How to perform Power Drain on Laptop & Desktop to clear the static charge


What is Power Drain

Sometimes, a static charge remains into the computer’s motherboard and run around it even after turn off the computer and after removed the laptop battery too. This “power” called “flea power.” Power drain process does drain all the extra power (static charge) from your electronic devices. Here, in this page, we will show you how you can perform a power drain process on a computer. We have given step by step guide with the pictures of how to power drain the Laptop. Please follow the following steps.

press the laptop power button to start power drain process

  1. Steps to perform Power Drain process on a Laptop
  2. Steps to apply Power Drain on a desktop computer

Why we need to perform a power drain

The main reason is when the laptop or desktop computer is working properly or doing some unusual acts. For an example: Your laptop is blinking all the lights but is not booting up.

What type of problems can be fixed by using the power drain process?

We are sharing with you some common issues that can be fixed.

  • The laptop all the lights are blinking but not booting up
  • USB Ports are not detecting any device
  • Getting BSOD (blue screen) message
  • Computer sound is not working

And more issues can be fixed like that

How To Power Drain the Laptop (Steps)

  1. Turn off the Laptop
  2. Unplug all the cables from the Laptop
  3. Take out the Laptop battery
  4. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds and then release it to drain the flea power (static charge.)
  5. Reconnect all cables back again and turn on the laptop

pull down the laptop battery

press the laptop power button

How To Power Drain The Desktop Computer (Steps)

  1. Turn off the computer
  2. Unplug all the cables from the back of the computer
  3. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds and then release it to drain the flea power (static electricity.)
  4. Reconnect all cables back again and turn on your computer.

power drain desktop computer

Watch Video – How to do power drain the desktop computer

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  1. Michael Kume says

    Everytime my laptop goes off, the problem recurs. Is there a way to prevent that static buildup?

    1. Techexpert says

      If this happens frequently then it could be a hardware issue in your motherboard or RAM. Make it repair.

  2. amanuel says laptop has a power button just like the rest of the keyboard keys and a built in battery. does this method apply for my kind of laptop(predator helios 300)?

    1. Techexpert says

      No issues with the power button, it works the same as others. But the problem is ‘inbuilt battery’. However, another method should work for you. Please try the following steps:

      Steps for whom have an inbuilt battery in their laptops.
      1. Unplug the power adapter of your laptop from the wall socket.
      2. Use your computer on battery until it goes to 0%.
      3. After drained the battery completely, you can apply the same above given power drain method.

  3. Farhan says

    Hi, I’m in a really urgent scenario, what can I do with a Ho probook that has a built-in battery.
    Please recommend.

    1. Techexpert says

      In this case, We recommend you to use your laptop on battery until it’s battery goes to 0% and doesn’t start with the power button on battery. Then apply the above given process and skip the battery detach step.

  4. Emiliano Felix says

    Does a power drain delete any data?

    1. Techexpert says

      No, it doesn’t delete any data, don’t worry. It is just to clear the static charge from the computer’s motherboard.

  5. mitchellvdb says

    Small detail! These are not screenshots but pictures. Have a nice evening!

    1. Techexpert says

      Thanks for letting us know, we just have changed that.

  6. jaane says

    Thanks for the info how to do it.

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