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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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Gaming laptop - for World of Warcraft

As requested, re-posted from Hardware Recommendations. Is my understanding of the specs for a good gaming experience correct (below)? 8750H. 1060 6GB. 16GB RAM. 256 SSD. 17.3". I am in Europe (...
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how can I know that my husband/boyfriend has not installed any app or services to monitor my phone, laptop and my internet activities?

I have doubt that my boyfriend/husband/my in-laws has installed some services or app in my laptop, computer, phone and keep tracking me. is it possible to find this out. ? or do i need to format ...
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What could cause a laptop's keyboard to stop functioning?

Every now and then my laptop's keyboard stops functioning. It fails to register keystrokes in the conventional way - I am for example unable to type, and the Windows key doesn't work either. But it ...
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Battery percentage jumps erratically on an 8 month old Lenovo Y720 laptop

My laptop has been acting very strange the last few weeks. It is about 8 month old. I have conservation mode turned on, which means it does not charge above 60%. However lately when I am using it, it ...
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Laptop Internet issue [on hold]

So problem is that internet works fine in my laptop but only for about 15-20 minutes after that I have to disconnect and reconnect or it won't work. It's not a big problem when I'm browsing but it's a ...
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Can't turn off adaptive brightness - Power options broken? / WIN10 / Dell M3800

since a while I'm having a weird problem with my M3800 with QHD display without knowing what caused it. It might have changed with the last major Windows update, but I'm not sure. When I got the ...
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Samsung Notebook turns on, HDD light not active, Nothing on screen

I have a 2013 series 5 Samsung notebook. Model Samsung NP530UC It has 4 lights as in this photo. When I try to turn it on, only 2 lights keep showing: the 4th one / most right one (power), and ...
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How to Send a Huge Sized Movie to a TV from a Laptop

I own a Lenovo laptop Windows 10 built-in and a Philips Smart TV 7500 Series. I just wanted to watch a 4K movie on that. Never did such a thing so I need a small help in this case. I've downloaded a ...
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Burning Smell Coming From Laptop's Motherboard - Short Circuit?

I have this laptop for about three years now, and I thought I should clean out the dust it has accumulated over the years, so I did but when I was closing up the laptop something bad happened. My ...
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4k laptop monitor compatibility with LCD control boards

Context: I am working on a project to turn a laptop in to a monitor-keyboard combination for a desktop computer so I can use it on a couch without any other furniture. I have never tried anything ...
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What's better for the fan's health? OFF and ON or Low - High Speed? [on hold]

I wonder what is better for fan's health. E.g. fans in my laptop. I can't change their speed by % (0-100%). Setting 0% is like turning them off. And I just don't know what would be best for them ...
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HP Compaq Laptop freezing on boot

I build this notebook (HP Compaq nx6110) using two old notebooks plus a new HDD. This boot problem, also freezing / unfreezing situation is documented in several communities, including HP support ...
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Kionix Accelerometers not recognizing Hinge Angle

I have a notebook that has two accelerometers in it, a third device called "HingeAngle Device" and a service called "HingeAngle Service" which is somehow coupled with that device. It uses all that to ...
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Performance of LibreOffice in Ubuntu vs Windows [on hold]

I have two laptops: Old HP Elitebook: 6th generation Intel CPU, 4 cores, 8 GB memory, 128 GB SSD, and Ubuntu 16.04; New Dell XPS: 8th generation Intel CPU, 8 cores, 32 GB memory, 512 SSD, and Windows ...
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My laptop charger blew a fuse in it, should I just short it?

Soo, I recently had a voltage surge at my house, and a couple of my chargers blew up. My laptop's charger was one of them. Upon opening I found out that only a fuse labelled T3.15A/ 250V had burned. ...
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Where is my “Loudness Equalization” tab?

I was trying to increase the headphones volume in my Windows 10 above the 100% Level. I found this article (for Windows 8) that looked promising. However, it talks about a "Loudness Equalization" ...
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Can I turn on my laptop after a force shutdown without disconnecting battery? [closed]

I use an Asus ux501 running windows 10. Ever since I bought it, there has been a recurring issue where everything freezes except the cursor but clicking does nothing. Even Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not ...
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Do USB3 to HDMI adapters have their own graphics card?

