View Full Version : [other] Laptop won't power on...

November 25th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Sorry this isn't exactly Linux oriented but you all seem computer savvy otherwise... hope you all don't mind.

One of my older laptops simply won't power on. I think it's because I accidentally removed the battery while it was still on (very stupid mistake) and I think it uses the battery power as it's being charged as well. I'm assuming there isn't a quick fix for this but is there anyway to be sure so I know exactly how to solve this problem?

I appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!

November 25th, 2008, 10:02 PM
I would check the power brick to make sure it is still outputting the correct voltage. You can use a simple multimeter to check the voltage.


November 25th, 2008, 10:24 PM
And if it's not...?

November 25th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Borrow one of the same type and verify that it's the PS causing the problem.
Also check to see if the battery is properly installed .