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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

You can replace your speakers by following this guide.

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

You can replace your cooling fan by following this guide.

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

You can replace your hard drive by following this guide.

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

You can replace your screen by following this guide.

"Computer will not stay closed"

You can replace your clip by following this guide.

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