sony vaio vgn-fs285m motherboard problem?

  speall 17:38 03 Sep 09

My laptop won't always turn on. If I turn it off and on about 10 times it usually boots up and then it works fine. I don't know what the problem could be. I have been told that problems with motherboards are quite common. Is this a motherboard problem or could it be something else? Is it fixable?

  howard64 09:52 04 Sep 09

it could be that the on button is not making proper contact. Sometimes these buttons have a small piece of plastic between the button and the mobo. Try pressing very hard and see if this makes a difference. Some laptop bioses have a setting to start when any key on the keyboards is pressed. If this is there activate it and see if you start ok from the keyboard rather than the on button.

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