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Thread: Laptop wont switch back on

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Exclamation Laptop wont switch back on

    I was just browsing though fb on chromium when i noticed the laptop had nearly drained out. I connected it to power and continued to use it for approximately 5 minutes. Then it just switched off suddenly. No warnings. Absolutely nothing. Now it wont even power back on. I press the power button and nothing happens. No light blinking, no fan running, nothing. Trying to find a solution for the last hour and a half. No luck
    Someone please help me. The laptop is not even 2 months old so i doubt its a hardware failure.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Laptop wont switch back on

    Check you power adapter. Some of them have an LED to show they are getting AC. Check all the connections to and from the power adapter.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    West Hills CA
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Laptop wont switch back on

    Take a voltmeter and measure the voltage coming out of the connector--it should match to voltage printed on the power brick--typically 12VDC to 19VDC.

    When a battery is drained and you are also running the computer, that puts the maximum current drain on the power supply. It has to simultaneously charge the battery and keep power to the computer so it can keep rendering cat videos. Even though the computer is 2 months old, your laptop may be suffering from an early death--bathtub failure.

    (No cats were harmed during the writing of this post.)
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