Just looking for confirmation here but do devices like this have their own graphics card built-in? I know it says "External video card" in the description but on many listings for devices like that, ...
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Confusion regarding exact type and voltage of my laptop RAM module for upgrade

I have a Toshiba satellite laptop C50-A. I am thinking to add more RAM. It has currently a Micron DDR3-1600 Mhz PC3-12800 CL=11 Model 4KTF25664HZ-1G6E1 RAM Module. The confusion is this: As I know ...
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Charge laptop with mobile charger (lower voltage then required for the laptop)?

I have a Huawei Matebook X Pro which I normally charge using the original charger provided by Huawei. I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow and want to pack as light as possible, so I was wondering if I ...
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HP Pavillion Power 15" Windows 10 Freeze

My Laptop keeps freezing once in a while. Once it freezes, it will stay frozen until i either unplug my charger or replug my charger. I am still unable to fix it, but here are some input. Laptop: HP ...
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Laptop seems pressing keyboard on its own

About weeks ago, my Lenovo Ideapad Y700 started to press its keyboard button on its own. I tested keyboard event using this key event tester website and turns out my laptop is keep pressing keydown ...
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Acer Laptop with two disks: secind ntfs harddisk become “ESP” Fat32 disk, data gone

I have an Acer A715-71G-706B, two disk ssd+hdd. Recently I needed to connect diffrent hdd in place of laptop's to check it's data. After returning to orginial 1TB hdd I've noticed that my disk ...
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Swap fn key children keys function

I just bought a new laptop, the Acer A715-72G and it has this very annoying feature. The F1-12 keys are swapped with the functions they also give. Like adjusting brightness and adjusting volume. At ...
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How relevant are model numbers when looking for gaming laptop reviews [closed]

I'm looking into gaming laptops and when I look at reviews for ones I'm interested in assuming they list the model number I often find the last 2-3 characters are different. It's also common on online ...
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Laptop not working on any battery

I had a problem with battery in my laptop (laptop hibernate or crash randomly when on battery). The laptop is a Clevo N957TP6. So after sometime I bought a new battery. the battery has a part number ...
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Why is my printer only being recognized as a scanner on my laptop?

I use a USB cable to print/scan from my laptop. I have used this canon pixma MG5500 series printer for a couple of years with my old Toshiba laptop without any problem (it runs on windows 8). I can ...
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Any way to remap the touchpad's center-click button? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 10 Professional on the Dell Precision 7530 laptop, and I'm looking for some sort of registry-hack or similar to allow me to remap the mouse buttons on the built-in touchpad. This ...
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How to turn off NVIDIA 1060 card when it is not needed?

I have a Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop with an Intel CPU plus an NVIDIA GTX 1060 6G. I know it is possible to have the NVIDIA turned off (unpowered) when not gaming, to save battery life, and to have it ...
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can i connect wired keyboard to a usb hub?

I'm trying to make a desktop setup powered by my laptop (yoga 730) but I don't have an available USB port to plug in a Corsair K55. should I get a USB hub (even though I only need one USB), or is ...
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My new laptop is lagging

I've bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad P52s, without OS) and installed Windows 10 on it, I've also installed all drivers recommeded by Lenovo. But I recognized some weird problems: Scrolling via ...
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Asus VivoBook S14 S410UF touchpad buttons do not work

Asus VivoBook S14 S410UF touchpad buttons do not work. What can I do about the problem? I tried to uninstall the current driver and installing the driver from the official site: https://www.asus.com/...
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Can I get around Acer BIOS password bug (suposed) with different model BIOS update?

while setting up linux to dual boot, I was required to set a supervisor password and surprise surprise I used my master password that I use for important things. However, when I needed to get back ...
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Cooling fan on Lenovo laptop runs fast when CPU load is low

