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Laptop not being powered on

Recently the laptop suddenly shut down by itself while it was working. it didnt turn on even when i pressed the power button again. then after a few weeks it started working all by itself. then again after a week i could not power it on. even the led which indicates charging doesn't glow when i put it to chrging when the laptop is turned off. help!

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Re: laptop not being powered on

Did you get the battery checked? OR maybe it's an issue with the PowerJack connector on the motherboard...have it checked ASAP.... Also take out the battery and plug straight from the wall jack using the Adapter to ckeck if power is coming.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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