Laptop just went blank...cannot power up or turn on
Hi my laptop suddenly just went blank...so I took the back off and took the hard drive out give it a clean and then put it back....then screwed it back together and the laptop powered up again....only to suddenly go blank about half an hour later and unable to turn on again? Is this a common fault?
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Hi, unhook all usb cables and power cable, take out battery. Hold down Power button for 60 seconds, which will get rid of all static electricity. Plug in all cables again and check. If still facing problem there will be some connection issue inside the lap. Please let me know whether this works or not.
First of all try this. Turn the laptop off and remove the battery. hold down the power button for 30 seconds. Plug just the AC mains power jack in and turn the laptop on. If it boots all is well, turn the machine off, put in the battery.
Just out of interest can you remember who manufactured the BIOS? was it Phoenix or AMI?
take out the battery and only hook up the ac adapter and turn on the laptop and see if you get power.
If that doesn't work then check your ac adapter to make sure the green light is on when its plugged into the wall outlet. If it is then you know the ac adapter is working properly.
Take the hard drive out and the dvd drive out of the laptop and then see if you can power on the laptop. If it still doesn't power on then that means the hard drive and dvd drive is good and also means the motherboard is bad and would need to be replaced.
Put the laptop in the freezer for a couple hours. i heard that can temporarily fix a problem with a Hard Drive. If it works then quickly back up the Hard Drive and get a new one and upload everything onto that one. Caution: i dont know any side effects of freezing the laptop so freeze it at your own risk.
Hey there SeanJohn79, have you tried hooking an external monitor to your laptop. You can move the video output back and forth, from external, LCD + external, LCD using Fn + F7. Hopefully this will allow you to see the necessary info for diagnosing the problem. Good Luck. Keep us posted! In case you are not aware, these are some display related key functions:
Fn + F3 = turn off lcd
Fn + F8 =Switch computer screen size
Fn + F12 =Hibernation mode, power for 4 secs releases.
Fn + F4 = Standby mode, press Fn key to return to normal
If you haven't tried switching some of these, give it a shot.