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Chances are the 0.3mp Webcam with MIC is the built in camera on the laptop, it will be lower quality than the external one. Go for the 720p HD Camera with MIC as it will be much higher quality.


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No, as the kernel does not provide any sort of "going to sleep" signal before freezing all processes, there is no distribution-agnostic way to detect it. That said, pretty much all suspend requests – including lid-close – tend to go through a few userspace APIs: eventually, they either call systemd-logind's Suspend() function via D-Bus, or spawn the ...


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if you have second computer, set an unattended installation https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349348(v=ws.10).aspx


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I have taken 2 of those apart a couple of years ago. (One was coffee-soaked, the other had a cracked display. Salvaged the display from the coffee-victim and used that to the repair the other one.) I clearly remember that both had the LAN port soldered unto the motherboard. It is not replaceable unless you are willing to replace the entire motherboard which ...


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Get a USB wifi connector for 10 $ or replace the card inside your laptop for the same price. Any external device would be much more expensive, need a power supply, etc. But in the spirit of your question, yes, they exist. You can configure most wireless router as Repeater, and use the ethernet ports on its back.


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There is no way for us to know. However, there area ways for you to find out. From a Command Prompt type: wmic diskdrive get status This should alert you to any errors. However, you can always download a more advanced GUI, and it will give you far more information.


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The maximum supported (total) memory in that system is 8GB. That means you can not have two 8GB SODIMMs, making 16GB of memory. This says nothing about the size in GB of the SODIMMs that that the machine supports. The size of the individual RAM SODIMMs is based on the memory controller. According to Crucial (they didnt have that exact model listed, but ...


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This mention says that the computer won't allow more memory than 8GB. You can put any compatible memory up to 8GB (1x8GB, 2x4GB,...) depending on the number of RAM slots on the motherboard.


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I don't believe there's a way to do this, other than physically disconnecting the internal wirings that power up the said LEDs (infrared). This particular webcam doesn't look sophisticated enough to offer such feature.


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Please download and install the Bluetooth drivers manually from Dell website: Latitude E5450 drivers. From there take the network category and the Intel 8260/7265/3165/7260 Bluetooth Driver. Here is a direct link to the correct driver: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER03635699M/1/Network_Driver_N7VN8_WN32_18.1.1611.3223_A11.EXE -AirPett


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Hard drives spin constantly and very fast. The technology was developed before latops were ever invented. PC hard drives have existed in many form factors over the years. Your very first hard drive ever (the IBM RAMAC) was the size of a washing machine. The oldest ones for PC (like the ST-506, ST-412, ST-225) were about the size of a CD-ROM, possibly ...


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This is very likely hardware issue. I had similar problems twice with new hardware, once with new motherboard and once with new laptop. When you buy new hardware you expect it to fly, and when it starts freezing - after 4th or 5th reboot you can be ready to throw it through the window. :) Motherboard problem was solved with new BIOS firmware, laptop ...


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I flashed the BIOS et voilà, evrything is back to expected behaviour. So I flashed each laptops. They can now use the laptops during more than 40 minutes (which is good for 5 years old batteries). With Linux this changed nothing, so probably relying on a driver resetting the battery controler after boot.


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Your problem may be due to a badly implemented Acer design feature. On the reverse side, there are a series of Torx screws. If the hardware detects any are open, it kills power as a "safety" feature. This is done to reduce the risk of a fire should the user open the case and turn on power to the laptop. This sounds nice, but the feature has been implemented ...


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This may or may not be relevant, but a similar problem plagues Acer laptops. There is a safety feature which kills power when the hardware detects the case is open (and power is on). By tightening some screws on the reverse of the laptop, the problem magically goes away. The screws are self-loosing so this may need to be repeated every few years. The ...


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Your problem is probably not the battery but a badly implemented Acer design feature. On the reverse side, there are a series of Torx screws. If the hardware detects any are open, it kills power as a "safety" feature. This is done to reduce the risk of a fire should the user open the case and turn on power to the laptop. This sounds nice, but the feature has ...


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The problem may be due to loose screws on the reverse of the case. There is a safety feature which kills power on Acer laptops when the hardware detects the case is open (and power is on). By tightening the screws on the reverse of the laptop (hard!), the problem magically goes away. Since these screws are self-loosing, this may need to be repeated every few ...


