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My Laptop keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes

Q: My Laptop keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes

My PC keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes without any warning or anything and I can't turn it on for 5 minutes after it turns off and it doesn't save anything, I don't get the BSoD or the overheating message so it's not crashing or overheating, I don't know what to do please help me. PC Specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 MHz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.28, 7/25/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Baseboard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.89 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.41 GB
Display adapters, Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Batteries Microsoft AC Adapter, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

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A: My Laptop keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes

Have you checked your power settings? Also either download Speed Fan or Hwmonitor. In order to check your temps. Sometimes you will not see a warning for your laptop over heating. It will just shut it's self down.

Both softwares can be download here at Techspot. Under downloads.

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A friend of my brother accidentally broke his Laptop the other day, and I'm trying to see if there's anything I can do to repair it. I'm not exactly sure what he did, but when he broke it, it apparently broke the monitor and killed the hard drive. Replacing the hard drive isn't that big of a deal, and he says he doesn't mind using an external monitor for it (though the monitor does still work, though it has a large crack through it now... which you can see here http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo151/Superbark/Photo-0009.jpg ).

Unfortunately, whenever I try to turn on the computer and run some things like diagnostics and whatnot, the computer keeps randomly shutting down. I think the fan is still working (since I can hear it), so I don't think it is overheating or anything (I could be wrong though, but the bottom never feels scolding hot or anything). Here's the strange thing though; whenever I plug in the Laptop and I have the battery in, the computer will turn on just fine (though it will shut down in a couple of minutes, like I mentioned up above). If I try to turn it on when the battery is out, but still plugged into the wall... it won't turn on. If it is not plugged in, but the battery is placed in, it'll turn on (then shut down in a minute or so). If I have both the battery in and have the Laptop plugged into the wall, then I remove the battery... it'll still work, but still shut down again in a few minutes. What'... Read more

A:Solved: Laptop shuts down minutes after turning it on

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Hi There, Every time when I am using my all in one as an external monitor connected to other computer, after 10 minutes it turns off, even when I'm using the computer. So I have to press the power button again to turn it on. Is there a way to fix it? Kind Regards,

A:HDMI-in turning off after 10 minutes - Acer Z1 621

maybe it's not related but....press windows logo key + xclick on Power optionsclick on change plan settings on the select power plan click on change advanced power settingsclick on Sleep - Sleep afterselect neverclick on Hibernate afterselect never click on applyclick on Save changes if availablereboot and then try if it turns off after 10 minutes.

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Hey BP

Is there a utility to stop my monitor from turning off after a certain of minutes?

i know i can change the power options to never but its hassle

any body know off any?

A:How to stop the display from turning off after a certain minutes

I believe that you are refering to the screensaver that clicks in after x amount of minutes.Go to control panel,click on personalisation,click on screen saver.Their you will see a wait till probably ten minutes.Alter it to what you want.I have mine at twenty but the option is yours.This was more for the older type of monitors to prevent a image being burnt into the screen.

Hope thats what you are refering to.

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Hi All, A couple of weeks ago we have a strange behavior with our Lenovo Flex 2 Pro. The notebook is turning off at exact 30 minutes, in the BIOS or in Windows this is make no differents.Now i googled a lot and found a lot of the same problem and all replaced the mainboard. I hope offcourse that we don't need to do that because the mainboard is around 350 dollar. Specs of the notebook:Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 80FL (I7-4510U) Already tried:- BIOS updated- BIOS resetted- Intel ME Firmware upgraded- Windows repair - Virusscan + Malware- Monitored the heat of the laptop- Replaced the cooling paste to be sure of the CPU and GPU- Removed a lot of components to test what the problem is (SSD, Audio, SD reader, Battery, CMOS battery) Hope one of you have a solution.

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I know this has been asked a million times on the web already but its seriouslly annoying me now.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) keeps turning the monitor off after 15 Mins of in-activity.

However - before it does that at 14 Mins and 30 Seconds it sorta does a quick flash - then at exactlly 15 mins does the turning off.

All the power options are set to Never. (I have even created my own power plan for this)

I have never had this problem on this PC before - this is a new install - and since then it has been doing this.

(That makes me reluctant to think its the BIOS or Video Card)

Any ideas would be most welcome?

Thank you in advance.


