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System not booting from power on switch

When i flash the power pins with a screw driver the system starts, however when i try to start the system by plugging in the power button wire, it does not work.
sometimes after repeated pressing the button it boots on (occasional)
I tried to flash both the wires after plugging the socket on the pin but it also did not work.
the only way it turns on is by flasing the pins directly with a screw driver.

please suggest what may be the possible remedie

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It look like your power switch button is broken. A replacement may be very difficult to come by, you could add a new power switch by drilling a small hole on a safe place on your case and installing an simple electronic switch that you can find at any electronics store like radio shack but this would involve soldering and wiring. Or you could move your system to a new case.

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It seems the power switch is at fault you can try to use the reset switches cable for now and switch on the PC with the reset switch.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Fabio Jun 23, 2009

    Then later on you will have to replace the switch (which can be difficult to find for that case) or get a new case.

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