I logged off and shut down the computer as usual yesterday - it had behaved entirely normal. When I wanted to boot it today and pressed the front button to switch it on would not respond at all. The button comes back out again and does not stay inside the machine even if held for longer. I first suspected a power problem but the cable and socket seem to be alright. Please help. Thanks.
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Re: Won't turn on when I press the front button
This sounds like your power supply; it's the part that the power cord plugs into that converts the power to dc and powers your motherboard, drives, and everything else inside your computer. You can pick one up for around $30 online or $80 at a retail store.
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Option 1: Easy One
Press and hold the power button between 5 to 7 seconds
This will turn off the laptop
wait for 20 sec after shutting down
Start laptop again
Laptop is ready to use.
Option 2: Moderate one
Remove the power cord from laptop
take the battery out
put the battery back
start your computer
Option 3: Difficult one
At this point I am not sure which Windows are you using and how do you usually log-in to the system.
I am guessing you got a new laptop, with Windows 7 installed.
The computer might asking you to press Clt + Alt+ Del to unlock the computer.
You can also see there is small button on screen which says "Switch User"
click on "Switch User" button
It will then ask your user name and password
Use your username and password the one you usually use to log-in to the system.
once you are logged in
restart the computer
it might ask you "other users are log-in do you wana continue"
the computer will restart and now you can use it as normal as before.
you are cold booting the pc always shut down normally when you shut down just useing button it will eventually corrupt the system I have several computers and never shut them off at all unless installing new hardware if you get a keyboard with the specific button just for the sleep mode this problem will clear up but if you shut down normal it will work rite
a)Inside the tv there are microswitch CH+- Vol +- power, menu: when the ones are faulty," tv tends to behave at its own", change them, of course before to buy'em, unsolder th'em and try with the remote, tv has to work with out'em.
no need to panic. This is a safety feature with Windows. If you log-off the computer will normally ask you if you want to log-on again. This would NOT turn off the computer. If you want to shut-down the computer, simply push the power button on your CPU.. This will automatically shut the computer off.
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That flashing usually indicates a battery/power issue. Could the battery be dead? And/Or the power cable? Normally the power cable has a "brick" in the middle, and that connection could be loose. In many cases that brick has a led light when it is plugged it. Does your machine have that light and if so, is it lit? Does the "charging" or "AC power" light go on when it's connected via the power cable? Lastly, try removing the battery entirely, and using just the power cable, to make sure the battery is not causing the problem.