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What is the problem with a laptop that does not turn on is it the battery that needs to be change or is it something else

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If you directly plug your laptop to the power outlet and there is no sign of power indicator then probably the input power supply got fault. if there is indicator then the switch maybe error or if the laptop boot and cannot continue ..maybe memory and video card. first try to verify the power input of the laptop.

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It could be a bad battery, or a bad power plug which would not pass power to the battery. If possible, replace the battery with one that you know is fully charged. If that works then you will have to have either have the adapter checked or the plug itself may be loose and needs to be re-soldered. If it did not work then something else is loose and you should have it taken in for a complete exam.

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