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Presario 6000 Desktop start-up

Small wire pops out of niche inside computer when "on" switch is pushed in, so nothing happens - no light, nothing. We've taped it in and, so far, it's working. Will getting a new internal "on" switch, if that is possible, just cause the same problem again down the road?

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  • salina5 Jun 21, 2009

    I don't solder - I'm a widow in her 70's. Shall I just cart it off to a repair place? Or, since I will then get withdrawal symptoms if it's gone too long, shall I order the part from HP and take it in when I take in the computer?
    Thank you so much!

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If you can ... take the front panel off, be careful you don't pull out the wires and light there a bagger for that. When you get it out solder the line back to where it is stemming from. Dont tape it it makes a mess. Believe it or not use candle wax (melted of course) over the wire and reinstall it. Use a sufficient amt of was

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