Questions tagged [laptop]

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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need help enabling microsoft store

I've always had trouble with Microsoft store and now (because im also having trouble downloading origin) ive stumbled with the problem that Microsoft store in task manager appears as "disabled" but ...
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Laptop display shows hazy marks at the edge of screen

I have a Dell Inspiron 3558 laptop which has been showing up some hazy kind of marks at the below left corner edge of the screen. I had earlier used surgical spirit multiple times to clean the screen ...
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How to set charging cap for a laptop battery?

From various sources I learned that when you need store a battery for extended period of time, it's best to support it's charge level somewhere around 40-50%. Some laptops have firmware settings which ...
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Dell latitude e6430 crash

My laptop boots up as normal,but using for like 10-15 minutes, screen goes black and there is red vertical line on the right side of the screen. The only thing you can do is restart it and use it ...
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Asleep laptop running and hot in backpack, any brand, any OS

I put my laptop to sleep, waited until fans were off, closed lid, put it in backpack, opened my backpack later, laptop was running and hot, fans on. I opened the lid, the screen stays black forever ...
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Random “No Internet” when connected to a working router

I sometimes get "No Internet" while being connected to my home router with full signal, but other devices connected to it have no Internet access issues (2 phones and 1 more laptop). I'm using Huawei ...
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Does a USB-to-Ethernet adapter provide a full-duplex internet connection?

I have an ultrabook without an Ethernet port. If I use a USB-to-Ethernet (or USB-C-to-Ethernet) adapter to give this laptop a wired connection, is that internet connection full duplex?
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A 2nd mouse pointer is showing on my Dell Inspiron 15/3000 series, 64-bit. Why?

Today was the 3rd occasion that my Dell Inspiron 15 began to show a 2nd mouse pointer on the screen. Although it wasn't moving, it was interfering w/any movements I tried to do. I already disconnected ...
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Can periods of heavy CPU load cause an early laptop fan failure?

I have two old thin HP ProBook 430 laptops: a G4 purchased in early 2017 and a G5 purchased in early 2019. The G4 was turned on practically all the time between early 2017 and early 2019, and after ...
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My laptop shuts down on hdmi during video games and 60fps videos

First of all, sorry for my English here is my problem: I have an old Asus laptop and i don't have a battery. My laptop is 8 years old, i'm using this computer with a monitor with HDMI connection, ...
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How to avoid FPS drop on games after the laptop battery dies?

I am having an FPS drop when I play games (e.g., League of Legends). When I bought my Laptop PC (DELL INSPIRON N5110) I didn't experience the FPS Drop, it was around 60 FPS and stable. It started when ...
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My laptop does strange behaviors, what could be the reason?

I bought a used laptop and it doesn't shutdown. It only restarts. I mean after shutting it down it powers on automatically and immediately. If I'm on windows (after booting into windows), I have to ...
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Keyboard work in BIOS not in windows

recently i spilled coffee on my thinkpad thankfully the keyboard was the only thing affected i tried using an external one it worked at the first day then it stopped working with the main keyboard but ...
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HP Laptop turns off when unplugged, won't turn on when not plugged in

I have an HP Elitebook 840 G1 Notebook. It was working just fine earlier both when plugged in and on battery. Recently I have left it plugged in most of the time and I would occasionally unplug it. ...
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How can i enable Wake On Lan on Insyde F.33 Bios? [closed]

I tried to set up a wake on lan on my laptop but i can't find the option, do anybody know how to do it?
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Which RAM should I buy for an Asus FX553VD-DM013T? [closed]

I have this Asus FX553VD-DM013T laptop. https://www.flipkart.com/asus-fx553-core-i7-7th-gen-8-gb-1-tb-hdd-windows-10-home-4-gb-graphics-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-fx553vd-dm013t-gaming-laptop/p/...
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Laptop: Logging out increases power consumption

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon with Windows 10. When I'm logged in it uses 9W, but when I log out, is uses 15W - consistent for more than 10 min. Battery is fully charged and everything is up to date. ...
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Dell latitude E6430 not booting

