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Need to press power several times on my Compaq laptop to power up

I need to press power several times to power up. My Compaq laptop tries powering up and shuts itself on and off before the screen displays anything. After I press POWER a few times, it finally comes on and works fine.

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Your power button is worn out! You might need to replace the keyboard. Only is you power button is connected the the keyboard assembly.

Good luck,
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I had a comparable issue with my Laptop too and it was happening because of the memories, so I had to reattach them.
Since I did it my laptop is working fine.

I hope it help you.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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