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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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Diy laptop battery extension

So I was wondering how I could increase the mAH of my laptop's battery, which is quite lacking at 36Wh. One idea I had was to fill up the 2.5 hdd bay with lithium flat batteries and solder them in ...
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mp3 audio file is missing parts, but only when played on a phone's onboard speakers

I'm trying to edit a podcast, and in order to test whether the file sounded right, I tried listening to it on my phone. This podcast is an .mp3 file that was edited in Audacity, and it contains two ...
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Is there an external USB Digital Sound Processor? [on hold]

I have a question for those more on the audio end of Super User. I have a laptop with a semi-large collection of uncompressed music and an old Yamaha HTR-5440 Stereo Receiver that can output Dolby ...
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How to take screenshots on a Windows laptop?

I've been trying to take screenshots on my Toshiba Laptop. When I do take them, I don't know how to access them. How do you access your screenshots? How can they be set as your background?
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ASUS F542UN laptop colors are washed out, desaturated

I have a new ASUS F542UN-DM017 and the colors are washed out with the nuances just wrong and desaturated. I tried to calibrate with the tool Windows 10 comes with, but not any good. I also tried ...
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Can I combine the computing power of two laptops for everyday use? [on hold]

I have two laptops by different makers, both running Windows 10. Neither of them is comfortable enough for MS Office use or normal Web browsing. One has a better display, a quicker but smaller SSD, ...
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Laptop locks up ONLY when on my home wifi network

Dell laptop solid state drive running Windows 10 Home. I travel every week for work to different places and I am on multiple public and other private networks every week - company networks, public ...
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Changing which graphics card drives the laptop display

Wanted to know if it was possible to change the laptop display to run using the dedicated graphics card instead of the on-board one.
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Can static electricity from polyester cloth destroy a laptop? [on hold]

So a few days ago I left my laptop for a whole day on a 100% polyester cloth. It was closed, turned off, and not charging. I set a workbook with metal parts on the top of the laptop. When I tried to ...
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Battery charging percentage not going beyond certain percent

I have problem with the charging icon of my laptop. Sometimes it works fine and goes full to 100%. But many times it suddenly goes to low value like 50% and doesn't go beyond no matter how much time ...
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Unknown device after reinstalling Windows 10 on HP Laptop

I have an HP 15-AF123cl laptop that had the hard drive crash. I bought an SSD and reloaded windows on it and now one of the devices shows up as missing. How do I figure out what this is?
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“Operating system not found” after HDD replacement on Dell Inspiron M301Z

We have Dell Inspiron M301Z with faulty HDD (resulting in freezes). There's Windows 7 installed, booting perfectly each time. After we replaced the HDD with a new HDD, we cloned the data. And ...
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Dell laptop boot up failure after trying to install linux and windows to dual boot

I'm new so I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this kind of question but I hope you can help! (I don't have any computer knowledge) Basically I have a Dell laptop. I bought this laptop with ...
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Acer left in sun [closed]

Acer E5-575g-57D4. I left it outside, lid closed, about 2-3 hours. Was about 95 that day. Now all it will do when I push power button is blink on and off acting like it wants to but cant. Blink is ...
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Are ALL HP Pavillion DV? motherboards (backwards) compatible with the dv2? [closed]

To clarify: Do HP Pavillion DV7, DV5, fit into a DV2 frame? Or, If there are other motherboards than it's own that are compatible with the frame/chassis of a HP Pavillion dv2 Notebook, can anyone ...
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MSI Laptop Losing Wifi and Bluetooth Capabilities

The laptop's model name is GS60 2PC Ghost and it uses an Intel Wireless-AC 7260 adapter for Wifi and Bluetooth. I'm suspecting a hardware problem with the adapter or some kind of faulty connector. ...
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Planning on turning my Compaq Presario CQ-56 into a hackintosh, Trying to find a new CPU [closed]

