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Broke off on/off button on Dell Dimension C521 unit

The on off button is broken and I shut down on screen not realizing the button was broken. Now I can't restart the computer. It looks as though the push button was snapped off. There is a small half circle opening but I'm affraid to stick something in it not knowing if I will get shocked or not.

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Call Dell sale if the computer is out of warranty or call technical support if in warranty and get the button replaced. As a fix for now use a screw driver to push the button in adn make sure you do not touch the screw driver metal part or you'll get a shock is the screw driver is touching the wire in the button. You can also short (make a direct contact of the two cables) the cables coming to the button once to get the system started but dont keep them short.

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You probably won't get shocked but you will have to replace the button.

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