Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet

No Power on your notebook?

Try these simple steps:

1. Unplug the AC adapter from your notebook.
2. Remove the battery of your computer and set it aside.
3. Press and hold down the power button for 10 seconds.
4. Plug the AC adapter back in and turn the computer on.

Most of the time, notebooks (regardless of the brand) tend to choke when turned off unexpectedly and needs to drain power remaining in the system.

If the notebook still doesn't power up, try reseating the memory modules one at a time.

If still no power, you have a busted motherboard.

Posted by on

Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

vertical colored lines on screen


You need to perform a Hard Reset here are th steps.
Hard Reset is a method by which we discharge the capacitors of the Notebook and try to regain the functionality. It resolves the hardware and software conflict. It will not erase any data present on your Hard Drive.
To perform a hard reset, follow the steps below.
Note: Please turn off the notebook if its on.
Step 1: Unplug the AC adapter from the notebook PC and remove from any port replicator or docking station.
Step 2: Remove the battery from the notebook battery compartment.
Step 3: Press and hold down the power button for about 20 seconds.

NOTE:
Holding down the power button while the computer is turned off drains any residual charge in the capacitors.

Step 4: Insert the battery and plug the AC adapter back into the notebook PC.
Step 5: Press the power button to turn the notebook PC back on.
Step 6: Use the arrow keys to highlight Start Windows Normally , if it is not already highlighted, and then press the enter key
if this does not resolves the issue then remove and reseat the RAM of the notebook.

If still the issue persist then contact HP its a hardware issue.

Jun 19, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

3 Answers

it won't turn on


Hi. Try theses simple steps:

Remove the Battery
Remove the AC Adapter
Press/hold down power button for 10 seconds
Plug AC Adapter in and turn the computer on
If the system doesn't turn on still then there's a problem with your motherboard. and it might need replacement.

Jun 06, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

1 Answer

my toshiba satellite A55 won't turn on


Hi. Try this simple steps:

Remove the battery and ac adapter. Press and hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Plug the ac adapter in and leave the battery aside. If the system still doesn't turn on, try to reseat your memory modules. If still nothing happens, you have to replace the motherboard.

Hope it helps!

^_^

Jun 04, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A55-S106 Notebook

2 Answers

Laptop went into sleep mode and will not turn back on


Try a Hard Reset, follow the steps below:

1) Unplug the AC Adapter from the notebook PC and remove from any port replicator or docking station.
2) Remove the battery from the notebook battery compartment
3) Press and hold the power button for about 20 seconds
NOTE: Holding down the power button while the computer is turned off drains any residual charge in the capacitors
4) Insert battery and plug the AC Adapter back into the notebook PC.
5) Press the power button to turn the notebook PC back on.

Dec 28, 2009 | HP G60-120US Laptop

3 Answers

Power will not turn on??


Try this:
1. unplugging the power cable
2. removing the battery
3. plug in power cable
4. switch on and start up

If this works, shut down, unplug and replace the battery.

Hopefully your problem is resolved.
John (Computer Tuition, Blackpool)

Nov 08, 2007 | Compaq Presario 900 /1500 Series EVO...

Not finding what you are looking for?

191 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...