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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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Tensorbook (Razer x Lambda) Battery Management

My new Tensorbook is fully loaded, dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 22.04. I want to optimize its battery life, but have not found anything that works yet. Model no: RZ09-421 Product no: RZ09-...
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Best way to connect Dell G5 15 (NVDIA geoforce gtx 1650) to dual display 1080p and 1440p

I have a Dell G5 15 with NVDIA geoforce gtx 1650 graphics card. I bought one monitor with 1080p resolution (60 Hz) and other one 1440p (144 Hz). Should I use daisy chain to get the optimum resolution ...
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Laptop charger on high performance making "crackling" sounds

I've read multiple threads about how a "crackling" noise coming from a laptop charger is worrisome, but I recently I found that my laptop charger makes this sound only when my computer is ...
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Inverted Touch on Asus Screenpad

I bought a Asus VivoBook S432F with Windows 11 and the Screenpad 2.0, but I can't get it to function properly. When the Screenpad is activated, the Y & X Axis are inverted each moving up moves the ...
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Windows 10 Boot from USB stuck

I've downloaded the windows.iso file and used rufus to burn a Windows image on the go to a portable USB Drive. When it was finished, I unplugged and re-plugged the USB into my computer. I used SHIFT+...
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Using monitors below their native resolutions, but cannot change active signal resolution

My monitors: Two Acer XB270HUs, QHD/1440p native resolution, up to 144hz refresh rate, GSYNC Laptop docking station: Dell WD19DCS, single USB-C 3.2 Laptop specs: Dell Latitude 5400, 15-8365U, Intel ...
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Windows 11 battery life issue

In early 2022, I bought a new Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2 with an AMD Ryzen 7 4700 u. It had Windows 10 pre-installed, and I immediately upgraded to Windows 11. Although the manufacturer promised a ...
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How long to install Microsoft Services?

I bought a Dell Insperion 15 laptop, with Microsoft Home & Office loaded on it. During initial boot, there is a screen "Office comes with your device". In the lower right corner is a ...
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Wi-Fi / Ethernet Connection issues Windows 11 --->Windows XP AND Windows XP --->Wi-Fi Modem

So I recently got an old laptop (Toshiba Satellite A135-S4427) back up and running again with Windows XP Home Edition. I then tried to connect to my Wi-Fi network but it does not display any network ...
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Anybody make sense of these GPUZ readings from my XG Mobile

So I have an XG Mobile 3080 that's started acting weird, Recently it has been stuck at 210MHz regardless of what its doing, by switching power plan to turbo I can achieve 300MHz and with manual mode ...
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Reduce heat output of unused laptop dGPU within Windows

I have an nVidia GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q built into my laptop, which I regularly use for rendering and ML-workloads. While I am in lectures at university or using it "in the field" I want to ...
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ssd not showing up in the partition section of windows installation

Yesterday i was working on my laptop i had opened 12 chrome tabs, vscode and local server was running. My laptop gradually became slow i closed most of the tabs on chrome and stopped the server to let ...
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Change advanced power settings with Powershell

I just researched how to change CPU boosting behavior of my HP Spectre x360 and changed the hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\control\power\powersettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\...
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Unable to charge HP Envy Intel i7 11th gen with Comsol 25600 power brick

I purchased and HP laptop as above. The battery won't get through a full day on a charge, so I purchased a Comsol power bank. I have contacted Comsol and have been told that it should charge a laptop ...
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Cannot boot from USB when installing Windows (Bios issues)

I read some tutorials here, also I watched tons of videos on YouTube and read tens of articles on the Internet but cannot find a solution. I plugged in my flash drive with Windows on it and want to ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Z570 with 2 external monitor setup

I have Lenovo Ideapad Z570 laptop, its 10 years old. It has 8GB RAM, i5 2nd Gen 2.4GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2GB Graphics Card, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, Windows 7. I want to connect two ...
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Old laptop having blinking issue on screen after several parts getting changed

My dad has an old Acer Aspire 4732z, nothing special of a laptop but still works and is good for what he requires. A couple of months ago he told me if I could check it because it started blinking and ...
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Ram in laptop with same brand but different part numbers?

