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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What does the warning sign over battery icon represent?

The battery icon on my laptop has a warning sign when plugged in: to a laptop dock via a USB C cable. When I click on the icon, I get this popup. Just a warning icon and no further information. ...
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Mouse disconected from Laptop during game playing

I have an Acer Nitro 5 and HP pavilion usb mouse. My mouse keep disconecting from usb while playing games (cod warzone)... When i put another mouse "Red dragon" everything is fine. I also ...
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My laptop freeze or has black screen when I open the lid after suspend

Since when I bought this laptop (Huawei Matebook D14, it has a AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU with a Radeon Vega 8 GPU) and installed Linux on it (it's dualbooting with Windows), I have this problem that ...
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Transfer of Data and Programs to and from VMs on Windows 10 Laptops

I currently have two laptops running Windows 10, one of which is in the process of bricking hence the need. Both laptops have on them VirtualBoxes running versions of Ubuntu, the dying laptop version ...
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Very Slow and lagging even in boot and everything [closed]

My laptop is very very slow in everyth8ng booting or running it might take 7 hours or more to setup new windows i cant even log into thr windows due to very slow Where is the problem???
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My laptop makes a sound when it's connected to the charger and the battery is full

I have noticed that when my laptop is plugged-in and the battery is full, (Sometimes i leave it charging though i'm not using it) it makes a weird sound . This sound isn't loud at all but i'm ...
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How to extend Laptop screen with a monitor?

I am using a laptop and I tried to extend laptop screen with a monitor using HDMI cable. However, when I extend the monitor via Display Settings, the mouse can only be active one of the screen; laptop ...
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Battery Percentage not increasing during plugged state, post ssd installation in Ubuntu 20.04.2

I have Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS installed on my laptop HP Notebook - 15-da0077tx. Recently I installed Western Digital's WD Green SATA SSD M.2 2280,240GB on my laptop, but the battery percentage doesn't ...
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I want to buy a laptop, these laptops are of the same price, please help me decide which one to buy [closed]

Msi gf65 thin 9sd-890IN (i5 9th gen 1660ti) 512 gb ssd vs g512li-hn059t (i5 10th gen 1650ti) 1tb ssd vs an515-45-r712 ( amd 5600h 1650 256 SSD 1tb hdd) Please tell me which one to buy
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HP-au123cl laptop is buzzing when charger is plugged in

I have a 4 y.o. HP-au123cl laptop running Windows 10 that started making a buzzing noise a couple of days ago when power adapter gets plugged in. If I unplug the adaptor and plug back in, noise stops. ...
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Where to look for a BIOS update for an Intel 855GM chipset laptop?

I have a Clevo Zeus laptop, model M3CW, with an Intel motherboard, chipset 855GM (Montara-GM). It has a BIOS by Insyde Software and/or SystemSoft, from December of 1999... Naturally I'm not looking ...
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HP Pavilion i5 Gaming fan noise

I have an HP Pavilion i5 Gaming laptop and I had experienced some fan problems before. It had been producing an unusual lousy noise when the laptop's temperature goes high. I'm no longer experiencing ...
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How to perform a hard reset on a HP Spectre x360?

I have HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop and I need to perform a hard reset so I looked at this official HP support article. I’m not sure if my laptop has a removable battery or not, I think it does, ...
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Windows 10 setup won't recognize HDD in Travelmate laptop

Just bought my new laptop, it came without an OS, so I went about installing Win 10 on it from USB. Everything is fine until I have to choose where I want the OS installed, and the list is empty. I've ...
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Laptop turns off and then shows “Product information not valid” text on screen

The computer turns on for a few seconds and then the following appears on the screen… And then turns off again. What could be the problem?
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Disable wake on lid open for Windows 10

On a laptop with Windows 10, how do I disable 'wake on lid open'? It's surprisingly hard to find answers to this question. My bag's magnets wake up my laptop from sleep, in the bag, randomly I have ...
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Can I use my laptop without an internal fan, but tape a fan from another laptop to the exhaust vent?