A:Monitor keeps turning off after 15 Minutes(Power Options are on Never)

Hi I think it might be your monitor's setting. Also check in the monitor's menu if you have any power saving options enabled.

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Whenever I turn on my computer, the internet doesn't work for the first 15 or so minutes. It used to be able to work right from the start, but now it doesn't. Is there anything I can do? I tried looking to see if my drivers were outdated, but can't tell if they actually are.

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i'm going to make this quick before my computer crashes again

basically my taskbar stops responding and i can't bring up the task manager to perform any functions and my apps perform very slowly even though the processor is only working at less than 20%, but if i bring up the task manager before the crash happens i can turn off explorer.exe and have the applications work normally without explorer but my internet does not work any more

i don't know if it's related but recently my firefox browser just keeps crashing and then asking me if i want to restart (it does this about 3-4 time before i can actually use it)

i try to run anti-virus but when the taskbar stops responding everything else stop so i can never get through a scan, so i don't know if it's a virus or something similar, which is why i'm posting it here

please can you help


A:Explorer Crashes After 10 Minutes of Turning On Computer

its possible your cpu is overheating check for dirty heatsink and clean it if clogged with lint. or a sign your power supply may be failing or failed. post back with results

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First of all:
1. This computer has NO VIRUSES and NO WAREZ and NO INTERNET EXPOSURE.
2. This is not a laptop.
3. My Brother from Michigan sent it to me by mail, and I am guessing that is the reason this computer is so ****ed up.

Ok, well this is a very expensive computer (would be able to play half life 2). And well, after my brother sent me it (by mail), it seems to act like a god damn 80 GB Ipod (low battery life in under 1 hour etc.....). But of course, I plug in the device with all sorts of computer cables, and the same results happen. After a few minutes the god damn computer turns off!

When I set it to 115 V this happens!

So I set it to 230 V and well the BEEPING miraculously disappears! But then the monitor doesn't turn on.

*****!!!!!!! I am so mad!!!!!! And I am not a computer genius.


Can somebody help me resolve this?
Do I need a new powerbox?

A:My Computer Keeps On Turning Off After 1 Minute to 30 Minutes of Power On.

setting the wrong voltage on the PSU will fry your system.
NEVER mess with voltage settings. If you're lucky - all you will have to replace is the PSU. Please do not CURSE in techspot. Not only is it a sin, but some (like myself) find it offensive.

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I have recently done a system restore to a factory state. After reinstalling all of the programs I noticed that right after restarting my computer it actually is pretty fast, which can be especially seen by rght clicking on desktop or opening folders. However, few minutes after running it suddenly slows down simple things like right clicking on the desktop make me wait few seconds. Right now my computer has been running for few minutes already and I can see the text lagging a little as I type.
I have Avast, and I did a quick scan with malwarebytes just to make sure, but it didn't detect anything.
When I check the task manager I noticed that before it starts lagging, the CPU is below 10% if im not doing anything and even when when using some programs its pretty much always below 60%, however after it starts lagging, it jumps to 100% if I do as simple things as right click. I disabled most start up programs, but it didn't help. Any help would be appreciated.

I began to suspect overheating and so I decided to clean out the fan. So far no problems with lag anymore. ^^

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Whenever i turn the laptop on, in just 2 seconds it turns off by itself.

A:Help on laptop keeps turning off after turning it on?

Reseat Ram and HardDrive
Disconnect any externals especially USB
Test without the battery plugged in
Check for any build up of dust near where the fan is

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Hi! Recently I was using my laptop and after doing work I shut it down and then when I power on it it takes 30 or more minutes to start. I have tried to change the Hard Drive, RAM, CMOS battery,  Battery, Laptop Charger, reinstalling windows, and also tried to wash the motherboard but the problem remained. Please Help Me HP Experts Like Always. Thanks In Advance.

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15r 5520

It all started last Friday when the dreaded "Plugged in, not charging" happened. Little by little I had the laptop plugged in and eventually the computer just failed to work. I opened it up and pulled out the Ac/dc power jack and low and behold a port wire is broken, so I replaced it.

I also tried to turn it on after that, then I found out the Power Button was broken, so I replaced that.

