The purpose of this article is to discuss how to fix laptop power issues. Are you having issues with booting up your laptop? Does your power light not turn on when plugged in? Does your laptop not turn on entirely? Unfortunately, this is a common problem for all laptops and can happen for a few reasons. There are a few troubleshooting steps you should take before you start replacing internal parts.
Before reading on, you need to visit our disclaimer regarding DIY repairs.
Step 1: Check power to the outlet.
You should do this very simple and quick test before trying to potentially waste a lot of time troubleshooting something on the laptop.
Step 2: Check your laptop power cable.
Normal wear and tear from wrapping up your laptop power cable can destroy internal copper connections that bring power from your wall outlet to your laptop. You should look at your laptop power cable plug and see if there is any damage. Look inside the plug that connects into the port of the laptop. You need to replace the cable if this is damaged.
Step 3: Check your laptop power port.
You need to plug in your cable and gently see if it wiggles easily. If you notice the power plug can move without moving the laptop, then you may need to replace the laptop’s power port. For some laptops, you need to desolder the power port to remove it. Other laptops make this an easy repair by using a screw to fasten it down.
Step 4: Look for Burns.
Unfortunately, capacitors and MOSFETS can burn out and kill your system board. When that happens, you will likely need to submit a warranty claim if your device is covered or buy a new laptop.
Step 5: Replace Your Battery.
You can find several laptop batteries online on Amazon.com if you need to replace yours. You just need to type in the make and model of your laptop and the results will show you which batteries are compatible with yours. You can also check out these articles:
- Dell XPS Battery Replacement
- Dell Alienware Battery Replacement
- HP Envy X360 Battery Replacement
- Lenovo Yoga Battery Replacement
Laptop Powers Up But Screen Won’t Turn On.
You will likely need to replace a cable connector for your screen if your laptop powers up but your screen won’t turn on. This is a pretty complicated endeavor and unless you have some experience opening laptops and working on them you would be better off sending it to a PC repair shop.