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Computer Won't Turn On

"No matter what you do, you can't get your computer to turn on."

Plug in AC Adapter

Make sure your computer is plugged in to a power outlet first. If the battery is completely drained, it will not turn on without being plugged in.

Drained/Bad Battery

If after being charged, your computer rapidly drains battery or will not turn on without being plugged in to the AC adapter, your battery may be faulty. Replace the Battery by following this guide.

Broken Input/Faulty Motherboard

If the green LED light does not ever turn on when the computer is plugged in to the AC Adapter, the adapter input might be broken. If it is not, the Motherboard may be the issue and will need to be replaced.

"Out of Memory" or "Not Enough RAM" Errors

"When running certain programs, you get error messages saying, "you don't have enough memory".

Install Additional RAM

You will need to buy a more compatible RAM and install it.

Speakers Malfunctioning

"Speakers crackle, click, or do not make any sound"

Replace Speakers

You can replace your speakers by following this guide.

Computer Overheats

"Your computer becomes very hot and/or the fan is not running"

Replace Cooling Fan

You can replace your cooling fan by following this guide.

Corrupted or Damaged Hard Drive

"Your hard drive is corrupted, inaccessible, or otherwise damaged. It might make strange grinding noises when booting up."

Replace Hard Drive

You can replace your hard drive by following this guide.

Screen Damaged

"Screen does not show anything, but the computer is running"

Replace Screen

You can replace your screen by following this guide.

Latch Damaged

"Computer will not stay closed"

Replace Latch

You can replace your clip by following this guide.


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