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Power Button Not Working

The power button won't work. It will not turn it on or off. For a while, I was using the button that will take it in and out of sleep mode (when you open and close the laptop button), but I lost power the other day and now it has actually turned off - not just gone to sleep. Is this something I can service myself or is there a solution at all?

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  • bonniebendel Oct 06, 2008

    Are you suggesting to remove the top of the laptop keyboard area? I think it is all once piece. Is there an easy way to do this or are there screws that secure it on the bottom somewhere?

  • bonniebendel Oct 06, 2008

    Thank you...I'll have to try that tonight. The computer in the video is different, but I assume it will work the same.

  • bonniebendel Oct 07, 2008

    This worked perfectly. I don't know if it was unplugged or what, but if I squeeze where the plug is, it will turn on/off now. Thank you so much!!

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    i have had the same problem with the switch not working at all. i am in the process of following the advice on the video - using another laptop to write this - i found that the connector inside the machine had come loose. that's now back in place.just putting it all back together and hope it works now.


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Problem was a loose connector. Unit would power up on port replicator, but power button did not function. Fix worked perfectly. Popped cover off just like video showed. Found loose connector. Two minute fix.


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You may be able to remove the top panel that the power button is on. trace the wires to make sure there securely plugged in. (do be careful when removing that cover as you can damage the internal components if you are rough with it)

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    Exidous Oct 06, 2008

    No there are no screws that attach to the bottom, its just a panel that snaps on and off.
    here is a video that will help you. you dont have to remove the whole keyboard

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    Exidous Oct 06, 2008

    Yes its pretty much the same, thats the best video i could find to best suit your need. Good luck and be careful!


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