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I was using my tough book for several months , plugged into the wall, only as the battery no longer holds power---It worked fine for my basic purposes--( windows 98 !! ) occasional word processing and my music library-- I unplugged it to move, and a few weeks later tried to set it up again: the battery indicator shows power is flowing somewhere, but it won't turn on at ALL! Is there some reset button or other or some way to nudge the operating system?? the screen doesn't light up at all !!

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On all Panasonic Toughbooks, I would suggest to physically remove the battery pack and unplug the unit. Then WITHOUT putting the battery back in, try to plug back in the Toughbook and turn on the unit. This is even a suggestion from Panasonic Technicians themselves.
This process will "dissipate" any charge which may be preventing your Toughbook from turning on.
I hope this works for you and Good Luck!
From Richard, Montreal Based Panasonic Canada Authorized Toughbook Dealer since 1989

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