The lap to has gotten hot but has had trouble turning on. Lights power on but scren will not turn on. After very many tries, the laptop would finally turn on but if it shuts off it has the same problem and i am still having troubles.
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Re: Will not power up
How hot is hot. Warm is ok , hot could be your cooling to the processor. Be careful if it is shutting down, it is doing it because that is what it was designed to do. I would recomend a tech look at it asap. Please don't force it to go on, it will burn out, and for the price of a cpu cooler, you can destroy the notebook, thanks, Gym
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Remove the main battery and try again, if no change! the DC jack in the laptop is a common source of trouble and must be dismantled down to the motherboard level to address, bad solder connections are common under the plug, I recommend you have it fully assessed before repair.
Turn it on turn it over and see if the fan is operating. If not power your lap top off and replace the fan. You may have to not use this computer until the fan is replaced it is advisable not to. The smell you have may be dust smell when it gets hot. Clean throughly and make sure that all the dust is out of your computer. Also recommended a lap fan also which goes underneath the laptop to assist with cooling.
Lap tops are very touchy and need to be kept cool at all times otherwise you will be purchasing a new lap top if you do not take care of the cleaning or the cooling or the fan not working or spinning slowly. Check all this out. Critical if you do not understand what I mean take your computer to a local shop for immediate care. I hope this assisted you. John
Typically, normal temperature is over 100 degrees. There have been reports of fires starting as the result of a overheated PC. I am not making the claim, I have not had this experience.
Heat is the enemy of delicate computer parts. They call them Lap Tops but you should never use one on your lap. Always place your lap top on a hard surface to insure the vents are not blocked and the internal fan can try to do its job. If you are concerned about the heat, you can get a 'cool pad' to use under your lap top. A cool pad has a fan which blows onto your lap top to keep it cool. The cool pad gets its power from a USB in your laptop. This cool pad should not be used for long periods of time on battery power for obvious reasons.
do static discharge
disconnect battery and all peripherals. disconnect from mains. press power button and hold for 30 sec.
Connect to mains and try to turn on again
If it will not start - mainboard needs replacement
I'm afraid this sounds suspiciously like a motherboard problem. It would help to know what model etc, as some Gateway & EMachine model laptops have had extended warranties due to motherboard issues, or just go to Gateway.com and research it yourself.
press the fn key on laptop hold it down and then press the power key on the laptop. once u see any display on the screen you will get some tests running on the screen. The system will show you the error message which u need to note down. else you can do a Flea Power on your laptop. Remove the adapter and the battery and then press the power button and hold it down for 30 seconds then connect the battery and adapter back and try to turn on the laptop. See if the magic works for you
As for the overheating cause, I can only say if you've ever added on hardware to it maybe the current fan is inadequate for the job. As a solution I would see about getting an upgraded, fan. Or buy a cooling stand, they plug into a USB and your laptop sits on top of it. Hope this helps.
Youre cpu heatsink is clogged with dust not breathing properly and causing it to over heat and shut down.Must remove keyboard heat sink should be on top right removed heat sink and clean dust .Use air can and spray whole laptop.