Can I use a fan from another laptop taped to the exhaust vent to compensate for the removed fan in my laptop? My laptop is HP Elitebook 8440p.
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How can I enable wireless on my Clevo Zeus laptop?

I've gotten a laptop from around 2002, labeled "Clevo Zeus". It supposedly has wireless support: The chassis has a LED indicator for it. But with the currently-installed OS (Windows XP), I ...
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How to fix an overheating laptop issue?

Whenever i try to export my video in HitFilm express my laptop shutdown automatically with a fan noise. I bring it to a mechanic who change the thermal paste and add a cooling pad. I resett my pc and ...
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CPU too warm for safety [closed]

I have a laptop where the CPU is at 60 Celsius frequently. I know that 60 Celsius does not mean the machine will fail, but I would prefer a lower temperature. I have watched several videos of people ...
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Can't swap Fn and Ctrl keys in my Lenovo T14

I tried following both steps listed here: https://support.lenovo.com/br/en/solutions/ht074187-how-to-swap-the-fn-function-and-ctrl-control-keyboard-keys-in-bios There is no such option in Control ...
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Cant access or flash bios on Samsung laptop

Im having this issue where i installed Linux mint on my laptop, and trying to go to windows 10, the thing just bootloops. All im able to access is boot manager, wich does not see my ssd or an usb ...
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Laptop BIOS Corrupted with No BIOS Update?

So I turned on my laptop today only to discover my laptop was restoring the bios, meaning the bios got corrupted. I never have done a bios update on this laptop, so I am wondering how did the bios get ...
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Laptop Crash - Event 41

I have just upgraded my laptop. Before, I had two same ram each 2GB DDR3. Everything was working fine. For 5 years without any issue! So, decided to upgrade laptop. Bought a 4GB DDR3 ram, Alternate it ...
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Why do both of my laptop fans run at high speed in sleep mode, but only when connected to a KVM switch? Firmware on both laptops is up to date

I have two Lenovo laptops connected to one HDMI monitor through a KVM switch. One laptop is a Lenovo X1 Carbon running Debian Linux and the other is a Lenovo Thinkpad T580 running Windows 10. Both ...
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How to disable built-in keyboard of laptop programmatically?

I'm trying to disable my built-in keyboard as the Windows and P keys keep sticking and "project screen" always pops up. My solution was to remove the driver for the keyboard. I've tried ...
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my convertible laptop can't recognize usb

my convertible laptop can become a tablet if i remove it from being a full laptop ( remove it from data f , keyboard, usb cord plug , and built in mouse ). now my problem is if i combine the tablet ...
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Turn on laptop while folded and without pressing laptop button

Planning to make my windows laptop act as a console and would like to hide it in a tight space which wouldn't allow me unfold my laptop. Would be great if there's an external switch that could be ...
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What is the pinout of this Toshiba SATA drive and does an adapter exist?

I have a small Toshiba SATA drive from a laptop that uses a modified power connector. Does anyone know the proper pinout of this, whether it has a name for the connector that I can reference, and ...
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Laptop fans activating in sleep mode on Ubuntu 20.04

My laptop sleep mode does not work properly and is unusable because of the risk of it turning too hot when put back in its laptop case. When I left it unused for some time, or when I click on "...
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OneNote notebooks as a url does not open

I used cut and paste to move my one note notebook from one location to another. Now they are saved as a url and do not open. It throws the following error as in the picture. The file may not exist or ...
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CPU speed fluctuates intensively when not running heavy task and turbo causes CPU throttling when playing games

My laptop is over 3 years old, I use it for a lot of heavy tasks and gaming and runs for long duration almost everyday. It has been perfectly fine for so long and meeting all my computing needs, until ...
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Why is my computer - installed memory 2 GB, but 0.99 GB are used؟

I use an laptop with a 7 and 32 bit OS. my laptop model (MSI U123). It is installed in 2 GB of RAM, but only 0.99 GB are used. Please help me
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Dell Latitude e6430 Black Screen crash [duplicate]

