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Computer gets power but will not turn on. Amber light light for 5 seconds then shuts off

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HP smart touch15
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

My computer is getting power but screen is black and amber light turns on for 3 seconds then nothing.  I tried draining the power but still no change

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Hi @Wendy_chris-bro,


Thank you for showing your interest in HP Support Forums. It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. For you to have the best experience on the HP forum, you could also visit our HP Forums Guide for First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.


I understand your laptop turn on but the screen remains blank. Don't worry, though, as I have a few recommendations which should help to resolve the issue,


To provide you with an accurate solution, I'll need a few more details:


Have you made any software or hardware changes on the PC?

What is the Operating System installed on the PC?

Was any update/reset interrupted, recently?

Have you performed any troubleshooting steps before posting this on HP Forums?


In the meantime, let's try these steps here:


Perform a Hard Reset on the Notebook.


Connect to an external Monitor.


Attempt a Bios Recovery


Reseat Memory Module


Run the System Diagnostics test as well as extended test on the Hard drive and Memory from F2


For more details, please follow this link: Computer Starts but Screen Remains Blank (Windows 10, 😎


I hope this helps, let me know how it goes for further assistance. I'll be more than happy to help.


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Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum.  Have a great day!




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