My laptop does not start when ON button is pressed

  Geeuu 17:13 30 Nov 04

I use a Toshiba laptop 2140CDS and recently it has refused to start when ON button is pressed.After 10/15 minutes of press and de-press it eventually starts.The power source is OK.I use Windows98 and AOL 9.0.First time I have ever had any problem.If machine is still warm after recent use it starts fine.Problem arises if it has been shut down for a period e.g. overnight.Any ideas of what is wrong?

  mattyc_92 17:23 30 Nov 04

You may be storing it in a damp/cold area of your house.... Some laptops, for some reason, need you to hold the power button down or if a slide button, slide to on and hold...

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