Forum discussion tagged with laptop.
  1. themeiscool

    Question Replacing laptop charger.

    Hello I recently lost my hp Omen 15's 200W power brick!! I've been looking for a new one in the market but I haven't been able to find an exact match. I found one that's actually 230W but it works on it just fine. Should I buy it? Or will there be complications for not having an exact match and...
  2. Mimi2004

    Question Help with my laptop volume not working cause the earbuds stuck in the headphone Jack

    HELP! My earbuds broke in my headphone Jack and I’ve done everything to get it out and now it’s deep inside and my volume not working! Please help
  3. B

    Question Laptop stuck at logo

    Today my laptop won't get past the Acer logo. It stalls there for a few minutes, then switchs to the window stop code blue screen, then restarts and repeats. Sometimes it tries to go into repair mode but immediately then goes to the blue screen instead. I cant acces bios with f2. The error on...
  4. Viborgdk

    Question Laptop- black screen and not boot screen

    Hi Im having an issue with my Gigabyte Aorus 15g KC laptop, and i dont know what to do next. It has happend the day after i installed chrome, and i can see there has been a windows update the day prior to. All of a sudden, the screen is black. I have tried everything i can think of. Was in...
  5. A

    Question Keys stop working when laptop gets too hot

    Hello I have a MSI GP66 Leopord keys stop workingI think its because of heating. When I press the D or the R key to move and reload nothing happens or my character moves but only half a step it doesnt take a full step forward. I noticed this yesterday that my Q key also stopped working at the...
  6. kadxprime


    I have laptop which turns 10 next month. I want to change its HDD 500 Gb to SSD . I asked on Sony Support , but they said " its not recommended to do changes with storage as the company has shut down its operations in India " . He didn't bother to explain the technical reason. Is there really...
  7. A

    Question Buying new laptop for coding

    Hello, I wanted to buy a laptop for coding things like websites, mobile apps and algorithms in c++. I don't need any operating system installed as I use and know how to install Linux OS. I am submitting the completed form below. Sorry for bad English, I'm from Poland. 1. What is your budget...
  8. GriffinSchneider

    Question My Lenovo laptop powers on but does not start

    My Lenovo laptop powers on but does not start. Its a 2015 Lenovo Edge 15. When I hit the power button it lights up and lights up the keyboard and then shuts off again, it turns on for about a second. When it does this it tries to turn on for at least 10 times in a row without me hitting the...
  9. B

    Question Have an old HP pavilion power with less than a stellar it worth it to get it fixed?

    As the title says... I have a previously used laptop (hp 15-cb035wm) and the battery's been replaced's been previously used for a few years. Should I just replace the laptop itself or can I get someone to install another one for me since I heard it's slightly difficult to replace...
  10. Lana S

    Question Laptop get very slow and laggy occasionally

    Hey guys, I have a Lenovo Legion 7 Laptopn with 1TB SSD (more than 300GB free space), nVidia GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX with Radeon Graphics with 32 GB RAM... All drivers are up to date, windows 11 is up to date, I checked all hardware and they are working well through...
  11. F

    Question Looking for powerpack for HP laptop

    I have a HP Envy 17" laptop and I need a powerpack that will recharge it (preferably twice) so that I can work in a location with no mains power (new battery life is only 2hrs) The mains charger that came with it says 90W, and the HP docs say the internal battery is rated 55Whr. Has anyone...
  12. Smqs.500

    Question Old HP LapTop | Lost Recovery Partiton Because Of Reformat LapTop

    My laptop is old and totally healthy. I backed up all it's softwares and drivers when i bought it and prev year hp removed all of them from hp web site. Model is : HP Pavilio dv6 - 6190 SE - Core i7 - 8 GB ram When i bought this laptop there were two partitions on it except windows drive and...
  13. db2639195

