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When it comes to a computer or a system, they are possibilities that they might come up with some problems as time goes on. 

Unfortunately computers are like human bodies; the older they get, the more the are prone to sicknesses. When they are used over time, they tend to start coming up with different issues. 

What would you do if you tried to use your laptop and found out that it is not coming on at all? Not to worry, sometimes the issue might be so simple, such that you could even fix it yourself. Here, we will show you how to identify the problem and then what to do once you have identified the problem.

 

Diagnosis

 

The first thing to do whenever your laptop develops a fault is to diagnose the problem. Try to know what the cause of the problem is. In this case that the laptop is not coming on, you can try to ascertain the cause of the problem by checking it. There are two basic things you should check before anything else, and that is the battery of the laptop and the battery charger.

 

Battery

 

The battery might be the cause for the laptop not turning on. Maybe the battery is bad, and all you need to do is to get a new battery, and your laptop will start working correctly. There is a simple approach to check and know if it is your battery that is the cause of the laptop not coming on. 

You can take battery out of the laptop, then you hold the power button for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, then you plug the charger back into the laptop without putting the battery back in the laptop. If the laptop comes on it, then it means that your battery is bad, but if it does not come on, then it means you need to check your laptop charger. If the battery is bad make sure to dispose of it properly. Never toss it in the garbage because it’s toxic to the environment.

 

Charger

 

The charger might be the cause of the problem, and this is how you can check to find out. You can take out the laptop charger and the battery of the laptop. After you have removed battery and charger, hold the On and Off button of the laptop for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, then you place the battery back into the laptop without plugging the charger back into the laptop. If the laptop comes on, it means that your charger is bad, but if it does not come on, then it means you need to check your hardware.

 

Faulty Hardware

 

Once it gets to this stage, there is very little you can do, especially when you lack the knowledge of computer engineering. Here the problem could either come from the processor or the motherboard. Where this is the case, computer repair technician would be the right person to handle it from here. You can sell laptop in case if it’s broken beyond repair and buy a new one and move on.