Your HP laptop won’t turn on after pressing the power button? It was working normally last time your started your laptop, and suddenly it’s not turning on. This is frustrating.

But don’t panic! There are workarounds to the laptop won’t turn on issue for your HP computer. Many people have resolved the similar issue with the solutions in this article. So before throwing your laptop out of the window, try these solutions.

Why is my HP laptop not turning on?

There are several situations where your HP laptop won’t turn on: nothing happens while pressing the power button, your laptop lights turn on but nothing with your screen, or your computer shows you an error message in a black or blue screen, etc….

Generally speaking, if your laptop is running out of battery, or your battery is damaged and can’t provide battery power with your computer, your laptop won’t turn on even if you press the power button. Sometimes the conflicts caused by the external hardware and your computer system can also cause your laptop won’t turn on.

Don’t worry. These are solutions to fix the HP laptop won’t turn on issue. Try it out!

How to fix HP laptop won’t turn on

  1. Troubleshoot power source
  2. Disconnect external devices
  3. Hard reset your laptop
  4. Things you should do after trying all these methods

Fix 1: Check your battery condition

As you should know, you won’t be able to turn on your laptop if the power source isn’t working properly. So, first of all, you should troubleshoot the battery and make sure it’s working properly.

  1. Ensure that your battery is working properly if the battery is the power source. If the battery is damaged, you should replace it with a new battery and try starting your laptop again. Or you can remove the battery and connect your laptop charger to fix the problem.

  2. If you’re using the power charger as the power source for your laptop, check your charger port and the power cable to make sure there is no problem. If the charge cable or the AC adapter is not working properly, you won’t be able to turn on your HP laptop, then you should contact the HP support and have it repaired or replaced.

If there’s no problem with the battery condition after troubleshooting, you can try another AC adapter to boot your laptop again and see if it works. If your laptop still won’t turn on, don’t worry. We have other solutions to try.

Fix 2: Disconnect external devices

Sometimes the external devices that are connected to your laptop can cause your laptop not turning on, because some devices may lead to hardware conflicts with your HP laptop. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Ensure your laptop is OFF.
  2. Disconnect all the external devices, including the USB drives, docking station, and printer.
  3. Press the power button to turn on your laptop.

If your laptop will turn on normally, you should find the cause of the issue. Then you should turn off your laptop, try connecting one hardware device each time, and power on your laptop. If you run into the issue again after plugging a device, that device should be the reason and you should try updating drivers for that device to make it work properly. 

Still no luck? Okay, there’s one more thing to try.

Fix 3: Hard reset your laptop

This method works like a charm for many people who have the same issue in the laptop. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Ensure your laptop is OFF.
  2. If there is any external device connecting to your laptop, unplug all the external devices.
  3. Disconnect the power charger from the computer, and remove the battery.
  4. Press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds.
  5. Connect the power supply (power adapter).
  6. Press the power button to turn on your laptop.
  7. Then put your battery back.

This should fix if your laptop won’t turn on.

If your problem has been resolved, it’s recommended to update your device drivers to the latest version and prevent the similar problems from happening again.

Things you should do after trying all these methods

If any method above has helped you, you may need to update your system and device drivers to prevent the same issue happening in the future:

1. Install available Windows Update

To update your system, simply run Windows Update and you’ll be able to install the system updates for your HP laptop.

2. Update available device drivers

As you may have known, a missing or outdated driver of the hardware device can cause the improper function of the devices, and also the laptop won’t turn on properly. So you should always keep your drivers up to date, and update it if it’s not the latest version.

There are two ways to update drivers: manually and automatically.

Manually update drivers: you can go to the websites of the device manufacturers, find the latest drivers for your device, and install in your laptop. Ensure to download the correct driver that is compatible with the operating system. This requires time and computer skills.

Automatically update drivers: if you don’t have time or patience, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making mistakes when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version, it takes just 2 clicks (and you will get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged device to automatically download the correct version of the driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Then install the driver in your computer.

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

  4. Restart your computer to take effect.

Then you should have the latest version of the drivers in your computer. And this can keep your laptop in good condition and bring you the best possible experience.

That’s it. Hope this post comes in handy and helps resolve the “HP laptop won’t turn on” issue. You’re welcome to add a comment and let us know which method helps. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know and we’ll see what more we can do.

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