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Re: My hp spectre x360 won't turn on at all

Q: Re: My hp spectre x360 won't turn on at all

Unfortunately our machine is 1 year + 1 month old and they won't give us a break on the repair. They estimate that it would be $300. I agree with many folks on this topic that this is a design issue and they need to do a recall instead of having their customers pay to replace the faulty parts.
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Do you see anything on the screen when you switch on? Any fan noise? It should start briefly then find the hard drive missing, as long as there is power(?)
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Hi Aerebes, I really don't fix laptops; only upgrade the standard parts as needed. I did a search and this is what I found so far:

Perhaps the video can move you in the right direction. I believe that they are also on YouTube.
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How old is it? It sounds like it could be a multiple of hardware failures including the motherboard. The black rectangles sounds like what we call video card artifacting which means the video card is dying. But the fact that it is not even booting up could point to a failed hard drive. Again, it could be anything.

Asus is known for poor customer service but you could try giving them a call.

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Do you have a Multimetre that you could test the cable with??

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A:Laptop crashing, now won't turn on at all

The hard drive is probably corrupt from all the crashing. If you can, have someone remove and re-install the memory and remove the hard drive to see if the laptop comes back to life by lights turning on and the screen starting to display without the hard drive installed
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How would you get to the control panel to disable it if it won't turn on?
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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

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What's the timings, frequency, and voltage on the RAM sets?

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A:Asus laptop won't turn on

I have one that when it boots up it has bad internal battery backup issue. ASUS had this for LED/LCD panel issue I found out. Got them to repair it for free.

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A:Laptop won't turn on

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A:PC won't turn on and makes weird humming noise

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A:New built PC won't turn on

Make sure you have not switched the power LED and power switch wires. This caught me of guard once, took me a few minutes to realize my mistake.

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err its broken then.

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We just had a nice line of storms come through a few weeks ago.

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, I can't remember how to turn it on.Click to expand...

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