I have Dell Latitude e6430 laptop,and i have issues. I turn it on use it for like 10-30 minutes and it randomly crashes with a black screen and a vertical red line on a side. The only way to turn it ...
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Ubuntu laptop connected to monitor keeps turning display back on when not in use

I have an HP Spectre x360 laptop running Ubuntu 20.04 connected to a Benq monitor using HDMI via a USB Type C hub. When I leave the laptop alone, it turns both display off and locks in 5 minutes, all ...
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My laptop keep freezing

I have a low end laptop with amd athlon silver and 4gb of ram and 1tb of hdd with windows 10 home edition, when i first buy it for coding purpose it never had any problem than a little bit of lag when ...
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Lenovo G505s throttles for no reason, i have been troubleshooting for the last 2 months

I have a Lenovo G505s laptop that ive used for 8 years. These are the specs: AMD A8-5550M 8GB ram 5200rpm 1TB mysterious harddrive s/n CB26642447 windows Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042 bios version ...
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Non-resolvable 30 seconds freezing event id 129 (sometimes comes with disk warning id 153) source iaStorAC in new laptop

I have bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14). I was so excited about it until I realized sometimes it freezes when I am working. It freezes for about 30 seconds and it is really annoying. And ...
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How to measure laptop current draw?

I'm interested in quantifying how much my laptop costs to run (as I know the kWh cost). However, I need to know the wattage of my laptop in standby or usage mode. Is there some reliable software that ...
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Why my laptop (ASUS N580) thermal sensors showing wrong temps with high-speed range of changing?

Hello i have a Vivo book Asus N580GD and 1 year after using this problem made for me that my system will be overheated i changed my thermal paste and now using Grizzly Kayronaut and also bought a deep ...
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Keeping laptop charger plugged-in, while charging stops at 80%

I have an Acer Gaming Laptop, it comes with an inbuilt feature, that stops charging the battery when the capacity is above 80%, it can be found under Acer Care Center named as Battery Charge Limiter. ...
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What are the possible reasons that apps/utilities “time out”?

My Alienware 51m laptop (running Windows 10) has a touchpad which recently has been resetting to weird and/or default settings (tap on pad is right click, sensitivity is slow, etc.), just whenever I ...
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How to Fix Inverted Keyboard Event? (followed by continuous typing malfunction)

My keyboard just malfunctioned, and currently I can't conclude is this software or hardware related issues. One key of my keyboard, "W" keeps autotyping like "...
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HP Elitebook keyboard issues

I own a HP Elitebook 840 G3. I'm a student and I was trying to fix an issue with the keyboard doing some janky stuff (typing in say the g key would open browser history on Firefox) so I decided to ...
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What is the name of this connector (2x) of an internal Laptop WIFI card? (Dell Inspiron 7548)

What is the name of this connector on top of my internal WIFI card (it looks like a very tiny version of a coaxial connector)? The ones on top labelled WLAN. It goes to the WIFI antenna. I need to buy ...
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lenovo y540 laptop keyboard key can only be used with another key

a while ago my "e" key stopped working on my lenovo y540 keyboard But i found out that when i click it with another key any key it works fine i did some googling and tried the solutions but ...
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Battery life after replacing the motherboard

I have an HP EliteBook 840 G5 notebook. After replacing the motherboard by an authorized service center, I have a problem that the device lasts me a half the time on the battery than before the ...
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How to know if a USB-C dock will power a laptop via PD?

I have a Dell Vostro 7500 that, according to Dell's site, supports Power Delivery via USB-C. I have been looking at docking stations and most of them are 65W or 100W via USB-C. Looking at the PD ...
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Windows doesn't stop playing music after bluetooth neackband gets disconnected

I have Oppo enco M31, and laptop. Device Details: Device name Lordofcodes Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 2.00 GHz Installed RAM 8.00 GB (6.90 GB usable) Device ID ...
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where is the built in mic on Asus ROG GL752 laptop

My mic is not working or it's really faded want to check it out maybe replace it but cant figure out were it's located. I'm not talking about the microphone jack Is it located in the screen frame?

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