Question about PC Laptops

2 Answers

Laptop will not power on at all.

Laptop was working fine when I was on it one night. Battery was at 99% charge when I decided to shut it down and got to bed. It shut down just fine. I unplugged the power supply and put it all away. The following night I went to turn it on there was nothing. When I plug in power supply the green light on the power pack lights up. When the battery is in the Laptop the battery light on the Laptop lights up orange. Ok now while this is on, I remove the battery and the battery light indicator on the Laptop goes off. The Laptop still will not start up when I push the power button. No lights lit on Laptop. Then I plug battery back in and the battery light comes back on the Laptop but still nothing when I try the power button. Yet the power supply pack light is on. I do notice that the power supply pack is no longer heating up like it does when charging the battery. The Laptop is 2 years old. So I was wondering if it is the power pack, battery, hard drive or the motherboard having a problem. Please help me figure it out. Thank You in Advance.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 324 Answers
Re: Laptop will not power on at all.

Don't know what you have for a laptop, so will have to give you a generic process, here. Power down. Remove hard drive, remove cd reader and/or floppy drive. Remove memory cards. Replace only 1 memory card in the main slot (probably marked as slot 1). Try to power it back up and let us know what happens.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,601 Answers
Re: Laptop will not power on at all.

First thing I would do is get a multimeter and check the power supply at the plug. Most are rated 19 volts.
Look at the power supply label to check yours.
check the tips. the middle one is + and the outer shell is -.

Let me know what you find.

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a new LB1 battery for my 2006 15 in.macbook pro it will not charge the test button on the battery shows it is full charge but will not turn on laptop or charge

The laptop is the problem and not the battery, check the battery contacts for corrosion or consult a specialist on how to fix your laptop.

Dec 10, 2014 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Compaq nx6125 is not charging even though the adapter is working fine and the battery is fine too

Firstly, try the following steps to check the problem:

Turn off laptop.

Unplug AC power adapter.

Remove battery.

Replace AC power adapter.

Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.

Once logged in to the machine, perform a normal shut down.

Unplug AC power adapter.

Replace battery.

Replace AC power adapter.

Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot. The battery should once again be charging as normal.

Oct 25, 2012 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1318 about 3 years ago, new. About a year ago my battery stopped taking a charge. I just decided I needed to buy another battery online from I followed the...


Check this

When your shut down your computer and plug your the charger in your laptop that time Orange lite is showing on. if no showing then its problem to your laptop

Jun 05, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1318 Laptop Computer PC...

1 Answer

I have a Dell D520 and it currently says plugged in not charging 0% available. I bought a new battery thinking that this was the problem about a week ago. However it again says the same thing. As long as I...

It would that you have a low powered AC adapter. The wattage output of the adapter will cause the problem you are having. Try shutting the laptop down, not suspend, and letting it charge over night. This should charge the battery. I have found that an underpowered adapter will not power both the laptop and charge the battery. You may want to check in the battery compartment for the adapter part number and see if you are using the correct one for your laptop. Please let me know how it goes.

Apr 06, 2011 | Dell Latitude D520 Notebook

2 Answers

I have an acer extensa 5620 laptop and it won't turn on. I shut it down last night and it was stil plugged in and won't turn on or do anything now. It's done this before but then started working after a...


Try the ff. steps in sequence:
- remove the battery
- unplug ac adapter / charger from laptop
- hold down power button for 10 secs
- plug ac adapter to laptop (leave the battery out for now)
- turn it on w/o battery
- when it turns on, you can place the battery in
- check if the battery charges as well..

hope this helps.. :D

Sep 24, 2010 | Acer PC Laptops

1 Answer

Targus COMPACT laptop charger isn't working

Your battery sounds like its buggered. I would suggest buying a new battery

May 20, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 G530 Notebook

2 Answers

Purchased a new Dell Inspiron 6000 (9 cell) battery

You just want to refresh battery from the BIOS. There problem will be solve

Mar 15, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

2 Answers

Laptop computer won't turn on...

this is ur battery problem so just get ur baterry cheked

Jun 25, 2009 | HP Compaq Evo n610c Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba satellite m35 power issues

Hi !
While power off, disconnect the power adaptor.
Take off battery.

Plug the power adaptor back and try to start !
Is it running?

If yes, than the power adaptor is OK.

Now shut down and disconnect the power adaptor.
Put back your battery and start!
Leave it untill you 'empty' the battery.
Do not start your laptop.

Plug the power adaptor and do not start your laptop yet.
Is there a led idicator showing that the battery is charging ?
Does it shows when the battery is full charged (e.g. red/yellow=charging, to green/off charged)?
If not, leave it for at least 3 hours. After that, start your laptop (adaptor is plugged) and see if you still have an icon saying charging 99%.

If that is the case, then something is wrong with the battery.

Check your warranty, and replace it.
DO NOT OPEN the battery - nothing interesting you will find inside - nothing you can do !


Mar 28, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35-S456 Notebook

1 Answer

HP Laptop Seem to Charge but Wont Turn On

When you plugged the power cord back in did the green light on the power cord battery light up. How long have you had the cord. Make sure the power cord is working properly.

Jan 03, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario C304NR Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Laptops Logo

Related Topics:

1,889 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Laptops Experts


Level 3 Expert

18259 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides