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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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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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Is the 40% - 80% laptop battery rule still relevant?

In 2013, the wire reported that you should plug in when the laptop battery gets to 40%, and unplug when it gets to 80%. Quoting from the article: For example, Battery University states that a ...
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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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Certain keys not working on a T40 thinkpad

I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine. As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even ...
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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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