FIX: Lenovo Laptop Won’t Turn On (2022)

If you hit the power button more than once and still your Lenovo laptop won’t turn on, don’t panic.

It happens more often than you think and can be a major hassle!

While your laptop is stuck or struggling to come back on from standby mode, restarting or sleep mode can be stressful, but all is not lost.

We know you have things to do and places to be. 

Stay with us, and we will get you and your laptop out of this hibernating funk. 

Unless there are underlying software and hardware issues you can’t fix at home, these techniques will help you get through common power issues with Lenovo.  

What Should I Do When My Lenovo Laptop Doesn’t Turn On

Let’s get this out of the way. Some Lenovo laptops won’t turn on due to hardware issues. 

Internal hardware issues require the touch of a professional, so don’t go tinkering about your laptop just yet.

While you will not be able to resolve all hardware issues, there are some things you can address at home. 

You can either remedy issues or at the very least suss them out on your own before taking your laptop to the repair shop.

Minor Hardware Issues

Before you investigate any further, ensure its hardware is intact and uncompromised. 

A minor defect that remains unaddressed for too long can snowball into more significant problems.

  • If your laptop is hot to the touch, it may be overheating.

You should unplug it and move it out of hotter and humid conditions. 

It would help if you didn’t keep it in areas that block sufficient ventilation or place it on top of solid surfaces that hinder proper air exchange

You can also look into integrating a Cooling Pad for your laptop’s setup.

It can prevent overheating and provide your laptop with better airflow. Overheating leads to more problems down the line, ones you can avoid by keeping your laptop cool.

  • Singed or frayed wires are also hardware concerns you should never dismiss. 

If your laptop’s charging cord is compromised, it may affect its capacity to charge a laptop. While you think your computer is fully charged, it may stay off because it lacks battery power.

If you are lucky enough to find one compatible with yours just lying around, try charging your laptop with a similar cord. 

If it is indeed an issue with the cord, there may be a universal charger that’s compatible with your Lenovo device. 

AND speaking of insufficient charging, your cords may not be the only issue.

  • If your battery packs are not intact or improperly attached, it may hinder energy exchange.

If your laptop has removable batteries, ensure they are attached correctly. 

Don’t just shake them around. Take them out and securely fasten them into their ports. 

Ascertain everything is in good shape. 

Inspect every component of the battery, including its pins and terminals, and examine your laptop’s sockets for any singes, rust, and dust build-up.

If you have worn them out, visible indicators such as those listed above will be visible. 

You will need replacement batteries if they are too compromised to carry on any longer.

While these are some hardware issues you may address yourself, some won’t be accessible to you. 

Here’s how you can deal with other issues by yourself.

What Should I Do for Internal Hardware and Software Issues?

First, let’s break it down. 

What do you see?

  • Are you sure it is sufficiently charged?
  • Is the Power LED light blinking?
  • Is the screen blank?
  • Is your laptop’s backlight on and nothing else?
  • Is the Lenovo Power Button flashing?

These are some of those most commonly reported issues or symptoms Lenovo users encounter.

These indicators don’t always warrant a visit from technicians.

Here are some remedies that may work for you.

Oldie but Goodie Techniques: Old Reliable Fixes for Lenovo Laptops

If your Lenovo ThinkPad won’t turn on, don’t give up on your luxurious device just yet. 

Lenovo ThinkPad

“Um, have you tried turning it off and on again?”

Before you get frustrated at us for giving you the same old customer support answer, hear us out.

Whatever your laptop is going through, it may just need good power draining

A power drain is a hardware reboot you can deploy anytime your laptop is on the fritz.

When we say “turn it off,” we mean:

  1. Unplug it
  2. Remove batteries from the unit. (if it has any)
  3. Press down on the power button for thirty seconds.
  4. Reconnect to and return the laptop’s power sources.
  5. Turn it ON.

How Do I Reset My Lenovo Device?

If that doesn’t work, it may be time to reach for that reset button.

Yes, your Lenovo gadget most likely has a little reset button embedded into its external hardware.

  1. Power the system down.
  2. Unplug or disconnect its power source/s.
  3. Locate the reset button, or if your device has one.
  4. Press it with a small, sharp, and safe tool. (A blunt paper clip makes a good choice.)
  5. Hold it down for ten seconds.
  6. Turn it ON.

You might have to access your laptop’s internal batteries if these tricks don’t work.

Yes, they will require a little dismantling.

How Do I Access My Lenovo Device’s Internal Batteries?

If your Lenovo laptop won’t turn on and no lights are blinking, a full battery drain might be just what it needs.

You can execute a minor surgical procedure on your laptop without causing any damage.

However, don’t pry it open. Use the necessary tools and handle its components with care to carry it out safely.

Watch how you can safely access your laptop’s internal batteries here.

You only have to dislodge the bottom cover to proceed with completely draining your laptop’s power.

  1. Turn it OFF.
  2. Unplug it.
  3. Remove the bottom cover.
  4. Dislodge its internal batteries. (You might not have to remove any external batteries since they come with internal ones. However, take out any external or supplemental batteries that may be attached to the unit.) 
  5. Press down on the power button for thirty seconds.
  6. Replace batteries in the system. (New or old batteries.)
  7. Place the cover or panel back on the laptop.
  8. Reconnect it to its power source.
  9. Turn it ON.

This is the most extensive technique we can advise users to execute on their own, with a clear conscience. 

There are more comprehensive techniques you can find on YouTube. Still, we don’t advise you to take them on if you don’t possess the necessary knowledge, technical skills, and equipment.

Shut Down

We hope we have helped you revive your Lenovo laptop.

Remember, don’t give up or take it immediately into the repair shop as soon as it stalls.

Keep in mind that if the old reliable soft reboots don’t work, you can always get your tool kit out to solve internal hardware issues.

Always tinker with your laptop responsibly.

Additionally, while bringing your laptop back to life is gratifying, it might be time to check out Lenovo’s latest offerings. 

Peep the latest Lenovo IdeaPad in case you are in the market for an upgrade.