Solution: Laptop powers on but nothing on screen

Here’s a quick fix for many makes and models of laptops that have problems turning on.  When you hit the power button, you may see lights for the power button, etc but nothing appears on the screen.  Not even an error message.  You can see the hard drive light blinking and maybe hear the hard drive spinning, but just a black screen.  The problem is with the motherboard and electrical juices jamming up the system.

The solution is sometimes very simple.  Either the motherboard is shot, or you can possibly revive it with this trick.

  1. Ensure the laptop is completely off.  If lights are still on, hold down the power button until the lights go out.
  2. Unplug the power cord, and remove the battery.
  3. Hold down the power button for 30-60 seconds  (It seems like nothing happens, but trust me)
  4. Put the battery  back and plug the power back in.  Turn the computer on and watch the magic!  🙂

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