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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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How to Sync same file on Computer, Drive and Android phone with read/write access?

Hello, I am new to the data uploading and downloading to cloud services of google and Microsoft. I am having a problem in this aspect. Problem: I have a MS-Excel file on my Laptop(Windows 10), and ...
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How to use VGA & HDMI port on my laptop?

I have a VGA and a HDMI port on my laptop like that: If I plugin a VGA cable there is no space for a HDMI cable anymore: I did not find slim versions of VGA or HDMI cable. Is there any chance that I ...
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Laptop sleeps while high GPU usage

My laptop Dell Vostro 14 sleeps while gaming or video rendering (specifically when GPU is used). Initially windows 10 was installed. I've reinstalled Windows 10 and now reinstalled Windows 8.1. Also, ...
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Electric shocks from laptop case after connecting SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 converter to use a 3.5" HDD

I bought a Chinese SATA/IDE to USB converter that has no brand name. Specs for the power adapter are: Model: SY-002-5-12 Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz, 0.8A Output: 12V and 5V both 2A After connecting ...
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Eyes killing me after purchasing laptop?

I am new to this site and in need of some information regarding a recent purchase. I had a HP laptop that broke down before the year was through so I just went to purchase a new one & got a ...
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Raising and lowering brightness using touchpad gestures on Windows 10

I am trying to configure custom gestures on my Acer laptop with a touchpad. I have already configured three-finger up and down to be volume up and down, respectively, from windows touchpad settings, ...
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Fully discharging your laptop battery on Linux

I'd like to fully discharge my laptop battery (to comply with a vendor instruction to fully discharge after first full charge). What's a simple way to do this on Linux (that is, prevent the laptop ...
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Volume is usually low on my laptop, is there a software/driver way to add +20dB to the output?

Compared to previous laptop computers I had, I've found that the different Thinkpad T*** series I have, have a low or at best "medium" output loudspeaker volume (that's normal: they are not designed ...
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HP Elitebook Caps Lock blinks erratically, (17, 16, 12 times etc), screen never comes on (8770W)

Who has detailed repair information? I had to replace the motherboard after the old one failed to turn on completely. I've learned that the separate laptop components are all required (modem, ...
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I gave 12V to my USB port on my laptop G50 70 i3 4th gen and now it's not working [closed]

I built a DIY cooler station for my laptop laptop which features both USB powered as well as 12V - 20V DC powered jack. I knew from the start that I that it would be possible to accidentally power ...
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I have a white vertical line on my laptop screen

I have a white vertical line on my laptop screen. It must be a hardware problem, as it appears, whatever the screen is showing. This is a pic I made with my phone: The laptop is a Lenovo G780. It ...
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Laptop Dropping connection on Games and Steam

Hey there Superuser, I'll jump right into this wordy post.. Some Background: My Laptop is a Dell G7. I got this laptop about a month and a half ago (so past return date) and had problems where the ...
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What hardware specs are important when looking for a laptop that can quickly switch monitors?

During the day I often connect/disconnect my laptop to external displays, projectors and docking stations through HDMI. After switching the monitor the computer needs time to reorder/redraw the ...
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Unable to connect specific monitor via DP 1.2 to laptop

I have an DELL U2414H which I'm trying to connect to an Alienware 17 R4 via the DP 1.2. Whenever I connect the monitor to the laptop: The laptop freezes for 5-10 seconds then it's ok, then it ...
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Dell XPS 13 9370: screen brightness changes based on window contents

On my new Dell XPS 13 9370, it seems that the display backlight brightness is adjusted based on the brightness of whatever's on the screen. For example, say I have Sublime Text open with a dark theme,...

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