"My HP laptop powers up intermittently. Looking for advice"
I have an 2016 HP laptop which has run well without any major problems besides a hard drive which failed a couple of years ago.
The bootup issue happens very rarely, but has happened twice in the past three months. I don't remember what happened last time, but today my computer was placed in Sleep mode and when the power button was pressed to restart the computer, nothing happened. It's worth noting that the batter was fully charged at this time.
Then the power button was pressed repeatedly, sometimes for up to 10 seconds at a time.
After the computer sat still for a minute or so, the computer powered on after the power button was pressed.
So, for now everything's good. But I'm getting a bit concerned about the health of my laptop.
Would any of you think the issue could be with the motherboard or power supply? If so, how would I troubleshoot those issues?
2. "Yeah, although I've had good luck with this laptop." In response to Reply # 1
It's worked relatively well and the hard drive issue came from a drop of the laptop on a granite counter top. (not my finest moment)
Actually today, the laptop isn't drawing power from the cord. So, maybe my issue was just the cord, but I'm thinking the outlet in the laptop may be bad.
If it's the motherboard, I may just buy a new PC. I don't think the motherboard would be pricey. Probably less than $200. But I could also just use that $200 on a brand new machine which would be much faster than my i5.