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop ( Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3) with 8GB ram capacity. So, I want to upgrade my laptop on Ram and SSD. My memory's information is Kingston 8GB DDR4 bus 3200mhz with part number ...
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I am facing abnormal shutdown with new ASUS laptop

I purchase two weeks back new aSUS laptop and facing issue with keyboard hanging and now abnormal shutdown when i checked log under 6008 & 41 EventID and upon checking on net it could be due to ...
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Laptop shortly freezing while on battery

I have a Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X 2021, and it works well. The only problem is that while working on the battery it sometimes freezes (e.g. when I'm typing a text there might be delays in text ...
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My laptop CPU and Fans works extremely hard (loud) when on idle (Windows 11)

While using it, I barely hear the fans even when doing relatively cpu intensive tasks, however when I leave it plugged in, it idles then the CPU utilization jump to the max and the fans start ...
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Is it possible to add DisplayPort to my laptop if it doesn't have one

I have Dell Inspirion 15 3576 laptop with Intel Core i5 8250U. Laptop has two GPU: Radeon (TM) 520 Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 (integrated) I've bought LG ultrawide monitor and main problem i have is ...
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How to troubleshoot random laptop poweroffs?

My Thinkpad x230 shuts off randomly. There's no shutdown sequence or any delay, just click, off. It can run for hours or days just fine, or do it several times in one day. It boots back up immediately ...
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Toshiba Satellite l670-19e seems to be dead. Only a flashing white light on the case — the battery light — is the only sign of life

Initially the laptop worked fine. Windows 10 loaded; and I reached the login screen. I - several times - restarted the computer attempting to create or change the admin account so I can login to the ...
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Asus laptop touchpad stopped working and looks disconnected

The problem: I'm using an asus UX410U laptop under windows 10 for high school. Since few months,the touchpad it stopped working when it was heating too much, nothing too disabling for classes. Today, ...
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Sleep mode issue

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop with Windows 10. I originally set up the laptop to go into sleep mode when lid is closed. I did not shut down the laptop in more than a year. Recently I opened the ...
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Acer Predator Helios 300 won't charge and shuts down when unplugged I tried every method in the internet but doesn't work

My predator Helios 300 (i7-10 RTX 3060) works only when plugged into the power, though the charge is 98%, which should be ample to run it on battery. I tried every solution in the internet but it ...
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Laptop screen not working after repair

I own an Asus Vivobook and I had to change the monitor frame -not the LCD screen itself-. All the operations are done, but when I shwitch on my laptop the screen turns on, I can see the "ASUS&...
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High Fan Noise in my OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc1093tx

Background I bought my HP Omen (hp dc1093tx) about 2.5 years. In the last 1 year, there has been enormous fan noise higher than the expected one. At first I assumed this to be a hardware issue and ...
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Is it different DC power jack for each different laptop?

I have replaced my DC power jack (DC301015T00) by local shop owner with another DC power jack (DC30100U00D). But my laptop default charger (45W) is not working(charging symbol coming but not charging ...
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Laptop Wi-Fi disconnects as soon as I attempt to visit a website

I have a laptop which suddenly is no longer able to connect to Wi-Fi. I can join the network, and then it shows the typical wi-fi symbol on the taskbar for a while: But then as soon as I attempt to ...
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Laptop goes in 'sleep' state

I'm using MacBook Pro 2015. For the last 5 years I use Bootcamp and using only Windows 10. My laptop is running on power all the time and connected to external Monitor and keyboard. The battery is ...
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Wifi card limits download speed before router restart

I'm having weird problem, when laptop boots, download speed on it is limited to just 0,6MB/s. Once router gets restarted and laptop is on, speed returns to normal. I'm guessing that problem must be in ...
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How to connect Lenovo laptop to external monitor?

