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Dell UltraSharp 19" LCD Monitor power button

My Dell UltraSharp 19" LCD Monitor's power button no longer works. I checked all connections and they were all OK, so I opened up the monitor and found that the power button it self was at fault. The back of the power button has a small plastic ball in it's center and that has broken off. To repair this, the whole button panel has to be replaced. Where can I buy this item? I tried DELL's wed site no luck. Thank You

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  • howtogetin Mar 23, 2008

    Same exact problem here. But I can't figure out how to get into the case of the monitor. Have removed four screws behind stand mount recess. But nothing else wants to move. How do you get in?

  • bcsek5 Sep 02, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my Dell 19" LCD monitor. If anyone has advice and solution to solve the problem, please let me know thanks.

  • mdosh01 Feb 14, 2009

    Mine is a Dell E207WFP monitor. I have it appart and it is manufactured by AUO. I can't find the part on their site either. There is a part number printed on the back of the part: A33G0049. Looks like just finding a junk monitor is the only option.

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    YarYar Yar Aug 08, 2014

    try super glue to attach the ball back onto the back of the power button. use very little.



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On this issue, if it is the plastic button on the front bezel itself, you can repair it by using some 5-minute epoxy on the stationary part. I did this for a 1704FPT. Just don't glue the flexible arms to the front bezel or it won't work right.

If it is the actual electrical dimple switch, then you need to either find a replacement surface mount dimple switch (very tough) or replace the complete front panel control board.

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Same problem here! It would seem that if you push too hard to activate the on/off on this monitor, well, it plain gives out. I knew to be gentle witih it as I could sense that the build quality was not there. My wife however, ok, you got it. To circumvent the problem I allow my computer to turn the unit on and off - just set the power settings (XP Home OS).

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Check on eBay, somebody is selling one of this monitors for parts.

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