Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
456 views

Setup for streaming sound from laptop to amp (RCA connector) via wireless network

I'd like to use my quality speakers as wireless speakers for my laptop, i.e. get all sound output of my laptop to my amplifier without any cables, preferably without having to plug anything into the ...
2
votes
7answers
187 views

Synchronized Clipboard?

Evernote, Dropbox, Xmarks and what not. Many know these but is there a software that can synchronize clipboard between devices? For what you might be asking? Here is for what: Sometimes I want URL ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

quick web access brightness sony vaio e series

How to lessen the excessive brightness in quick web access? The model of my laptop is VPCEB37FG Sony Vaio E Series. I hope for your most favorable response. Thank you!
0
votes
1answer
435 views

HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - screen went black after shutdown attempt, but it doesn't turn off

Today I bought a used HP laptop computer, model HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . At first everything worked ok. Then I used HP center software to search and install BIOS and driver updates. After it has ...
0
votes
0answers
160 views

Brightness too dark or too bright

Basically, below a seemingly-arbitrary threshold (seems to be around 60%) my laptop screen is too dark to really make out much, and above that threshold it takes its maximum brightness (which is waay ...
0
votes
1answer
199 views

Do DDR3 SODIMM modules come in sizes greater than 8GB?

I'm really interested on buying a 1x16GB DDR3 SODIMM module because my laptop has only one memory slot. I know that DIMM modules with 16GB do exist. But I can find only packs with two 8GB modules of ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

1.5 volt RAM in a 1.35 RAM compatible laptop

My laptop is asus rog 750jx, it was said that it compatible with 1.35v ram. But i installed a 1.5v ram onto the laptop. Will it be okay?
0
votes
3answers
36 views

What is this chip on my motherboard?

I have a question that is really driving me crazy! I have a dell xps M1210 laptop. The other day I opened it to apply thermal paste. There are 2 chips connected to the heatsink, one raised, and one ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Laptop Bluray drive doesn't 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Electrical tape use in laptop

Hi just wanted to make sure this was okay. I used electrical tape to tape over the clear plastic that holds the video cable in place to the laptop screen. I was replacing the screen and I was worried ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Laptop power supply unit compared to PC power supply unit

PC power supplies are relatively huge compared to those used with laptops. But why is this so when a laptop today can have an equal level of performance as a high end PC? Are they both switching ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I know which of my laptop GPUs are running games?

My laptop has 2 GPUs, one of them is the default Intel HD Graphics 3000, and the other the Nvidia Geforce GT 630M. Obviously I want to use the 630M to play my games. How can I assure this is ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How do debug HDMI port

I have a unique situation with a Sony Vaio that has a donor motherboard from an essentially identical Chinese model of the same. the HDMI port seems at all levels to be non-functional and not ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Diskless Netboot a laptop with a broken HDD

Short question: I need to use a laptop that the hard drive connector is broken with Linux or Windows by booting through the network cable. Full question and background: We have 2 desktop systems and ...
3
votes
6answers
10k views

Laptop touchpad response badly when on power supply?

I have HP pavilion 2200 series laptop with AMD processor, 1GB RAM, on board nvidia display card. It suddenly cause following problem: When the adapter is unplugged, the touchpad works correctly and ...
1
vote
2answers
310 views

How can I remove an image file that freezes my computer each time I interact with it?

There is an image file that I just can't seem to get rid of no matter how hard I try. If I click on it, try to delete it, right-click on it, try to open it up, etc., it freezes my computer and I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

USB Host controller not working

My usb ports were acting very weird and I found some guides on internet, so obviously I followed the guides. I've found 5 guides telling me to uninstall the host controllers, then the host ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

Possible fire risk from leaving a laptop on for several months/years to use as a server

I found this question which comes close to mine - Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server - but doesn't specifically ask about a fire risk, and dismisses the idea of removing the battery, ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Open back of Toshiba Satellite L855

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855 - S5372. I was using it when it suddenly started making a wack-wack-wack noise; I'm certain that something got stuck in the CPU fan. Nothing had come in from the ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

How can I track time on a website from multiple IPs

I was wondering if there is a way to track time on a certain web site from my local computers / devices here. I wanna track from iPods, iPhones, laptops, desktops, etc to lets say facebook.com or ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Extending wifi range with an external antenna

I've got an old antenna that I'd like to try and use to get a bit more wifi range/signal strength out of my laptop. The antenna is terminated with a male TS9 connector, such as the one pictured here: ...
-2
votes
2answers
40 views

Alternative to audio jack

Audio jack in my laptop is not working. What would be the best alternative for that, like usb to audio converter or usb to hdmi converter?
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Keyboard error typing 2 charters on one touch on samsung

i have problem on my Samsung lap keyboard may be it falling or heavy weight locate on lap, really i don't know all keyboard keys working well, but when i press on esc-key it do esc + f1 that's all ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Bitlocker Missing In windows 8.1

I used bitlocker to encrypt one of my drives. All of a sudden bilocker is missing from my computer and when i try to open the bitlocker encrypted drive, it says access is denied. Please help.
-6
votes
0answers
41 views

What specs should I upgrade on my laptop if I were to use it to play games? [on hold]

My laptop, Inspiron 1525, is SLOW. It is almost impossible to play Portal 2 and Portal 1 is laggy but still playable. I still managed to beat the game. Half Life 2 episode 2 is possibly even laggier ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Should I enable or disable EDID in AMD catalyst

I was just wondering if it is better to have EDID disabled or enabled in AMD catalyst?I have a laptop plugged in to a monitor with the display showing only on the monitor and the laptop lid closed.
0
votes
2answers
37 views

Is it safe to leave a Li-ion battery for weeks unplugged while it's not fully discharged ? And is it safe to unplug it while the PC is on?

