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HP Pavilion f70 monitor has dislodged on/off button

The on/off button for my monitor has become dislodged and now I can't turn the monitor off, unless I remove the power cord from the wall. I think the solution is to open the monitor so that I can lift off the face cover of the monitor and re-attach the on/off button. I have looked at HP's website and they don't offer any diagrams/ instructions on how to do this. Can you help me? Thanks in advance, Nigel

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  • claudiaKANS Nov 22, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem!! Is it worth it to take it for repairs?



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Nor would they. If you cannot see how to open it up then U suggest the item is a snap together shell and best left alone. If it is on all the time and the wall plug inconvenient- cut the power cord[unplugged of course] and insert an inline light switch- some times called a torpedo switch. Any electrical store will have them.

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  • agaryt Feb 01, 2011

    I have the same problem. AGARYT 2/1/11



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