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Laptop turns off as soon as it starts

Whenever i start my laptop just after it turns off almost instantaneously, i get the sound of the fan switching on. and the LED which signifies the hard disk is being used lits on and then the whole thing goes off. Nothing appears on the screen, its just the sound of fan swtiching on and then off. I called up the customer care people they asked me to do remove the battery and disconnect the charge and then keep pressing the power button for a minute to drain out some excess charge but that also is not helping.
occasionally like once in 10 tries or so .. it does get switched on and works properly but once shut down gives the same problem again.
Restarting the comp doenst create this problem.

I guess this problem started when i hard booted my comp too many times because it was not reading my XP boot cd as my OS had crashed
My laptop is about 2 yrs old, and not in the guarantee period.
Can i get some help as to what exactly is the problem. Is there a problem with the hdd ??

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  • Kushal Agarwal Aug 20, 2008

    i dont think the power key is stuck as it produces the click sound each time is press it

  • Kushal Agarwal Aug 20, 2008

    lol sorry abt that neways was ur first vote :P
    i thgt u were just some guy joking arnd :D
    neways it cant be the battery problem coz wen i remove the battery and start it just wid the power cable same thing happens.

  • leisingh2001 Dec 06, 2008

    I have similar problem. I have this laptop which turns off as soon as i power it on

  • leisingh2001 Dec 06, 2008

    I got ACER Aspire 1674WLMI from my work, it was a disposed of laptop. Problem with this is there is no ram no HDD no battery. But i plug in power it should normaly start and then beep about the ram. but now what happens is when i turn it on it turns off quickly in a sec. it does turn on the leds for all the buttons which should light up. the fans run too. but it only happens for a sec and then it turns off. Can any one suggest what could be wrong. i actually tried it with battery and ram too but same thing.



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I wouldnt say a problem with the HDD. My laptop I find this behaviour when my power key gets stuck.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    confusedbrit Aug 20, 2008

    Well, it certainly isnt the HDD as that is starting up fine. Either you need a new battery or there is something wrong with the connections below the power switch itself. Oh, and thanks for the not appropriate vote, nice to know my solution was no better then spam. :(



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