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Power issue i just recieved a laptop from a friend of mine, i plugged it in since he usually allows the power to die and i cant get it to start up...any suggestions?

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Unplug the laptop from the power and also disconnect the battery, leave it like that for a good 3 minutes. then plug everything back in.

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What ??? is this a desktop or laptop ?
Do you mean you cant see yout laptop screen ?
The display on your laptop is the interface through which you interact with and control your computer.
If it is not working, your laptop will become virtually impossible to use.
A laptop is a computer, and like all computers is subject to both hardware and software problems that may affect the display.
Before taking your laptop in for repair or getting rid of it, you should first check the display yourself to see if it needs to be replaced.
Check the laptop's battery and power cord.
If the laptop is out of power, the display will not work.
This usually happens if the power cord is unplugged and you were unknowingly running your laptop on battery power.
Check to make sure the power cord is plugged in and that the laptop has power.
Many laptops also turn off the display if it is being powered by its battery after a period of nonuse. Touching any key will usually turn the display back on if the battery is not drained.
Restart your computer. If a software program is stuck or malfunctioning, it may cause your display to stop functioning.
Press and hold the "Power" button on your laptop to reboot your computer.
If the problem was a malfunctioning program, the display will turn on after the computer restarts.
Check the brightness level of the display.
If the level is too low, the screen will appear dark.
The brightness controls are usually located on two function keys, such as "F9" and "F10." Look for sun or light icons on the keys.
Press the key with the larger icon to increase the brightness level.
Alternatively, on some laptops hold the "Fn" key while simultaneously pressing the "Up Arrow" key to increase the screen brightness.
Check the display closed switch.
Many laptops have a small button that senses when the LCD screen is closed and puts the laptop in sleep or hibernation mode.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.
Check your RAM.
The RAM is located in the middle of the motherboard.
There are tabs that you can push to release the RAM.
Remove it and put it back in place until the tabs pop out.
Loose RAM can cause your computer not to start properly where you want to see a video signal.
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
Make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
If the switch gets clogged with dirt, it may get stuck in the closed position.
This will result in dark display even when the lid is open.
The switch is usually located near the hinges of the lid. Spray the switch with a can of compressed air to loosen the dirt so that it will resume its normal operation.
Plug an external monitor into your laptop.
If the problem is not software related, the external monitor will display the laptop's screen.
Connect the monitor by plugging the cable into the VGA, HDMI or DVI port on the laptop.
Press and hold the "Fn" key while simultaneously pressing the "F8" key.
The video output will be directed to the external monitor if there is a hardware problem.


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sounds like a case of a wrong psu, you need to send the system back to Dell if i is still under warranty, if not the repairs for such a high end system are not cheap and can run into hundreds or more just for the boards to repair it!, contact them at www.dell.com/ and see about this issue as I have not had much experience with high end gaming laptops.

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I have a HP Compaq Pressario R3000 laptop that will not turn on. I recieved a message that the batter was low even though it was plugged in. I bought a new plug, still didn't turn on. Bought another...


This seems to be a common problem for this model. Some have reported a loose (or dry) solder connection on the mother board where the power socket is attached. Does it seem to work if you push the plug in harder, even for a second? . You should read this thread... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50946-2-compaq-presario-r3000-power-cord-issue It may not be your particular issue, but there is a likelyhood that it is. If you are not handy with delicate work, or a solder iron, I suggest a laptop repair shop. Maybe copy or print a part of the thread to clearly indicate what you want. Good luck

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most likely somthing is wrong...
1)bad powersupply
2)internaly broken power cord
3)broken plug within laptop.

--try another battery from a friend
or
--try another power supply at a computer repair shop.
usually shops (smaller ones)have both of these on-hand for troubleshooting!

good luck!

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pick up the laptop and put it in water. now again pick it up and throw it from your terrace.
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