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Can't switch on a laptop

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I do experience problem with a laptop: can't switch it on.The icon on the front panel shows me that i am connected to the plug and also battery is fully charged.My laptop is toshiba satellite 1905-s301.

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This may be too late for you, but I had the same problem with my old toshiba laptop. The support person I talked to had me take out the battery, leave the computer plugged in and push and hold the on button for 10 - or 15 seconds. She said it discharges something or other and to periodically run the computer without the battery. Sometimes my screen just goes blank on my new computer and this always fixes the problem.

Good luck.


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