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When i press the on power the computer is not coming onn

When switch is turned on the lights comes on and then goes off, the computer shuts down.

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  • bigdogdew Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. I turn the computer on the lights come on momentarily and then the computer shuts down. There is no indication that the computer have started to POST. This happens with both battery and AC.

  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    Are you using the power supply or running the laptop on battery power?

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Hi there, It sounds to me like your Power supply. Try replacing it and see if it makes a differance, If not please let me know. Good luck

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