    Question Weird fan noise

    Hi my Acer Nitro 5 has been making an unusual fan noise that ive never heard it make. this happens even when im not running anything big. the fans don't make that much of a sound but i can still hear it slightly without going right up them. is this normal or do i need to take it to repairs? (the...
  14. C

    Question Lenovo ideapad flex 5 won't turn on

    So, a few weeks ago I was on my laptop and it was close to dying so I plugged my charger in. Sometime after, my laptop just turned off completely. I thought my charger was finally dead(it was) so I tried using my school chromebook charger, didn't work and the charging light didn't turn on...
  15. Hyperstar

    Question Scratch lines in monitor

    photos: View: Hello, I recently bought a new LCD display monitor for my laptop and installed it replacing my old one which stopped working for my Asus Gaming laptop. There are these blue/white looking scratched lines on the display and I only see them when it's...
  16. V

    Question Sudden "BootDevice not found.." - Installed Win 10 on new SSD - Legacy disabled

    It is a factory Windows-installed laptop. HP Elitebook 840 G4 Had got a new SSD installed, installed windows 10 (legacy mode off) downloaded from microsoft website. Worked good for 2 days, but on 3rd day - got this error at boot (photo attached) - "BootDevice not found. Please install an...
  17. AKIO99

    Question USING 1080P LAPTOP ON 4KTV

    My old TV just broke and I need a new one but I only see 4k TV's nowadays from companies like Samsung and Sony and I generally just plug my laptop into the TV to watch youtube vids and use other websites for things like anime. I was wondering if using the laptop would be fine or would the 1080p...
  18. S

    Question HP envy x360 goes from 30% to 0% battery and shuts down

    HP Envy x360 15m-ee0023dx Windows 10 64-bit 2 years old This has happened twice so far, first time I thought maybe I forgot to plug it in First time, I turned my laptop off for the night at 30ish percent battery, and didn't use it until the next evening. It turned on, but immediately said...
  19. X

    Question Problem connecting to online games from my external drive

    A friend of mine has a laptop (I believe he said it was a Lenovo Yoga) he uses for gaming, but it doesn't have much storage space. He uses an external drive, but he's limited on what he can really install to it because he claims whenever he launches an online game from the external drive, the...
  20. T

    Question So many options! which do I choose for video editing and 3D modelling?

    Hi tom's guide team and all the experts here @COLGeek @rgd1101, @hang-the-9 I need some help in making the right choice and I am confused. I need an RTX 3070, Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen that has enough power for video editing and 3d modelling / rendering without lagging, found a lot of laptops but...
  21. Ali Soheili

    Question Can broken edp cable damaged laptop screen backlight by short circuit?

    Hi guys. I have a question. My laptop screen in games freeze and when i connected to wifi flickering and sometimes laptop screen did not turn on. I connected it to external monitor and was fine. I take it to the local repair and when open it found that edp cable conncter has problem. He try to...
  22. Matiseli

    Question Most lightweight budget laptop

    Good day, I searched for a long time and relatively without success. I need a laptop with the following parameters: As cheap as possible (the low price has to be because of low performance, but not because of low quality; in other words: I care about quality, but almost not about performance...
  23. B

    Question Laptop Power Supply

    I have a work laptop with a power supply (the power supply's back reads 65w / Output 19.5V=3.34 A / Input 100-240v~1.7A 50-60Hz, and it has the polarity with the positive first, and the negative on the right). I don't normally use that power supply anyway - I use the laptop plugged into a...
  24. Osbornxma

    Question Can't get external monitor to use a laptop dedicated GPU

    I have an Asus gaming laptop with rtx3070, and I just bought a 144hz monitor, but the monitor caps its refresh rate at 120 because it only uses the intel graphics. Can someone tell me how to fix this?
  25. R

    Question Can't fix audio drivers

    Hello, Recently I have reinstalled my Windows and in the process, upgraded to Windows 11. Now, after a few weeks with it, I wanted to talk to someone on Discord and noticed how my headset microphone wouldn't be recognized by Windows and it was using my laptop's microphone. I have an Asus TUF...
  26. G

    Question Need help with my ASUS F570z

    Hi, I need help regarding my Asus laptop which is having trouble to start on. After evertime I try to start my laptop, the switch gets on but there is no display and neither the fan starts but after keeping in blank state(on) during 1st start for 30sec-1minute , the fan starts and when i do a...
  27. S

    Question MSI GL75-9SD (Very high CPU temps, very low GPU temps?)

