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WILL NOT TURN ON

IT HAS'NT BEEN USED OVER THE LAST YEAR AND TRIED TO TURN IT ON WITH NO RESULT. I TOOK OUT THE BATTERY AND USED THE POWER LEAD SILL WON'T TURN ON, NO LIGHTS OR NOTTING.

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  • clvwalsh Feb 03, 2009

    its a laptop packard bell easynote r4650, the supply is fine

  • clvwalsh Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks for your reply Sublimation

    Symptoms:
    When you plug in the power adapter and press on the power button, there
    is no signs of life at all. The laptop will not make usual noises, LEDs
    will not light up, the fan will not spin, the screen is blank and
    black, etc… In short, the laptop is dead.

    Yes I tried plugging it in so the battery can charge. It has been plugged in since yesterday and it still will not power up.

    Do you think it might be the DC power jack or the Motherboard ?


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    try booting it up without the battery installed

  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Laptops are not my field of expertise, however it's either that or the Power Supply. There is the possibility that your motherboard has a jumper which has to be in a certain position when the power button is pressed before the system powers on.

    No, this is not the cord to connect the power button to the motherboard, it is a jumper on the motherboard which is used to reset the CMOS. If the jumper is missing or not in its proper position the system will not start.

    Sorry that I can't help you all that much here.


  • Peter Steiert
    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    Have you tried plugging it in so the battery can charge? Although you haven't been using it, the battery still discharges power to the system. After a while of not being charged the battery will run out of juice and will have to be recharged.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    If the computer has no power , no lights. no anything then the first place to look is at the power supply. First make sure no-one trned off the switch on the back.Should be on 1 not 0

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is this about a car or a computer ?

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Your power supply is gone.
where did you have it stored
take it to a small pc store they'll test your power usually on the spot at little or no cost

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 04, 2009

    also check to see that no one removed the memory from the system or nothing has become loose from like the power button

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