After replacing all of that the Laptop refuses to turn on. 
I do have a charger on the way and now I'm wandering: Should I have the charger plugged into the computer while I wait for the other one to show up, or should I keep it in and attempt to charge my battery?

My lights for anything will not turn on at all, so I'm also wandering if the motherboard is dead? It would be a shame if it is since I just purchased a replacement last summer.

1. Charger stopped charging and became a plugged in not charging
2. Replaced Power Button and broken Ac/dc powerjack 
3. Computer fails to turn on 
4. No lights down at the 4 light panels even when charger is plugged in.

Thank you in advance if you are able to assist me in this issue.

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From last two months i am facing the problem while turning on my laptop.
Only on continuous pressing POWER BUTTON for 10-20 times it turns on.
Its completely on its mood.
What to do for this

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My computer just shuts off by its self, no warning or anything. It is not the power save feature. Norton Virus after being updated does not catch anything. Do you have any ideas?

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Hi, I recently put a Thread on here asking what could cause my laptop to have no power on a morning when it had full power the night before, I just found out last night. I was in bed when an odd noise woke me up, I went towards my desk and my laptop CD drive was spinning so I popped up the screen and the laptop had turned itself on.
This only happens when I hibernate the laptop, but doesn't do it when I completely shut down. I dont want to completely shut down all the time because Hibernate turns on faster, but I dont want my laptop to turn on all the time.
The laptop only turns on during the night on its own and not during the day. I dont have it plugged into the main when it does this, or into a network.

The worst thing is that it is usually in my laptop bag on a night when it does this which is really bad because it could overheat, so please, does anyone know what can cause this problem.

A:Laptop turning itself ON

Hi, this happened to me once when I was borrowing my friends Apple Macbook Pro.

You say you have it in your laptop bag, is it on the floor by any chance?

The Mac Pro would start up again because when walking into bed the floor would shake a little and the Laptop picked it up making it start up again, try making sure the top is securely closed and maybe take it off the floor if is on it

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Hi, I have a Sony Vaio laptop about 3-4 years old running windows xp. It keeps turning off on lately whenever I run something from a usb drive. At first it started only doing it when I tried to use the external dvd drive I have for it, so I completely uninstalled that because I thought something was wrong with that, but now it does it when I run the printer and we just got an interenet aircard for it that plugs into the usb and it keeps shutting off when we are using that. If nothing is plugged into the usb ports, it works fine. It has three ports and no matter which one we use, it does the same thing. I did an adaware and spybot scan and a Mcafee scan and they didn't find any viruses. I also have one of those cooling fans that sits under it to help keep it cooler so it shouldn't be overheating. It shuts off right after we turn it on if somethings running in the usb port. lExcept the cooling fan can be plugged into the usb and not cause any problems and I can plug in my mp3 player and digital camera just fine. Anything else though shuts the computer down. Any ideas on how I can fix this problem? Thanks! Deanna

A:Help Please! My Laptop Keeps Turning Off

Sounds like there's an issue with the USB ports themselves, or the power circuit in the laptop. USB provides power to devices that don't have their own, but just because the device has power doesn't mean the device will work correctly. If it were my computer, I'd see if I could find a USB Hub that has its own power supply and then plug devices in to that. The reason is that the Power USB Hub will provide power to the devices thereby allowing the USB port to only worry about connectivity.

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I recenty got an error saying Nvidia has stopped working while I was playing Minecraft, and I couldnt run Minecraft anymore as every time I ran it Minecraft crashed then it comes up with that error. I then restarted my laptop, but suddenly when it went to the log in page (since my laptop is password protected) my mouse started to get really laggy-like and I couldnt press on anything. So then I had to force shut down my laptop but when now every time I turn it on it goes to the "windows recovery page" (because I have to force restart it every time) and when I click start windows normally it goes to a blank and black screen ive tried waiting for about 1 and a half hours but I got convinced that it wont start up. I've tried to do start up repair but that isn't working. Please help.

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When I started up Minecraft it started to pixelate in a few parts of the screen and then it crashed. Also the only recent changes I made to my pc was when I did a windows update but it was a few days before and during that time my laptop was fine.

