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Laptop won't turn on.

My laptop won't turn on. There is no indication that the power cord is connected. I have tried several outlets... No luck! I tried holding the power button down for 30 seconds... No luck! Its like there is no life left in my computer! I need help!

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Check your power adapter. If its really hot or making a buzz noise most likely it has failed. And you can find new ones dirt cheap on ebay.

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Check your power adapter, it may have failed. try it with the battery removed incase the battery has shorted cells.

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