Ubuntu 16.04 on an Lenovo Ideapad 320s-15IKB (link to manual in several languages) worked well until two weeks ago. Now the cooling fan isn't working properly, randomly changing speed from slow to ...
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Windows 10 can't select most resolutions once external monitor is connected

My laptop's native resolution is 1920 x 1080 59Hz, my external monitor's (Yiynova tablet) native resolution is 1024 x 600 60Hz. The tablet can only work if the displays are duplicated or if it's the ...
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Laptop fails to detect its CD-ROM drive after system restore

I recently reset my computer to factory settings. Before I did that, it was experiencing blue screens of death (DPC Watchdog violation), then started having trouble booting up (complained of invalid ...
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Laptop dual monitor start-up issue

I use a laptop (ASUS ROG G703GS-WS71 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop) and I have another monitor (ACER SA230, 23" monitor) connected to it through an HDMI cable. My laptop is fairly top of the line ...
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How do I disable my laptop keyboard without also disabling the touchpad?

Disabling or uninstalling the keyboard doesn't work, so I update it to a non-working driver as a workaround. When I do this, the keyboard successfully doesn't work anymore, but then neither does the ...
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Not able to max out RAM in Dell inspiron 5370

The laptop came with a single DDR4 RAM (2400 MHz)module of 8 GB installed in slot 1. The other slot was empty. Lets call these slots S1 and S2 respectively. I bought two identical 2400 MHz DDR4 ...
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Text and certain images changing colors, becoming distorted, or disappearing entirely

I'm having a unique issue that I can't quite explain. Text and certain icons seem to be displaying oddly, as stated in the title; text is changing colors (to pink and green), becoming distorted, or ...
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Windows 10 keyboard sometimes repeats keys and sometimes ignores keys

Sometimes, as I'm typing, suddenly [A] it ignores keys (it just did it now!) and I have to type them again, then it works, and [B] it sometimes repeats latest keystroke about 20 times. Problem began ...
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HP Zbook fan (90b)

I got this message when I turn on my HP zbook laptop: Continued operation is not recommended and may cause unpredictable behavior that could result in random shutdown, data loss or possible system ...
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New HP Spectre wont wake from sleep

Ive been working my way through the HP docs trying to get my brand new laptop to wake when I open the lid, press on the keys, or press the power button, although holding down power does restart it. ...
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Videos are playing in greyscale when laptop is plugged in

Recently, in Windows 10, videos have been playing with the wrong colors when my laptop is plugged in. If I play a video while plugged in, it looks like this: The only color in it is the yellow ...
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How to connect 100 external hard drives for video/photos at home to a laptop [closed]

Wondering how you structure your hard drives to connect them to a laptop if you have a lot of them, say 100. The laptop only has 1 or 2 USB ports, so maybe it is just you need a USB adapter that fans ...
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Would a laptop with a native resolution of 3840x2160 behave the same as a 1920x1080 one if the resolution is lowered?

Would a laptop with a native resolution of 3840x2160 behave the same as a 1920x1080 one if the resolution is lowered to FHD? Would getting a UHD laptop and using it in FHD be a logical thing to do if ...
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Driving 3 external monitors on an HP Spectre x360

I just purchased an HP Spectre x360 as a machine for my home office. I also purchased 3 27 inch 1080p Samsung monitors. When I'm in my office I prefer to use my external monitors. The only problem ...
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Using two different chargers for the same laptop

I have laptop HP 650 G1 It came with charger with specs: INPUT 240V - 1.6A 50-60 HZ OUTPUT 19.5 V-3.33 A So I want to know is it safe to charge laptop with another charger (same connector, also from ...
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My laptop no longer recognizes that it has bluetooth

I've been using a bluetooth mouse for a while on my new laptop, but it's been a bit glitchy. Then, all of a sudden, the very option to turn on and off the bluetooth on my Lenovo Ideapad 330 just ...
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Can a laptop with 1080p native resolution output 4K signal to an external monitor?

I am completely new to Windows. I have bought the Alienware M15 laptop. It has a 1080p display. Now the question is, if my laptop has a native 1080p display, can it ever output 4K digital signal to ...