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Power problems My laptop doesn't want to switch on.  It almost seems like the battery is flat, but it is connected to the ac adapter and still doesn't work.

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If you have a spare ac adapter, try that just to check if it's the ac adapter.

When you power it on, are there any lights on the notebook?
If there are lights, it is indicating that the computer is receiving power but is not able to go through POST ( power on self test ) and normally it's the mainboard that has the problem.

Either way, if there's no lights, it is also the mainboard that is the main cause.

The notebook will have to be sent in for repairs or just replace the motherboard.


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