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j c Nov 03, 2008, 10:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My ASUS laptop won't turn on anyway i press the 'on' button.The charger is okay.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Nov 09, 2008, 05:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!

Put a bit of more pressure on the power button and move your finger around it a bit. It's possible the button could have dislocated. If it does not turn on, then it could be a problem with your laptop's motherboard, or something else inside preventing it from powering on.

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Jules Nov 14, 2008, 04:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
Any momentary flashing lights at all?
(When you say that the charger is OK, how do you know that is true if the thing wont turn on.)
The battery will 'recover' enough to give a momentary startup/lights flashing if the mobo is OK,
Most 'will not turn on' problems are not enough power available.
The most common culprit is the power jack connection. It can be broken or torn off the MOBO, in which case working on AC will not work, and the battery cannot charge.
You could try charging up the battery on a similar computer then try starting it with a charged battery. If this does not work then you can conclude that it is the MOBO that is faulty.

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Mister Z May 26, 2009, 05:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
My daughters laptop has the same problem. She said it was temperamental trying to keep it on for the last few months (not a frequent user) and in the end if the adapter cord was not just right it would just shut off. Sounds like the battery didn't hold a charge at all. I got it and although the power jack (whatever its called) coming from the motherboard that you plug the power adapter cord INTO is not the least bit loose, there is no power. The brick light comes on (on the power adapter itself) but the laptop does not come on. No brief lights, nothing. I even tried taking the battery out and plugging the laptop in direct to power but still nothing.

A friend of mine told me he read that asus has an "issue" with some of their memory chips that can cause this but I can't find anything on the problem. :(

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Jules May 27, 2009, 06:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Mister Z
When you have the battery out, and are just plugged into the AC power, does the 'charging' light turn on, on the computer?
If yes, the last thing to try before you conclude that the MOBOand/or processor is fried is to reseat the memory modules + if it has x2 sticks, then try each one seperately.

You should also check that the air intakes, and the fan are clean and free of dust and hair (human and animal), although the computer generally does actually start up then immediately shut down if it is a heat problem.

Comment: Teenagers (your daughter?) are want to put their notebooks on their lap, on the bed etc which can stop the air getting in and overheating the system and frying the MOBO when the processor overheats.
One should always use a notebook on a flat hard surface where it is up on its little rubber feet and the air can get in underneath.

I had a notebook the other day where the plastic over the processor/fan was actually 'white' and brittle looking indicating a fried system.

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Mister Z May 27, 2009, 08:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
Jules,

Thanks. I will try some of those suggestions this weekend when I have some time.
No lights whatsoever, none no matter what I have done so far.
She is mid twenties and fairly responsible but also oblivious to technologies I'm afraid. It would not surprise me if she did fry the mobo simply by obstructing good air flow but I am going to still see what I can see before I consider it a piece of scrap :(

I will come back in next two weekends to report any progress.

Jemskiie Jem Mar 08, 2010, 02:48pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi,

I have a similar case just last night as i forgot to switch off my Laptop.. then when i got here thiyesterday morning and switched it off and came back yesterday night and wont go on anymore... the battery or the charging light is not LIT at all and the power button or power light only lights for for about 3 secs and shuts off... i was thinking the problem was AC adapter as when i tried switching it on today it went on fine but the Charging light is not lit at all... the only thing im curious about is.. if it was the AC adapter why did my laptop switch on.. as right now its even full charged... tho its no longer charging..

Andrew Z Jun 14, 2010, 07:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi,
My laptop has a similar problem such that it turns on, takes a while to get started gets onto the ASUS logo then tells me it cant turn on properly and to launch the startup repair. I have tried many options on the startup repair but none seem to work.
Any ideas?

bekkie shae Jun 19, 2010, 06:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 19, 2010, 06:32am EDT

 
>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
i had the same stupid problem too..
first my laptop kept on freezing every 10 minutes then it had trouble turning on :(
it took ages for it to turn on.. and when it took more then an hour to turn on i banged
it and then it turned on straight away.. now its completely dead and my ASUS laptop
is in the computer shop but it cant be fixed cause the motherboard is ruined..
and this is all because i sometimes used my laptop on my bed with nothing hard
underneath it.
im soo devastated !!!!!

RIP my laptop :( :( :(

Jon Bailey Jun 19, 2010, 12:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 19, 2010, 12:53pm EDT

 
>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
TBH, the situation you have described above sounds like overheating, laptops are notorious for overheating troubles if not given good airflow. using your laptop on the bed, big no no as the bedding blocks the vents.

If youve been trying to force it to turn on after it dies, thats probably caused the damage.

"The world is a temple to the self, and these days, there's alot of believers"
Crazy Coaster Jun 19, 2010, 02:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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This is a pretty simple trick that sometimes works with laptops.
I had one that was given to me as the owner had bought a new one because the old one wouldn't power up.
Remove the power supply, and then take out the battery.
Hold down the power button for 15 to 30 seconds...then put the battery back in and plug the power supply in.
Now press the power button again, and that's it.
This worked on the laptop I was given, and a tech explained that there is sometimes some sort of residual charge built up somewhere that occasionally can prevent power up.
I not an engineer and don't know if this is the truth or not, but when I did it, it worked.

Just a thought on what worked for me. Don't hate.

