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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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Prevent .NET Runtime Optimization Service from running on battery?

When I opened my laptop this morning, it had rebooted itself (after installing updates). Now the .NET Runtime Optimization Service (ngen?) is using quite a bit of CPU while the computer is on battery....
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automate so that if and only if external monitor is attached, closing laptop lid does nothing

Please don't mark as duplicate before reading the whole thing. I have read the other posts and they do not solve my issue. I'm using a laptop with an external display. When the display is connected, ...
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Want unchanged HDMI output when lid closed (Linux)

My question is similar to a couple of other questions except I need a Linux/Ubuntu solution. When I plug a HDMI cable into my laptop, I automatically get a second desktop on the second screen. This ...
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Will these laptop displays fit into each other?

I found a LCD panel that's a perfect replacement for my laptop Acer Aspire 5738G. It's relatively cheap, and it's from a laptop named Acer eMachines E727. I have only one question. Will it work with ...
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Windows 10 lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of activity

System: Toshiba Satellite C75D-A I usually put my computer into hibernation when not in use, but it seems that every time I do, after resuming, the lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of ...
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Are laptop LCD cables interchangeable?

I do a fair amount of laptop repair for my job. One of our most common issues is people coming in with broken screens; in such cases, it can be hard to figure out if the cable is broken or the screen ...
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WiFi USB adapter works in just one slot of my laptop

I have a TP-Link WiFi USB adapter (model: TP-WN725N) which I use with a low end HP laptop (model HP 650, four years old). The OS of the laptop is Debian 9.4. I used to plug the WiFi adapter to the ...
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Is overheating a sign that I need a new CPU?

I have an HP Envy laptop. A while ago my CPU fan started dying, and the whole side of the laptop would heat up. I didn't use an application to check the CPU temperature, but I never experienced ...
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Laptop's backlight turns on with Integrated GFX, but not Discrete GFX

I have an MSI GT72 from 2014. A few weeks back, the MXM GTX980M died. Since then, I have been able to use the computer just fine with only the integrated GPU. Today, we installed a new MXM GTX980M. ...
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ASUS GL522J won't boot after change boot order, black screen, no bios

my laptop won't boot anymore. After pressing power button the keyboard lights for a few seconds. Then only most basic LEDs and fan work. No response to any input, no access to bios. I already tried ...
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Audio Controller malfunctioning

I've purchased a new Acer Predator a week ago and has set it up to dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 10. It was working perfectly fine for a week, until yesterday my sound suddenly disappeared ...
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Why does right side of my laptop screen display appear black?

I have a HP laptop with Windows 7 as the OS. I don't know why but since some time the right side of the display looks black. It looks like this: And, I think if you zoom on, you can see that the ...
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Windows 10 randomly hibernates while being used

Since Jan 3, 2017, I have been encountering a very strange and frustrating problem with my Windows 10 Laptop (2013 Macbook Pro Retina). My laptop will hibernate seemingly at random without any prior ...
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Lenovo 100S wakes from sleep and drains battery

I have a Lenovo 100S-11IBY laptop running Windows 10. It has UEFI (and not regular BIOS) and it only supports the new "Connected Standby" type of sleep (also called S0). It doesn't support any of the ...
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Laptop turns off when turned on

I have a laptop and it turns on but then shuts off before the screen displays anything. the bios screen does not even display. I've cleared the CMOS and tried removing the battery but the only thing ...

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