    Hello, I have an MSI GL75-9sd with the following specs: i7-9750h GTX 1660 ti 16gb ddr4 1080p 144hz screen I've noticed very high temperatures under load, to the point where it's almost constantly throttling the CPU while gaming. I play 'CPU intensive' games such as PUBG, League of Legends and...
  28. D

    Question Please Guide Me - Dell 7415 vs Dell 7420 vs Dell 7425 - And lenovo Flex 5

    Hi Please Guide me I want to buy 2 in 1 laptop for gift for my friend ,who some time use video and photo editing like adobe software in travel I find 4 laptop in below 1 - Dell inspiron 7415 ( CPU - Ryzen 5500U ) 2 - Dell inspiron 7420 ( CPU - Core i5-1235U ) 3 - Dell inspiron 7425 (...
  29. debashis_das

    Question Is it possible to connect three external displays in an ASUS laptop ?

    So right now I was thinking of buying an ASUS rog STRIX G17 with Ryzen7 6800HS and RTX3050 4G. I choose this model because this device has one HDMI one USB type with display port and power delivery and a USB-C 3.2 Gent 2 port my question is can i run 4 monitors with this device all monitor are...
  30. F

    Question Disabled Graphics Card on a Laptop with broken LCD

    I've been using external monitor as my laptop screen since my laptop screen was broken and not showing anything but black screen. Yesterday I accidentally disabled my graphics card and i cant access my laptop via external monitor anymore, im broke so buying a new one wouldnt be an option. How do...
  31. abdullahmert

    Question High RAM usage and fan running randomly

    It has been less than 2 months since I got my Asus Vivobook X513 and in this last week I have had some issues I didn't have before. My RAM (8gb) usage is weirdly high at all times, it never drops under %70 and is usually above %80. I did some research and found out that it is in fact nothing to...
  32. alexandru123123

    Question Acer laptop shuts down after installing ssd (Kernel-Power critical id 41 and 142)

    Hi, my acer laptop (Aspire E5-573) shuts down after i installed the ssd. I installed windows 10 on it, and it worked fine after a few days (1-2). if i cold start the laptop it will stay 10 to 20 minutes powered on but after that it will just cut the power but if i restart it the screen time...
  33. J

    Question Need Information for Windows Laptop Computer And Docking Station Compatibility

    There are many reviews on laptops and docking stations independently, however I am unable to find any reviews that discuss the docked configuration and how the computer and dock work together. In the "olden days", the laptop computer had a socket on the bottom that interfaced with the docking...
  34. A

    Question Asus TUF A15 underperforming

    Hello, I have some issues with my asus a15(4800h+1660ti), I'm getting unusually low fps on everything I try to play. Lowering graphics settings just lowers gpu usage with minimal change in fps. Just reinstalled win10, had win11 before. I get at most 90-95 cpu temp and 80-84 gpu temp. Bios is...
  35. Retr042

    Question Pin of laptops charger is getting hot

    ->It stops charging after like 10 seconds ->2 weeks ago it only happened when i use to play some game but now its everytime ->I have used my friends charger and it works perfectly fine so no issues with my port ->I tried cleaning it but i didnt think i did it properly cuz the gap is very thin
  36. T

    Question Clevo P775 TM1G upgrade question (gtx 1080 > RTX 2080)

