Having trouble turning on your computer? You’re not alone! Many Windows users are reporting it. But before you bring your computer to a repair store, there are 3 simple solutions you should try.

If your computer seems to turn on but it displays nothing, check this article to troubleshoot your issue.

3 fixes to try:

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 the power cord and the power outlet
  2. Reset your BIOS settings to default
  3. Reinstall your hardware

Fix 1: Check the power cord and the power outlet

In most cases, this is a power supply issue rather than a computer issue. Check the power cord and the power outlet to see if that’s the problem for you. Follow the instructions below:

1) Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and your computer.

2) Verify that the power outlet is working fine by plugging another electronic device into the power outlet, such as a lamp.

3) Plug the power cord back into your computer and the power outlet. Or, if you have another power cord available, try using the new cable.

Make sure both ends of the power cord are surely in place.

4) Restart your computer to test your issue.

If your computer still won’t turn on, don’t fret. Try the fix below.


Fix 2: Reset your BIOS settings to default

Improper BIOS settings can also cause problems like this. If you’re comfortable opening your computer up, try resetting your BIOS to factory settings. Here is how to do it:

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

2) 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 try turning on your computer.

If your computer fails again, check the fix below.


Fix 3: Reinstall your hardware

This issue might occur when certain hardware is disconnected from your computer. In this case, reinstalling your hardware device is very likely the solution to your issue. Here is how to do it:

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

2) Uninstall your hardware, such as your RAM, graphics card, heatsink, etc.

Please proceed with caution. If you don’t know how to do it, please seek professional help.

3) Connect the AC power cord to the power supply, then try turning on your computer again.

If your computer turns on (normally, without display), that means that one of the hardware you removed is causing your problem. You should reinstall each hardware back into your computer and testing each time. Then, you’ll find the specific hardware that causes your problem.
Replace the device once you’ve identified it. Or, you can consult the manufacturer of the hardware for assistance.

If your computer still won’t boot at all, you may need to bring your computer to a repair store and seek professional help.


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

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