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Cannot turn it on!!!

I use my laptop every single day with no problems for over 2 years now. Yesterday all I did was unplug it and move it to another location so I could have more space. This morning I put it back in the normal spot and plug it back in and....NOTHING! Not one single thing. When I hit the power button it will not boot. The red light in the front flashes 4 times and that is all! PLEASE help me I miss my laptop!!! Thanksw

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It could be that the power at the other location was either too low or too high and has burnt your power supply. Some appliance aren't affected by this as much as a laptop would be. To test this, go to your manufacturer's web site and look up the LED flash codes. That should tell you what those four flashes mean.

On the off chance that all it did was corrupt your BIOS memory, you could take the cover off your laptop and remove the CMOS battery. That's the almost quater sized battery that looks like it belongs in an oversized watch. Pull that out of its clamp gently and leave it out for 5 minutes and then try to start it up again. Sometimes this can reset a tiny breaker in the motherboard that protects agains only the smallest of power problems.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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