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Plug in power cord and push power button, nothing comes on

Battery works all other connections plugged in

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Yup Yup I had the 28, same problem, the issue is within the adapter plug itself, I ended up taking my laptop apart and hard wiring the the connections directly into the wires that came off the plug, it was the only way to solve the issue without ordering the part from gateway,,,this is a image of the device that is causing you this misery.

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I have a fujitsu e8410 which will not start up properly, when i push the start button it shows power but then the fan comes on and the cap num and shift lock leds flash and nothing else. can you help?


When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.

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MODEL LT2016U WONT BOOT UP


Is it trying to boot up or is it doing absolutely nothing when you plug in the power cord and hit the power button?

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.

Mar 30, 2012 | PC Laptops

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My HP laptop (pavilion dv9700) will not start up. It was working fine then suddenly shut off while the cord was plugged in. The blue ring still lights up where you plug in the power chord, but nothing else...


Try the following:
  1. Unplug the power cord from the laptop.
  2. Remove the battery.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
  4. Re-insert the battery.
  5. Plug in the power cord.
  6. Try turning on the computer.

Jun 07, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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I have a dell 1720 that was working great. I went to plug in the power cord and the green light went out on the power box and nothing happened when I pushed the power switch on the computer. The power...


the charging port and or motherboard is grounding out
that is to say positive and negitive coming together
wont damage the charger
once you plug the charger out of thhe laptop and outlet then plug back to outlet the light will return
has to be look at by a technician

Jun 02, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1720 PC Notebook

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My toshiba satellite 2545 cds will not power up. the power supply cord works I have checked that. but I push and/or hold the on/off button...nothing. ideas?


Try this for me;

Take out the power cord;

Take out the adapter;

Hold power button for 30 seconds

Plug power cord back in;

Put batter back in;

and try to power it up again..

If the adapter is working (and you are sure of this?) your battery may be dead.

Also; try using JUST the adapter to turn it on after you repeat the steps above without putting the battery in.

Good luck;

We will go from there if this doesn't help you!

KittyTech

Jan 08, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite 2545CDS Notebook

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I have an HP G60 about two years old. I used it, closed it, sat it down, and came back about an hour later. I opened it and it didn't come back on. I assumed the battery had died, but realized it was...


You can retrieve your photos, provided the hard disk is OK.
Remove the hard drive from the laptop and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter, then plug it into a working computer's USB port. The computer will see this hard drive as an external storage device, you can then open the various folders and copy the photos to this computer or backup your photos.

Dec 04, 2010 | HP G60-120US Laptop

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No power. All power cords checked and tight. With


Check power adapter’s DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.
This can be repaired but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket and repair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.

Jan 06, 2010 | Gateway MP6954 Notebook

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Nothing happens when you push the power button


i could be static build up . this is common. Try taking the battery out and unplug the power adapter. now with both removed press the power button on the laptop for approx 20 secs. then plug it in and see if it boots up.

Dec 02, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Power Issue


sounds suspiciosly like your chord fitting is damaged(loose wires at connection)and shorting.if possible try a friends power supply with same connecter type before renewing cos could be faulty(loose)connection at pc(inside)constant pushing and pulling of connections often causes 1. loose split or disconnected wires at male connection or 2.loose pins on motherboard female connection or broken housing (not difficult to repair)more difficult to find out how to get to internal connection.

Mar 04, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M65-S9092 Notebook

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Notebook not starting and screen remains blank.


this will be easer than you think.
first unplug power cord,pull out your battery and test it by pushing the button on the battery. It will be dead. leave it out. plug in power cord, nothing should work. test your power cord. if nothing than test lower on the cord it might be the plug in that plugs into the laptop. what happens is the battery get to low and the lappy goes into a safe mode . you will need a charged battery to get it to boot.

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