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Laptop does not power up immediately


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#1 CDTOE

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

I've been having a frustrating problem with my Laptop, but I didn't bother to fix it until it has gotten worse recently. When I press the power button to turn on the computer if it's shut down or put on sleep, it doesn't power up immediately. Sometimes it works as soon as I touch the power button, but in other times, I keep pushing the power button down for a few minutes until it powers up. 

 

I don't know if it's a problem with the power button itself or with something else. Could it be something related to the power supply? I have this long dead battery that can't keep the computer working for more than 5-10 minutes if the power cord isn't connected. However, I tried to disconnect the battery to see if the laptop would power up immediately if it's receiving power from the power supply directly, but nothing changed and the problem is still persistent. What do you suggest to fix the problem? 



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:26 PM

Try running these repairs but make sure you have a complete data backup externally for any important documents.

 

Windows Error Checking Utility => Checkmark both boxes.

Windows Startup Repair.

 

Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
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#3 CDTOE

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:13 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/eRknrWQm8Z88mYAabYC3q0E



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:46 AM

Ok, did you happen to have run the 2 Windows scans as suggested already? See if any improvements after performing the steps. Forgot to add as to what Laptop model you are using, please post it next time. There is a possibility that the power button needs to be fix as a qualified technician may help you with this problem.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

I couldn't run Windows Startup Repair because I don't have the setup CD of my laptop right now, but I ran the first scan successfully. As for the laptop model, it's a Samsung notebook NP-R440L. It rather seems that the problem is, for sure, related to the power button itself. I have to apply a hard pressure on the button so that the laptop powers up. It's the same thing if I want to send it into an idle state or a complete shut down while it's running, that's, I still have to apply a hard pressure. What was boggling me is that up to a few weeks ago, the laptop was able to power up with just a simple touch on the power button in a few occasions, while most of the time I still had to apply some pressure. 

 

Please, if you can provide me with any further aid, I would be grateful. Thanks. 



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:15 PM

There is a possibility that the power button needs to be fix as a qualified technician may help you with this problem.

 

If your notebook comes with a recovery partition, you may also be able to create a separate repair disc and sets of recovery disc for one time.

I couldn't run Windows Startup Repair because I don't have the setup CD of my laptop right now, but I ran the first scan successfully.

 

Also, startup repair is available in Advanced Boot Options in windows by pressing F8 on early splash screen.


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

I've finally solved the problem. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the bottom of the power button. It was dirty enough to make no contact with the on-circuit power button. 



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

Great. :) Good job CDTOE! :thumbup2:


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