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Unable to turn on my labtop (gateway 7326GZ) computer.

The power button is not engaging. The button appears to be broken. Is there any way other than pushing the power button to turn on my computer?
Can power button be fixed? Please advise.


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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I had this same problem. I removed the power push button and use a tooth pick to push the on/off switch



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I saw this part available really cheap from Computer Parts

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The real button is under the button you see. You might be able to get the keyboard cover off. If it's not broken broken you could try to reseat it. The part unless you find a cheaper source is 149.00 (which frankly is ridiculous)

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