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Laptop won't power on, power button "reset" solution


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#1 unnnies

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:44 AM

About a week ago I put my laptop into hibernate, and when I went to start it back up, the computer was unresponsive. I plugged in my power supply but the led indicator light for power did not come on. I googled and found an easy fix: I took out the battery, and held down the power button for 30 seconds, plugged in the computer, hit the power button and the computer booted up. This happened again yesterday and I corrected it in the same way. Does anyone know what the cause of this might be or could point me in the direction of an explanation? Most of the things I found indicated that something on my motherboard needs to be soldered in better, but I couldn't find a conclusive answer.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:31 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer. :)

They could be refering to your power connecter needs to be soldered better to the power module board inside the laptop, but I am merely guessing that is what they could be refering to.

What is the age of your laptop battery?

Sometimes when the battery is nearing the end of its life, issues like this tend to start happening with laptops. It is something you could consider as the possible cause.

Does this problem only seem to happen when you put the laptop into hibernate mode and then try to come back out of it, or does this happen every time you start the laptop up as well?

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:31 AM

The battery is a year and four months old.

I believe that my battery is indeed dying. When my computer indicates that my battery has 50% juice and 2 hours left of battery, it then ends up draining in about 20 minutes.

This non responsive restart issue has only happened twice, once after hibernate, and once when I walked away from the lappy when it was on. (not sure the actual conditions of the second time)

A battery replacement seems like an easy thing to try, especially since I need a new one anyway.

Thanks Bruce.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:04 PM

You're most welcome for my input and help. :thumbup2:

I also suggest purchasing a new battery.

Please post back to this thread the out come once you have installed the new battery, this way I will know your problem has been solved.

Kind regards as always and good luck with your new battery.

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