Laptop powers on and off repeatedly

By Syty ยท 5 replies
Aug 19, 2007
  1. I have a video problem where the screen gets scrambled when the LT is barely moved and I have to reboot. That is a seperate issue. But when I push the power button to turn on the LT it powers up for 5 seconds then powers down and will continue to do this until I power it off again.
  2. rapzkilla

    rapzkilla TS Rookie Posts: 53


    I think your computer is overheating. well rather a piece of hardware is . is this a laptop?
  3. Syty

    Syty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it is a laptop. And overheating? It can be turned off overnight and as soon as I turn it on this happens.
  4. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Sounds like a PSU or grounding problem. You need to take it to the shop to find out.
  5. rapzkilla

    rapzkilla TS Rookie Posts: 53


    yah it soudns like a power supply problem, but maybe your charger has a problem. try taking out the charger and pluging it directly into the wall without batery charger on laptop..
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    please post in the correct forum next time (mobile computing)
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