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Computer wont turn on after plugging in charger into socket

Q: Computer wont turn on after plugging in charger into socket

My computer was on and i had the power cord in the top socket in my room and a extension cord in the socket below it. I had the monitor and phone chargers. I plugged in another phone charger that i was going to use with an xbox one controller to play with and the computer turned off and i saw a flash and the socket zapped. I smelt a gross burnt smell coming from something and i noticed a small hole in the power cord that i havent noticed before. The computer would not turn back on. I dont know what to do can someone help me?

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I googled for some time and could find solutions without using screw drivers as this has built in battery. I got this laptop like a month ago. its working fine on day 1 but the following days, I cant turn it on without using charger even though the battery is 100% charged. When on battery, it wont turn on. Then I plug in the charger and tried to turn on but it wont start. The plug in light is on. And I would need to wait for around 30 minutes to try to turn on again. When turning on it would show something like this. Sometimes, the screen would blink in dark green and I can hear the starting up sound repeatedly but it just wont start. Anyone can help with solutions without the need to open the laptop as I have no clue to do that? Thanks in advance

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my hp pavilion g6 wont turn on and has a red light on the side where the port is it has not working for 4  months and i took out the battery and power cable and held power button for 30 seconds and put the battery back in and conected the power cable and it lit up white for 3 seconds and turned red please help me as this for school work please if any one can help please  do so 

A:my laptop wont turn on and has red light beside the charger ...

Hello @dylanjmc119,   The Charger/A C adapter seems to be the issue.To confirm Please test the adapter, below link should will help you : http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00363266   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you
 

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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Everytime I plug or unplug my charger from my notebook, the brightness keeps changing?!?!?  Its very irritating and I've tried everything to try to fix it including going to the advanced power settings and turning off the "enable adaptive brightness."  Nothing has worked, please advise.

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Hello, as I mentioned in subject after upgrade from widnows 8 to windows 10 when I'm plugging in charger screen turns off. The battery is still chargin thou, and when I'm plugging charger out display turns on. I'm waiting for suggestions, Thanks.

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Hi, just bought the 2-1 laptop last week. I want to enable a notification sound while plugging in the charger and also when I'm unplugging it. I've checked the device sound properties but don't seem to find it. Please help ! vsen

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Hi I've been using my X220i for the last 3 years or so and decided to upgrade to an i7 X230 a few days ago. After a few days of no problems, using the same charger I've been using on my X220 (the 90w slim travel charger) I plugged it in to charge while the laptop was powered on. The laptop powered off instantly and now it will not power on again. There are no status lights visible and nothing happens when I plug it in. I have done all the steps of removing the battery and pressing the power button etc and on putting the battery back in the fingerprint sensor light was flickering orange - it is now back to no signs of life at all again other than the left side of the palmrest gets hot when I insert the battery. I am strongly suspecting a fault with the charger fried the motherboard when I plugged it in but am wondering if anyone else has any suggestions before i try to make a claim within my remaining 1 week of warranty. Thnaks

A:X230 dead after plugging in charger

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X230-suddenly-powers-off/td-p/1853378 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x230-dead/td-p/1681933 YES, there seems to be some sort of problem!  

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I have IBM 1871PA2 thinkpad laptop. I have issues that it shuts off few minutes after plugging in the charger or sometimes it just freezes and I cannot do any thing. All I have to do to get back into laptop is force restart. I tried running on AC power without battery. Same issue. Need assistance.
 

A:Laptop shuts off after plugging in charger

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I have a Lenovo G50-80 (Model: 80E5). The issue I am facing is that whenever i plug in the charger irrespective of the amount of battery charged it sometimes turns off the laptop. One of the things i have observed is that if I plugin the charger inserting the jack very slowly into the charging port it usually does not turn off. Has anyone else have this kind of a problem and can help me with this! Its really annoying to have your laptop restart whenever I have to plug it in. (My laptop is almost 3 years old but the problem came up after 2 years i believe.  Suggestions are welcome!!!!!!!

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When I put in the original charger to my ThinkPad E555 after pressing the power button, I get a message the wrong charger is connected. But when connected later or when off the laptop charges fine. A BIOS bug? I have BIOS 1.18 and WIndows 10.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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I live in an area with an irregular voltage supply and high probability of power surges. I have my XPS plugged into a ups unit and after I fully shut down the desktop I then unplug it from the UPS to avoid any risk of power surges. When I plug the computer back into the UPS, before I turn it on, it seems to power up temporarily - the power switch comes on and it makes some sound, then it goes off and it turns on fine when I switch it on.
Question is is this normal? I would have expected no activity at all when plugging the unit in.

