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If you depend on your computer or laptop as your main device, having one that won’t switch on might be upsetting.
However, it’s crucial to take a moment to relax and consider all of the possible causes. If it is one of the six listed below, we have provided instructions on how to possibly restore it to operation.
How to Fix it When Your Laptop Won’t Turn On
1. Check the power supply
Numerous things could go wrong in this situation. It’s possible that you connected a power supply from another laptop. Not every connector that fits is necessarily the proper one. There is a required voltage for laptops, yet not all laptops use the same voltage. Additionally, even if the power supply’s voltage is accurate, it might not deliver enough amps to run your laptop and recharge its battery.
2. Check the screen
Make the room dark and check to see if there isn’t a very faint image on the screen if your computer’s power LED is on, and you can hear the hard drive or fan(s) spinning.
It’s simple to assume a laptop won’t start when the screen backlight has actually broken.
3. Disconnect and remove any memory cards or USB drives
If the power supply and screen are functioning properly, your computer might be getting stuck before loading Windows.A memory card or USB drive left in a USB port or card reader is a typical offender in this situation. Typically, an error message like “Operating system not found” would appear, which can cause needless anxiety.
It typically indicates that the BIOS is configured to first try booting from external storage devices (including cards) before the internal hard disk.
4. Use a recovery disc.
The Windows DVD can be used if you have one, but if not, you can download a rescue disc image and either burn it to a CD or DVD or extract it to a USB flash drive (obviously using a different computer). Then, you can boot from this and try to fix the Windows issue.
5. Boot into Safe Mode
Even if Windows won’t boot, you might be able to enter safe mode. When your laptop first starts up, pressing F8 will bring up a menu with the option to boot into Safe Mode. This is how you access safe mode. However, since you must be in Windows in order to access safe mode on Windows 10, that won’t work. Then, as previously mentioned, you’ll need to boot from a rescue disc or drive.