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The problem was probably due to loose screws on the reverse of the case. There is a safety feature which kills power on Acer laptops when the hardware detects the case is open (and power is on). By tightening the screws on the reverse of the laptop (hard!), the problem magically goes away. Since the screws are self-loosing, this may need to be repeated every ...


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This may or may not be relevant, but a similar problem plagues Acer laptops. There is a safety feature which kills power when the hardware detects the case is open (and power is on). By tightening some screws on the reverse of the laptop, the problem magically goes away. The screws are self-loosing so this may need to be repeated every few years. The ...


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The problem may be some hardware drawing power when the laptop is powered down. Common bits of hardware that do this are USB mice and keyboards and in-built wireless network cards. A few things to check: 1) When powered down, is the mouse still active? 2) Open Device Manager * For each hardware listed, open Properties * Is there a `Power Management` tab? ...


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The problem may be some hardware drawing power when the laptop is powered down. Common bits of hardware that do this are USB mice and keyboards and in-built wireless network cards. A few things to check: 1) When powered down, is the mouse still active (light on)? 2) Open Device Manager * For each hardware listed, open Properties * Is there a `Power ...


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The problem may be some hardware drawing power when the laptop is powered down. Common bits of hardware that do this are USB mice and keyboards and in-built wireless network cards. A few things to check: 1) When you are powered down, is the mouse still active? 2) Open Device Manager * For each hardware listed, open Properties * Is there a `Power ...


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Your problem is probably not the battery but a badly implemented Acer design feature. On the reverse side, there are a series of T6 Torx screws. If the hardware detects any are open, it kills power as a "safety" feature. This is done to reduce the risk of a fire should the user open the case and turn on power to the laptop. This sounds nice, but the feature ...


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Everything got back to normal. I continued to use same battery and now I use it. Last week, it got back to normal, suddenly. As it dropped to 90%, as now it recovered to 99-100% (sometimes it goes to 100%), I even did not noticed that again. Battery voltage is normal 12,6V again nearly end of charge. Green led flashes again. No healing programs however ...


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Looking up a solution for this I found this on the Lenova site. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Z500-Touch-Mouse-Pointer-Disappearing/td-p/1387161 If it's just lately, can you try one of the following: Disable "hide pointer while typing" under Control Panel (large icon view) > Mouse > Pointer Options Tab and enable "Show ...


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This has worked for me in the past, but only sometimes. ymmv. It is un-intrusive and easy to test though. From an elevated command prompt, run the following command: wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey You might also try running this through Powershell: powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from ...


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Finding a good program without malware is not always easy. I've trusted Nirsoft in the past, and believe HIS SOFTWARE is safe, effective, and free. It found my Windows 10 keys from both the HD and the bios, (which were identical numbers.) Here's the link to the Nirsoft Key viewer page, where HIS files can be downloaded directly from near the bottom of ...


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Create an archive like DisableNumlock.reg, and paste the code below: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard] "InitialKeyboardIndicators"="0" "KeyboardDelay"="1" "KeyboardSpeed"="31" [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard] "InitialKeyboardIndicators"="0" "KeyboardDelay"="1" "KeyboardSpeed"="31" When you want ...


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It is either the light or the power source. Because it comes on then goes off, I am going to bet it is the light (CFL) itself. If u observe bad fluorescent bulbs u can see the similarity.


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You probably need to replace the battery that keeps the real-time clock powered. This picture is of an HP dv7 model with the bottom cover removed. Image by Mark You can see the circular battery on the mid-right, and it looks like a standard CR2032 lithium button battery which is available just about anywhere. You can often find it in stores because it's ...


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small flickering problem at the bottom of the screen This is a sign of a failing backlight or backlight power supply.


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There is also another small possibility. Maybe the sata controller fails for a reason. You can try to attach your HDD to another computer or to an external usb-to-sata converter.


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Removing CMOS battery was enough to fix the issue.


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The monitor and video card have their own brightness settings, independent of one another. I know this may sound obvious, but have you tried: Fn + brightness buttons for monitor brightness? Windows Key + x to change video card brightness it via the Mobility Centre? AMD Catylist Control Center (if available for your video card since it's AMD)?