Thanks

A:Plugging XPS900 into socket, should it come on temporarily before being switched on?

That is normal.  There is a wake setting and a setting in bios to turn on after power loss.  There is a flag in cmos where the system can tell if it was shut down or the power cord jerked out to get it off.
EPS12V systems are never truely OFF because 5V stanby is always on when the power supply has power coming in via  the plug.
 

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First of all, thank you very much for all your previous help. I'm back with more difficulties. 
 
My laptop (HP Envy dv7) recently forced a Windows 8.1 update. Ever since, whenever I plug or unplug the charger, the screen goes black for a second or two. Troubleshooting didn't fix it? Help is much appreciated.

A:Temporary black screen (un)plugging charger

That means your display driver is not usable for windows 8 and windows 8.1. I would advise you to download and install Windows 7 display driver in compatibility mode and review if it helps.
There are few steps to set up window 7 display driver
 
Install & download display driver
Right click on the driver & go the properties
Select compatibility’ tab and test the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for” and click Windows 7 operating system from the drop down.
Finally click on button ”apply” then “ok” and run the file to install it
 

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The past few days, my laptop has been freezing after about 20 minutes (lately the amount of time has been decreasing to now about 15 minutes). First it would only freeze if it went idle but now it's freezing randomly. It would only freeze when I plug in my charger.

I replaced my adapter to see if that was the problem, but it wasn't. I also tried changing my set up so that my computer wouldn't sleep but still, it would freeze. I also launched CCleaner to try and clean up my registry and though it did fix up some problems, yes once again, my laptop would freeze.

I installed several anti-virus/malware programs as well but none of them seemed to work. They wouldn't detect anything through quick scan but once I try full scan, it would freeze. I tried going into safe mode, but before making it in, my laptop would stop and go into regular mode. And just a few minutes ago, I got the blue screen of death.

Please help!

A:My laptop freezes 10-20 minutes after plugging in my charger.

Make sure the charger has same specs as original factory one.

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Run HDD diagnostics - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

Uninstall all of the security apps; reboot after each removal. Install MSE - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

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I recently bought a new Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop. Whenever I plug in the charger to charge the laptop, the IMDb webpage of the movie "Don't Breathe" opens. This only happens once, i.e. when I plug the charger for the first time and not after that. It's a really bizarre problem, which I am not understanding. Can someone else please shed a light on this?

A:A rogue webpage opens on plugging in charger

You'll want to give the system a deep scan with a malware removed - the free version of malwarebytes will clean up the system just fine.

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I was wondering if anyone is familiar with a method to enable sounds for when you plug in or remove a charger connected to your laptop. It is not a problem with my pc, but is an option that is not available for me which i would like to install to let me know if i accidentally unplugged the charger, particularly if I'm working on a full-screen feature. Any help would be appreciated.
I have Windows 7 home Premium 32-bit installed.

A:How to enable sound when plugging/unplugging charger for laptop.

In the System Sounds, there is an option for device connect or disconnect. This will probably do what you want. You will have to assign a sound for those functions.

The System Sounds panel can be accessed from Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds. Click on "Change System Sounds".

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Hi, my new Acer V Nitro laptop makes a short, beep tone (coming from the speakers) when I plug and unplug the charger. I have read online that it is due to the driver and/or BIOS and I have done everything to disable it (installing new driver, searching for options in sound menu of Windows, going into the BIOS settings...). Finally, I have found the solution: deactivating the autostart of Realtek Audio driver on Windows start. Do you think that it is normal to hear this tone? I have completely reinstalled Windows and the tone finally reappeared (only after installing all updates). Thanks, 

A:Beep tone when plugging the charger - Acer V Nitro...

Hi, Well it makes a beep to tell you that the charger has been plugged in. Nothing wrong with this. It makes the same beep when you unplug the charger. It is normal, and it is implemented on more acer notebooks, not just yours.