Is it safe to unplug a li-ion battery not-discharged and leave it unplugged for a considerable period of time? (Less than a month) Is it safe to unplug the battery while the PC is on and directly ...
2
votes
2answers
914 views

Ok to play games on a laptop (heat)?

Someone recently told me it was a bad idea to play games on a laptop because a laptop doesn't have adequate ventilation and a heat sink like a desktop has, and that the heat might damage components ...
-2
votes
0answers
8 views

Maya on Dell Inspiron

I am planning to buy a new Dell Inspiron 15 7537 laptop. It have i7 5210u 8gb ram 2GB nVidia GeForce GT 750m 5400rpm HDD Windows 8.1 I am just wondering will it install and run Autodesk Maya(and ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Some key combinations no longer work

I don't know how this happened, but I can't use shift+R, nor can I use shift+1, 2, 3, 4. I tried creating another user to see if the problem is there too, but for them it works fine. I can't use ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Make computer shutdown if battery < 50%

My original Dell battery died after one year, and I made the mistake of buying a new one from eBay. The new battery starts from 100% charged and after 5 minutes drops abruptly from 95% to ~9-10%. ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to check if laptop supports mSATA?

I have Dell inspiron 7520 laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in ...
4
votes
3answers
156 views

How can I disable laptop keyboard but not wireless keyboard? (Windows 7)

I am using Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5755G laptop. How can I disable my laptop keyboard without disabling the wireless external keyboard? (I guess I am looking for the Windows 7 equivalent of this ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Using OEM key from a preinstalled windows copy

I have a lenovo laptop running linux. I have the OEM key for win7 (looks like numbers-OEM-numbers-numbers) that came with the laptop. Can I reinstall Windows 7 from my USB drive and use the OEM key to ...
1
vote
3answers
57 views

Reducing brightness of specific pixels on laptop screen

My laptop's screen has a couple of small bright spots. They are obnoxious but I don't want to have to buy a new laptop or replace my current one's screen. I suspect that the bright spots could be ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Function keys are giving weird output

I am trying to use f keys in a legacy application, but they're giving me weird string outputs instead of performing f-key functions. For example, F8 outputs [19~. Any idea whats up? I've tried a ...
5
votes
7answers
38k views

How to increase the resolution of a laptop screen more than it supports

I have a laptop, which has a screen resolution of 1366x768, as most laptops have. Is there any way to increase it? The laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6, with Intel HD 3000 graphics and Radeon HD 6490M ...
0
votes
3answers
67 views

Burning paper with laptop

A few hours ago I was playing a computer game when I noticed smoke coming from next to my laptop. Then I noticed that the stack of paper next to it had begon to smolder. I threw it into a glass of ...
1
vote
1answer
9k views

Asus laptop won't turn on

I think I ran the battery too low (I have one power cord that I share between two computers and I was stupidly trying to use both machines at the same time and lost track of how long this one had been ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

USB mouse incredibly slow on brand new laptop

Just purchased a Dell Latitude E6540 with a ~16" screen (Windows 7). The mouse is terribly slow, even after adjusting it in Mouse Properties (Pointer Options -> Motion -> Fastest). To move the mouse ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Notebook not booting

My problem is with my Samsung NP-N150 Notebook. It operates with a Windows 7 starter. I have never had any problems with it in the past. The issue is that it will not boot up. The battery on my ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Adobe After Effect and Premiere in 5400rpm harddisk [on hold]

I am planing to get a new laptop with a 5400rpm HDD and install Adobe CS5.5 After Effect and Premiere in it, however the system requirement said it need a 7200rpm HDD. I am trying to get the new ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I prevent my laptop from shutting down when undocking?

The Laptop is an HP EliteBook 8540p running Windows 7 Professional. OS updates are applied regularly via Windows Update and the machine is currently fully up to date. Recently, when undocking the ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Is it possible for a desktop computer to use a laptop's WiFi? [duplicate]

Given a curious setup, my desktop computer is now far from an accessible connection to the internet as it lacks WiFi, yet I do have a spare laptop lying around with WiFi capabilities. Is it possible ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Dell Xps M1210 reboot cycle

I just received a Dell xps M1210 laptop to repair. The person I received it from said they have been using it with no problems for 10 years. Then the other day, they were copying files, then suddenly ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

After changing settings, I can no longer get my laptop screen on (it's black). How can I see the display monitor?

My laptop screen went dark and I searched on how to fix this - found to disconnect power and drain it with the power button, then close the lid almost all the way and then try to hit power button ...
-3
votes
0answers
21 views

How do I make my laptop take a picture whenever someone logs in? Windows 8 [on hold]

I've seen people say this before and get answers, but they were using Windows 7. I use windows 8 and don't think that would work. Can someone have a code or program that does this?