Laptop Won’t Turn On

Laptop Won’t Turn on?

Every so often I come across someone who has a laptop that won’t turn on. The description is often that the laptop has a blank screen, won’t boot, or has no power. The effects are the same: When you push the power button, nothing happens. It’s as if the battery and power adapter aren’t even hooked up. The following information applies for Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Asus, Acer, and really any laptop that won’t turn on.

Fortunately there’s an easy fix for this.

1) Remove laptop battery

2) Detach laptop power supply
3) Hold power button for 60 seconds

Now put the battery back in, reattach the power cable, and power it up. This generally solves the problem when a laptop won’t turn on. If it doesn’t then either your power supply doesn’t work and your battery is dead because of it, or there’s a serious hardware fault in the laptop, and you should have it looked at by a pro.

Why this works:

There’s a power supply inside the laptop that keeps the battery charged, and the laptop powered up from either external power or battery power. Sometimes, it gets locked up and won’t provide any power at all, so the laptop won’t turn on. By removing all power and then holding the power button, you’re doing a reset on that power supply. It should deplete all stored energy in the computer, and the funky state that it is in gets reset and life gets normal again.

I hope this helps you!

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