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Simple fix for dead laptop that wont power up when you depress the ON button

The simplest check you can do on a laptop that wont turn on is to remove the battery and try again with just the power lead.

If the laptop will turn on OK then you have a faulty battery that is causing the failure. This is not a test that will fix all dead laptops but it is a great starting point if this works then all you need do is order a new battery these are about £20-£50 depending upon make and model.


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it just wont turn on i have checked the power lead and its ok its an acer aspire 5050 laptop


Hi. I would suggest you double check the ac adapter if the powercord is properly attach to it ot also you might want to try powerdraining or powercycling your computer. To do this you must turn off your laptop then remove the battery and unplug the ac adapter then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds while the battery and ac adapter is out, after that place back the battery and plugin the ac adapter and try turning on your laptop, if this doesnt work then try power draining it again and just use the ac adapter or just plug it in without the battery then try again turning it on. If it still has the power issue then try a known good ac adapter so that you could double check that it is not an ac adapter issue or a battery issue. If all that trouble shooting step doesnt work then you could also try calling acer tech support to help you on your issue if your machine or laptop is still under warranty they would help you fix it by sending that laptop to there depot without any charge. Hope this Helps

Jun 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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E machine 510 wont charge!


Yes, remove the battery from the laptop.

Plug-in power adapter and turn ON laptop (without battery).

After the laptop starts up and Windows has settled, put battery back in the laptop.

Allow to charge for a few hours.

Oct 07, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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my inspiron laptop wont turn on after I replaced


Verify that you obtained an exact replacement power adapter for the Dell. If it is an exact replacement then try this. Disconnect power adapter. Remove battery. Reconnect power adapter without the battery. If it turns on, then power off and place battery back in. Then try again. If problem returns, there could be a problem with the battery itself.

Sep 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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advent 9912 wont turn on


remove the ac adapter
take the battery out
be sure nothing is connected with your laptop
then press and hold the power button for 60 secs to drain static as it is the most probable reason laptops stops working.
then connect the ac adapter only and without the battery try powering on the system
if it powers on
you can again shut it down
insert the battery
it should surely power on

Apr 20, 2008 | Dell 2600 Notebook

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