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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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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Notebook's Battery is not calibrated. Operates at 0% for an hour

My problem is that even if the battery percentage is 0 the notebook can stay on around an hour. I have disabled "critical battery action" on my operating systems to use more time my notebook. The ...
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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF. The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected. The ...
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Where to report bug of BIOS of Ativ 4 Notebook to Samsung?

I'm looking for a place to report BIOS bug on Ativ 4 Notebook. After updating BIOS from version P01RBG to P08RBG my ssd is working only at SATA2 speed (up to 260MB/s). Before it it worked at up to ...
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Where did the Undock laptop option go in Windows 8.1?

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.1 and have some trouble finding features. In Windows 7 under the Shutdown menu, there was an option to undock my laptop (as well as Sleep, Hibernate etc.). Now ...
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Toggle integrated/discrete graphics manually

Many laptops have two GPU's, an integrated Intel processor, and a discrete Nvidia processor. There are options to set which processor is used by specific applications, though those settings are not ...
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My Dell laptop overheated after I installed Debian squeeze on esata drive

I've been running Ubuntu on my 1 y/o Dell Lattitude laptop. Today I installed Debian squeeze and xen-4.0 on it and was surprised to see it cut out. When I rebooted a bios message told me it had ...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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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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Are laptop LCD cables interchangeable?

I do a fair amount of laptop repair for my job. One of our most common issues is people coming in with broken screens; in such cases, it can be hard to figure out if the cable is broken or the screen ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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How many monitors can I attach?

What is the maximum number of monitors I can attached with a laptop (Lenovo T440) that comes two usb ports, one VGA port and one mDP (miniDisplayPort)?
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Dell Latitude D610

I have 2 Dell Latitudes with an identical problem. Units work fine when charger is in use. When unplugged, there is a white "smear" starting at the lower left corner and progressing to the center of ...
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BIOS not reaching post

GT70 0NC-012US Issue: BIOS not reaching post Backstory: Several days ago,my slave HD started to lock up the OS with any related programs running from that disk. In an attempt to fix it, i used ...
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Will using a bicycle pump to clean my laptop damage it?

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. Unfortunately, there is no way to access the fan even after opening maintenance hatch, so I have no real way of removing dust from the cooling vents without using some ...
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External monitor very dim via laptop VGA

I have an HP DV6 2115sa laptop running Windows 7, and have been using an external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster) using the VGA port. Having previously worked perfectly, it now suddenly seems to be an ...
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Thinkpad laptop flooded with liquid while powered off, won't turn on anymore [not trivial]

A classic IBM Thinkpad T30 (MT2367) laptop has been flooded with a salty water for a period of ~2 hours while powered off, having AC cord unplugged & both batteries (main battery and a tiny backup ...
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Windows 7, sound is intermittently dropping

I have a Windows 7 laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (Conexant HD audio - don't know the exact chipset). I've just put it back into service for the kids to watch movies on after several months in ...
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Toshiba Laptop Ventilator (almost) turns off after boot

So my Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L550. The problem I have is that it overheats quite often. I know that the ventilator is rarely turned on, despite sensors returns a high temperature of about 70 ...
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Advice on Dev Laptop (Lenovo W530) for Mobile Development

I am ordering a Lenovo W530. It is going to be used mainly for mobile (iOS, Android & Win Phone) and backend development. A lot of VMWare virtual machines of course. But not over 2 concurrent ...
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Computer waking up from sleep in frequent intervals, no solution found yet

I have an Asus laptop (Q501LA) with Windows 8.1 installed (upgraded from Windows 8). Throughout the day when the laptop is on, it wakes up by itself from sleep. This problem has occurred both in ...
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Make Intel's “Display Power Saving Technology” act faster

Intel has a feature for laptops called "Display Power Saving Technology". This system adjusts the screen brightness to match the over-all brightness of the picture you are seeing. So while looking at ...
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Display is dim after updating graphics driver

Tad bit of summary:So I have had the "pleasure" of owning an HP laptop for a few years now. Since HP does not update their drivers for a long time I was stuck with AMD 8.3 drivers. I recently updated ...
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Haswell power efficiency compared to Ivy and Sandy

After reading a few reviews about the Haswell CPU series, I concluded that upgrading from Ivy or Sandy bridge might not be worth it considering the limited power gain. However Intel does advertise ...
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Unable to locate annoying noise source in HP DV6 laptop

I've had a HP DV6-1340SS laptop for about 3 years. Some months ago, I started hearing some kind of unusually loud fan noise with no apparent relation to CPU load. It's not the usual air sound, it ...
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Erratic light on laptop power adapter

I replaced a power board on a Dell Inspiron laptop. If I plug the power adapter into the power board by itself, the light on the adapter stays on, if I connect the power board to the motherboard then ...
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Certain keys not working on a T40 thinkpad

I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine. As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even ...
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Inconsistent problems with backlight, booting, and troublesome hanging with an HP DV5 laptop (2008). Thoughts?