One morning I woke up and my laptop was not able to turn on. Laptop's fan doesn't make sound, there's no display, power button is lighting and caps lock is flashing. Tried switching RAM, hold power ...
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LCD light white side bleed

My wife's laptop (HP ENVY 15t-j100) has not been used for months and been "sitting" on its left edge side for several months. Now, she turned it on and the left edge of the LCD shows a white light ...
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Is it possible to run 16GB DDR3 1.5V on a laptop with a Core i7 640M? (or any other CPU of that generation)

First-generation laptop/mobile CPUs, such as the Core i7 620M or 640M, have a theoretical maximum of 8GB DDR3 according to official sites. Has anyone successfully installed 16GB of DDR3 So-DIMM 1.5v ...
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Every X minutes, sometimes seconds, my external monitor loses signal for a second?

I have this display: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/model/UM.HV0EE.P01 Currently it's connected to my Desktop PC via DisplayPort, and to my Notebook via HDMI. I always just one, either my ...
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What alternative cooling fans could I build into my Asus F555UB? [closed]

My Laptop uses this fan. Do you know according to which standard this fan got built? And are there any alternative fans that are compatible to this one? Or some kind of generic fan that can be built ...
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Can I add a second 4GB DDR3 RAM on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have 4GB DDR3L RAM on my laptop according to my laptop's information provided by the brand's website. But when I checked using command on Ubuntu 20.04, it shows this is ddr3 ram. Now, my question is:...
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Laptop won't charge - burnt DC Jack

I bought the MSI GS63VR 6RF 3 years ago or so and all of a sudden the laptop begin to stop charging unless I lifted the charger cable, directly at the port, in an upwards direction. I thought the ...
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Getting Samsung Series 5 into Bios (tried spamming Es, F2,F4,F8,F10 and F12)

I have a Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C laptop. I installed Cloudready on this but would like to move to Windows 10 or Ubuntu. I am not able to move to Bios mode to get it to change the bootorder. I have ...
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How to connect speaker/headphone to one 3.5mm jack available on Laptop

My laptop is Asus FX505GE. It has one 3.5mm audio jack. Is it possible to connect my headphone's audio jack (of two jacks) to the audio port of the laptop and use the laptop's built in speaker? If I ...
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Samsung np530u3c (5 series) not booting and can't access the BIOS

I have this computer that I've been using with manjaro. Today I decided to replace the thermalpaste, everything went smooth, but when I tried to turn it on, it would restart and go to an empty "boot ...
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HP spectre x360 - external monitors not waking after sleep

I have a x360 13t - aw000 CTO with a HP G5 dock. As in the title, after the laptop sleeps external monitors disappear/are not detected. Restarting does not solve the problem - only shutting down ...
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How to rest BIOS password of toshiba satellite

I have a toshiba satellite laptop dont know the exact model its too old an the back sticker is also gone. When i turned on my laptop after 2 years it was showing bios lock and i dont know who put that ...
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Compaq Armada E500 mouse button broken

I have an old Armada E500, it's a nice machine for retro stuff so I'd like to use it. However, both left and right mouse buttons are not functioning. Maybe this is a common failure, bios reset and ...
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Laptop sudden dead (no response)

Few days back I connected my charger to my laptop which was on and within a few seconds the laptop switched off without any warnings. It wont show charging led light and wont power up at all(tried ...
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Backspace key is continuously working even without pressing it. When I press it it stops working. Why is it happening?

I have a laptop from Haier which is Intel core m3 with windows 10. It is notebook laptop that can be turned into tablet. So I managed to overcome this problem by turning into tablet mode so the ...
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How to connect external GPU output to laptop display ?. Is it possible?

