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Are you sure that it's the power button? Make sure it's plugged in and you have current going to that wall outlet. Then make sure the circuit braker for that part of the house has not switched off. If you have power to the wall outlet, then you'll have to open up the machine to gain access to the switch/button. If you don't think you can do that, then either a friend or a repairman will have to help you. It should not cost much to repair that problem, but check with the repairman 1st, to see ALL the charges that would apply.

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One of 2 things come to mind. Either the power supply if fried or your button is busted. You can check the buttom by opening you units case and removing the front panel. Be careful removing as to not bust the tabs that hold it in place.
Now the start button could be busted either of 2 parts, the front panel or the actual button wired to the unit. Check to see that the nub from the panel is busted or not. If not then your problem may very well be the button wired to the unit.
I don't know the innards to your unit but the button may just sit in place with plastic nubs or screwed in.Make sure you have a back up Button ready before removing as to remember where it wires to exactly.
Most experts will tell the average user not to turn on a unit without placing all panels back in place but that's hog wash if you ask me. Do make sure all wires are snug though. I don't replace the cover until I know it works. (unless it is the panel button. Don't attempt to unplug or plug-in any wires while the unit is on.
I have shorted units by doing doing so but then I was distracted and didn't realize at the moment. Anyway if switching the button for a new one does not work, your power supply is then most likely no good. Unplug make sure to get same exact size with same hook ups sometimes best go with the same model brand etc. Remember the wire placing.
Removing the power supply can sometimes be a little tricky. To start there should be 4 screw on the outside back. Inside may or may not have any screws. Power supplies can run some money cheapest I have seen Is about $60 or so new. A start button should only be a few $. May check with repair shops to see if they have a usable used one.

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The power button is just a piece of plastic mounted to another piece of plastic; it is not electronic. When pushed, it presses against the circuit board, which then turns the unit on/off. When the power button breaks, it typically means the little plastic button has broken off from the plastic panel. Most likely, the problem is the mount point for the button and the button is actually re-usable.

A cheaper quick-fix is to:
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  • Remove screw from behind the front knob
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  • Let the whole thing dry for several hours (instructions on the adhesive say 24hrs
  • If you are worried about the button staying seated while the adhesive sets, you can always try tape it into place
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1.Power down your laptop. Unplug the AC power adapter and all external devices from the computer. Close the laptop's LCD panel and place the laptop face down. Rotate the laptop so the front opening edge is facing you. Remove the battery pack from its compartment on the laptop's bottom side.

2.Flip the laptop over, and pull open the display panel as far as possible. Use a thin, flat-head screwdriver to pry the keyboard cover from the laptop. The keyboard cover is the plastic piece situated above the keyboard assembly that houses the power button board.

3.Lift the keyboard cover out of the laptop slightly, and disconnect the cables extending from the power button board to the motherboard. Remove the keyboard cover from the laptop.

4.Place the keyboard cover face down on a flat surface. Remove the Phillips-head screws fastening the power button board to the cover, and remove it. If your speakers are situated inside the keyboard cover, disconnect the speaker cables from the power button board before removing it.

5.Place the new power button board inside the keyboard cover. Align the screw holes on the button board with the holes on the keyboard cover. Replace the Phillips-head screws fastening the button board to the keyboard cover. Reconnect the speaker cables to the button board, if necessary.

6.Reconnect the power button board's main cable to the motherboard. Place the keyboard cover back inside the slot above the keyboard assembly. Press down on the cover until it snaps into place. Replace the battery pack and reconnect all cables.

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else do one thing.
as am from india i dont know what place is the HUB to buy any kind of electronics items near your place.
if u go to that kind of place where all kinds of electronics goods like computers, digicams, electronic components, etc etc...
there they would take the power button from any other old camera and fix it in yours.
but one thing is u dont need to prefer for a new button. old one will work fine. even inn service center they have old buttons. so try in service center first. then try in shops.

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