I have been using the same laptop for almost 4 years, but I am always nervous about moving it too much because it will turn off immediately. Sometimes it even makes strange sounds and doesn’t turn on after that. Why does this happen? What should I do to fix this issue?
Sometimes, if your laptop is wiggled when it’s on, or moved while it’s off, you can have problems with turning it back on. There is a chance that it was simply off for a long time and has gone into hibernation mode. In order to fix your laptop in this situation, there are a few steps you’ll need to take.
First, try taking out your battery (in newer laptops) and leaving it out for around 15 minutes. Then pop in your battery again and turn on your computer using just the power cord plugged into an outlet. After you turn on your computer with just power plugged in, let it boot up fully without moving or touching it at all.
Diagnosing The Cause
If your laptop suddenly powers off or fails to respond when you move it, it could be due to a number of different issues. Laptops can become unresponsive if they’re dirty, have a loose connection or malfunctioning hardware.
For example, if a cable is loose inside your laptop and gets accidentally tugged at an odd angle, that could cause problems. Similarly, dirt buildup within your computer can restrict internal components and prevent them from operating properly. If your laptop’s internal temperature increases above normal levels due to high-performance tasks like gaming, a fan might start making loud noises and turn off automatically to prevent damage—or even worse.
Check whether your laptop battery is dead by plugging AC adapter into wall outlet. If you don’t get green light indicator on AC adapter, then most probably battery has no charge left. In order to fix that remove battery from your laptop (it usually requires removing one screw) and try charging again for a few hours or overnight until battery charges completely. Then place battery back into place while still connected to AC adapter and try turning on your laptop again (most probably now it should work).
If all above mentioned methods didn’t help you solve your issue then most probably issue is related to faulty power switch inside motherboard of your computer.
Fixing It – EMI Shielding
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is basically unwanted electromagnetic fields from one device interfering with another. This can be caused by a number of things, but it’s generally due to either too many devices drawing power from a single outlet, or EMI created by electronic devices themselves. If your laptop is turning off when you move it, it could be that a surge protector is sharing an outlet with something else and your laptop is being zapped. Plug your computer directly into an outlet and see if that fixes it. If not, try replacing or moving any other nearby electronics—lamps, TVs, etc—and plug in again to test whether they were causing interference.
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Fixing It – Using Insulation Tape
Try using a roll of insulation tape to ensure that there is not any physical damage to your laptop. If you are experiencing a problem with your laptop where it turns off when you move it, you might need to secure your laptop in place or provide more support for it. A good way to do so is by securing some insulation tape beneath and around your laptop base, making sure that there are no gaps for air to escape and cause overheating. This should solve most minor issues as well as provide extra stability.