    So I managed to get 2 of these laptops but I figure I take some parts of the stronger one (rtx 2080 , i9 9900K) to replace the older one (GTX 1080, I7 8700K) since I have programs and data installed on that. Just wondering how easy is it to replace these? I heard that this particular model is...
  37. kursat42

    Question Blank screen then no power

    Hello everyone, My laptop model is toshiba satellite c660 and I use it without battery. Both of shift buttons of my laptop weren’t working. I cleaned the keyboard and narrow lines that are full of dirt of my laptop with toothpick and toothbrush. However, when I plug the cable in and press the...
  38. X

    Question Begging for help in choosing laptop!! (Asus M16 vs Omen 16)
  39. Yaya123123

    Solved! Laptop to external 144hz monitor

    Hi, I have everything to display 144hz on my external monitor but for a reason advanced display settings show only 60hz in 1080p I tried asking HP support they seem lost. my laptop is: HP Omen 16-C0004NJ My screen: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411 and I used hdmi 2.1 I would really apreciate your help
  40. W

    Question Razer blade 15 potential hardware charging issue

    Hello, I am new here and normally never post anything as I can always find someone who had the same issue and find the solution but not this time, so here I am. :D I have a: Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (Early 2020) - RZ09-033 and it worked perfectly until 1 day it did not want to boot...
  41. T

    Question Which one provides better value for money?

    Lenovo Ideapad 3 5500U 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 60Hz TN Panel ~8hr battery 680$ vs Lenovo Legion 5 4600H 1650 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 1TB HDD 120Hz IPS panel ~3 hr battery 980$ I'm a fresher computer engineering student
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    What do u think about this Laptop Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R66Z Win10/14"FHD/Ryzen 5 4500U/8GB/512GB SSD ? I need it for GAMING, but dont want spent more money...
  43. ArmanAsgharpoor

    Solved! GT73EVR Second PCIE

    Hi all, I have a GT73EVR, and I want to add the second nvme SSD, but it seems that the second PCIe connector has not been soldered on the motherboard. As far as I know, GT73 EVR and GT73 VR have the same motherboard, but GT73evr has one PCI-E slot, and GT73VR has two. As you can see, the...
  44. T

    Solved! Laptop (asus s15 s530) won't turn on after charger sparked

    The laptop did continue to work on battery after the spark occurred, but once the battery died, the laptop could not turn on even when plugged in (with a different charger from another laptop of the exact same model). I'm looking to see if it's possible that there is an easy fix to this problem...
  45. F

    Question Is my laptop charger safe to use?

    I have a white hp laptop that my parents got me for my birthday and around a year ago I dropped it while it was charging which made a crack and damaged a good part of the charger hole so whenever I tried plugging the charger in, it wouldn’t fit and fall out. I thought it was all over until I...
  46. Veeb

    Question My GPU is not pulling power after a screw fell near a capacitor while cleaning it help.

    I was cleaning my laptop fans the other day due to high temps and excessive fan noise and while screwing back the components I dropped a screw near a capacitor and it caused a small discharge/spark I'm not sure what to call it. Fearing I shorted my entire board I ran to close it up and switch it...
  47. lejan

    Solved! My Windows 10 Computer/Laptop has a blank screen, what to do?

    I let the Windows 11 update install on my Windows 10 while I was sleeping, and when I woke up the screen was just blank. The charger light is on, and 1 of the 2 lights on the side turn on. The light for power turns on but the one (three circles on top of each other) for computer hardware(?)...
  48. Mikisaya

    Question Laptop lag spikes when playing on emulators

    Windows 10 HP Laptop 15-da0xxx processor i5-8250U CPU @1.60GHz BIOS Insyde F,35 9/12/2020 basically every 10 minutes I get weird lag spikes when playing games on DS or 3DS emulators. They worked just fine few months back without any lag, I have no idea when or why exactly did the problem start...
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    Question Acre laptop shut down while performing disk cloning for SSD. Now laptop won’t turn on, power light blinks blue 5 times. Battery light not on.

