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My computer wont start up

At first my computer would work like normal but if i moved it it would shut off. now it wont turn on at all...when you hit the power button i can hear it start to run then it just shuts off.

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  • svxrated Dec 12, 2008

    didnt work

  • svxrated Dec 14, 2008

    that didn't do anything...any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem, but I found that if I apply a slight pressure underneath the laptop, toward the front, under the CD ROM drive, it will boot up and continue to run. Once booted up, if I'm careful while releasing the pressure, it will stay on. I've also found that by placing something (like a CD case) in the same location and resting the laptop on it, the laptop will boot and continue to run. I'm a technician and plan to attempt to fix this problem. Right now I'm looking for someone who has already fixed this issue.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem, but noticed that if I apply slight pressure under the laptop near the CD ROM drive the computer boots and continues to run. Then if I'm careful while releasing the pressure it will stay on most of the time. I've found that placing something like a CD case under the same spot will allow it to boot and continue to run. Something seems loose within the laptop. I'm a technician and I'm looking for someone that's had and already fixed this problem. Seems to be common with this laptop.



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Remove the battery and wait about 20 min and pulg it up with out the battery

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