How To Fix it When Your Laptop Wont Turn On

How To Fix it When Your Laptop Wont Turn On
  • Jan 11th, 2024
  • Ranjeet Singh
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Hello Friends, I hope you are all fine!

It can be a traumatic experience when your laptop doesn't turn on, particularly when you rely on it as your primary device. 

Taking a deep breath to know the potential causes would be best. If your laptop is not starting, you can fix this problem by following one of the six steps below, in which we've included information on how to get your laptop working and running again, hopefully. 

 Step 1: Check the power supply

You have encountered one of the most common problems. Various things can go wrong, such as using a faulty laptop power supply that delivers the incorrect voltage to a blown fuse in the plug. So check whether the adapter you are using for your laptop is the correct one that gives the correct voltage and amps. You can confirm this by stickers or markings on both the power supply and laptop sides. It would be best if you had some third-party chargers for your output power at a speed that is only equivalent to what your device requires to run. Notably, older machines can lose significant amounts of battery when in sleep mode and may, therefore, need not turn on if one of these chargers is used. 

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Many laptops from the same manufacturer use the same size plug; if you own more than one, it's not too difficult to plug in the wrong power supply, which might provide a different voltage or insufficient current.

Check the fuse in the plug to see if it's the correct charger. To remove the fuse, use a screwdriver and swap it for one that's known to be good. Your spare power cable will plug into your power supply, which is a much quicker way to test that it isn't the fuse of the fault.

Check the wire itself since power supplies get beaten up, especially if you carry them everywhere. There are weak points at the ends where they join the black brick and the plug connecting to the laptop. If you see the colored wires inside the black outer protection, buying a new power supply unit (PSU) could be time.

If you face problems with a touchpad, it's worth checking out our guide to fix a cursor that's not moving.

 Step 2: Check the screen

Disconnect external displays, including projectors and monitors, and ensure they're not stopping your laptop from booting into Windows.

Your computer's power LED lights are up, and you can hear the noise of hard disk or fans whirring, and there's no image on the screen. Then, make the room dark and check for a faint image on the net.

You may think it easy that your laptop isn't booting, but in fact, it's your screen that's the problem.

A faint image appears on the Windows logon screen, and the inverter could have failed. However, this applies only to old laptops before LED backlights came along. 

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You must buy the correct replacement part since replacing an inverter is difficult. You can't afford to get it wrong, as inverters aren't exactly cheap. Professionals can handle this job well since your laptop is likely to be old, and it's probably time for you to buy a new one.

Your laptop is booting fine, but if there's no image, there must be a fault with your LCD panel. Therefore, replacing a laptop screen is possible but difficult since the screens can be costly. 

 Step 3: Unplug and removable USB drives or memory cards

Assuming that everything is okay with the screen and power supply, your computer may get stuck before it loads the Windows. The classic culprit here is the memory card or USB drive, which is left inserted into the card reader or USB port. You'll then typically see an error message such as "Operating system not found, " leading to unnecessary panic. 

The BIOS is usually set to try booting from removable storage drives, including the cards, before the internal hard drive.

Also, check for the disc left in the DVD or Blu-ray drive.

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Step 4: Try a rescue disc

If none of the above works, you can try booting from a USB drive or rescue disk.

If you have, then use the Windows DVD, or otherwise, you can download it using another computer from a rescue disc image that either burns it to a CD or DVD or extracts it from a USB flash drive. Then, attempt to fix the problem with Windows by booting from this.

If the cause of your problem is a virus, then rescue the disc from an anti-virus provider, as this will include scanning tools that can find and remove the malware.

Step 5: Boot into Safe Mode

You might be able to get into safe mode even if you can't boot into Windows. You'll get a menu offering to boot into Safe Mode by pressing F8 as your laptop starts. Then, you can enter into safe mode. If this won't work in Windows 10, you must be in Windows before entering the safe mode. Then, in that case, you'll need to boot from a drive or rescue disc as described above.

If you can enter safe mode, you can undo any changes that caused your laptop to stop booting. You could then try uninstalling any new programs you have recently installed by uninstalling a recently updated driver and creating a new user account if your account is corrupt.

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Step 6: Check for faulty or incompatible hardware

If a newly installed memory or another piece of hardware might be preventing your computer from booting, remove it by reinstalling the old memory if necessary and then try again.

Your motherboard has LED readouts that show POST codes, then search it in the manual or online to find out what the code shown means.

It can often be tricky to get a newly built laptop to boot. The best tip we can give you is to disconnect everything except the bare minimum needed to boot to the BIOS:

·         Motherboard

·         CPU with heatsink attached

·         Graphics card: if there's a graphics output on the motherboard, then remove any plug-in graphics cards

·         One stick of memory. We recommend you remove and leave the single stick in slot 0 or whichever is mentioned in the manual.

·         Power supply

·         Monitor

All other hardware is unnecessary since you don't need a hard drive, optical drive, or other components to start your laptop.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Sometimes, a black screen happens because Windows 10 will lose its connection with the display. Using the Windows key + Ctrl + Shift + B keyboard shortcut can restart the video driver and refresh the connection with the monitor.

If your laptop won't power on, even when it's plugged in could have a faulty power supply, battery, motherboard, video card or RAM. When troubleshooting a laptop that won't start, begin with the basics. Ensure the plug to the power cord is plugged into an outlet and to the computer.

My Laptop Won't Turn On, But The Power Light Stays On For A Few Seconds? To resolve this issue, disconnect any peripheral devices attached to your PC. Kindly remove the battery and the adaptor, hold down the power button for 10 sec, plug the adaptor back and switch on the laptop.

One of the main causes for this issue is a corrupt system file preventing the operating system from loading, resulting in a black or blank screen. Restart Windows to see if it's a temporary issue and resolves itself with a reboot. If the problem persists, erase your hard drive and reinstall Windows.

We'll look at some things that can cause a black or blank screen: Connection problems with your monitor or screen. Display adapter driver update issues. Issues with recent system updates or installations.
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