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Laptop wont turn on- dead battery?

By Lozzapool
May 12, 2008
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  1. Hi all,
    I'm new here and have a problem with my laptop...it wont turn on! When you plug the power lead into the laptop, the battery light is lit but when you try to turn the laptop on it goes off- there's also a small clicking sound each time I try to turn it on. I've tried running the laptop without the battery and still no success. Also if you leave the power lead in the battery light goes off within a minute...I'm absolutly stuck with what to try next- I've used compressed air etc to try and clean everything out...still nudda.

    Any help much appreciated!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Sounds like a failed HardDrive (if it is you will need it replaced)

    Just in case though:

    Remove all power (battery and adaptor)
    Hold down the power ON button for 30secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
    Plug the power adaptor in only (for the moment)
    Turn on

    If it still doesn't work, I think the HardDrive has gone (ie clicking noise)
  3. Lozzapool

    Lozzapool TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cheers kimsland, I'll give that a whirl tonight
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