A laptop gives us the convenience of using it without connecting it to the power source all the time. We have to charge it and use it until the battery drains. However, people face many issues with charging a laptop. In this guide, we show you how to fix the issue when the HP laptop won’t turn on or charge.
HP laptop won’t turn on or charge
If your HP laptop is not turning on or charging, the following methods will help you fix the issue.
- Check the power source
- Inspect the cable
- Inspect the charging port for damages
- Remove the battery
- Remove all connected devices
- Contact the HP support
Let’s get into the details of each method and fix the issue.
1] Check the power source
If there is an issue with the power source or the cable is not plugged in correctly, your laptop will not charge. You need to check if the power source is working properly by trying the power source to charge another device. If not, change the power source and see if it helps.
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2] Inspect the cable
The damage to the power cables can also make the laptop not charge. Inspect the cable carefully to find any damages or breaks on it. If you find any damage, replace the cable with a new cable that is suitable for your HP laptop. Third-party cables that come at a cheaper price may not be the best option if you are looking to replace your old power cable.
3] Inspect the charging port for damages
We connect the power cord to the charging port to charge a laptop. It is common that dust accumulates over time in the charging port, or some other external damage might occur. You need to make sure the charging port is alright without any damages or disturbances that hinder its performance. You need to carefully clean the charging port to remove dust. Cleaning it with a cloth or cotton swab that can leave its fiber may not be a good idea. You need to clean it with something that doesn’t leave traces of it like cleaning brushes, etc.
4] Remove the battery
Most HP laptops come with removable batteries. We can remove them and put them back in easily without any professional interference. Remove the battery from your HP laptop if it is easily removable and clean it. Clean the battery holding place of the laptop too gently. Then, put the battery back in and see if it helps in charging or turning on the HP laptop.
5] Remove all connected devices
Sometimes, the devices like external hard drives can interfere with the booting of laptops. You need to remove all those connected devices and try turning on the HP laptop. If the laptop is not turning on due to those external devices, it will turn on now without any issue.
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6] Contact the HP support
If none of the above methods, helped you fix the issue, you need to contact HP support on its official website in your country. You can also find the HP service center’s address on their official website and can contact them to fix the problem for you professionally.
These are the different methods you can use when the HP laptop won’t charge or turn on.
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Why is my laptop plugged in and not charging and not turning on?
When your laptop is plugged in and not charging or turning on, it might be due to issues with the power supply, power cord, or charging port. If you are using the laptop for many years, there are chances that the battery is dead which will be confirmed by the support center of your laptop brand. If there are issues at the circuit level of the laptop, you might also face this issue.
How do I force my HP laptop to turn on?
You can force-turn-on the HP laptop by unplugging the charging adapter and holding the power button for 15-20 seconds. Then, reconnect the adapter to your HP laptop and press the power button normally as you would do to turn it on. This should work. If not, there might be an issue with the battery or something internally that needs professional intervention.
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