Laptop not switching on

  PETERB29 14:15 19 Jun 2010

Hi all i have a sony vaio VGN-CR31S which just switched its self off today and will not start up again.There is power coming through the supply but nothing from the laptop,no lights fans etc nothing.was thinking it might be the battery as it is 3 yrs old but just wanted any suggestions first before i jump in head first and take it to be repaired or buy a new battery.

Thanks Pete

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:27 19 Jun 2010

Remove battery and try on mains only - does it start?

  Graphicool1 15:14 19 Jun 2010

Have you checked the fuse in the plug?

  Dark Mantis 15:37 19 Jun 2010

It may just be the connector where the power goes into the laptop. This is a fairly common problem with people pulling them around etc. Not a hard repair but hard to get at.

  birdface 15:43 19 Jun 2010

The old remedy was to remove the Battery.Switch the power connector off.Then press the start button for 30 seconds.Switch everything back on and see if it starts.

  PETERB29 15:59 19 Jun 2010

Hi all
Romoved battery and tried on mains still doesn't start.
I have power to the power adapter so the plug is fine.
Tried your method BUTEMAN but still not working and don't think it is the connector as i was on the laptop when it just shut down and it seemed to be working fine at the time.

  woodchip 16:03 19 Jun 2010

The Power Adapter may not be working, You can test the output with a multimeter

  sunnystaines 16:11 19 Jun 2010

had this with our sony laptop is the green light illuminated on the black adapter box on the power lead if not its about £120 for a new one from sony.

[yes they are rip off prices]

  PETERB29 16:33 19 Jun 2010

The power adapter has the green light on so thats working ok also tried another power adapter but still no power to the laptop.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:35 19 Jun 2010

If you "Wobble" the cable where it plugs into the laptop is it loose?

  PETERB29 16:38 19 Jun 2010


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