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My laptop had a bad power cord it worked fine before then when i got the new cord it would not turn on the new cord works but computer still wont turn on

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You should try unplugging the laptop from the power and taking out the battery. Then after about 30 seconds plug the battery back in and attempt to turn the computer back on.

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