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My machine is turning of without advice, what can I do?

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Hi, maybe you can help? my toshiba a10 powers off due to overheating but the mains light flashes al the timewhen off even with just mans and no battery, mike

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It could be swiching off due to over heating ? as most laptops do for saftey lisen to here if your fan is working ?

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Ask the service center to test your system with a different battery as they do wear out!
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Try to do this.

1. Remove the battery and Unplugged the AC power
2. Press and Hold the power button for 1 minute without the battery and AC power.
3. Put it all back.
4. Check if the machine would turn on.

If the machine still not turning on most likely its a hardware. It could be the Power Port at the side of the machine, the Motherboard, Memory, LCD or the Hard Drive.

If the machine turns on or give a display kindly check what message it gives you because it could be a problem also with the hardware.

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If the led on the power supply turns off after connecting it to your laptop, the problem most likely lies with the power supply especially if the machine will run on battery power. This can be tested by

1. Turn the laptop off.

2. Remove the battery and power supply plug.

3. Press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds to reset the laptop.

4. Replace the power supply plug into the laptop without replacing the battery.

5. If the computer will not start and there are no lights turning on on the laptop the power supply is bad.

6. Replace the battery and attempt to start the machine both with and without the power supply plugged in.

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My Lenovo Y430 having problem after the power was cut off, I can not turn on the laptop, when I press the power button, not thing happen and when I plug the power cord in to my laptop, the power LED is not...

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