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Packard Bell Easynote - not powering up

I know the power supply is ok as there is a pink light on next to the on/off button.
Can you help - I don't have my work backed up anywhere.
Thanks
Kerry

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  • pumpkin pie Nov 05, 2008

    Hi
    I've tried that but it hasn't made any difference - tried different plug sockets around the house too. The on/off button flashes blue when I switch it on - it usually does this when there is no power getting to it - this time there definitely is!!
    Do you think the pink light is significant as when there is no power, it is usually blue.
    Thanks for your time
    Kerry


  • pumpkin pie Nov 06, 2008

    It's on the laptop itself. The light on the power adapter is green as it always is.

    Thank you for your help - much appreciated


  • d_ja32 Nov 17, 2008

    My HP Pavillion a305w crashed, i unplugged it from the back of the computer & then replugged it in. now it doesn't power up at all. no light no nothing !!!


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If this is a notebook , hold the power button down for about 6 seconds to make sure this is not just in hibernate. Make sure it is plugged directly into the wall power outlet , not a power strip.
Some laptops have a power increase when plugged into the wall and less when running off batteries.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader Nov 06, 2008

    are you speaking of the light on the power adapter or the light on the laptop?

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader Nov 06, 2008

    if you would give me the exact model number and make i will give you further instructions.

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