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Why is My Lenovo Laptop Not Turning On? (SOLVED)

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Why is My Lenovo Laptop Not Turning On?

A Lenovo laptop may not turn on because the battery is dead or faulty. A loose or damaged power cord can also cause a Lenovo laptop to not turn on.

  • Battery is dead
  • Battery is faulty
  • Power cord is loose
  • Power cord is damaged
  • BIOS needs updating

One option to try in this case is to remove the battery and then plug in the laptop.

If the battery is not accessible to you, you will have to take it in for repair.

The service center will either order you a new battery and if you don’t want your laptop to be mobile, you can simply use it while it is plugged in, without the batter. This is a solution, assuming that the problem is with the battery.

The other reason or the problem could be with the power brick and the cord. So, the part that goes into the outlet can have a problem.

Again, if you go to the local shop, they can test and tell you where the problem is. If the problem is with the adapter or the cord, you can easily get a new one.

The other problem can be with the power jack on the laptop. If you can open the laptop, you will find that piece loose. You can re-solder the piece, and it is pretty inexpensive.

Besides, there could be other functional issues that can be solved if you know the tricks on how to.


How to Fix a Lenovo Laptop that’s Not Turning On

Power button drain method

The power button drain method is a long shot, but it can work occasionally.

  1. Unplug your laptop.
  2. If you can remove the battery, then remove it.
  3. Press the power button and hold for 30 seconds.
  4. Release the power button after 30 seconds, place the battery back.
  5. Plug in the laptop and try again.


Use the Reset Hole

Yes, your Lenovo laptop comes with a reset button specifically for this problem.

  1. Unplug your laptop.
  2. Find any small material like a think paper clip or a toothpick.
  3. Find the emergency reset hole somewhere on your laptop.
  4. Press and hold the reset hole for 10 seconds using the paper clip.
  5. Turn on your laptop and see if it helped.


Full power drain

This process will require you to drain all the power from your laptop. This will also need some disassembly.

  1. Unplug the power.
  2. Remove the bottom cover. You can watch some YouTube tutorial for that.
  3. Remove both the batteries, internal and external.
  4. Press the power button and hold it for thirty seconds.
  5. Replace all the batteries and put the bottom cover back on.
  6. Plug in your laptop and turn it on.


Remove the CMOS battery

This could be your last save, so hold on to your battery and hope it works.

  1. Unplug the power.
  2. Remove the bottom shell of your laptop. You can refer to a YouTube videofor your model.
  3. Remove the CMOS battery for 30 seconds.
  4. Put the bottom shell back on.
  5. Turn on your laptop.


Update the BIOS

If you are able to get your laptop to turn on, try updating the BIOS. This can fix the issue of your laptop not turning on.


Lenovo Laptop not turning on no power light

If your Lenovo laptop is not turning on and there is no light showing, you can try to solve it by following steps:

  1. The first step is to do a hard reboot.
  2. Remove the battery and disconnect the charger.
  3. Press the power button and hold it 20 seconds.
  4. After that, try booting up your laptop again using the charger and battery.
  5. The next test you can do is by removing the battery.
  6. Connect the AC adapter or the charger.
  7. Then check if it boots up or not.
  8. If the laptop does not boot up with this adapter, then use another adapter of the same voltage.
  9. You can also try by resetting the RAMs. Remove all the RAMs for a few seconds and then place them back properly.
  10. Lastly, you can check if your laptop’s screen is working fine by connecting it to an external monitor and check if you can see the display there.
  11. If these steps don’t, then the problem might be with the laptop’s motherboard.


Lenovo Laptop not turning on but charging

If your laptop doesn’t turn on even when it is plugged in, the most common way to fix it is:

  1. Unplug the charger and remove the battery from your laptop.
  2. Press the power button and hold it for fifteen seconds and then release the power button.
  3. Turn on your laptop.
  4. Let it boot completely till the windows desktop appears.
  5. Now shut down your laptop completely.
  6. After your laptop shuts down, disconnect the charger from the laptop.
  7. Insert the battery back into your laptop.
  8. Reconnect the charger and switch on your laptop.
  9. Again, allow the laptop to completely boot till the windows desktop appears.

When your laptop has finished booting and the windows screen has appeared, check your laptop’s charging status. If your laptop is charging, then let it charge fully. Once your laptop has charged, disconnect the AC adapter.


Lenovo Laptop not turning on but showing orange light

Is your Lenovo G510 or Yoga 900 facing this problem? Whenever you plug in the charger to charge your laptop, the battery light and the power light start flashing orange light, and then your laptop stops charging, and it doesn’t turn on.

The light is an indicator of your battery state. The orange color should go when the laptop charges to 50%. An orange blinking light indicates that your laptop is in sleep mode, but sometimes it also relates to hardware issues.

The status of the LED light changes as the laptop charges.

Follow these steps to try to fix this problem:

  1. Unplug your laptop.
  2. If you can remove the battery, then remove it.
  3. Press the power button and hold it for 12 seconds.
  4. Once the flea power is drained, assure that your laptop is fully shut down.
  5. Plug in the charger when your laptop doesn’t have the battery.
  6. Check how the power LED is turning on and off.
  7. Put the battery back into your laptop and compare the LED.
  8. The problem might be with the battery if the LED light doesn’t change.


Lenovo Laptop not turning on after sleep

Are you facing this problem with your Lenovo Edge 2-1580 or a Flex 3 1130 Lenovo laptop or any other Lenovo laptop? Here is a fix that can help you with this problem.

  1. The first step is to update the graphics or video driver (Nvidia or intel).
  2. You can update the drivers and Software from support.lenovo.com.
  3. After updating, test the sleep mode again.
  4. If the screen still doesn’t turn on, then your laptop needs a BIOS update.
  5. You can update the BIOS by going back to the Drivers and Software page. Look for the latest BIOS update and install it.
  6. Make sure that your laptop is plugged in during the BIOS update.

Some users, however, may face a problem where they will not be able to update the BIOS from that browser.

To help that issue, you can open support.lenovo.com on a different browser to update your BIOS.

You can also try clearing your browser’s cache.


Lenovo laptop not turning on unless plugged in

Some Lenovo laptop users find this problem where their laptops don’t work until it is plugged in. For some users, they can then unplug it and use it, for others the laptop turns off when they unplug the laptop.

The issue might be with the laptop system or the battery. For the cases in which the laptop doesn’t work after unplugging the charger, might need a new battery. This fault is a clear signal that the battery has gone bad.

You can follow these steps to try to fix this problem:

  1. Go to BIOS and change the BIOS settings to default.
  2. Boot the laptop’s system to OS.
  3. Then go to ‘Device Manager.’
  4. Under the ‘Battery’ option, uninstall the Microsoft ACPI.
  5. Restart your device.
  6. Download the ThinkVantage System update.
  7. After installing it, run the application.
  8. It will check for all the updates that your laptop requires.
  9. This will include all Lenovo and drive applications.
  10. After the scan, download all the updates.


If this doesn’t help, you can try resetting the BIOS with a few changes.

  1. If your laptop has an internal battery installed, disable it from the BIOS setup menu.
  2. Switch off your laptop.
  3. Disconnect the charger and remove the external battery.
  4. Press the power button and hold it for 30 seconds and then release.
  5. Connect the battery and plug in the charger.
  6. Boot your laptop and set the BIO menu to default settings.

Ernie Lo

Ernie Lo is a qualified web designer and web developer. He works as an IT support technician and website manager at Benleigh Vending, and he also fixes vending machines.

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