5 Minute HelpDesk – How to Fix a Laptop that Won’t Turn On?
Is your laptop not turning on? If you own one, it is impossible to have not come across this issue at least once. There can be many reasons why your laptop won’t turn on – faulty power button, battery or power cord issues, overheating or even internal component issues. Here are a few tips to fix a laptop that won’t turn on.
Check for power issues
Sometimes the trouble is not with the laptop in the first place. It can be your power source. Make sure that there are no power supply issues by connecting the laptop to any other functioning outlet. If it works, the next thing to ensure is that the power cord you use is working perfectly. The adapter cord must be correctly plugged in on both ends in a safe mode. If the power cord is faulty or damaged, try plugging in with a different power cord.
If you are using AC adapters with a pin that plugs into the laptop, inspect the adapter’s connector to know whether the pin has a bent or is broken. To fix the issue, the AC adapter needs to be replaced, for which our expert computer technicians can support you.
Is it the laptop or just the screen?
If there is nothing wrong with the power supply or your laptop’s battery, check if there are any issues with the screen. Disconnect all external wires or any display devices connected to your laptop. This is to avoid any interruption with the startup processes of your system. If you see the power button lit or hear the laptop fans whirling, then it is probably the monitor. Reboot the laptop and see if the issue resolves. If it doesn’t, see instructions from the authorised dealer to solve the issue. If you are not sure how to proceed, it is advisable to take professional help.
Check the battery
To check your laptop battery’s working condition, first disconnect the power cable and then remove the battery from the system. Wait for a minute or two, replace the battery back, and then connect the power cable. Allow the system to recharge for some time and then try turning on the laptop. If your laptop turns on with the adaptor plugged in, then the battery may be defective or old. Replace the battery with a new one. Ensure you go for an original component from an authorised dealer.
Hardware technical issues
If none of the above worked, there could be a problem with internal components. Some technical issues may require a full motherboard replacement. Our advice – do not try to repair hardware components on your own unless you are a trained technician. We have seen minor issues blow up into major repairs and replacement because of inexpert handling.
Motherboard – is the main circuit board of a laptop or computer that allows smooth functioning of all the crucial electronic components such as the central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU) or hard drive and memory.
AC adapter – is an external power supply option for a laptop computer that avoids the need for a standard-sized power supply.