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Product number: D1C68UA#ABA Serial number: CND3130F7F Hello, I am having trouble with my wifi connectivity. I've noticed that my wifi connection is generally much stronger and stable when I am not plugged into the the power cord. When I plug in my power cord to charge my battery, My wifi signal always loses strength, and most times loses connection. If i unplug the cable once more, the wifi signal will regain strength. I've updated my drivers, reinstalled a couple as well. I've also changed my power options for the Wireless Adapater Settings to Maximum Performance. Still this problem remains. Please help. 

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anyone know how to do this? when plugging in to AC adapter, the system switches to a different power plan?

A:Any way to auto switch power plans when plugging in to charger?

Hi,
In what way,
There are already different settings for plugged in and battery usage
Power Plan Settings - Change

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I recently bought a wireless 3G USB modem / hot spot. Although i use it primarily by plugging in my PC USB port, It just occurred to me that my smartphone charger also has a USB port. So i was wondering if i can use the modem by using the charger USB port or not. That way i will not have to keep my PC powered on all the time. My charger has a output rating of 5V and 830mA. I reckon there shouldn't be a problem but want to be sure lest i damage the modem.


EDIT: The title should read 'Power' instead of 'Charge'. Apologies for any confusion caused !!
 

A:Solved: Can i charge my USB hot spot by plugging it in the cell phone charger?

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Hey guys, I just got a newly referbished "HP ENVY x360 - 15-w000na" and my charger fits into the socket and charges like it's suppose to, however when its plugged it it moves in the socket. I have tried this with another charger to the same avail however i'm not sure if it should do this. If anyone who has a "HP ENVY x360 - 15-w000na" could please see if the fit of their charger and socket has the same problem I would be hugely greatful. Thank you for your time

A:Charger wiggleing in the socket

Welcome @pivotphone? Without the power cable connected does the power jack on the laptop wiggle??? REO

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Just noticed this whenever I plug or unplug the charger. The laptop lags for 1-2 seconds before returning to normal. This is noticeable when playing games or watching videos. Haven't seen any abnormal drops or spikes with the temperature of the CPU, GPU and HDD which would suggest a hardware issue. Tried doing this while running 3DBenchmark, and there is a huge drop in FPS, from 130-200fps down to almost 16fps esp. when unplugging the charger.Is this normal?

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Hi All,I'd be pretty happy with yoga 3 pro if not one serious problem. It is very easy to break near it's power socket. Look at the photo. When you have it charging it is extremely easy to touch something with a power cord. Its long plug provides a lever, breaking its (metallic!) top keyboard surface doesn't require any force at all. In fact you don't notice it. If you place it on a table you should be careful not to let some book or even a thick pen to be put under a plug, otherwise it breaks the keyboard too. I broke it some time ago, lenovo service center took about 100 euro to fix it replacing the whole keyboard. And that very moment it was clear that breaking it again is virtually inevitable. You just can't think about this plug all the time. And indeed 6 months after it is broken again :-( I think for a device like this a magnetic charging plug is a necessity.

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Hi, I have recently recieved my HP Split X2 back from HP last week because the docking station would charge but the computer would not and now it's the opposite. I turned on my computer it was working fine, I plug it in to charge and i notice that the battery icon didnt change to charging so i unplugged it and plugged it back in and nothing so i undock the computer and that charges just fine i place it back and next thing i know it shuts off on me. i press the power button and nothing but when I hold it down the Windows button on the computer stays glowing if i continue to hold the power button and if i undock it the led light is red. Also if i have it plugged it the windows button will flash 4 times and on the 4th time itll stay lit up until i release it I just got my computer back and  it's acting up again i would really appreciate a way to fix this 

A:Docking station wont charge computer wont turn on

Hi @daniel9909 ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. Please call our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link to get the support number for your region. They will be happy to assist you immediately.Thanks.





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Hey there & thanks for reading this...Today I was repairing a mouse (as I always do) which had the problem of some short circuits... I was testing it using my Lenovo Z510 usb port. It was on sleep mode. I put the port in and suddenly I saw my laptop's off. I tried to turn it on but no clue! Not even one LED is turning on on the device... I tried the power supply but the same story! not even battery power LED turned on... I tried the 4-5 mins power hold trick but nothing happened...Any clues how to solve this problem?*BTW, I surfed the net for this issue, people with other laptops took out the battery, hold the power button for a minute, get the battery back & BOOM! The laptop turned on! but the thing is that we can't actually remove battery from this device... So, if this is the only way to solve the problem, Is there a way to use up the whole power saved on battery until we could reset the Cmos???***Thanks...

