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Lap top will not power on

When I try to push speed button to power on the unit shuts off. I then have to use a paper clip to reset. The green light comes on, so I indicate power. The ac adapter light is on. When I push the power button on(left side of keyboard, it shuts off. I tried holding the button down, but it shuts itself off as soon as the contact is made and then I have to reset the unit with the paper clip in order for power to be indicated. Looks as if button on left corner does not feel right when I push down on it. Matman

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Re: Lap top will not power on

Repair shop job- button replacement if possible.

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