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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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Can I use a USB-C laptop dock with a USB-A to USB-C connector on a laptop that DOES NOT support USB-C docks

This is a frustrating one for me. I have an acer SF314-52 and I absolutely love it. One thing is really grinding my gears however; It's the USB-C port. Specifically, it's compatibility with USB-C ...
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Dell Laptop - remove media testing in startup

I have a dell laptop (inspiron n3443) . Every time I power up my laptop it shows this just after showing DELL logo. After more than 25 seconds the OS starts up. How can I remove this as it takes ...
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HP Elitebook 840. Fresh install, fully updated. Restarts in 4 secs after normal shutdown [on hold]

HP Elitebook 840. Fresh install, fully updated. Restarts in 4 secs after normal shutdown. Need to turn this off. Happening on two different 840's.
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Should I use Linux on my new laptop as an engineering student? [on hold]

So, I have just joined undergrad engineering and am buying a new laptop(Related hardware rec question, here). I have been told that it is a good idea to use some Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu, ...
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Laptop only boots to grub> command shell

I've managed to semi-brick a laptop by using it to install Xubuntu to an external drive. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-10F. Any help would be greatly appreciated. How I got here: I told ...
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Samsung laptop shutting down randomly

my laptop is samsung NP700Z5A after i change windows (win7) to win 8 and after that to win 10 its turn off randomly and i dont know what's the problem! specs : -4GB internal Ram + 8 GB so-dimm -...
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What is the Reason Of this Strange Behaviour of my Keyboard

I have an Asus Rog laptop. I accidentally spilt soda on it a few months back. While the laptop itself has no problems right now, the keyboard is behaving very oddly. A few keys don't work and I know ...
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Fitting a laptop inside a pc case to improve cooling performance?

Tl;Dr version: From my understanding, stripping off the plastic shell from the back of laptop, which would expose the heatsink and fan, and adding a couple of desktop fans pointing at the laptop ...
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Do you think how we carry laptop affects its internal components? [on hold]

So last year my laptop hdd failed and then after 1 year new one failed too. It runs sometimes but makes a click sound and stops working. especially if I move the laptop while its on hdd will stop ...
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Temperature, performance and crashing issues with new Dell Inspiron 15 3576

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 3576 laptop with: 8GB of RAM. AMD Radeon 520 with 2GB. Intel core I7-8550u.(8th gen) running Windows 10 pro. But its slow, and once, I was playing "Sleeping Dogs" ...
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How to use F3 function key on dell inspiron 13 laptop?

I have a new dell 13 laptop... Every time I try to press F3 on new dell laptop it turns up the volumn on speaker instead of sending F3 to the current application running. (The is the dell laptop ...
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ASUS monitor continually blinks blue 'no signal' when windows turns screen off

This annoyance has been happening since I bought the monitor 8 months ago and any research has not turned up this specific problem. The model of my ASUS monitor specifically is the PB258Q and is ...
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BIOS doesn't update the “Boot device options” list

I am having a problem with my Laptop booting into Windows. TL;DR: The BIOS doesn't detect any connected devices as bootable, and the boot device options list contains entries that are not connected. ...
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Diagnosing dead laptop motherboard [on hold]

This may be a better question for the EE forum, but here goes. Dell Inspiron 5000 17" laptop. The user dropped a heavy object on the keyboard, immediately the laptop went off and won't power back on....
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Laptop screen starts blinking when on cooling pad

I have Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD, I have the latest drivers installed, when I check the graphic cards from device manager it says they work properly, I made stress test to the CPU and GPU etc. etc. - ...

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