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Etower 400i - green power button stuck


I went to turn on my computer and the green
button (power on/off) button is stuck in at
a angle.

How can I fix this?

Help me please...........

Ethel in Maine

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    emachines t model power button stuck at an angle and i was not able to use the computer

    i popped off the front panes and pushed the power button out from the inside, which did fix the problem, however the same problem occasionally happens again, and i would like to know how to permanently fix this



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Well, you can just look up Fist of the Dragon on google, and use it to fix your computer.

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Lightly tapping with your finger tip should free it.  Alternately you may use a dull pointed object like the non-writing end of a ball pen and knock on the stuck switch.  If neither will free the stuck switch, you may need something thin yet strong to slightly snap it off its current backward angle and set to realign properly. The idea is to squeeze the thin whatever between the green button and the housing and force realign.  A fingernail pusher would be ideal.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Nov 26, 2007

    Hi again,

    Appreciate the rating and glad to be of assistance.




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