A:Z510 won't turn on after plugging suspicious USB d...

Hello and welcome,
 
Did you check the USB socket for damage - bent contacts?  Could be a shorted +5V pin.
 
Z.

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i took my computer apart and cleaned the insides and put it back together and now it doesnt turn on. what went wrong??
 

A:computer wont turn on at all!! wont do anything

Computer won't start troubleshooting suggestions

Hi,
Try each one in this general order until problem is fixed:
1) check all your connections including your memory, power connectors, cards, fans and ensure the 4-pin connector for your CPU is installed if your system requires it. If you have removed your memory, make sure it is the correct slot(s). Not all slots work. I don't know if this will prevent the computer from trying to boot. At any rate, every motherboard manual details exactly how RAM should be installed for that particular board. If problem persists:
2) test the power connection with a lamp
3) make sure your on/off switch (if you have one) on your power supply is ON
4) remove the cables from ALL drives and restart
5) also remove unnecessary cards and non-cpu fans
6) Borrow a power supply (sufficient power and appropriate 20 or 24-pin connection)

I've seen this happen when a connector is improperly placed. The motherboard and/or power supply can detect an inappropriate power surge and not even start.
Some people have accidentally joined power connectors to each other, usually when hooking up system fans.

Your system can turn on and start booting to the BIOS with only the motherboard, a power supply and I assume some RAM (though I'm not positive the RAM is requied). It does not even need the monitor, although you obviously won't see what is happening but you will hear the power supply start. In general, with such a fault if the... Read more

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This morning I turned my computer on and went through start up....did a little in my email and then started playing a game that I play everyday. All of a sudden my computer shut down and I can't get it to turn back on. Help what do I do.

A:Computer wont turn on

It might be a virus, seeing as how it shutdown all of the sudden.

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im fixing another computer for someone,
and there is no power at all, im thinking its the power supply or the power button!
i cleaned the inside
 

A:Computer wont turn on!

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I just rebuilt my computer which I installed a new Power supply last night and for some reason its not turning on at all. Is a 115v power supply and I have a 125 volt power cord. Does that make any differnce?? All my cables are securly plugged in the right spot. I have a power sw little cable that connects to the motherboard along with other cables such as power led and HDD led. Does it matter when I connect them to the motherboard which way they are facing?? I really want my computer working today!!!!! Any adivse would be wonderful.

Joanne
 

A:My Computer Wont Turn On

As for the case interface wires yes, it does matter which way they are facing so make sure that they are properly connected. The voltage rating of the power cord does not matter as long as you are running the psu on a standard 115v power source.
 

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Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Well i originally posted this in the Asus motherboards support forums but frankly i havent gotten all that much help there i was hoping you guys could give me some more help getting my computer to work and im hoping i dont have to rma some parts but i will if necissary. I troubleshooted myself while waiting for awnsers on the forum so the last post is most up to date (so i suppose you could start there if you wanted although may miss some background information.

Asus forum posts-

1 ) Ok so i was building my new computer here are the specs
conroe e6600
Asus P5b Deluxe
2 x 1gb corsair xms2 ddr 8000
evga gts 8800
gamexstream 700 watt power supply

I had it all put together and when i plugged in the power to the motherboard the light went on. But when i pressed teh power on the case the fans would spin for a second (including the cpu fan) but then would stop. I decided to trouble shoot by taking out components until it was just processor, mb, ram, and case. I even undid many of the screws. I booted it up and voila everything seemed to be working (i dont remember if the cpu fan was spinning). Next i added more screws tested again and worked as far as i could tell (i dont remember if the cpu fan was spinning). Finnaly i added teh vga card and i tried connecting a monitor. I booted it up and get no video. When i am inspecting it running i notice the cpu fan is not spinning. I immidiately turn it off. I dont know why... Read more

A:My computer wont turn on :(

Well... I read MOST of that

First question, are you CERTAIN that your motherboard is not shorting out on your case? The motherboard CAN NOT touch the case at all. If it does, your system will not boot. When you screw in the motherboard to the case, there are special "stand off" pins that you are supposed to be using.

This sounds like a high possibility as to what is causing your problems, as you mention screws not being screwed in a few times.
 