I just recently acquired a Compaq Presario for free from a friend, and as I have no real reason not to, I've decided to attempt to install OS X on it. I'm not sure what version I'll be installing yet, ...
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Ssd replacement with optane in acer nitro 5 AN515-52-76 vr

I lately bought a Acer nitro 5 AN515-52-76 vr and it has optane memory inside it and i want to replace it with samsung 970 evo. Does my laptop will give full performance with 970 evo or the ...
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Docking laptop without sleep

Is there a setting or a procedure that allows me to dock a laptop and close it's lid (or close and dock) without it going to sleep? No matter what I do, the laptop wants to go to sleep when the lid ...
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"No bootable device…” after unplanned empty battery shutdown

The macbook pro has suddenly shutdown (battery went out) while I am doing bootcamp to windows besides macOS. Now there's a big black and white message No bootable device... I can't do anything, I ...
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What kind of RAM should i buy for my laptop

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-7000-sy laptop. It's about 5-6 years old now. It has a nvidia geforce 630m 2GB grpahics card. Laptop itself has 6GB ram installed, but with some investication it seems that ...
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USB-C monitor working with laptop and desktop?

At work I got a laptop, its nice. I simply plug in a USB-C cable and i got monitor, power, keyboard and mouse. At home. I got a desktop computer. Is it possible to create a setup where my keyboard, ...
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Laptop power adapter output compatibility

I've lost my original power adapter, and I can't find the proper one in any of the stores currently available. I've HP Compaq 6730b, and as per cutratebatteries.com it outputs 18.5V 3.5A. However, I'...
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Why is my computer out of battery when I wake it from hibernation?

I use hibernate, I don't know what happens, with other modes. Sometimes (not always) when I turn the computer on, it says, that battery is too low (like 4% or something). I use the computer mostly ...
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Fans are always on, weird sensor reading, laptop

I am running Kali linux and i have a problem i noticed my battery was always dying, after that i noticed my fan is always on even in the computer is ice cold. i set up the sensors and this is what i ...
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laptop noisy sound - fan or hdd?

I've experienced some strange noisy sound in my laptop. I can't definitely tell it's from the fan, but I think so because hdd failure sounds are different. The laptop is Dell latitude e6410, its ...
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Microsoft Surface laptop not connecting to external screens [closed]

I have Windows 10 pro on a Microsoft Surface Laptop. One of the main things I do with my laptop is connected it to my TV or my external monitor via HDMI/Mini Display port. As of now, my laptop is not ...
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New Laptop Screen is Very Dark, but the old, broken screen was very bright and “worked”

As the title says, I replaced my old, broken screen with a new screen that I purchased from laptopscreens.com. The old screen was totally broken; it had a black line through the center and the screen ...
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Remove Bloatware before doing windows 8.1 to windows 10 upgrade?

Thank you for the answer on my previous question. I was able to get out of updates on Toshiba Laptop by following your advice. I rebooted the system, but now it runs incredibly SLOW. It appears that ...
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Replace laptop fan but keep heatsink

My laptop has been making rattling noises. After opening it and testing, turns out it's a fan issue: when it speeds up something probably goes wrong with the bearings. I would like to replace it ...
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My laptop keyboard no longer works after dusting out laptop

After a long while of not cleaning my laptop I decided to spray out the inside of the laptop. After finishing cleaning and turning it on, and waiting for a Windows update to run, I found that my ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to USB 3.0

Here is my problem: A) Goal Connecting a MacBook Pro 13'', Early 2011 (MacBookPro8,1) to a Laptop Docking Station (Sabrent DS-RICA) via USB 3.0. B) Situation/Setup Said docking station only ...
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Getting a 2000 ms delay on HTTP/HTTPS packets on Windows 10 machine [closed]

I am getting a 2000ms latency delay on HTTP/HTTPS connections on a Windows 10 laptop. At first I thought it was the ISP because telnet connections from the same box were instantaneous. However I ...
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Lenovo laptop thinks battery level is critical and automatically goes to sleep

