Computer Doesn't Start When it is Cold?

I would like to know, if the outside temperature has anything to do, with if my computer comes on or not? When it is less then 50 degrees my computer will not come on.


By Irma

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January 18, 20131 found this helpful
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Computers actually thrive in cool dry environments. Heat is a computers worse enemy. And moisture to that and it has a chance of shorting out. Humidity builds inside on the circuits (they sweat) and that is when the damage happens.

As for why your PC isn't running when it is cold is a mystery to me. I have worked on PCs for over 20 years and this is the first time i have heard of this kind of problem.

Does the fan on the back of the PC start up when you hit the power?
If it does do you hear the hard drive spin as well?
If both of these things happen does the monitor have power? Have you tried the monitor on a different computer to make sure the monitor isn't the problem? If it is an older monitor the cold could affect it.


If you like you can send me a message thru Thrifty and I'll help you out with it if I can.

January 4, 20180 found this helpful

My computer turns on but the logo and the power button does not light up. The screen says there is no signal. I have to hold the power button for the computer to turn off. Then press power button again and then the computer starts normally.

August 9, 20200 found this helpful

I am also facing the same problem. But the thing is when the weather at night is very cool even when the laptop is being kept in my bag, it refuses to turn on. On that time it doesn't even indicate that it is being charge. The laptop is like totally dead. And once the laptop is heated to certain point, it responds and turns on, At that time the bios is completely fresh and all the settings are changed to default ones.


I cannot resolve this issue for over a month now. It kind of happening once in a week now. I don't know what is the exact problem there and what to do when it refuses to turn on except to wait for the laptop to get heated by charging.

January 21, 20130 found this helpful

It's probably because of the moister in the phone box outside the house. Open it and put a dry rag in the box. Close it back to keep it dry.

January 22, 20130 found this helpful

I had this problem with a laptop computer that was still under warranty. I sent it back to the factory and they installed a new bios. I have since learned that you can install a new bios yourself, just do an internet search.


I am not sure how much info you will lose, so be sure to back up your computer first.

December 15, 20190 found this helpful

I've had the same problem for at least 2 or 3 years. My issues started with my graphics card. I removed it but since about that time when the ambient temperature gets down to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit my computer will not start on the initial attempt and sometimes takes 3 attempts. When I power it on it will go part-way through the process then freeze up, sometimes in the multi-colored Windows phase and sometimes on the Desktop. After 2 or 3 attempts it does start. I started using "hibernate" thinking that would be a head-start, but it makes no difference.


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