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I recently put together a new computer. I have used it for about a week now, today I got home and my computer won't turn on. I am guessing bad power supply but wanted to check if it might be something else.
The mother board that I have is a Biostar K8NHA GRAND Socket 754 ATX Motherboard, DDR400, 1394, SATA RAID, 6ch Audio & GB LAN

I am using a AMD 2600 sempron

I received an error message two days ago saying there was a problem with the processor and the setting adjusted. When going into the Cmos (hope that’s right) I found that everything was on the lowest settings. My computer froze up once since then but no other problems. When I press the power button my computer lights flash for a brief sec and then nothing... Could this be the power supply or the processor?
 

A:Computer wont turn on!

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while i was on my computer, it suddenly turned off, thinking i had hit the power button with my toe and held it, i reached to turn it back on, but after pressing the button, absolutely nothing happened, no fans running, no status lights. I gave it a 24 hour break, and switched spots on my surge protector. Everything that draws power from that surge protector with exception from the tower is running fine. Could anyone help me find out how to get this thing back on? thanks

A:help computer wont turn on

Sounds like your power supply kicked it.

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I have XP.. laptop by HP.....its only a year old... ran the stupid antivirus and nothing...

I have been trying for an hour now to shut the compyter down. something so simple...
and NOTHING

it doesnt do a darn thing.

I had to press the power button manually which i think is really bad for my laptop right?

waited a little, turned it back on and tried again, and still NOTHING

help!!!
 

A:Grr HELP!! My computer wont turn OFF

Cant shutdown?​
When the power scheme is causing the problem:
In Windows XP, the "Always On" Power Scheme can cause some computers to hang at shutdown. To correct this setting, follow the steps below:
1. From the Start menu >Control Panel. Click Switch to Classic View.
2. Double-click Power Options. From the Power Schemes tab, in the "Power schemes" section, select Home/Office Desk or something other than always on.
3. Click Apply, and then click OK.

Shutdown hangs on "Saving your Settings" or "Windows is Shutting Down"

During shutdown or reboot, Win XP may hang (stop responding) at the “saving your settings” screen. During such a hang, there is no response to Ctrl+Alt+Del; the mouse may or may not work. The problem may be intermittent.

As a workaround you can attempt to disable the Windows Welcome Screen. This however, may not work in some cases.

System or hard drive corruption

1. Click Start > Run > Type cmd
2. At the Comand Prompt Windows type chkdsk /f.
3. If asked to schedule at reboot hit "Y" and hit "ENTER"
4. Reboot.

Power supply

1. The only remedy for a dud PSU is a new one. If you suspect this is the problem have it changed with a new one.

The known issue in Windows XP

CLICK HERE​
Hope this helps
 

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One day I was watching hulu on my laptop and my slipped out my hand and fell from like 2 inches over my computer and my computer started glitching. So, I turned it off and it wouldn't turn back on. So i left it off the charger overnight thinking that maybe it was too hot and the next morning i plugged it back in and it turned on and it was working well. Well, about a few hours later I went to get back on but it didnt turn on AGAIN! i did the same method that i did before but it still wont turn on. I also tried the 30 second thing but that didnt work either! please help, i really need my laptop

A:My computer wont turn on

Hi,Attempt to perform a hard reset to remove all the excess static using: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768 if the above doesn't work:Attempt to connect the charger to an alternate power outlet, alternate power cable and if it doesn't work either You may need to contact HP on 1800-474-6836 for further support as you may need to get the pc sent to an hp repair center (ensure the pc is under an ADP warranty as otherwise there may be a charge included as the issue occurred after the accident you had).




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It started about a month ago. I usually have my computer running all day and night going on standby when idle. I noticed that my computer was turning off on its own. Several days later i am on the computer and my monitor blinks out and comes back with a blue screen saying:"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down...blah....blah..........MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTIONBeginning dump of physical memoryPhysical memory dump complete"First time i had seen it. then throughout the next few weeks it was doing the same thing from time to time.When i restart the computer, usually it boots up fine. Sometimes during boot up it stops and reads:following file is missing<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exeand over time, occuring more frequently, when i turn my computer on it will not start. I see and hear all the fans working and dvd drives working, but my screen displays nothing. My computer wouldn't even beep. I would resolve this by turning it off and back on. Now, since yesterday it will not start, no matter how many times i try. This all started about a month ago. The only new things I have added in the past 2 months are a new Acer monitor and a Wacom Tablet.I appreciate any help i can get since i need this computer for school.I built the computer over 1.5 years ago. I use Windows XP SP2.CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 2.2ghz2GB DDR SDRAMAsus ATX AMD MotherboardThx again for your help ~Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

A:My Computer Wont Turn On :(

Is the computer showing any signs of getting power, LED lit, fans spinning, hdd spinning? It could be a bad PSU.

