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Gateway Model #0019401806 - Power Button in 'off' position

The tower of my Gateway Model #0019401806 has a power button on the front side of the case and is stuck in the 'off' position. The plastic button piece needs to be replaced - but I don't know with what - also I can't seem to gain access to the back of this front panel case. Any ideas how I can get to this to fix it and maybe replace it?

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  • rsljll Mar 06, 2009

    I was able to remove the back of the case but there seems to be no access to get to the tabs on the front side of this tower. Any suggestions? What kind of switch can I replace it with?

  • rsljll Mar 06, 2009

    There is no alignment problem - what are referring to?



    I have the back case completely off and there are no visible 'tabs' that I can even GET to - even if I took all the drives out from the front it still doesn't get to the power swtich. Your answer was not clear. or helpful.

  • rsljll Mar 06, 2009

    The tower of my Gateway Model #0019401806 has a power button on the front side of the case that is stuck in the 'off' position or down position. The plastic button piece is depressed into the front panel and I can't see access to it by going through the back with the case off. Any ideas how I can gain better access to this front panel and get to the 'power button'?

  • rsljll Mar 06, 2009

    Please read my last post....by taking off the back of the case - it doesn't allow you access to the FRONT of the panel where this button is located. I can't see any tabs to depress to pop off this front panel piece - I'm stuck.

  • rsljll Mar 10, 2009

    I am trying to get an answer to taking the front panel off of my Gateway desktop Model 0019401806 to replace the power button that has broken off and/or fallen off. I have tried all the suggestions and nobody's gotten it right yet.....any ideas?

  • rsljll Mar 10, 2009

    This does not answer HOW TO GET TO THE POWER BUTTON. Nobody can tell me how to get the front panel off - removing screws doesn't show anything, both side panels are removed and there is nothing I can see that holds the front panel in place.

  • rsljll Mar 12, 2009

    I don't believe the solutions offered match the particular tower I specified but thanks just the same.



    The way I'll figure it out is for someone to recognize the model # I gave - but again, thanks for your overwhelming, positive attitude.

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Hello There

This is reasonably straight forward problem to solve. The front cover on your unit comes off. These are either stuck on with clips so it just needs to be pulled out, there might be some hook clips which you might have to lift and then pull out the front facia. with regards to the button if you are lucky it might be something that might release itself after you have removed the front cover but if it is damaged than you can replace it with any simple On/Off (I/O) switch. You should be able to get one from any electrical component store.

Hope this helps.

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The power button alone is not sold, and not all cablinets mount the same kind of power switch.

To fix it properly you need to replace the computer case that is not an expensive part: Amazon.com: Computer Cases: Mid-Tower, Server, Full-Tower, Desktop .

To find a temporary runaround fix you can remove a switch with the two wires and the small connector from an old coumputer, hook it to the motherboard, and instead of mounting it on the cabinet front, as they usually do not match, leave the button out, with the wires popping up from underneath the case on one side.

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Ok, if you have the left side of the computer case off, there should be 3 tabs, I believe they are grey.  They are in the top, middle and bottom.  You have to depress these and "swing" the front panel away from the computer, like you would as opening a door to your house.

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  • Shadow1989 Mar 06, 2009

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  • Shadow1989 Mar 06, 2009

    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/a...


    Try that.

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    There we go...couldn't figure out how to insert a pic.  lol

  • Shadow1989 Mar 11, 2009

    My comment shows exactly how to take the front panel off.  The power button can only be removed after you take the plastic front panel off.  You take those three tabs and pull them back and push the tab through the inserts.  That will remove the front panel, after which you can access the power button.

  • Shadow1989 Mar 11, 2009

    If you are still having issues, post your specific model number.  This can be found on the front of your computer. It may start with a letter or number, such as G166 or N1400

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It is hard to find a replacement power button for cases like these, I suggest you take the button out completly and find the missing parts inside that broke and use a glue to glue it back and then put the button where it was.

the usual thing is the spring gets out so find the spring it's just once you take the button out you'll figure out the rest yourself. this wont hurt you pc at all.

if you can't find anything to do with it. then you can buy an external button from ebay which connects to the motherboard. it wont be as nice but it does the job

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    shadow just showed you how to do it. if you don't know how to figure out removing the front panel how are you going to think of solving the power button problem?. I strongly recommend a repair shop private and local.

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Hi!

Remove the two screws from the back right side of your tower, remove the side panel. Now you will be able to see the on/off button. Try to see some thing is it obstructing it else remove and replace it.

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There must be some alignment problem in the button.

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Can you please double check that model number? tell me anything that reads on the computer case.

Thanks

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • Ekse Mar 06, 2009

    I would know alot more if you could tell me the model of your computer. Thanks a lot.

  • Ekse Mar 06, 2009

    It appears you have posted us a serial number instead of a Model. 


    This seems to be a gateway select 750. 
    Documentation is limited on this model.


    Open up the computer case, you will need to get the front panel open. Unscrew all screws that seem to be connected to the front panel. Also if in this model you can remove the other side of the case also, then please do that, also unscrew all screws on that side that seem to be connected to the front panel.


    Eventually you should be able to get the front panel out of the computer. and simply replace the button or fix it if possible. 


    I will have to look into this more to see what kind of a computer you got there.

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