Expiring Today—Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x

Laptops Notebooks

21K

Solutions

21K

Contributors

A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

This device is identified as a Belkin to Serial port driver.

The machine type for this Lenovo X61 laptop is 7673.

The Driver IDs that appear within Device Manager for this device are listed here:

USB\VID_050D&PID_0109&REV_0102

USB\VID_050D&PID_0109

I prefer (if possible) to be able to download the driver without having to first register or pay for a membership on a website.

Please provide me with the exact URL addresses of where I can download this driver from.

Here is a screenshot of the Device IDs listed within Device Manager:
Hardware IDs
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?
LVL 4
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

I was experiencing significant interference and resulting wifi issues connecting a Lenovo Yoga 910 (which has limited USB ports) to my wifi network at 2.4 mhz.  I was using an USB 7 port hub which was adding to the problem.  I switched renamed the default network SSIDs which were the same at 2.4 and 5, then connected via the 5 mhz band and everything starting working very well with one exception.  My HP 8610 officejet printer operates solely at 2.4 mhz and I cannot figure out how to print (transmit the signals) from my laptop operating at 5 mhz to the printer wirelessly.

Can this be done and how?

Thank you for your assistance.
0
I have a new Microsoft Surfacebook that always boots to the uefi panel if I try to boot to PXE.  It just keeps booting to the uefi screen.  How can I get it to boot to PXE?  If I disable the PXE boot, it will boot into Windows fine without going into the uefi panel.
0
I have a Lenovo Yoga 910, which has one 2.0 USB port and two USB 3 ports.  I purchased a Wavelink powered USB hub for additional ports to support an external monitor and a USB keyboard.  I also have a bluetooth mouse in operation with this setup.  I am experiencing significant wifi issues with all the devices in use.  The problem seems to be interference at the 2.4 mhz band??  The performance issues go away when I disconnect from all external devices except the bluetooth connected mouse.  

Also, when I connect a wide screen LG monitor using an HDMI conversion to USB 2.0 into the USB 2.0 port, the monitor and laptop displays work, but the laptop display initially fades to almost totally black and then pops up with the screen, when I access the internet.

The more I read online, the  more confused I get about solutions.  My network adapter is - Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A.  When I perform the netsh command it looks like it should support the 5 mhz band.  I also signed into my router which looks like it supports the dual bands.  

My question is whether I am on the right track or not and how do I change my network adapter to receive the 5 mhz signal.  I cant see that as an option in the properties.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
0
I have my laptop HP Elitebook G2 at work and I have now another laptop same model windows 10 from at home and I want to make a copy of my profiles and copy it to my new laptop. I need to have the same configuration like; Chome bookmarks, same shortcuts and basically, the same configuration as the other laptop. How do a make a backup that I can copy on the other laptop?

In a nutshell, I need to have the same settings that I have on the laptop from work as the one at home.

How I do that?

I hope to hear from you soon.

cheers,
Mallony
0
Please provide me with the exact model or FRU number for the longest lasting battery for a Lenovo T450 (Type 20BU - Model 20BUS05B08) laptop.
0
OK, after a Windows 10 Pro 1703 Upgrade on an older Fujitsu-Siemens 32-bit Laptop the sound wasn't heard anymore.

Everything seems otherwise be working and in good shape in Device Manager, Control Panel Sounds/Test and Desktop, but no sound is heard ...

I do not remember which the previous driver was, but anyway I think it was a Realtek one, and now, after the Upgrade a Microsoft one High Definition Audio 10.0.15063.502 27.7.2017 .  The Win10 1703 is now on the level 10.0.15063.540 , and the previous 1607 was 10.0.14393.1594(?).

Then I began to try maybe some 5-6 different newer/older Realtek drivers, but no help from them and not even working, and, the Microsoft driver was always finally got installed instead again.

