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My laptop won't turn on

My toshiba wont start up after i used an aftermarket charger now i have the right one but it still doesn't work? did i fry it? the power and battery light still come when it's plugged in please help!

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    i have the same problem!!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    laptop won't turn on, power and battery lights either help......

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Remove the battery and power cord for a few minutes then try again. if that doesnt work, remove the ram and put it back in. there is a good chance you friend something. do you have the power ratings of the aftermarket charger you tried? and did it turn on at all with the aftermarket one?

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