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I shut down my laptop yesterday. It won't start today. If I plug in the charger the charging light I glowing but when I switch on the power button nothing happens. I tried the hard reboot method. Removing the battery and charger holding the power button for 20 seconds and then if I plug in just the charger(adapter) then there is no charging light and the laptop still not switching on. I also tried NOVI button it's just displaying Lenovo and getting switched off. Kindly help me as soon as possible. Thank you

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Hi I recently obtained an older laptop (3-4 years) for simple college school work and such, but I am having a problem of actually getting it to turn on. I've checked the battery and the power cord, also I've checked the power cord port to make sure it isn't loose. Was wondering if I could get any feedback on to why it won't turn on and maybe what I could do to fix it.

A:Laptop Not Turning On

Hi R-Ie, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

I take it there is now signs of life when you turn it on, no a LEDs, no fans?

If you have a volt meter you might want to see what the voltage is coming out of the adapter. If you have proper voltage there then check the battery. Also check for loose connections of the charger.

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My laptop is not turning on on battery or AC power. While its connected to the AC power the red light does not turn on, hence laptop is not getting power. However, I have tested that the power adapter is working. My battery is not working but when I use another fully changed battery, the laptop turns on and works fine. I went to a HP service centre and the technician tells that there is a problem with motherboard which has to be changed. But how come the laptop is working with battery if the motherboard is not working ? Also the technician tells that if he changes the motherboard, he will not give me my old motherboard as its against HP company policy. Is it true ? Thanks for clarifying my queries. ThanksKalyan

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 which I had for about two years. My operating system is Windows Vista. For the last 7 months I had a pop up saying that my battery is coming to end of its life and I should order a new one. However, at this this point I carried on as normal and may laptop was working completely fine. However about a month ago my laptop just would not turn on even though it's plugged in and my charger has the blue light on. There is no sound, no light or anything, just does not turn on at all. Then after a week it suddenly did and it worked completely fine. When I tried to turn it on the following day it did not turn on. I then ordered a new Anker battery compatible with Dell Inspiron 1545 and my laptop worked completely fine for about one week. But now I am having the same problem when 50% of the time it would not turn on but the other 50% it does work. Also am not sure if I am being paranoid but when my laptop does turn on I feel as if my laptop is quite hot. In addition, whenever i use my laptop I always have it plugged in, i hardly use it as portable.

Thank you
Much Appreciated

A:Laptop sometimes not turning on

I would have to say either the a/c power cord is bad or theres some sort of a power supply problem somewhere.Or the new battery might not be the exact match for the computer.I wouldnt use it anymore until you are able to have it checked out because of it running hot which it shouldnt be.

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I have a Toshiba laptop, three years old, with XP. Last night I shut down the normal way and this morning it doesn't turn on.

The on light is on, but the screen is blank. If I press the emergency power button, there's no response. The power on and battery charging lights do not turn on. The fan is working. I have turned off the power, hoping that when the battery dies it will turn off and then we can turn it on again. Right now, it's dead except for the fan and the on light.

A:laptop not turning on

Hi and welcome. Try removing the battery, then power up on A/C.

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I have an EiSystem 4405 laptop 2.4 Ghz Celeron processor with a 30 Gb hard drive, 256 MB DDR RAM.
One night i was on it then it just shut down
I thought it might have been a cooling issue
So I left it off overnight and tried turning it on the next day and it didnt come on
I opened it up and tried cleaning out the fans as I heard this might improve cooling but that didnt seem to do much
The battery by the way is dead in it so I have it out
I left it off for a few weeks and tried a new power cable and it turned on
I put the old one back in and that worked too
So i thought maybe it might be the connection that connects the power cable to the laptop

A:Laptop not turning on

Remove the power adaptor (and battery if it was in)
Hold in the On button for 30secs (dispersing all internal power)
Put the power adaptor back in
Try turning it on

Otherwise Yes, hardware issue, with connector or adaptor

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i have a dell inspiron 15 3000 series core i3 4th generation its running windows 10. it was working fine a few days ago but 3 days back it started to have some power on issue....it does not power on when i press the power button
i have to press the power button for atleast 30 seconds then release it and press it again and it will turn on....can someone help me?

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Hello,My laptop keeps cutting off when I turn it off. It keeps saying PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR. Please help me.

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I have got the same issue.

