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My turn on button broke

The button to turn on the computer broke. do i just need a top cover or do i need something else? if u use a pencil head u can turn the computer on and it works.

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Yes... you just need the plastic cover..... or remove the broken one and super glue the button contacts back into position to fix it...

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My power swich broke off, I still can turn the computer on but not without using a pencil to turn on...can I get this part ? is it worth it?

Hello Tracey, My computer did the same thing . I hot glued the switch in place and has been working fine.

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Advent t9307 power switch not working

Your laptop's power button sits directly on top of a device called a power button board. This is a small circuit board where all power and control buttons interface with your laptop's motherboard. The repetitive use of the power and control buttons can damage the power button board. Repairing your power button means removing and replacing the power button board, which requires partial disassembly of your laptop.

1.Power down your laptop. Unplug the AC power adapter and all external devices from the computer. Close the laptop's LCD panel and place the laptop face down. Rotate the laptop so the front opening edge is facing you. Remove the battery pack from its compartment on the laptop's bottom side.

2.Flip the laptop over, and pull open the display panel as far as possible. Use a thin, flat-head screwdriver to pry the keyboard cover from the laptop. The keyboard cover is the plastic piece situated above the keyboard assembly that houses the power button board.

3.Lift the keyboard cover out of the laptop slightly, and disconnect the cables extending from the power button board to the motherboard. Remove the keyboard cover from the laptop.

4.Place the keyboard cover face down on a flat surface. Remove the Phillips-head screws fastening the power button board to the cover, and remove it. If your speakers are situated inside the keyboard cover, disconnect the speaker cables from the power button board before removing it.

5.Place the new power button board inside the keyboard cover. Align the screw holes on the button board with the holes on the keyboard cover. Replace the Phillips-head screws fastening the button board to the keyboard cover. Reconnect the speaker cables to the button board, if necessary.

6.Reconnect the power button board's main cable to the motherboard. Place the keyboard cover back inside the slot above the keyboard assembly. Press down on the cover until it snaps into place. Replace the battery pack and reconnect all cables.

Sep 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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During use the screen went black and have not been able to bring it back on.

hi there,
You can try to:
  • unplug the computer from the power outlet
  • remove the battery
  • press and hold the power button for 20 sec then try turning the computer on
If it still does not work:
  • unplug the computer from the power outlet
  • remove the battery
  • on the back of the computer remove the cover for the memory modules, then take off the memory sticks
  • use a pencil eraser and rub the metal contacts of the memory sticks
  • put them back in, close the cover and plug the computer to the power outlet without the battery
Hope this helps!

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Power button is broke - is there any other way to turn the computer on?

under the power button cover there is the real pin type thing which is in contact with motherboard try pressing that and if doesn't help may be its the time for getting it repaired.

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Replacing the touchpad of your laptop is not difficult but because laptop parts are very delicate you need to be careful

To remove the touchpad you need to remove the top cover, also known as the palm rest

1.Power off the Gateway laptop, then disconnect the AC adapter from the power jack. Remove any other devices connected to the laptop.

2.Place your hand on a bare metal surface to release any buildup of static electricity. Close the lid to your laptop and turn the computer over.

3.Slide the battery lock over to the side to pop the battery out from its compartment.

4.Set the battery aside, then turn your computer over once again so that it's facing up. Rotate the laptop so that the back (not the bottom) is facing you.

5.Remove the two screws securing the bezel in place from the back of the laptop

6. Open the lid to the laptop, then insert a flat-head screwdriver underneath one end of the bezel to loosen it from the top cover. The bezel is located just above the keyboard, but below the monitor

7. Carefully remove the bezel the rest of the way. Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver underneath the top of the keyboard to pull it away from the laptop.

8. Turn the keyboard over and place it face-down on the top cover. Remove the cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. You may need to pull back and unlock a connector securing the cable in place.

9. Set the keyboard aside. Remove the four screws located just beneath the display panel, then remove the cable connecting the monitor to the motherboard. Carefully set the LCD display aside.

10. Remove the four screws located near the center of the top cover. Release small blue and white cable connecting the touchpad to the Gateway laptop.

11.Pull the top cover up from the base of the laptop, removing the touchpad along with it.

NOTE; you can remove your touchpad and swap it out with a new one, but you can also buy a top cover with a touchpad pre-installed.

Jul 08, 2010 | Gateway MT3705 Notebook

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I just broke my Dell's screen. something heavy for a lap top fell in, and the screen just went form the normal view to a lot of colored lines ( I don't know how to explain it well) . . . is it possible to...

