We all need and rely on our laptops for a variety of reasons from work to amusement. We often take for granted the moment it lights up and powers on and only realizes its importance when the laptop fails to do so. Fortunately, there are several ways you can restore this problem and use your laptop normally again.
In this article, Tech Genius breaks down the four most common reasons your laptop is not powering on and what you can do to solve the issue.
1. Check The Battery and Power Supply
When your laptop isn’t turning on even when it’s plugged in, you should check on the power supply first. For example, the culprit may even be a wrong charging cord that isn’t providing enough voltage to the laptop. To test if the power supply or battery is the issue, try the following methods:
- Remove the laptop battery and then plug the laptop into an outlet. Ensure that the outlet is functioning properly.
- If you’re able to start your device even without the battery inside the laptop, it’s likely the power supply is not the cause of the problem. It may be the battery.
- Replace your battery or take it into Tech Genius laptop repair shop in Burlington for troubleshooting.
2. Inspect The Monitor
Your laptop may sound like it’s powering on but nothing appears on the screen. The laptop may be powering on, but the monitor is not showing anything. Firstly, verify that the laptop is plugged into a wall outlet, turned on and adjusted the suitable input. Ensure the cable that connects your monitor to the laptop is plugged in and not loose. The monitor may have died or is malfunctioning and requires replacement.
3. Try Starting The Laptop In Safe Mode
If your laptop won’t turn on or brings you to the Blue Screen (primarily seen on Windows laptops), you can try turning it on in safe mode. For older laptops, you likely only have to press and hold F8 to power on the PC. For newer laptops, including Windows 10 laptops, you can select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart once in the Windows Recovery page. The safe mode options you can select are either F4 to boot the laptop on in Safe Mode or F5 to boot it in Safe Mode with networking to have internet access.
4. Check The Hard Drive For Corruption
The cause of your laptop not turning on may be due to the fact that the system needs to be restored. While on the Windows Recovery page, go into Troubleshoot > Advanced Options menu and select Startup Repair. This allows Windows to scan the hard drive for internal issues and possibly repair them to allow an easy startup.
If you’ve given the previous tips a try to nop avail, it’s time to let your laptop repair professionals take over! Tech Genius computer repair services in Burlington ensure express hardware repairs and upgrades, software troubleshooting and virus protection.