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Computer won't turn on

By sharpspoons
Jan 16, 2008
  1. I have a Sony Vaio RB50. It has been left on for about 2 years straight, with occasional restarts and turning it off while on vacation. A couple days ago i turned it off and unplugged the power chord because my friend needed one for the night, and the next day when i plugged it back in and tried to turn it on, it just wont turn on. No beeps or anything, just no power at all. Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this or what the problem is? Thanks.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Those power cords go in a long way. Push hard
     
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Interesting, I would try removing any periphials that you have plugged in, just plug in the power cord and see if it boots, then you can try adding stuff back on to see where the problem is.
     
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    I assume you have checked the fuse in the connector and the mains socket itself?
     
  5. Patrickja2007

    Patrickja2007 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    And don't forget to check your power switch if it's faulty. Switching on and off can sometime damage power-switch. It's very common with Futjitsu seimens.
     
  6. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Try a Different Power Cord First

    Try a Different Power Cord before you do anything else.
     
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Betcha its the PSU!
     
  8. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    sharpspoons,

    Did you ever figure out what the problem was?
     
  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    sorry - dgower2 - what are/is sharpspoons?


    Edit - should pay more attention!
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    The original post member
     
  11. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    LOL - I'd be asking that same question had I not noticed the name. Did you think it was some sort of derogatory name? LOL

     
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    sharpspoon = spork? :D
     
  13. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    LOL. Sporks, what a great invention.
     
  14. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    I hate sporks, they are always very hard to use.

    Anyway, I hope he does post...
     
  15. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    He who invented sporks must have eaten his peas off the knife. Downside of a spork is putting a sharp edge in your mouth....
     
  16. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    What ARE you lot on? where can I get some?

    Seriously, what was the answer to the power problem?
     
  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Answer:
    George Laramy of Enfield, New Hampshire 1907.
    [​IMG]

    Oh, are you talking about the answer to the power thingy :)
    I still think it was the cord not in properly.
     
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