    I’ve been using my laptop’s hard rive and it slows my Acer Laptop’s performance. The model is Aspire 3 A315-41-R2W5, with Ruben 5 AMD graphics card. My friend was helping me clone the disk drives into a new SSD card, where the SSD being cloned as an external hard drive. The laptop was plugged...
  50. J

    Solved! HP Envy battery not charging and charging led blinking

    Hello! My HP Envy model 15-as031nd is not charging its battery. It defects the charging cable and it looks like it’s charging but the battery percentage is not increasing. Also the charging led is flashing orange. Every 2 seconds it’s quickly flashing off and on again, and repeats this. So...
  51. S

    Solved! Crashing + flashing colours/static

    Hi, I have an old laptop, sometimes it just randomly crashes and goes flashing colours like the attached image. Might be when I’m processing lots of things. A diagnosis and solution would be very helpful. Please look here: Image Video
  52. M

    Question Laptop Using IGPU Instead of DGPU.

    I just reinstalled Windows because It was corrupt. I already have installed the newest drivers for my card (GT 540M). It no longer shows up in task manager after I installed the driver. The option to see GPU is shaded in gray. It worked before. I know GT 540M is not powerful at all but I...
  53. S

    Question Is it good to put your laptop on 'Battery saver' mode 24/7?

    Okay, I know this sounds stupid but I used to put my laptop on 'Battery saver' mode 24/7, and I had been doing that for some months now. But a month ago from today, I stopped doing it and I no longer manually put my laptop on Battery Saver mode 24/7. So, now that I no longer put my laptop on...
  54. D

    Solved! Laptop screen flicker and has multiple horizontal lines on it.

    Got myself this Gigabyte Aorus 5MB about a year ago, worked fine until December where the screen suddenly starts to flicker and shows some horizontal lines on the upper side of the screen and when this happen, the screen below the lines will freeze and shows some faint overlay images of previous...
  55. Abbas27

    Solved! Need experts opinion for Laptop ASAP please.

    I am posting the form that was mentioned to be posted when asking for recommendation, i dont wanna waste my money This form makes it easier for us to recommend you a laptop, so we don't have to ask you lots of questions. Please copy and paste these questions into the thread you post, and we...
  56. M

    Solved! laptop msi ms-16r4 - spilled wine - no power

    Like a numpty I spilled wine on my laptop msi ms-16r4. Now no power comes on. I tried taking the battery out, flushing the power, putting battery back in and still no power. I followed a Youtube tutorial and took the whole thing apart. Cleaned everywhere that had wine stains with isopropyl...
  57. P

    Question Spilled water on my laptop, but it’s working fine.

    So I recently spilled some water on my laptop. It wasn’t a large amount, but enough to cover around half of the trackpad and some of the keys. I dried it with my shirt and stupidly forgot to turn it off. Somehow though, it was working completely fine and I didn’t notice any problems with the...
  58. Lucc1ano

    Question Alienware gtx 880m Issue

    Hello all, i have laptop Alienware with graphic card gtx 880m, yea i know its old graphic but its working its job, well at least it should be, i have a problem, my gtx 880m doesnt give a half perfomance it should give, as i looked over internet, graphic cards with the same name gives way better...
  59. plshelpmygateway

    Solved! I downgraded my gateway laptop but I need drivers.

    I downgraded my laptop to Windows 8.0 because windows 10 is slow. I need drivers so I can use it again. Gateway's website is completely useless, since when you click "Download Drivers" It just redirects to the purchase screen. Please Help! My model is GWTC116-2BL
  60. Mantonio

    Question My laptop wont start Hdd indicators are red

    my HP laptop wont start, i tried everything it just keeps turning on and off, the Hdd indicators are red and keeps blinking my HP notebook 15 wont turn on after i cleaned it, i removed the battery, the screws and the ram, i couldn't unscrew 3 flat head like screws since my screw driver won't...