Laptop Not Turning On – What You Should Do

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There is one thing that every computer user detests – laptop not turning on.

Have you ever wanted to work on your machine so urgently yet it cannot turn on?

It is something that can greatly frustrate you especially when you have no idea of what the cause or solution could be.

Here are some suggestions for you.

  • Check the Ac adapter and battery

Sometimes, it could be that not power is getting to the machine and so, there is no way it can turn on. Try removing and the plugging back the AC adapter. It can be easier if the adapter is the type that has a light that signals when there is power.

This way, it will be easier to tell if that is where the problem is. If the adapter is alright, try removing the battery and then inserting it back. You might have wrongly inserted the battery making it difficult for the machine to power on.

  • Laptop Not Turning On - What You Should Do (1)Check the power button

Could the problem be with the power button? In some cases, the keypad might have a problem meaning that the power button cannot function. Some causes include accumulation of dust beneath the button. What you should do in such a situation is to try and press the button for longer.

Try holding it down for about fifteen seconds and see if the machine responds. Try also to pres it severally especially if you note that it is stiffer than in usually is. If there is dirt under it, it will eventually power on.

  • Remove all external peripherals

When a laptop cannot turn on, you should remove any external peripherals such as external hard drive, USB connections and any other external device mounted on the computer.Laptop Not Turning On - What You Should Do (2)

They could be containing files that make it impossible for the operating system to start. Even if they are the peripherals that you want to use in that sessions, just remove them and then mount them back after the machine powers on. Sometimes, you will be baffled to find out that a small thing such as a USB device is what has been causing you lots of problems.

If you have gone all these but the laptop cannot turn on, it could be because of bad hardware. Maybe, one of the internal disks has malfunctioned. The best thing to do in such a situation is to contact the manufacturer.

You might also want to take the machine to a reputable technician.