I have windows 10 x64 on Lenovo laptop g500 series. The screen is not working and just showing white screen. As in below screen. Earlier used to work if I keep my laptop screen in a particular angle, ...
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A piece fallen from my Dc power jack of Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (3501) laptop

A piece fallen from DC power jack. I took picture of it below. frontside of the piece backside of the piece I dont know whether it is fallen from charger adapter port or from laptop charger port. ...
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Laptop (Windows OS) shutdowns when on battery after some minutes

I recently changed the battery and my laptop would unexpectedly shut down after some minutes without a warning. That is under a normal usage where I noticed that only the RAM is working over 65% but ...
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Getting 5 beeps plus another 5 beeps on a ThinkPad T440p

So, I am trying to repair a ThinkPad T440p for a family member, and I am getting the 5 beeps of death. It is a T440p with an i5 and Nvidia Graphics. Basically, when I press the power button, it beeps ...
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Toshiba Accupoint making mouse drag

I have a Toshiba Portege Z30, which has an Accupoint rubber stick in the middle that seems to be far too sensitive. Any time the laptop tilts, or even if I hold down the touchpad, it will drag the ...
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ISY IKE-5000 keyboard only lighting up when connecting to a USB charger port

Whenever i connect my ISY IKE-5000 keyboard to ANY computer with USB 2.0 or 3.1 ports, the keystrokes work correcly but i can barely see the keys as there are no lights, when there should be. I have ...
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What causes those ACPI errors in Linux (and how to fix them)?

I installed Linux Mint 21 on my HP laptop. I got some errors I don't know how to solve. The first 2 days after installation, I had the following errors: This is the error I was getting after I boot ...
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Some buttons work sporadically on notebook keyboard (DELL Alienware Area 51M)

The keyboard of DELL Alienware Area 51M notebook has recently started to behave weird: two buttons (namely 3 and E) are working sporadically. Sometimes, when you press the button, the key is not ...
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Lenovo ideapad gaming 3 is my laptop, using a zebronics usb hub zeb100hb. It only delivers power to the devices connected but doesnt recognise inputs

I am using my laptop lenovo ideapad gaming 3, while connecting my usb hub, it doesnt work as its supposed to, it only delivers power to devices connected and doesnt take their input such as a mice or ...
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BIOS Update EXE - Lenovo E41-55

Lenovo E41-55 laptop support page lists BIOS update file (which is an EXE) only under Windows 10. The download is completely missing when I Select OS as Windows 11 therein. https://pcsupport.lenovo....
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Permanently Turn on Super USB-C Charging ThinkVision P34W-20

This question is probably specific to this particular monitor but hoping someone has had experience with this type of thing. I am using the ThinkVision P34W-20 curved monitor and connecting to my ...
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NVIDIA GPU not being detected

The dedicated GPU in my laptop stopped being detected and utilized after I took the following actions: Used Razer Cortex to boost a game ("osu!" specifically). Powered off the computer ...
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Does charging my laptop via monitor(usb-c) aid in power supply surge protection?

I have a Mac laptop which I can connect with my Samsung monitor with USB-C. This USB-C connection achieves display connectivity and also charges my laptop at the same time. Where I live, there are ...
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audio ingame not hearable when using microphone ingame

Why is it that when I use the mic in games like valorant and phasmophobia, I can't hear in-game sounds like footsteps and guns. I have done things like rebooting the mic. Anyone know how to fix it?
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how to change the default font for ebook viewer?

I use sumatrapdf as my daily viewer for ebooks especially with epub format To shrink the file size, I usually remove all the font inside fonts folder in epub file. (for those interested, unlike ...
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Why is the color in my external monitor not very dark but but when I close the lid of my laptop it looks darker and more normal

The connected display is hooked up through the HDMI port on the laptop and the color looks much lighter, but when I close the lid to the laptop it gets darker and actually looks darker and ...
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CPU clock speed goes down when I enable my integrated graphics GPU

I know that there are many reasons and fixes for those reasons for what is happening to my laptop; an old one too from 2013. Everytime: I enable my integrated graphics my CPU clock speed fluctuates ...

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