I have been recently having a problem with my Novatech Maverick laptop. The first time I couldn't get it to start was when it had been hibernated, and when booting up froze. The only thing I could then do to try and turn it on was take the power outlet out and pull out the battery as nothing else would respond. When i plugged everything back in again nothing would turn on and no lights came on, it looked completely dead. Then a few days later on the off chance a miracle might have happened i plugged it in again and all the lights turned on and i was able to switch it on. From then on until yesterday everything was OK. Then yesterday i was booting up after it had been shut down (which it had taken a hell of a long time to do) and all i got was a black screen, no cursor no nothing. I left it for a while like this but after about half an hour anything have happened I tried plugging it in to my main monitor to see if there was anything wrong with the screen. The second I plugged the screen it turned itself off and i haven't been able to turn it on since. Any ideas?
P.S. I am contacting the manufacturer aswell but last time i didn't get any reply so I'm not very confident. Thanks.
Novatech sent me a reply with the following instructions:
1) Remove the mains 2) Remove the battery 3) Hold the power button for 5-10 seconds (you wont see any activity but it WILL be doing something) 4) Reseat the battery 5) Plug in the mains 6) Try turning the notebook on
This apparently fixes the problem 9 out of 10 times and can happen to laptops fairly frequently. Thanks for all your replies.