So, I think there is some bug somewhere on the Microsoft driver, or, maybe this Laptop is getting too old with the sound components ...
0
How to remove administrative password for bios setting.?
0
A friend has a Dell Inspiron 11 3162 that was acting up & once I got past the dog-chewed power cable, I found there's basically no disk space left on it! It appears that the HD is soldered to the mobo, so no upgrade options there. Looking at it with Treesize, the biggest space hogs are the WinSxS directory (4.2GB) & Origin Games (8.3GB). It has a couple of USB ports & a MicroSD & I planned on getting a 32 or 64 GB card or USB drive & set game preferences to use that for storage or would I need to re-install games to that location? Other than eating up one off the 2 available USB ports, any advantage to SD card vs USB drive?
0
I can see a red light from a tiny little hole but its not charging any more. Some times it start charging but then it stop after like 30 or 40% charged. Try to power On but its not turning ON either. Bought it few months ago brand new from ebay.
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services
LVL 4
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

I'm looking for a small GPS tracking device that can be put on devices such as laptops or keychains that can then be tracked to its exact location using a GPS tracking system.

I've already looked at systems such as the Trackr device (https://get-trackr.io/) but this device relies on the Trackr tracking device coming into 100 feet of an iPhone or Android phone that hasthe Trackr app installed on it.

What are some other GPS tracking devices that can truly track the GPS tracking device no matter where it goes?
0
Hi All.

Can you all help with this current issue I'm facing?. We have HP elite books 820 g3 & we cant get these usb c docks to work on any of the laptops/desktops any one know how to resolve this particular issue.

Thank you all
0
Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

             As part of a string of troubleshooting strategies, I am wondering how I can test a notebook battery of an HP ProBook 6555b using a digital multimeter.  Will there be numbers on the battery which can be used as a frame of reference when testing?  For instance,  the AC adapter or battery re-charger indicates the required voltage output, 19.5v, to power the notebook.  

              Any tips for testing the HP ProBook 6555b notebook battery will greatly be appreciated.  Additionally, if there are any multimedia tutorials which can be viewed to help in addressing my question will certainly be welcomed as well.

              Thank you

              George
0
Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I have a user his laptop is Acer aspire v5 is getting BSOD "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE", I wanted to boot to the safe mode or start up setting but press F8 through out from the power start up but nothing come up, the bios and boot menu was ok. Will like to check anyway to boot to safe mode or start up setting in an Acer windows 10 laptop? Or any way to solve this BSOD "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE", appreciate if any expert has this knowledge can advise me on.

Thanks!
0
In our Organization we have 2 Tier Architecture.

The requirement now is we need enroll machine certificates for LAPTOPS and DESKTOPS.
What is the easiest way to do this?
Creating GPO is the best way i hope but, do I need to import any certificate during GPO creation?? can any one explain this clearly as in have checked in Microsoft Site which is not clear for me
0
Dumb question.  So I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 570 with two graphic adapters.
One Intel HD Graphics 620, and 2nd
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX.
They both show in a device manager.

When looking into the display adapters properties it shows that its using an Intel adapter.  So how exactly is the 2nd one being used?
0
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I am needing help in order to troubleshoot an HP ProBook 6555b which will not power on.    Whenever I attempt to power it on, the power light blinks a few times of an amber color then stops.  The HP unit never starts up and the screen stays black.  

          With respect to troubleshooting, I did carry through with the procedures demonstrated within this YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqg5wQpkK14 to carry out an electrostatic discharge.  Unfortunately, it did not resolve this issue.  

           Any help in troubleshooting this concerning issue will greatly be appreciated.

           Thank you

           George
0
I have been fighting this problem for over a week and short of replacing the mother board, I have exhausted my abilities.  

The laptop will not turn on (or off) using the power button.   When I started working on it I was only able to power on doing the reset cycle of unplug the A/C, remove the battery, hold the power button 30 seconds.  That did not work, but after 7 or 8 attempts, the laptop powered up.   I went in to the bios and changed the power management to power on with A/C.  At least now I can reliably get it turned on by unplugging the A/C and plugging it back in.

