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Laptop not powering up. Easiest way to fix it.

Laptop wonHere’s a bummer: Your laptop doesn’t power up.  Period.  Not fun at all.  So, sure cry a little bit, kvetch and complain. But, just know there may be a very easy fix.

Here’s the easiest way to fix a laptop that is not powering up:

  1. First, take a deep breath.
  2. Ground yourself.  That means don’t rub your feet against the carpet.
  3. Place your laptop on a desk.
  4. Remove the AC adapter, a.k.a. the charger
  5. Turn the laptop over.
  6. Remove the battery.
  7. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds.
  8. Wait 5 minutes.
  9. Plug in the battery and AC adapter.
  10. Press the power button and celebrate!

Of course, it may not always be so simple.  But, it’s worth a shot.  Plus, if you fix it, you will then become the laptop repair service geek among your friends.  Well, at least in your head.

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