My laptop won't turn on.
May 9, 2006 12:26 PM Subscribe
My laptop is mysteriously not turning on. I hit the power button, the fans and lights go on, but then it shuts off within about three seconds.
posted by borkingchikapa to computers & internet (11 answers total)
It has a lot of spyware and viruses I never bothered to get rid of, but now it just won't boot up. It's not the battery, because it does the same thing when I take it out and try to power it up with just the AC adapter in. For what it's worth, this is the same thing that happened when I spilled water on it about six months ago, but since it dried out I haven't had any problems until this.
What's going on? I wouldn't mind losing all the data on it but I'd rather not. Is there anything I can do, or am I going to have to take it into a computer repair shop?