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I PLUGGED IN MY LAPTOP ADAPTER AND THE PLUG LIGHT BLINKS BUT DOES NOT POWER UP. THE PLUG ICON ON LAPTOP BLINKS BUT LAPTOP WILL NOT BOOT UP.

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You may try this; Turn OFF the laptop, remove the power sources (ac adapter and battery). Without power sources, hold power button 10 secs. Put back the power sources, and power ON the NB. If the laptop will not boot by doing this, take it to the nearest repair center to have it check for possible motherboard issue.

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