Here is a screenshot of my HWMonitor results:

Moderator note: Removed from this thread to avoid confusion from too many posters in one thread: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...turning-itself-off.197492/page-4#post-1442618

A:Laptop keeps turning itself off

I don't see any obvious problem there. If the laptop shuts down when you're using it that's a problem but if you are inactive for a while and it shuts itself down in the meantime it may be because of the Power settings that have been selected under Control Panel.

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I have Dell Inspiron 15 - 3521,
The problem is, it's not turning on, no beep from any part of the computer.
However, it shows the charging light when connected to the charger.
I have tried the draining out battery by pressing power button for 30 seconds trick.
The result is still the same.
It's not turning on.
Plz assist.

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Hi, i have been using dell laptop inspiron 15  3000 series. Suddenly its gets turned off while using.
I followed the steps prescribed by dell on laptop turning off issue, i.e holding power button for 30 secs then turn on laptop. But its doesnt work for my laptop. And also when i connect my charger to my laptop, there is no charging indicator is blinking in my laptop also there s no beep sounds which i observed.
Plz, give any suggestions for this issue. Its an emergency......

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On switching on tha laptop, I could see the first screen  " hp invent and in the  left down corner says press esc for startup menu" . After this next screen is not coming.  Caps lock also not getting the light now. Can anyone help pls.?

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hello everyone!

My laptop has been having various problems that come and go for a few months now, but most were just small annoyances until recently...I decided to install Ubuntu on my system because I had a really bad virus infection and I liked ubuntu..everything worked fine and I experinced no problems until recently, because now my laptop wont turn on. When I press the power button I hear fans coming on and it souns like its working but the screen doesnt turn on and the fans stay on for a second, pause for 5 seconds and then continue working like im playing a graphics intensive game. I suspect it could be mobo/CPU damage since my computer has always run really hot (almost burned me once). Any advice on reviving/testing my computer? (BTW sorry about my grammar and spelling but Im in a rush)

A:Laptop not turning on

if you want help, tell the model of your notebook.

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3 days ago i turned off my laptop dell inspiron 15 3542 (i3). next day when i pressed button to turn on laptop it did not turn on.
moreover, when i plugged in Charger . charging indicating light did not turned on. i have check the charger and battery with another laptop both are working fine.
yesterday, i . removed the battery and plugged in and out charger several time then laptop turned on and then i inserted battery now battery was charging. charging indicating light is indicating light.
but i turn off  laptop then i have to repeat  process again and agin to turn on laptop.

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Whenever I try to turn on my laptop, it just turns off in 1-3 sec.
I don't know why.. Can someone help me?
Dell inspiron n4110

A:My laptop is not turning on

Unplug the system, remove or disconnect the battery, and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules.  Power up on AC only - if it will, but won't with the battery in place, the battery is faulty and will need to be replaced.  If it still won't power up, the mainboard is bad - on a system of this age, it likely would be better to start thinking about a replacement system.

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hey my laptop keeps going off like power is off
whenever i turn it on for about 20mins
and when i turned it on again i get 5mins before it turns off.
i tried to put a fan under it but it still does the same thing
pls i need answer why.

A:my laptop keeps turning off

Go to Control Panel and look around Power Supply to chnage the settings to Never as first approach...

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Sir, I have Dell Inspiron N5010 15R. It's battery has already exhausted and won't charge. I use it fully on power supply. Yesterday I shut it down properly but now it's not turning on. Only shows LED glowing. But no sound no display even if left as it for 15 minutes and immediately turns off if power button is pressed.  I tried starting through removing alternate RAM but that too didn't work. Also tried to start it after removing the battery but of no use. Please kindly suggest a solution.

A:Laptop not turning on

Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Press and hold the fn key + power button to turn on the system and it should initiate the diagnostics - check for any possible beep codes.
Disconnect the adapter and battery and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to release any static power. Then test the system with the adapter only / battery only.
Remove both memory modules / HDD and power on the system and check if it detects the absence of memory modules.
If nothing works, I would suspect a motherboard fault.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My laptop isn't turning on and I'm not sure what to do. I've tried the trick of taking the battery out and putting it back in, which used to work but now it does not.   When the laptop is plugged in the light does turn on showing that it is charging. 