1) These Dell's usually come "stock" with newer Sata HD's, where your data is stored. As soon as they "free fall" the heads lock, which should save all your data from problems. The HD won't have been damaged, and it sounds like the only thing that is broken is the LCD- if there are lines all over or even on part of the screen, IT CAN NOT BE FIXED. Regardless of what you hear the LCD will need to be replaced- or use an external monitor. Essentially, the impact/drop/falling item on it broke the internal element OF the LCD itself. Good news it's an easy fix. You can do it yourself or bring it to a shop. Ebay sells common LCD's for this kind of laptop.
2) To get your data off, you'll need to remove the HD and have an external 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure for it as well as a 2nd computer or access to one (to copy the data to). Turn the laptop upside down, and look for the HD (hard drive) cover -it might have a little icon that looks a bit like a 3d-soda can, very small, engraved into the cover or close to it. You'll need a small philips screwdriver. (If you need help finding it, go to dell's website and DL the manual for the 1420 and look up "replacing the hard drive). Once you have the cover open, lift on the tab there (I think it's black- lift straight up once you've unscrewed anything close to it). Once the HD is out, you can unscrew anything attached to it (and pull that little plastic-and metal comb thing off- that's the right-angle connector -don't loose it, they're really hard to find). Plug in the HD to your 2.5" external case, and plug it into your 2nd computer. Copy the files across from your documents and settings/user name, as well as anything else you might want (again, your HD is probably ok, and a new LCD will get you back in business).

To note: you probably WON'T need a whole new LID, just the SCREEN itself. You CAN take these apart easily, though you will need to remove the power-button cover. The steps to replace the LCD yourself should be a different post, but are quite simple, and there is only about... 15-17 screws and a few cables, and you'll only need a philips screwdriver, a small flat screwdriver and the new LCD. Any dell 14.1" wide-screen LCD will work by the way. I'd look on ebay.

good luck and post if you want to try replacing the LCD yourself.

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I need to install a keyboard for a Dell Inspiron 1525. I need step by step directions

Before you begin, Follow these steps carefully;
  1. Shut Down to turn off your computer. Ensure that the computer is off and not in a power management mode. If you cannot shut down the computer using the operating system, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds.
  2. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. Disconnect any telephone or network cables from the computer
  3. Remove any installed cards from the ExpressCard slot.
  4. To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you service the computer. to do this, Turn the computer over, Slide the battery release latch until they click into place. Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
  5. Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and press the power button to ground the system board. Now you are ready to remove your Keyboard;
  6. Removing the Center Control Cover, Remove the two screws securing the center control cover from the battery bay,
  7. Turn the computer top side up, and open the display as far as it will open.
  8. Insert a plastic scribe into the indent to lift the center control cover on the right side and ease the center control cover up.
  9. Disconnect the cable from the media control buttons connector located underneath the center control cover. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the data cable connected to the system board, ensure that you do not pull hard when you are raising the center control cover. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the center control cover, do not lift the cover on both sides simultaneously.
  10. Remove the center control cover.
  11. Remove the two screws at the top of the keyboard. NOTICE: The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
  12. Lift the keyboard and hold it up and slightly forward to access to the media control buttons connector.
  13. Disconnect the media control buttons connector and remove the media control buttons cable.
  14. Lift the keyboard and hold it up and slightly forward to access to the keyboard connector.
  15. To disconnect the keyboard cable from the keyboard connector on the system board, rotate the keyboard connector latch toward the front of the computer.
  16. Slide the keyboard cable out of the keyboard connector.
  17. Replacing the Keyboard
    1. Slide the keyboard cable into the keyboard connector.

    2. Rotate the keyboard connector latch to secure the cable.

    3. Align the tabs along the bottom of the keyboard and slide them under the palm rest.

    4. Press on the right edge near the top to snap the keyboard into place.

    5. Replace the two screws on the top of the keyboard.
  18. Replacing the Center Control Cover
    1. Reconnect the media control buttons cable to the connector below the keyboard.

    2. Align the tabs along the bottom of the keyboard and slide them under the palm rest.

    3. Press on the right edge near the top to snap the keyboard into place.

    4. Replace the two screws on the top of the keyboard.

    5. Reconnect the media control buttons connector to the center control cover.

    6. Insert the left edge of the center control cover.

    7. Press from left to right until the cover snaps into place.

    8. In the battery bay, replace the two screws that secure the center control cover.

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Power button replace

I had this same problem, it comes from a poor design. I didn't want to pay for a replacement part and I needed it fixed quickly, so I removed the power button assembly and drilled a small hole directly over the power button on the circuit board. Now I have to use a pen or pencil to turn on the computer, but hey it works!

Mar 30, 2009 | Gateway 7405GX Notebook

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Computer does not turn on


The only easy check I can suggest is for you to have a look & see the memory underneath the laptop. It should be covered by a squarish panel/lid held by a screw (or 2). You can try wiggling it or best remove it by moving the 2 locking clasps at each side slightly away making the memory pop out. You can now remove the memory and clean the little gold tips/connectors using a pencil eraser. Reinsert and try again.

Other than the above, would suggest that you bring it back to your dealer/supplier since any further action on your part would void your warranty.

Good luck and kind regards.

Oct 23, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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