more problem ...
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How to limit the fan speed to X until temperature Y? (or similar)

Even though my laptop is cold, whenever I plugged it in, fan speed increases. How can I manually override the settings so that the fan speed is limited to X until temperature Y? (or something similar) ...
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Will PC3-10600 1333Mhz RAM work in a Laptop that has PC3-12800 1600?

I have a lenovo y40-80 laptop that comes with 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz installed. I have an old laptop with another 8GB chip of PC3-10600 1333Mhz DDR3. If I added the PC3-10600 to the lenovo ...
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Laptop battery - 100% available but says charging

My laptop charger suddenly went off while connected to the laptop, I tried to reproduce and noticed that the battery is 100% full and Windows says it is still charging. Why does Windows keep charging ...