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It doesn't sound windows specific. Reading through the above solutions others gave the only other thing I could think of is that there MIGHT be a setting in your BIOS settings. Also, if you have any specific software for settings that only exist for that machine. Sometimes if Dell or ASUS puts out hardware that is very specific to that machine software ...


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I had the same (even a bit bigger) problem after setting an X201 back to factory status. I went to Lenovo support website http://support.lenovo.com/de/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-X-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-X201/3626/AC9?tabName=Downloads&linkTrack=Mast:SubNav:Support:Drivers%20and%20Software|Drivers%20and%20Software&beta=false and after ...


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All you have to do is to search for Windows Utility Center or Mobility Center. To get this option press Windows+X which gets you a a popup menu in the left corner of the screen. From there select Mobility Center or Windows Utility Center, and from there assign for your function keys.


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Note: This solution could work on other ASUS models, but it was only tested on G73JH. There are two keys to fixing this. Drivers The correct drivers for the notebook are bundled in a package you need to get from ASUS. Follow this upgrade sequence: First, if the Windows 10 upgrade did not work using the automated process, install the ISO on an empty ...


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One possible solution Go to Device manager -> network adapters->your adapter-> right-click the installed adapter->properties->driver, try rollback driver. This brings you back to an older driver situation (possibly one where you have no problems). One other possible solution: the easiest way for me to decide whether something is a hardware or software ...


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You can use your external hard drive as replacement of your internal hard drive. What that means, you can disassemble your hard drive enclosure and take out the hard drive, then install it in your laptop as a replacement of the faulty one. So, you only need to know what type of external hard drive do you have ? is it 3.5" or 2.5" ..etc. if is it 3.5", then ...


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If your laptop is able to start from an external hard-disk then you can boot from it. However I woudn't do that because it's inconvenient.


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Yes, given the following: A worn down battery reduces the overall capacity. If you have 25% wear, your actual overall capacity is 75% of the original. If the battery requires four hours to charge from 0%-100%, you would reach "100%" in three hours. This is because the maximum available is reported, not the original capacity.


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It sounds to me like a problem with the power switching/voltage regulation circuitry inside the device is not up to par. If 2 of those units are making those kinds of sounds I'd take it back and get a refund or a different model of laptop. Specifically it sounds like the power regulation circuitry is struggling to keep up with the loads. (Not the ...


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HDD might have some kind of manufacturing defect. This is a sound that is produced when one open programs or boot up Windows . Please do try troubleshooting steps that may help in solving the problem - do try clean install of the graphics card driver. - Once the latest driver has installed do observe if you'll have the same issue. - If the same problem ...


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You can however purchase an EXP GDC to run a desktop video card externally. It is being done by a number of people with great success. http://www.banggood.com/EXP-GDC-Laptop-External-PCI-E-Graphics-Card-p-934367.html a youtuber shows how it works and all instructions are also on purchase page Have fun... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs_13V2OMLI


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you might want to try this: remove the kbd place into dishwasher and run thru a cycle with just water Dry in oven on lowest setting for a day leave in open air for another day. replace. THE KEY IS LETTING IT DRY THOROUGHLY BEFORE REUSE. Don't laugh, this is done for every piece of equipment that comes into major repair facilities.


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Yes you are but not in the way you think. Unplugging it and replugging is fine however hard drives are not designed to be moved while in use and are extremely fragile and easily damaged by bumps that would be safe while the laptop is not in operation.


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very likely yes! the internal Intel graphics supports it. # of Displays Supported: 3


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Open Device manager or type in devmgmt.msc in the search or Run box. Now you want to expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers Make sure you choose USB Root Hub do this to both. Uncheck the box on both and Hit OK This will solve your issue. Now anything you plug into your usb ports will not be turned off to save power. EDIT: This will be the ...


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The power options are not in the device manager. To access them, go to your control panel, Hardware & Sound, Power Options, click on the left panel option to Create Power Plan and select High Performance. When you get back to the Power Options screen, click Change Plan Settings next to your new plan. You'll probably want to select the Hard disk ...



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