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Old 11-12-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default What is the term for these things

Where the laptop wont turn on but removing the battery and holding the power button till the laptop does some kind of discharge ?

I read about it but never knew what caused it and what it's called.

Also any way to prevent this ? its pretty annoying
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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The act of holding down the power is called a power cycle or hard reset.

Don't know what's causing it though. Perhaps a corrupted BIOS?
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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is it still call hard reset when theres no power or battery on it ? what a weird thing, u figure hard reset is when you do a hard reset with the computer on and locked up not when it wont turn on..
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