When was the last time that you cleaned inside the case?

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hey, merry christmas all! i was playing solitare on my computer, and all the sudden the blue screen of death came on and said there was an error with "win32k.sys" so i turned off the laptop and when i turned it on, the green light would come on with a black screen and then shut off. it continued to do this many times, then after several times i got it to turn back on...any idea as to why this occurred? thanks!
 

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i have a computer that i got from an old friend so i wanted to c if it works, i plug it in and it turned on but it gave me an error and it ask me to press f1. i cannot type in c: or a: so i installed a hard drive that i had into the computer and turn it on again and it gave me another error turn it off and i just went back downstairs and try to turn it on and the monitor or the tower wont turn on.. can someone help me with this problem
 

A:Computer wont turn on

Yes. Give us the brand and model, and what you have for software... we will c if we can hep.
 

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It is a HP Pavilion running on Windows XP. When I press the power button nothing happens but the green light on the back goes on, however none of the fans or anything goes on. Right now I think it might just be the switch, or at least thats what im hoping it is. Would there be any way to check that or turn it on without the switch working properly? Thanks in advance.

A:Computer wont turn on

We'll need to no more info about your computer setup, give us your system details, be as complete as possible. It could be your psu, or LED wires may have come loose from connection.
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Computer wont turn on its plugged in light is white but when I try to turn it on nothing happens

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Well if you read my other post I couldn't get the OS started, now the computer itself wont start.

Just when I thought It couldn't get worse it did. My PC won't turn on at all now. I didn't do anything, I went downstairs for a half an hour or so and it was off, I try to start it and nothing. I've done the typical outlet check and plugging the cord back in and stuff but nothing.

A:computer wont turn on at all

So how's your day been so far?

If you try to turn it on if you don't see any lights come on or hear fan or the HD start up then

1/ is the plug outlet supplying power ie is something else working from that plug?

2/ check the fuse in the PC power chord plug

3/ if no joy the power supply, supplying the motherboard needs to be checked with a multimeter.

When it rains it **** pours.

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I have a compaq presario 6000. One day i was just typing a document then all of a sudden it turned off on me. When i went to turn it on again a red blinking light is now showing..and nothin else is on not even the fans on the computer...can someone give me some info.
 

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Hey everyone.. as the title suggests my computer wont turn on. Obviously i am aware the power supply is working lol and to verify this the motherboard LED is turned on when i turn the power on.

My brother has already tried to reset C Mos (whatever that means) and he has attempted a manual override. Still not working =(
Hes gone now so i have no idea....i just want to play games please..

Help!

A:Computer wont turn on =*(

welcome to tsf
please give us the computer specs
you might need to take off the panel to check the power connections from the power supply
do any fans spin?
does the hard drive spin?
does the rom light up?
does the floppy light?
does the cpu fan spin?
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so i go to bed last night and shut down my computer like usual and everything was running just fine so i wake up this morning and go to press my power butto and nothing happens when i press it its like im not even pushing it. plz help me :(

A:My Computer Wont Turn On!!!!

Hi and welcome to TSF,open the case and check that all leads cards and RAM are seated firmly if they are have got another Power Supply you can try, this will eliminate the most obvius cause. Let us know how you go and we can proceed from there

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This has been hapening for a while, i go to turn the comp off and nothing happens, in order to turn off i need to go to switch users and then turn off!

Not a major problem, but a niggle none the less!

Help!
 

A:Computer wont turn off

Hold down the power button without letting go for 10 - 15 seconds.

This could be because of any of the many reasons like, stubborn programs or TSRs, virus, damaged drivers and so on.
 

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My boyfriend turned his computer off before we left for church yesterday and when we came back he tried to turn it on. He pushed the power button and the only thing that came on was the fan and the light for the cd drive turned on. The blue power button didn't even turn on and the monitor didn't turn on [[the light stayed orange]].

He said its done that before, but the reason was because of dust, so we unplugged the CPU and took the side off to look in and of course there was dust but not enough to make it stop working. We cleaned it anyway, plugged it back up and it still wouldn't work.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer wont turn on but fan does?

By the way his CPU is gateway.

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