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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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How to turn off USB-C charging while my HP ProBook 445 G7 is off?

On my HP ProBook 445 G7 I disabled quick boot in Windows, wake up on LAN and USB are also disabled in BIOS but the battery looses about 14% a week when it's shut down. When I connect my phone to the ...
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Yellowness and Dim display on the Same Model Number of Lenovo

I recently purchased a Lenovo(IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH6) laptop and I have doubts that the laptop screen displays yellowness and dim hence I compared the same model number laptop then found a different ...
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which one should I choose DDR3 or DDR3L

I have hp i3 pavilion notebook 6th gen. I need to upgrade my laptop RAM to 8GB. But I can't find which type of Ram I want to choose ddr3 or ddr3l?enter image description here 1.Task manager 2.CPU-Z ...
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Is there a way to install Microsoft Store-exclusive apps without Store?

Unlike apps I can download online and install, I can't figure out how to install apps that are only availabe for download via Ms-Store app, without first installing Ms-Store. I ask this because I am ...
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How to disable Forced Enrollment on a Chromebook Lenovo 100e second gen [closed]

How is the enrollment removed specifically on the Lenovo 100e 2nd gen there seems to be nothing on this specific model. I've tried a bunch of methods never working.
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Blank screen then doesn’t power on toshiba c660-pr2 [closed]

After cleaning dirt from my keyboard, I pressed the power button. The screen wasn’t working, but after ten minutes windows 10 symbol appeared. I waited for one hour and the symbol was still there. I ...
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Does the smaller shiny area also need thermal paste in this kind of CPU?

My laptop has i7 8550U CPU. As you can see in following photo (found on YouTube), there are 2 shiny areas on processor (highlighted by yellow arrows). I found a clearer image of same CPU so you can ...
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Can I replace my 11.55 V laptop battery with 15.4 Volts

I have an HP 15-CX0056WM gaming it came with an SR03XL battery 3 cells 11.55 volts 52.5Wh The replacement was SR04XL 4 cells 15.4 volts 54 Wh, is it okay to use it? The vendor told me that this is the ...
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Can using memory on lower frequencies cause any physical damage to it over the years?

I have got a laptop with 8GB of 2667MHz SODIMM memory. I was planning on adding additional RAM. I have two choices either get a 2667MHz RAM or get 3200MHz and use that at the 2667MHz frequency, which ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop won't connect to the internet through WiFi after driver update

I have a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 laptop with Windows 10. I recently had a 4G portable router, which is Dlink DWR-932M-9332. My phone is connecting to the router just fine. However, after a driver update ...
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what does "ctrl + f6" do in chrome?

of course I checked the google support page first https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179 and it is specified as "Skip to web contents" what does this exactly do while browsing? ...
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Dell latitude 7320 wifi drops 10ft away from router

one of Our office staff received a new Dell Latitude 7320 and works from home(has to connect a VPN). the laptop connects to Spitfire 2.4/5 router. But drops if laptop is 10 ft away from the router. ...
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Possibly faulty ram slot

I recently bought an extra 8 gigs of RAM for my laptop (HP Pavilion Gaming - 15-ec0013dx). After installing it the computer recognizes the RAM, but will not apply it as usable. Some of the stuff I've ...
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Why does unplugging and plugging back in my laptop power cable result in a short, sharp, immediate speed boost to all processes?

So I've got a cheap, barebones Lenovo Windows 10 laptop and I've noticed a fascinating behaviour whenever I toggle (unplug and then immediately plug back in) the power cable: I get an immediate burst ...
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POP OS - Laptop speakers and headphone are both controlled by headphone volume

Not sure of the exact model of the laptop. It's an old HP ProBook from 2010ish. Came with Windows 8. Audio worked as expected out of the box. Then, I tried to install JACK to try some DAW stuff, and ...
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Diagnosing battery issues on laptop

My Thinkpad T540 laptop (8 yrs old) developed battery issues. It wouldn't run for more than 1/2 hour without being plugged in. I took it into a computer shop who ran some tests, determined that the ...
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Can I superglue keycap to laptop keyboard?

