Friday, 25 January 2008

Latop will not power up when the power button is pressed

Ever get one of these calls: "Hi, my laptop won't power up. I can't seem to do anything to get it to start".

While it does not happen too frequently, it does happen, and there does not seem to be a limitation to one manufacturer.

The only fix for this problem is to pull the battery and the A/C and leave the laptop sit for about 5 minutes.

After the time period, plug the A/C in only, and press the power button. The laptop fires up with no issues.

Once the machine is up, have the user power it down, then plug the battery back in.

They should be good to go from there.

We have seen Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo (today's call), and others do this.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

some time it the micro switchs get dirty in them you can use electrical contact cleaner

most laptop have seprated board tha that has hotkeys on and power botton that plug into mainboard maybe connect has come lose