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My VGN-C290 will not power-up. PC dead.

My VGN-C290 will not power-up. No lights, hard drive noise or fan noise when power button depressed. Screen is blank. Checked external power supply and battery - both OK.

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Try removing the battery and unplugging machine. There may be a reset button (look on bottom of computer). Reset. Plug in and try again.

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