Computer Won't Start

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If your laptop will not start at all, there are a few simple things you can attempt to try and fix things yourself.

  1. Unplug your laptop and try booting it that way.
  2. Remove the battery from your laptop. You will normally find this on the bottom, held in place by a latch or two that you should easily be able to remove. Set the battery aside and leave the computer unplugged for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes come back, re-insert the battery, and try to boot up. Occasionally things at a very low level in your computer get confused or corrupted. Leaving the battery out for 30 minutes will reset certain settings at the lowest level of operation.

Sometimes one of these options will fix the problem. If not, give the Help Desk a call or stop by with your laptop.