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Fix the on button on a Gateway laptop (MX7118)

The button that turns the laptop on does not push down. I am trying to get the laptop open to find out what I need to do to fix this but I can't get the case open. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  • gmartinhere Jan 26, 2009

    My power button on my MX7118 does not turn on the computer. I have to use a writing pen to run along the side of it to turn it on. I do not know if this is a specific hazard as the computer won't turn on unless it is plugged in (battery only holds charge for 1-2 minutes. Yeah, its old, but I have a new computer I am using now). I just saw the post and wanted to se if this was a common problem. First it was the hinges kept breakinig, now the power button.
    Gordon
    gordonmisc@yahgoo.com

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Wow, I guess it's a Gateway consistent problem, because both of my hinges are cracked as well, and now the power key will not push down. Apparently the hard drive is fine, because I took it to Circuit City and they copied files off my hard drive for me, but they won't open the thing to fix the power key, so I'm doing it myself.
    I wish someone had a guide on how to fix it. I've looked and so far can't find one specific to the MX7118.

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Lay down the screen flat
then get the two screws under the power bar
lift up power button bar carfully,you will see ribbon cable connected to the mother board with little brown clips, one on the power button also, this ribbon cable is very thin, and you probably will see the cracks with maginfy, order ribbon cable on ebay

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