I have Asus zephyrus g14 laptop. By mistake, I spilled cola on my laptop so I took the keycaps off and cleaned them with alcohol and put them back in but some keycaps broke(the small things below ...
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Laptop's USB 3.0 ports not working, USB 2.0 port working partially (with some weird issues)

I have a Dell Inspiron 5567 running on Windows 10 Home (21H2 19044.1645). It has two USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard and one USB 2.0 port attached to the motherboard using a flat ribbon cable. Last ...
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Is it possible to connect 2 external monitors to a laptop if USB-C doesn't support video output?

It appears that my laptop's USB-C port doesn't support video output. So, predictably, when I tried to connect a docking station, with 2 monitors attached, to the laptop's USB-C port, it didn't ...
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Using the MX Master 3 mouse over bluetooth on different laptops

The Logitech MX Master 3 mouse has a button on the bottom to select a Bluetooth "channel" (I think): I would like to use this mouse on two different laptops (A & B), not at the same ...
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How to prevent my laptop from black screen when lid is closed?

I've checked the power settiings and selected "Do nothing" option. However, when I close the lid of my notebook, the monitor changes black and my VNC connect is off. How do I stop the ...
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My laptop keeps crashing irregularly

My laptop is a Lenovo ideapad s340 It just keeps crashing irregularly lately. It overheats like crazy when I open any tab from any browser. Ive already brought my laptop to a computer shop, they have ...
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My laptop has heavy CPU load when playing SOME games

I just got my hands on a used Alienware 13 R3 with these specs: QuadCore Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 3400 MHz (34 x 100) , 6MB cache 12157 MB RAM (12 GB) nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Dell) , 6 GB vRam (DirectX ...
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Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop is powering on each day at 8:50 although BIOS doesn't have any settings for that

Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop is not in sleep state, but is completely turned off and is still powering itself on each day at 8:50 although BIOS doesn't have any settings for sheduled power on. All ...
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Laptop giving battery issues on dual boot in different disks

For the last year I've been having issues with my experience in both Windows 10/11 and both Ubuntu 20.04. Since the installation of an SSD for W10 and an M.2 for Ubuntu, energy has been the only point ...
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Two laptops and two monitors

I would like to put together a setup with two monitors and two laptops, where both laptops can extend their display to both screens, and where I can switch between laptops without having to change ...
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External monitor USB-C with DisplayPort to HDMI works initially and then stops

I have the following setup:- DELL Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop running Windows 10 with 1 x HDMI port 1 x USB-C DisplayPort port 2 x External Acer Monitors each with 1 x HDMI port 1 x DVI port 1 ...
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Dual booted computer Ubuntu/Windows never wakes up from sleep

I have an Acer laptop that I have dual-booted with Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 11. Whenever I lock the screen of my laptop/close the screen and the computer goes to sleep, I can never wake it up from ...
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would disabling a GPU in windows reduce a laptop's power consumption?

So let's say I have a laptop (ThinkPad P15 Gen 2) with a 230W power adapter, a 140W NVIDIA RTX A5000 Max-Q 16GB GDDR6 and an 11th Generation Intel Core i9-11950H Processor with vPro. Let's also say I'...
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Is there a way to check hardware whitelist for a laptop?

I have an Asus n750jv laptop which has a malfunctioning Wi-Fi module (Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG). I'd like to replace it, but it's quite a challenge to find an exact same adapter in my location, ...
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Laptop doesn't turn on after unusual sudden black screen

I was using my laptop (without my charger, with battery at 72%). I decided to plug in my charger as the task I was doing would drain my battery lower (3D Modeling in Blender), as soon as I plugged in ...
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Laptop randomly crashes after removing its inflated battery

I noticed that my laptop OMEN by HP 15-dc0044nf was open under it, so I opened it and saw that the battery was inflated. I removed the battery and since then my laptop just randomly crashes. While ...
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Battery slowly draining on AC power then laptop (running Ubuntu) drastically slows down when it hits 30%

So all of a sudden my AC charger is not able to keep my battery charging when I'm using my laptop anymore. My Laptop is an Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-72DB and I bought it brand new 5 years ago. It slowly ...
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Only USB Mic Working-- Not Headphone Mic or Laptop Mic

Recently, when I use my laptop's microphone or plug headphones into the headphone jack, it just picks up quiet static instead of sound. I bought a mini USB mic just to see if this would fix the issue, ...
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How to fix display failure for My Dell G3 3500 windows 11?