A:Laptop not turning on

Glassmambo wrote:My laptop isn't turning on and I'm not sure what to do. I've tried the trick of taking the battery out and putting it back in, which used to work but now it does not.   When the laptop is plugged in the light does turn on showing that it is charging. Hi, Can you check? If you press the power button while the computer is connected to a charger? Do you feel any vibrations from the computer? Do you hear the fan spinning? Any sound coming out from the vents? Any blinking lights from the capslock key or power button? RegardsNorman

"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

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Hello My laptop is not turning on and if lappy turns on then it switches off by itself within one hour and after that if I try to open it didn't show any response and only one beep of switching off is coming.please help me with my problem  .My laptop model is inspiron N5010 .

A:Laptop is not turning on

Hi Harryoo7,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please try to run the on-board diagnostics <F2> and capture any error message or code you receive. When the system does power on, do you feel the system overheating? Can you boot into BIOS <F2> and check if the system shuts down after an hour?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address, so that we can check on the system configuration and warranty.

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While installing Window on one my laptop.
I forgot to plug in power and it tuned off.
now when I press power button.
It is not runniing

When i plug the power. power light isn't even on.
Have I break it?

A:laptop not turning on

Hard to believe software could break the machine like that.

Let it sit a while plugged in. Perhaps it just needs to charge a bit.

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Hi Folks,  Today morning I tried to reset my HP laptop chosen the option Removes evrything my files and apps settings etc. but it failed at 48% - and I tried couple of more times but had the same result when it reaches at 48%. After that I looged off and when tired to turn on only hp logo showing but failed to turn on. Unfortunately i have not taken the back of my recovery and  the warranty of the product is also expired 5 months back - so I am extremlyworried about it . Also please note when i bought this product it was windows 8.1 built later i upgraded to windows 10. Please suggest how do I trouble shoot and what are the procedure i should take to get rid of these - many thanks in advance   Thanks, Adi.

A:Laptop not turning on

Well - I even tried the system testing and all of them have been proved pass.  

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I know the method for fixing a laptop that does not turn on is to remove the battery unplug power tap or hold the power button plug into power turn on then replace battery. Works everytime but it happens almost everytime on my Acer with Windows 7. I have tried holding the power button for 30 seconds, 60 seconds and what seemed like forever but it still happens again. How can I fix this?

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I purchased an Acer Aspire 5742 laptop and a problem caused it to hang up just a flashing cursor and no keys worked, the only way I was able to turn it off was unplugging the battery.
That problem has been resolved but I would like to know if there is any way to turn it off without doing that.
I cannot see any mention in the on-line user guide.


A:Turning laptop off

I know that you said that no keys worked, but perhaps the WIN key might: When the system freezes and you cannot move the cursor, you can press the WIN key on the keyboard and navigate with the right-arrow ? key – then scroll up or down to Restart or Shut Down. There is always one letter underlined for the various actions in the pop-up window - e.g. "R" for Restart or "U" for Shut Down. Just hit that letter and the action will be performed.

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I have a Gateway M305 laptop and I used to be able to press the power button and my laptop would turn on immediately, but all of a sudden it stop turning on right away. I have to press the power button from anywhere between 10 sec to 1 min before it turns on. This happens whether the AC adapter is connected or not. The light does turn on anytime my AC adapter is connected. Once my laptop does finally turn on it works perfectly so I don't won't just get rid of it since it still works great once it is on. I'm just afraid that at some point it is just not going to turn on. I also noticed that it takes longer to turn on when it's been off for a while. If I turn it off and let a min or two go by and then press the power button it turns on almost right away but still not like it used to. Please help.

A:laptop not turning on right away

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my laptop dell inspiron 15 (3521) is not turning on. it is giving continious beeps. i dont know whats wrong with that laptop. Please help me.

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When i am encoding video files!!

Is this quite normal for a laptop?

A:Laptop keeps turning itself off...

Sorry, my spec is as follows -

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model Aspire 7720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.99 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.99 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.83 GB
Page File Space 3.00 GB

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I was just using my laptop and than left it on charge, when I came back to it the screen was blank, so I thought it had gone off. Now it does not turn on, and when I plug the charger into the laptop the power light on the charger goes off. however if it is not plugged into the laptop than its fine. Could anyone advise me on what to do? Is it my laptop or my charger thats the problem?

I have a Dell XPS, M1330, windows vista ultimate.

really hope someone can help, I need my laptop!

A:Laptop not turning on,

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