Having trouble turning on your computer? You’re not alone. Many Windows users are reporting this issue. But the good news is that you can fix it. Here are 5 easy fixes for this issue.

Try these fixes:

You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Check if your monitor is turned on
  2. Reconnect your monitor to your computer
  3. Disconnect your peripherals
  4. Reinstall your RAM
  5. Reset your BIOS settings to default

Fix 1: Check if your monitor is turned on

If your computer starts but displays nothing, you should check is if your monitor is working properly.

Check the power light of your monitor to verify that it’s turned on.

If your monitor won’t turn on, unplug the power adapter of your monitor, and then plug it back in to the power outlet. If the problem still exists, you need to bring your monitor to the repair shop.

If your monitor works fine, try the fix below.

Fix 2: Reconnect your monitor to your computer

A poor connection between your monitor and your computer might also be the cause of your problem. In this case, reconnecting the two devices is very likely the solution to your problem. Here is how to do it:

1) Press and hold the power button until your computer turns off.

2) Unplug the video cable which connects your monitor to your computer.

3) Check the port connectors on your computer and on your monitor.

If any connector on your device is bent or damaged, you’ll need to take the device to a repair shop.

4) Check to see if your video cable is damaged. If the video cable is fine, reconnect your computer to your monitor. Or, if you have another video cable available, try connecting the two devices using the new cable.

5) Try turning on your computer to see if it can boot normally.

If your computer fails again, read on and check the fix below. 

Fix 3: Disconnect your peripherals

Sometimes, certain peripherals connected to your computer may also cause this problem. You should disconnect all peripherals to see if that’s your problem. Here is how to do it:

1) Press and hold the power button until your computer turns off.

2) Disconnect all peripherals (your printer, scanner, mouse, etc.).

3) Try turning on your computer again.

If your computer boots correctly, that means that one of the peripherals you removed is causing your problem. You should reinstall each device back into your computer and test them each time. Then, you’ll find the specific device that causes your problem. Replace the device once you’ve identified it. Or, you can consult the manufacturer of the device for assistance.

If your computer still can’t boot correctly, try the fix below.

Fix 4: Reinstall your RAM

A poor connection between your RAM and motherboard can also cause this problem. In this case, you need to reinstall your RAM. Here is how:

1) Press and hold the power button until your computer turns off.

2) Disconnect the AC power cord from the power supply, and then open your computer case.

This process will vary depending on different types of computers. If you don’t know how to do it, consult your computer’s documentation or seek professional help.

3) On your motherboard, remove your RAM from the memory slot.

Here is an example of what RAM looks like.

4) Put your RAM back into the slot.

5) Connect the AC power cord to the power supply, and then turn on your computer.

If your computer still can’t boot properly, don’t worry. Check the fix below.

Fix 5: Reset your BIOS settings to default

Improper BIOS settings can also cause this problem. To see if that’s the problem for you, you should reset your BIOS to factory settings. Here is how to do it:

1) Press and hold the power button until your computer turns off.

2) Disconnect the AC power cord from the power supply, and then open your computer case.

3) On your motherboard, remove your CMOS battery with your fingernail or a non-conductive screwdriver.

Here is an example of what a CMOS battery looks like.

4) Wait for 5 minutes, and then reinstall your CMOS battery.

5) Connect the AC power cord to the power supply, and then turn on your computer to see if your problem persists.

Hopefully, one of the fixes above helped in resolving your problem. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions and suggestions.

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