I was using my laptop and I put it to charge and left it for a while. Came back to see that the screens black, the keyboards backlight is lit but the keyboard isn't working. The light next to the ...
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Is it possible to use one laptop only as system tower for another laptop?

I need to work on Laptop 1 [17" Lenovo | Linux Mint 20.3], using it only as monitor and keyboard, and the OS using Laptop 2 [13" HP | Windows 10]. Is this possible?
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display refresh rate of external monitor

hello all in hp victus 16 having ryzen 5600 h processor and gtx 1650 graphic card having a display refresh rate of 60 hertz when ...
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What is the significance of Voltage/Wattage on these thermal pastes?

I was looking at some thermal pastes online. One of them mentioned like Voltage: 0.09 Volts Another mentioned like Wattage: 8.5 Watts One more mentioned Wattage: 5 Watts. As I'm new in this stuff, I ...
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After setting up dual-boot, Windows workspace not saved during sleep or hibernate

I recently set up dual-boot (Ubuntu) on my Dell XPS 13 laptop. Before dual-booting, if my laptop was idle it would sleep and boot back up while saving my previous workspace (any tabs or documents ...
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Laptop automatically shut down at around 30%

I bought an Acer Swift SFX14-41G since 12/2021, which is pretty new laptop. The problem is it automatically shutdown at around 30%. After several times it shutdown like that, I have tried to calibrate ...
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Laptop shutting down after startup?

Few months ago, battery broke from my laptop and it worked only when charger is plugged. Now it shuts during startup. I press the power button, it starts to flicker some lights like usual, but then ...
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Windows automatic driver installation

I want to do clean windows installation on my laptop and install all drivers from laptop manufacturer site. The problem is when I install windows with internet connection windows automatically install ...
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Can i use different speed ddr3 ram on laptop? [duplicate]

I'm planning to add some more ram and i was told that the rams speed have to be the same for laptop ram,different from how desktop works(if not wrong) the laptop i have is:hp elitebook 2540p(boomer ...
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How to send a windows laptop automatically to sleep when no active screen is available?

My Windows laptop does not go into standby mode when I take it out of the docking station. Background I like to work with an external monitor and the laptop lid closed. Unfortunately, when I take the ...
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Laptop touchpad problems when PSU charger (Original) is plugged in

I have an HP laptop which battery is damaged since February of 2021. HP DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS tells me that battery internal capacity is only at 10% of its factory capacity. The battery is also inflated. I ...
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Can I unplug laptop display and use two external monitors?

Will I be able to connect two monitors to my laptop with a HDMI splitter and extend the screen if my laptop display is physically unplugged from the motherboard? Searching on Google, I find out that ...
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HP ZBook laptop doesn't turn on after shutdown

I have an HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 Mobile Workstation. Today I shut it down, but when I later pressed the power button to turn it on nothing happened - no lights, nothing. How do I fix this, if possible?
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Display connector keeps detaching from laptop motherboard

How can I keep the display connector from detaching from my laptop motherboard? It periodically comes loose, meaning I have to open it up and try attaching it again. I can't seem to get it to "...
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RAM no longer working after adding a second stick

I have a Dell XPS 15 9500, and I'm trying to add 8GB of RAM. I have RAM stick 1 and RAM stick 2. RAM 1 came with the laptop, and RAM 2 I bought on amazon. Here's what's written on them: RAM 1: ...
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Charging a laptop not in use for 3 years

My laptop has been unplugged for about 3 years. Will the battery still be good, and how long should I charge it on the initial re-plug?
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