I have external GPU GTX 670 in my laptop connected via riser pci-e and I'd like to connect GPU output directly to laptop display which has hardware identifier in device manager MONITOR\AUO46EC ...
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WIFI or graphics are not working in Deepin os in Lenovo ideapad 330 (amd)

Why Linux is so Painful to Lenovo users? I have been tried a lots of Linux distributions in My old lap Acer with intel chip.. That was smooth and there was no issues at all.. But after i bought a new ...
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Windows 10 - Display backlight randomly and automatically turns off, only turns back on when the keyboard 'turn-off display' button is pressed

I'm having this problem for quite a while now. The backlight of the display of my laptop, a Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD, running Windows (10 Home 1909), randomly shuts off. The behaviour is similar to the '...
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No display on a asus laptop

There is no display on an Asus laptop, on its screen or via the HDMI port. Asus support tells me that it should due to a failed graphic card. The graphic chipset is an Intel HD Graphics 3000 but I ...
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Toshiba L40 PSL48e does not update bios

I have Toshiba L40 PSL48e. Also known as l40-18l and l40-15g. It has bios version 1.6 and I need to update it to v2.0. However after installing the bios and acquire the files from toshiba website I ...
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“My location” is off by a 100 miles when using Google Maps in different browsers on Windows 10 laptop which has GPS built in

I have a Dell Latitude E7240. Location services are on in Settings - Location. I have tried accessing Google Maps in Firefox and Edge. Google Maps is not even showing the blue dot and Waze location is ...
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Touchpad can not be used and missing from Device Manager

Last night my laptop was working properly. When I used it this morning there is some problem with the touchpad: There is no cursor displayed. I think the touchpad is disabled so I press fn+F9 but ...
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External Monitor doesn't wake right away with laptop dock

Hoping this is the right place for this, been searching for a solution online and on here, but haven't had much luck, maybe I’m not searching the for the right thing, or I'm not phrasing it right. ...
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(Windows 7) Laptop battery drains out ALL THE WAY from 26% to 5% / hibernates

I've been experiencing a huge issue with one of my old laptops: Toshiba Win-7 laptop - it's battery is acting extremely strange. When using DC (battery) power, the laptop's power drops down abruptly ...
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How do I tell what battery my laptop needs if I don't currently have a battery installed?

First, a little backstory: A few months ago the monitor for my Acer Aspire F5-573 laptop shattered, so I took it to get fixed. Ever since then, the computer has said "no battery detected". I finally ...
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Different RAM models, same brand

i'm trying to upgrade my laptop RAM capacity. I use an 2 years old ACER ASPIRE VX15 with a 8GB RAM module KINGSTON ACR24D4S7S8MB-8 (8GB DDR4 PC4-19200 2400MHz 1rx8 1.2v NON-ECC 260-pin SO-DIMM). My ...
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Can i use SSD M.2 NVMe on my laptop?

I have the gaming loptop Acer Aspire VX 15 and would like to upgrade my SSD capacity. Currently i have an M.2 SATA III (Kingston 128gb Solid State Drive Rbu-sns8180ds3/128gh SSD). My question is, can ...
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How to connect only video output of a video player to TV connected to HP Laptop via HDMI while use Laptop remotely for other purpose also?

I have my personal HP laptop connected to TV via HDMI. And there is no issue to see display of my Laptop on TV alone or extend to both or whatever. But while my family watching some stuff I would ...
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Attempted BIOS update through spi

Like the title suggests, i flashed the bios the hard way. I had a password protected bios on my HP EliteBook 8470p and needed the virtualization option to be enabled for a virtual XP machine. I've ...
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External battery (powerbank) discharged immediatelly upon DC-IN unplug

I just bought a battery Viking Smartech II, and I have this problem. It started slowly to charge, from 1% up to 20% after an hour. I wanted to test it so I unplugged the power cable from DC-IN - and ...
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How to connect mobile headphones as laptop headphones?

My laptop's headphone jack is not working properly. Only one side of headphones is working in that jack. So I want to know is there any way to connect my mobile headphone as my laptop's in simple ...
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Screen resolution issue after installing new graphics driver — Toshiba notebook (Windows 10)

My device is a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (model number PSC09A-01V021), running Windows 10 Home. The system type is 32-bit OS, x64-based processor. The processor is a Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU (T3500 @ ...
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How to prevent HP laptop going to sleep when lid is closed using Windows 10S?

I am trying to use VNC Viewer. Until I changed the setting to never turn off the laptop and for nothing to happen when the lid closes it worked fine on the remote laptop. Now the screen stays black ...

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