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Windows 10 Laptop Won’t Turn On Here 5 solutions to fix it 2023

Did your Windows 10 Laptop won’t turn on after pressing the power button? Don't worry here we have the solution to get fix the problem.

If you are ready to start your day at work, but when you press the power button on your laptop, then nothing happens. And, this is an indication that you won’t be able to accomplish anything today. Now, no need to get flustered if your laptop won’t turn on as it is a very common problem and it is very easy to fix if the laptop won’t turn on.

Your laptop won’t be working due to many reasons and you just need to identify the root cause of the problem before fixing your laptop switch on the problem. However, we have created a list of a few first aid instructions that you can try to rescue your laptop immediately.

Windows 10 Laptop won’t turn on

Here the ultimate solution works for most of users who struggle with Windows 10 Laptops that won’t turn on after pressing the power button.

Drain the computer of electricity

  • First of make sure the laptop is completely off or use the power button to turn it off
  • Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the battery.
  • Hold down the power button for thirty seconds to drain any residual power in the laptop.
  • Without replacing the battery, plug the AC adapter back into the laptop.
  • Press the power button to turn on your laptop.

Computer power on and then immediately power off

Okay, so if your laptop is showing symptoms where it turns on for a moment and then immediately switches off. Here, you will probably hear fans inside your laptop working, you may also see some lights or all of the lights on your computer turn on and then everything stops immediately.  Then, this is a no situation to panic as most of the time it can be fixed easily once your computer cools down and recharged again. Moreover, this won’t harm any of your files and apps which are stored on your laptop.

Check power supply

It is a very common problem in laptops where due to the power supply shortage they won’t start. In the power supply section, multiple things can go wrong for you like using the wrong power adapter which will blow fuse in the plug. So, you need to make sure that the adapter you are using to charge your laptop is of the correct voltage and amps. You can confirm this by checking the stickers on both the power supply and the laptop. You won’t face this problem if you are using the adapter and laptop from the same manufacturer.

If you are using the correct charger, the next thing that you can check is the fuse in the plug. You will be required a screwdriver to remove the fuse and replace it with the good one. However, if you spare power cable, then that would be the easiest solution for you.

You should also check all the wires for any breakage or cut, especially if you carry your laptop everywhere. If you see any breakage in the wire, then it could be a problem for you that needs to fix instantly.

Check screen

You should try to disconnect external displays that are attached to your laptop like projectors and monitors to ensure that they are not the problem. If the power LED lights of your laptop are on and you can hear the hard disk fan working, but there’s no image on the screen, then in the darkroom check that whether there’s a faint image on the screen. If yes, then the problem is with the screen as your laptop is booting fine.

To fix this screen problem, you need to replace your screen inverter with the right replacement from the original manufacturer which is not at all going to soft blow on your pocket. If you are facing the screen not working error, then it is advised that you contact a professional to fix the problem instead of fixing on your own.

check laptop screen

Unplug and remove USB drivers and memory cards

If your screen and power supply is not the cause of the problem, then most of the time culprit here is either your USB drive or memory card that you have left into the USB port or card reader. Typically you’ll see an error message such as “Operating system not found” which can lead to unnecessary panic. Most of the time, this situation means that BIOS is set to boot from removable devices before the internal hard drive.  This problem can also occur if you have left CD, DVD or blue-ray drive in your laptop so check that as well.

Boot to Safe Mode

If you are not able to boot your Windows, you can still try to get Safe Mode by pressing F8 on your laptop when it’s starting up and you will see Menu offering to safe mode. However, this won’t work for Windows 10 so you have the option to boot from an installation drive.

After you boot into Windows Setup, you can click Repair your computer. Click Troubleshoot -> Advanced options.

advanced boot options windows 10

Click startup settings then restart, and press F4 on the keyboard to start windows in safe mode.

Safe mode

When you are in safe mode, then you might be able to undo the changes which are causing your laptop a booting problem. You can start with any new program that you have installed on your computer recently.

Windows 10 won’t boot

Well if you noticed the laptop starts but Windows 10 won’t boot normally cause you need to repair Windows Boot Record Errors that probably help start windows 10 normally.

To do this again start windows from installation media, and access the advanced options screen following the above steps. This time click on the command prompt.

Then type the following command lines to fix the computer won’t turn on issue. Do remember to hit the Enter button to execute the command after you type each command line.

  • bootrec /fixmbr
  • bootrec /fixboot
  • bootrec /rebuildbcd

Fix Boot MBR and Rebuild BCD via Command Prompt

Close command prompt windows and restart your PC, check this time window starts normally.

Pro Tip:-

If you have new desktop PC and notice it wont start pressing the power button, that cause here some on basic things you must check.

Power leads improperly attached to motherboard. If your board has an extra 12v socket near the CPU, ensure the correct lead from the power supply is attached in addition to the large 24-pin ATX connector.

Components not installed or seated properly. Remove memory, graphics card and CPU and reinstall, checking for any bent pins on the CPU and CPU socket.

Power button wires connected to wrong pins on motherboard.

Power cables not attached to graphics card. Ensure PCI-E power leads are correctly connected if required by your GPU.

Hard drive connected to the wrong SATA port. Ensure the primary drive is attached to a SATA port driven by the motherboard chipset, and not a separate controller.

By following all these dynamic points you will be somehow able to fix the laptop won’t turn on issue easily. However, if you are not able to turn on your laptop even after trying everything, then you should contact your laptop’s manufacturer or you should visit your local repair shop as you can’t do anything else on your own.

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