I have strange problem with Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK with Windows 10. Quite often (few times a day) it randomly goes to sleep while working on battery. I discovered that this is because the laptop ...
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Group of keys are not working in laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 7567 laptop which I bought about 6 months ago. It was working just fine until about a month ago when the LCtrl button suddenly stopped working. I pressed it a few times and it ...
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how to stop software updates in progress

Toshiba C55 Laptop how to stop software updates-says "keep your PC on until this is done"-need to stop updates in progress! laptop has been running for over two hours. I thought there were only 3 ...
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Is my CPU fan faulty?

I bought a lafite iii laptop at PCSpecialist (the lafite iii is actually a Clovo Style Note N131BU) about a year ago, and my CPU fan, which always made some normal fan noise as soon as I started doing ...
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T460 won't charge when powered on [closed]

I seem to be experiencing the same problem or a very similar problem to the person in this post. Bought a second hand T460 that also doesn't charge when powered on. However, the Windows 10 Lenovo ...
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Windows 10: generate a display with the laptop lid closed

Is there a way to make Windows 10 (Home edition with all current updates installed) generate a display on a laptop computer with the lid closed and the following settings? Control Panel > Power ...
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Max supported speed for RAM for toshiba satellite a665-s6070?

I cant find a reliable source that explains what is the maximum: Ram size Ram speed That my toshiba satellite a665-s6070 supports. Currently I put 1 8 GB 1600 mhz + 4 GB 1600mhz and it starts but ...
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Overheating issues, buy new thermal paste or cooling pad?

Only in 30 minutes when gaming, my laptop is having a high temperature and fps drop immediately. I just got this notebook (acer swift 3) last month though. My notebook spec: screen size: 35.6 cm (14")...
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I recently bought a replacement charger for my laptop, but I'm worried about the polarity

so a couple of weeks ago my original laptop charger blew. So I ordered a new one with the same voltage and amperage. On arrival I noticed that the polarity might be in reverse. The old charger had (+)-...
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Laptop screen too dark

Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad E540) screen is too dark. You can see a little if you use external light directly on screen and it's working properly with an external monitor. I had two Thinkpad E540: A - ...
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Windows 7 setup on HP pavilion g6

I don't know how to describe the problem on the title. Few days back I bought a used HP Pavilion G6. It had the OEM installed windows 7(I didn't remember which edition it was). After buying the ...
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Using Chrome, PDFs sometimes download other times open in Chrome — other answers to this topic do not address my situation

I use a standalone laptop (not networked, no server), using the current/most recent version of Chrome. My content>PDF setting is to "download PDFs" (i.e. NOT open in chrome), yet some PDFs open in ...
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Upgrading the external graphics card is possible?

I heard that the internal graphics card is soldered on the motherboard so it's hard to replace it; but what about the external one? I have 2 graphics adapter in my laptop; one is the Intel (internal) ...
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How to reset Windows 10 to the default DPK (the one installed in BIOS) on HP laptop?

Some time ago I have activated my Windows Education licence key on the HP laptop to extend my Windows 10 capabilities. Right now I would like to sell the laptop to some new user, so I have reset the ...
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Can an internal and external GPU work simultaneously?

I'm planning on getting a Razer Blade 15, but I was wondering if I could use it in conjunction with my external GPU (Razer Core) that I am currently using with my Blade Stealth. If I plug the Core ...
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Computer temperatures on laptop

Does a laptop get hotter if I am playing a game and I am inside an area where there is lava? I feel like the fans get faster if I am playing in a lava area but if I play in an ice world, the computer ...
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What is triggering my laptop to go to sleep?

My laptop has this annoying "feature" where randomly after waking up from sleep, it will go to sleep after 1.5 minutes of inactivity. After it starts going to sleep in 1.5 minutes, it keeps doing so ...