Main Problem: I've got an HP DV5-1125nr with a backlight that seems to work when it pleases. This started about a month ago. An image is still present on the screen and it works with an external ...
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Acer strange battery dissassembly issue

last week I bought an Acer M5-481T ultraportable laptop. Everything was working fine with the laptop and battery until I decided to disassemble it to upgrade the hard drive, which was a few days after ...
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Laptop with external monitor

I'm using a laptop connected via HDMI to a TV which I use as the primary monitor. I have disabled the sleep function when closing the lid in the power settings and set the laptop to "only display on ...
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Signed WinXP driver shown as unsigned for normal users

On a Dell Latitude laptop model installed in our enterprise environment the "Intel Management Engine Interface" driver is loaded and works as expected, but on the driver tab in dev-manager it is said ...
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Keyboards and mouse of my Laptop (HP DV7) behaving weirdly

I have HP Pavilion DV7 laptop.. for last few weeks I am having problem with the key board and the mouse.Few keys gets pressed automatically. Then few keys performs wrongly like "shift" key acts as ...
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Installing Windows in a laptop with a dysfunctional display

My laptop's display does not work. I am currently using an external LCD screen. So when I power up my laptop I can't see anything. Only after the windows logon screen is displayed, the screen shows up ...
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Ubuntu: closing laptop lid shuts off projector

This is in Ubuntu Natty: This is a relatively new development: normally when I watch a movie I hook up my laptop to my projector, close the lid, watch the movie. However, nowadays when I close the ...
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webcam worked yesterday, no more

Along with the rest of the world, I joined google plus right after invitations became available last night. I was able to use my webcam for their hangouts, now I cannot. When I checked lshw I can't ...
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'Prefix not set' error installing Ubuntu x86_64

I'm trying to install Ubuntu instead of Fedora on my Lenovo V570 laptop and I'm having issues with the disk. I downloaded the x86_64 version of the Ubuntu ISO from ...
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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 ...
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Default Audio Output Device Selector

I have a laptop with a HDMI port that I am using at home to connect to a big monitor with speakers. When at home, I want my default audio out to be HDMI. However I also take my laptop to work with ...
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Issue with monitor switching to external even though none are hooked up

I'm currently using my Windows 7 HP DV6000 laptop. For whatever reason the screen decides to automatically go blank as if its displaying on an external monitor, but i don't have any hooked up. I close ...
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Samsung SSD connected to Sata III but only shows Sata II

my laptop specifications state that I have a SATA III interface however Samsung Magician states I only have SATA II. I have tried updating all my drivers for the interface and I am still faced with ...
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Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port

My most recent laptop has broken beyond repair and I'm left with a large M.2 SSD (Crucial M500), which I'd like to reuse in the replacement laptop. The "new" laptop (say ThinkPad W520 or T430) ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Issue connecting new laptop to HDTV by HDMI

I recently upgraded from a Lenovo G570 to a Thinkpad T440. I had previously connected that G570 to my Olevia 232 S13 without any issue, and streamed movies and such from my laptop to watch them on the ...
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What is the best way to interconnect a 5.1 home theatre system to a laptop and TV

I want to interconnect my laptop, 5.1 home theatre system and TV together so as a result I would just switch the input mode on the home theatre and it would play the appropriate input, preferably true ...
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Mouse Lag on External Monitor

Hooked up my new USB Docking Station in order to add a third monitor to my laptop. I'm running one monitor directly from the HDMI port on my laptop and one from the DVI-to-VGA on the docking station. ...
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How to make laptop only start charging when under 20% while always plugged in?

I want my laptop only to charge when under X% of battery is left, while always plugged-in to charger. I have a laptop that has to be up in running for long periods and I want to lower the ...
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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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hp mini 110-3510nr laptop won't restart

Here is the information of my hardware and software hardware : hp mini 110-3510nr OS : Windows 7 starter (freshly installed) My laptop is a hp mini 110-3510nr. It has windows 7 starter installed in ...
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Removing my lenovo computer from the dock re-sizes my windows

I am experiencing a strange problem that seems to be specific to the lenovo that myself and my work colleagues have. It is a W540 thinkpad and the issue is that when you undock the computer from a ...
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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...