I have a gateway laptop,it was plugged in and charging and on, and it sudddenly just shut off and now will not turn back on. I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but I will mention that I mistakenly tried to put my cellphone charger in the USB port (haha it was dark) right around the time it shut off. Can someone please tell me what is wrong and how to fix it?
My HP desktop has the similar problem as the laptops. I left the computer on for a few hours, it was working fine, when I returned it had powered down and would not power on at all. Power source is good to the computer, it acts as though it has no power at all.
Any help is most appreciated.
Hey there, I saw that this solution helped a lot of people, so I was wondering if you could help me. I have a toshiba satellite pro A200, it's currently refusing to turn on. I tried the method you suggested for the gateway, and it didn't work for me. I was wondering if you know anything else for me to try; and if not can you tell me what I need to know when looking to buy a new battery. Thanks in advance.
i have a gateway laptop and it will not turn on and there is no light flashing on the computer I tried taking out the battery and the charge and then held the power button for 30 seconds it still wouldnt turn on.
hey .... I hav a hp laptop thats about a 18 mth old ( vista )
it worked fine, I shut it down as normal .... when I tried to turn it bak on in the mornin it wouldnt cum on ....... the lights around the the lappy cum on ( not screen ) and go straight back of like it does when the battery is dead .... ive tried a new battery & new charger incase it was one of them that had broke, but its still doin the same thing !!!
i arnt rite botherd about the lappy just need sum of the stuff off it ... once ive got wot I need it can go in the bin 4 all I care as its really annoyed me .... so if any1 can help it wud b really appreciated :)) thx x
My Gateway suddenly decided it didn't want to work. When I try to start it up it does nothing. I removed the battery and plugged in the A/C power and it automatically began to start up, after like 3-5 seconds it shut back down and will not start back. The same occurs if I remove the A/C power cord and put the battery in it auto starts and shuts down after a few seconds. I tried tictactoe's method but to no avail. Any help would be really appreciated.
This may seem odd, but I had a problem wherein the laptop intermittantly shut down for no reason. Finally one day it shut down and wouldn't power back up at all.
Turns out it was the little soft rubber nipple near the hinge. This actually goes to a switch that shuts down the machine when you close the cover (screen). It got pushed down below the plastic in the little hole where it resides. It held the switch down all the time. I got some very small tweezers and phished it out of there. Made sure it was not ripped and it is working fine. I will be keeping an eye on it,though.
i dont think that your cellphone charger caused damage to your pc but I need more information in order to help you out with this question. I will just try to take a guess and can you tell me if it is starting up at least I mean can you see the lignts on?
if no then may be error coming form the battery but I would recommend you not to try to repair it by yourself if you arent sure of how to do that and also laptops reparations are much expensive but let an IT pro have a look at it
Hey my mom has a Compaq Perario 762NR and it shut down last night will not turn on when you press the power button a light will come on like it is going to turn on but it goes back to a blank black screen I have already tried every thing people have listed above but it hasn't worked at all someone PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!
I m also facing turning off problem with my Sony Vaio VGN CR3 laptop(OS: Vista Home premium). It suddenly turns off for no reason. and when I press on button it starts normally. It happens every day 3-4 times. Also it's not facing heating problem. I formated the whole PC but problem is not solved yet. Please give me some solution. Thanks
same with my hp.. turned off wont turn back on.. but I think the screen is just black cause the other lights keep turning on.. how the heck do I get the screen to turn on? obviously not the same way you would get a gateway too
I have a Hi-grade laptop and it turned off without warning the other night. I can't turn it back on, have taken out the battery and put it back in again - nothing. Help! I'm a writer and have loads of stories that I stuupidly didn't back up!
i had some guy give me his laptop he said the power cord had a cut in it and his son steped on it and ripped the power cord in to then the computer shut off and will not turn on does anyone no whats wrong with it I tried with the batt. and nothing and I tried with a new power cord and stil nothing someone please help me