Jon Bailey Jun 19, 2010, 07:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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thats simply discharging the PSU, you should do that every time you shut off a computer

"The world is a temple to the self, and these days, there's alot of believers"
Erick H Nov 21, 2010, 08:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
THANK YOU pal, this trick really worked for me, in my ASUS computer, i just followed the instructions you gave, and VOILA my computer turned on.

I´m really happy.

Thank you again.

From Puerto Rico

Fiona Bopp Dec 24, 2010, 06:12am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Crazy Coaster! Many thanks for posting your tip! It worked!!!!!
I have had this problem before and sent my laptop for repair but after reading your post I was able to fix it myself!

I am really happy now!!!!!!!! Many thanks again and have a wonderful Christmas!
Best regards,
Fifi:)

DaveSun Dec 30, 2010, 09:08am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Crazy Coaster you saved my life. Thank you!!!!!
Your fix worked and saved me a lot of money and time.

Paradox Guy Jan 01, 2011, 09:21am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
I created an account here on Hardware Analysis, just so I could thank Crazy Coaster.

Who, let me tellya, is not crazy.

My fairly new ASUS laptop would not boot up this morning. I do not move it around a lot, and I always use it on a cooling pad. So overheating and excessive twisting of the power connection could not have been the likely causes. The battery itself was lit up, but I had no charge light on the actual computer itself. And this is out of the blue, with no logical cause for it to happen.

I removed the battery as Crazy Coaster suggested (following his other instructions), and it worked like a charm. My New Years weekend is saved!

Thanks again!

Fernando Simões Jan 01, 2011, 08:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have the same problem with my asus x56t. When I try to turn on, the power light is on, but almost nothing happens (i hear the disk working).
I've tryed to do something that Asus support center advise me to do, but sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. This was to push a button on the bottom of the machine, with a clip, for 1 minute and wait for 15 minutes to turn on the computer.
I've tryed also the solution that u present here, but it doesn't work.
Every time that i turn off the computer i have this problem.
Can somebody please help with this?
I wouldn't like to buy a new laptop, nor a motherboard because i can't afford it now and this one sometimes works but other doesn't.
Much appreciated,

Fernando Simões

john albrich Jan 02, 2011, 12:38am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 02, 2011, 12:53am EST

 
>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!

Fernando,

Normally I'd advise going through a full debug process, however, in this case since your laptop succeeds to the point where it's interrogating the hard drive I suggest first trying to isolate whether this is a system hardware or software or individual hard drive problem. This is an easy, fast, and free step that can be performed before getting into more time-consuming and/or complicated diagnostics in this particular situation.

Remember...the more details you provide, the better and more quickly people can help you.


We do this by seeing if your system will reliably and consistently boot or even partially boot from a different source. This is usually done by using a bootable CD or DVD, although if the computer is capable of these it may also use a bootable USB memory stick or even a USB attached bootable hard drive.

Download and try to boot your laptop by using a diagnostic disk such as UBCD (look for UBCD information in the hyperlink I provide below). This will help determine if you have a basic system hardware (e.g. laptop motherboard) problem, or if the problem is a possibly corrupted Operating System (Windows) or a possibly defective system hard drive. At this point, I'd take the opportunity to run some UBCD CPU and RAM tests.

Or...
...if you have another bootable CD/DVD such as a Windows installation or SP disc, or a LINUX distro such as Ubuntu, Knoppix, etc. you can try booting from that CD/DVD. If the boot succeeds, then do NOT format your hard drive or re-install the OS at this point. Remember that the objective was to simply verify that you can indeed boot into your system without using your hard drive.

IF UBCD/etc does NOT boot reliably and your system boot continues to show the same symptoms as before, then there are more things we can try to isolate the problem.

If UBCD does boot reliably, then we can proceed to try to ascertain if you have a bad hard drive or the software on it is corrupted. There are tools available to do that once you get to that point, although some of them require removing your hard drive from the laptop and using an adapter to connect it to another system for diagnostics or data recovery.

If the hard drive checks out OK, then there are ways to try to repair the Operating System (e.g. by booting from the Windows installation disc and using a 'repair' feature), or recover/save your personal data prior to performing an OS repair or full OS re-installation.



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used wrong reference, corrected

Fernando Simões Jan 02, 2011, 06:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
Dear John,
Thanks for the info. I'll try that and inform u about the results.

Regards,

Fernando Simões Jan 03, 2011, 09:33am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
What do i do if the system doesn't boot?

Fernando Simões Jan 03, 2011, 11:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS Laptop won't turn on!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME~!!!!!!
Thanks!
I have another question.
Two days ago i did everything, took the battery off, disconected power, reset the bios through the button on the bottom of the pc, what u can remember, i did, for several times, and it still was not working. I tryed to run the UBCD and the only thing that happens is that i can hear the cd working.
Anyway, somehow, after some hours, i tryed to turn the pc on, and, it started to work.
At this point, this was no surprise to me, because it happened before.
But what it is really strange is that one program that i left open was still running.
How is this possible?
Could this a problem of hibernation state?
If so, how can i solve this problem? Is there a way to disable this state?
Another thing i notice, because this problem happened so many times that i started to look at all symptoms, is that the interval of time between pc starts to not work and when it starts to work, nomatter what u do is, more or less, 24 hours.
At this time, today morning i disconnected it from AC, didn't shut it off, but closed it. I transported it to my workplace and, when i openned it, the problem came back.

Sorry about all this, but i'm trying to understand if there is something i could do before i start to think about buying a new laptop (which i can't afford now).

Sorry all the bother.



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