When its up, the full suite of Dell diagnostics (both long and short) run without no errors. Everything seems to work just fine. Wireless, HDMI, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.

I replaced the power button pcb.  The CMOS battery,  Flashed to the latest bios from the Dell site.    

Still the power button does not work.  I set the windows power settings advanced option to turn off the PC when the power button is hit -- that does not work.  I tried setting it to hibernate on a power button hit -- that did not work either.  The only strange thing  I noticed, was there is no option to have the laptop sleep when the power button is hit.  Maybe its not in windows 10.  The laptop does sleep with the sleep key and lid close.

I also tried a clean install of windows 10 64.  

I plugged it into a Dell e-dock I had laying around.  Neither the dock, nor the laptop power buttons work to power it down or up.  …
0
Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

My colleague has a Dell Inspiron laptop and his laptop can't even get pass the POST message and then black screen all the way, I suspect is hardware issue, but don't know is which part of the hardware, if any expert here has encountered this before kindly advise me on.

Thanks!
0
On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era
LVL 10
On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

I have multiple scripts to push out to users through GPO, but VPN users seem not receiving at all.
I don't think firewall issue, but rather think that GPO logon script, its own characteristic, tries to run before VPN tunnel is established.

The script doesn't have to be run at logon time, but needs to be run while the user is connected with VPN and once before they disconnect.

We have limited communication with VPN operator and they won't deploy the script.

Is there any way to run a script through GPO except log on/off event while users are connected, maybe accessing share folders, AD authorization kicks in, so any way to catch the event and run script against user laptops?
0
I've been given a used Lenovo T450 port replicator.

What is the exact model number of this port replicator?

I need to be sure that I download the right port replicator firmware update from the https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd014572 website.

The Docks on this website are identified by part numbers such as 40A40090WW.

I can identify the 40A2 on this Ultra Dock but I'm not sure what the full model number of this dock is. Also when I type in the FRU P/N number or the P/N number on the http://support.lenovo.com website I am told that no products match this query.

Based upon the picture of the sticker at the bottom of my dock what is the full part number of the dock?

Or what firmware update for this dock should I install?

T450-PORT-REPLICATOR
0
I have some new Lenovo laptops that do not have an ethernet port on them.  They are the exact same model with the same hardware.  I usually use Clonezilla after I sysprep the master computer, but in this case i don't have any ethernet port to connect to a switch.  Does Clonezilla support a USB-Ethernet dongle?  I have one by Trendnet or can I use Windows System image Utility on this master computer after I have ran sysprep?  Any other ideas would be great.  Thanks
0
I have this website:
https://goo.gl/iwpDzp


On touch screen laptops, the navigation will not expand on hover.

This is normal behavior: https://www.useloom.com/share/d4e16705a32c4a28abd238219778ad2d

When you are on a touch screen laptop using the same operating systems and browsers as a regular laptop, the menu will not hover. This is driving me mad and I cannot figure out how to fix it. Any help is appreciated.
0
I am brand new to VLAN's so please excuse my ignorance. We have an AllWorx VoIP phone system that has been on our regular network for a few years. Our employees plug their phones into the network port at their desk then plug their laptops into their phone's (yes we have WiFi but wired is much more reliable). So each phone gets an IP from the DHCP Server then acts as a switch and each laptop gets an IP from the same DHCP server.  We are growing and starting to run out of DHCP addresses on our LAN. If I set up a VLAN for the phone system would employees still be able to plug into their phones and get an IP Address on our network?
0
Hello I have an MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) it locks up on the boot up screen all gray screen.  I am learning mac's so I took it to a local apple service center they are telling me that i need a logic board which run around $500 bucks and possibly a new ssd drive .... my question is I know I can replace this board myself but my concern is can I buy a used one off ebay for around 100 bucks or should I not trust used or cheaper logic boards for this device online? My customer is debating on just buying a new mac book pro if we have to spend too much so with that I am not sure if I should advise repairing

Any suggestions
0

Laptops Notebooks

21K

Solutions

21K

Contributors

A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.