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The laptop won't boot/turn on, no noise

This is a 3 y.o laptop, had a blue screen last week, didn't think much of it at the time since i rebooted and it worked fine. At one point yesterday, it went to sleep mode and turned itself off, since then I am unable to turn it on. The power lights are showing steady green, the battery is charged (I also took it off and tried without it putting the laptop straight to the electric outlet) made no difference, the light from the power button is not lighting up and nothing happens. No noise, not even trying to boot up, seems dead. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    relace the battery

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the laptop was working perfectly. i went to bed, computer was set to 'sleep'. i got up the next morning and it 'woke up' fine but it did not recognize the laptop screen being connected. it only 'saw' the external monitor that was connected via a VGA cable. i tried using graphics properties to get the main screen active but it didn't detect a dual monitor setup. i powered the unit down, disconnected the VGA cable, and tried to 'reboot' (start up) the laptop but it doesn't do anything now. The battery had a 97% charge before i powered down, and the green light showing the power cable/ charger is connected is glowing bright green. the 2nd green light, that shows laptop is turned on, is not 'on'. there hasn't been any bad weather, haven't moved the computer, not dropped it, no outside 'damage' or anything to 'blame' this on, it's got to be something internal. i've removed power cable, battery, and tried booting it up w/ just power supply hooked up but no battery, and tried w/ both hooked up. it does absolutely NOTHING. the cooling fan/ bard drive do not even come on when power button is pressed.

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Try this:

Remove all connectors, media and devices (cables, USB devices, floppies, CDs etc)

1. Press AND hold the power button for 10 seconds. Light should go out.

2. Remove battery.

3. Plug in PSU (the AC power supply unit)

4. Press power button.

5. If the laptop starts, go all the way to desktop and run the laptop for 20 minutes or so.

6. Shut down and remove PSU.

7. Re-attach PSU and then insert battery.

8. start laptop. If it starts, go all the way to desktop and use laptop for an hour or so, to monitor the battery state, see if it is charging. If it is, go to step 9. If not, test PSU and battery, to see which needs replacement.

9. Otherwise open START MENU/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/POWER SETTINGS.

10. Uncheck HIBERNATION in the tab that applies.

11. Set all spin down, sleep/suspend and monitor settings to "never".

12. Apply/OK and Close Power CP

13. Now leave laptop on, let the laptop sit, idle (or use it) for at least 3 hours.

14. Shut down and remove PSU, then restart.

15. If the laptop will not start, or did not show a full charge before shutting down, replace the battery.

16. Go back and set spin down/suspend and monitor power settings to DEFAULT, but do not use hibernation any more on a 3 year old laptop!

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

  • xander82 Nov 28, 2013

    Hibernation doesn't matter on a 3 year old laptop, that's not what is causing the issue. The issue is related to the operating system. It more than likely blue screened because of the age of it. It could have to do with a virus or malware or something like that. I would reinstall the operating system or upgrade to a different one. After step 7, nothing the person has said will do anything. Do NOT change the power settings or disable hibernation as it will not have any other effect on your system except to take more power, make more heat as it won't go into standby and that's pretty much it. What would help the most is telling us what the blue screen said as they can be fairly specific to whatever problem may have happened.

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