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Have to hit power button several times to get laptop to boot.

Same problems as everyone else is posting. Does anyone know if the motherboard needs to be replaced to fix this, or is this a "simple fix" that I can do? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Taniela Matai May 11, 2010

    changing the motherboard of a laptop is so expensive then just to purchase a new laptop....just remove cover on top of keypad then locate wea the power button is, just check if the buttons is loose from between the button n mother board...

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Hello: On some laptops you have to hold the power button down for less then half a sec for it to come on. Also the button itself may be defective check Acer's web site and see if there is a technical bulletin relating to this issue.

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What happens when you hit the power button? Does it try to boot up? Do anything every post on the lcd screen?

When you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the laptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you was operating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cord is bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the power cord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the battery out) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can put the battery back in and let it charge.


Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.


Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.

Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, Remove the cover that houses the memory then remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

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Try holding down the esc button during a cold boot, as soon as you hit the power button you must hold down the esc key. Try it a few times waiting at least ten seconds between boots. If a screen comes up choose hard drive and computer should boot. This is only a workaround to a manufactures defect on the motherboard and will not fix the computer. But if it does post when you do this you will know it is a defective motherboard.

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what is the color of the LED ight on the power button? if it is a steady amber it might be a NO POST situation. if the LED lights up normally without the fan spinning and no display on the monitor, then it is a NO VIDEO issue. you can try to power it up and at the same time initiating diagnostics by holding down the <Fn> key while powering on the system. It should show up after a few seconds with the PSA (Pre-Boot System Assessment running.
another way of testing for video integrity will be the LCD BIST. it is done by holding down the <D> button on the keyboard while powering the system on. It should show color bars during the test. you can also try to drain the flea power by removing battery and the adapter then depressing the power button several times.
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I have been having the same problem. At first I thought that the motherboard was fried and the laptop was a paper weight, but I kept it plugged in and kept pressing the power button several times over the days. It would always seem to start (screen remained off/black) and then it would just go off again in seconds. But persevarence has paid off, finally almost after a week it started up like normal and started working again as normal. I then had the same episode repeat a few weeks later, the computer was useless for a few days and again started up as I kept pressing the power button several times a day.

I believe the problem is with the standby mode. Each time the problem happened, it seems like the computer was going into standby mode and the power button was pressed again before it could competely go into standby or the button was pressed again while it was coming out of standby.

To sum it up, nothing is wrong with the cimputer components, there is some problem with the standby routine. Keep pressing the power button and hopefully you can get lucky in getting the computer to start again. Long term, I am thinking about checking whether there was a new flash update that came out that could fix this problem. I purchased the laptop compaq F72US in 2008 and never updated anything. Also worth noting that I called HP and they didn't stand behind their product.

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When you say boot do you mean POST?

Is it turning on at all?

What happens exactly when you press the power button?

Any beeps?

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If it POSTs then you know that you have a problem with one of the pieces of hardware you removed, replace them 1 at a time until it fails to POST then you know which piece is defective.

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Hi suisboy,

This sounds similar to a problem I had with a clients PC. The best way to debug this is to swap out one component at a time and see it it fixes your problem. However, if you can't do this then I'd suggest you try the following in this order.

  1. Remove all cards from the PCI bus leaving only the graphics card in place.
  2. Unplug all drive cables from the motherboard and power from the drives.
  3. Try to boot the motherboard. If successful try this, several time and if you don't have any problems you are okay to proceed.
  4. Enter the BIOS and load load the Default settings.
  5. Enter the BIOS and make it run the system check to fully test the memory.
  6. One by one re-attach your drives, if the system is stable continue to add you PCI cards until you hit the problem again. This will be the incompatible or faulty card.
This procedure should allow you to find the component that's causing your bus timing fault.

I hope this will help you diagnose your hardware.

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