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Laptop Won’t Start

Ever heard someone say ‘my laptop won’t start’ before? Well, this statement seems to be one of the most common among many laptop owners today hence its familiarity. There are several possible reasons why a laptop may choose not to start let alone booth and this article will examine some of the most common reasons with a view to recommending one or two potential solutions to the problem.

Lack of Power: This might sound too obvious but believe me a lot of laptops refuse to start due to a total loss of power. This could be caused by simply forgetting to plug your laptop to the mains or a faulty battery’s inability to charge.

Solution: Always check to make sure that the power and/or battery indicator lights are on. If after conducting the basic checks including testing the mains and cables your laptop still does not start, then you might have a more serious problem.

Hardware Problem: More often than not, a laptop that does not power up after basic checks are carried out is suffering from a problem with its hardware. Usually, the most likely hardware to cause this kind of problem is the motherboard.

Solution: Although some computer repairers would suggest replacing a faulty motherboard, I usually recommend a total overhaul of the computer or laptop device. This is more so because nowadays, replacing a laptop motherboard could cost nearly as much as buying a new laptop.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. lik

    July 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Well, It’s true that desktop is better than laptops. No doubt a laptop is very good option for anyone who is always on the traveling and needs to carry a large amount of data with them but it can deceive you any time.

  2. jaust

    July 9, 2011 at 9:23 am

    the lack of power problem was a given.. but the motherboard? thanks for sharing.. 😀

  3. Nawaz

    July 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    If energy problem exit,laptop will no and never work.You have write the post in the form of paradox.

  4. jesty

    July 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I always had basic computer skills too.. if it hangs.. restart it.. hehe.. 😉

  5. Zaman

    July 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    well, as a matter of a real fact, most of the people wondering to get their own laptop rather getting stick with their desktop computing, though after considering your lines and keystrokes, seems they need more time to make it final. If one gets a laptop, he must treat it like his own sensitive girl friend, darn, its too hard to do that. Anyhow, nice content, keep it up.

  6. Biodun

    July 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Lack of power has once affected my laptop before that made me loss i day job wasted my time. I took it to a repairer only to discover it was just not able to power up because of a cable. I was mad 🙁

  7. Naked Crook

    July 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I hate to say it, but this article is not the most helpful. There could be a 1000 reasons why a laptop won’t start.

    It’s like a mechanic saying “Your car won;t start because of the engine”.

    Well…which part of the engine?

    A few problems you missed:

    1. The BIOS got corrupt
    2. The Motherboard on-board battery is dead
    3. A dead external battery may even prevent powerup for safety reasons. Look at all those Sony laptops that caught fire!

  8. ibyang

    August 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    well, laptop is now a common commodity that is an important device to any kind of business especially online. it is great to read about those tips. it can make any laptop owner to panic if their laptop is not starting. it will be very helpful to know basic trouble shooting.

  9. Peter Rafferty

    October 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    My Sony Vaio has this issue, no matter what I did I couldn’t get my laptop to start! I took it to a Computer Support Specialist and he informed me, as you correctly mention, that the motherboard is damaged and that getting it fixed would cost just as much as buying a new Laptop. Bought a Dell and never had a single issue with it…

  10. Rakesh

    May 31, 2019 at 8:56 am

    I think would help me to solve my laptop problem but let’s see how it’s going to help me. I’m going to try this technique on my laptop.

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