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HP Laptop sound and power button trouble

I just read the post you put up about your power button dying and your speakers stopped working. I have that same exact problem and my warranty has also just went up as well. You said there was a wire connecting the motherboard w/ speakers and power button that was broke. Could you give me a direction to where to possibly look for this? Also, did you repair it by getting a new cable or soldering?

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  • LaxDude Apr 21, 2008

    This solution worked perfectly. Now I am in the process of looking for replacement cables. I definately prefer being able to turn my laptop on with the power button and have sound over being able to use the LED buttons which are almost useless without sound.

    Thanks,

  • LappyUser Apr 22, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with my HP DV6095ea. What a lousy design! I would like to replace the cable with a new one, to keep everything working as it should. The only trouble is, trying to find a new one seems impossible! Has anyone succeeded, PLEASE? Of so, HOW??
    Thanks.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    notebook HP Pavilion dv6640br

  • sduclair Jun 11, 2008

    i have the hp dv6150us. Suddenly the power button did not work and i my sound did not work but my headphone is working and my led (quickplay) is working. Each time i need to open my laptop i have to press the quickplay button. So how can i fix this problem? thanks

  • timotay Sep 08, 2008

    I also have the same problem. I don't have money to fix it, but I don't mind pushing the LED quickplay button. BUT once I'm in quickplay I can't get into windows. How do I get back to windows, when starting up from quickplay LED button? I can click on the windows logo, but it immediately goes into hibernation mode and shuts down!?! Is there a way to get to the boot menu from quickplay? Thinking then I'd be able to get into windows from the boot menu. THANKS for any help!

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    power button dosen't work how do i on the laptop with the Quickplay button

  • Charity Frederick Dec 31, 2008

    my sound went out along with my power button - so it sounds like this is my problem. i'm a little wary of opening it up and unscrewing things since i can get it to start using the media buttons. I'd like to hear from someone who has done this exactly how "messy" this is. I'd hate to screw it up even worse than it is.

  • ichuntaro Jan 10, 2009

    I also have the same problem. I don't have money to fix it, but I don't mind pushing the LED quickplay button. BUT once I'm in quickplay I can't get into windows. How do I get back to windows, when starting up from quickplay LED button? I can click on the windows logo, but it immediately goes into hibernation mode and shuts down!?! Is there a way to get to the boot menu from quickplay? Thinking then I'd be able to get into windows from the boot menu. THANKS for any help!

  • fang617 Apr 20, 2009

    same problem, found a workaround until I get brave to open up and fix/swap cable: start with quickplay button, click the windows button when it finally loads "quick"play to get Windows to go into hibernate. Press and hold F8 key while the little squares are scrolling and it is going to into hibernate. Be ready as you have maybe 2 seconds to catch it. This should restart Windows. I've done it a few times and it works. Hope this helps.

  • lwalexand974 May 11, 2010

    you can find these cables for the power switch on ebay . Part # e220709 for the hp lap tops.

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You don´t have to replace it. Just cut about 1,5 - 2 cm off the end (that´s where mine was broken) and scrape the tracks free with a knife. Then but a small batch of tape behind the end so it will be held in the socket. That´s it, a 10 min fix.

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Dear LaxDude,

It seems that the problem lies in a type of cable called a ZIF connector. There are two of these cables attached to two different boards on the laptop. The first is attached to the power board, and the second is attached to a board that controls the LED touch keys. The ZIF is essentially a small ribbon cable. The problem arises when the cable weakens and breaks due to repeated flexing (pressing of the power button). What ended up happening to my laptop was quite simple actually. My friend and I replaced the broken ZIF cable with other ZIF from the LED touch pad, since I don't use them that much. And voila the problem was solved, both speakers work now and so does the power button. This will do for me right now until I find out where to get a new ZIF cable.

To open up your laptop:
Step -1:
Un-plug the laptop and remove the battery

Step -2:
Flip the laptop over so the area where of the battery compartment is facing up.
Remove the three Phillips PM2.5X5.0 screws at the back of the of the battery compartment to remove the switch cover.

Step -3:
Flip the laptop over again and open the laptop as far as it will go. Remove the switch cover by pulling up from the back of the cover.(The switch cover is the piece with the speaker mesh)

Step -4:
Unplug the first ZIF connector to which the LED board is connected.
Remove the four Phillips PM2.5X7.0 screws which connect the keyboard to the laptop.

Step -5:
Remove the keyboard and rest it over the mouse pad.
Then remove the small circuit board from the switch cover.

Step -6:
Remove the ZIF cable from the power board and replace it. either you can find a new ZIF cable or you can swap it for the other one. Be advised that if you swap the cables you will lose the the ability to use the touch keys.

To put everything back together just follow the steps in reverse order.
It is kind of to explain and to take apart a laptop without pictures. But I will just give you the information and you can decide if you want to take the risk.

Best of luck I hope it works,
DarranK

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  • DarranK Jul 02, 2008

    Thanks NUFSAID
    laptopking.com had the correct part and everything is back to normal. Here is the site that I got it from :http://www.laptopking.com/kingpartdetail... I hope HP will realize the design flaw, and offer a solution. Otherwise every time my speakers go out, I will have to preform this fix.

    Take care and good luck with future fix's
    -DarranK

  • chewtor Sep 19, 2010

    Just out of interest, how did you detach the ribbon cable from the end nearest the bottom of the keyboard (i.e. near the touchpad)?

    I can't see a way to release the ZIFs at that end - the top end is fine but the bottom end almost looks permanently attached?

  • chewtor Sep 19, 2010

    Ok, no worries - ignore me, I'm a little slow at times! They're not attached at that end so they just slide out :-D

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I see a lot of people are have problems with these small ribbon cables.Me to. Just go to ebay and type in the part number ( e220709 ) you can buy them for around 6.50 each.

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Hi Friends,
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Thank you as well. Worked perfectly. HP will not sell me the ZIF cable seperataly. I have to purchase a new power switch board. What a joke. I am never buying a HP again!!!

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WORKAROUND: Until I get brave enough to open up the laptop and do the cable fix/swap here's a workaround to get to Windows. When it starts to hibernate, be quick and press and hold F8 key and it will restart Windows.

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I have the exact same problem-- and was told by HP to send the laptop back for repair. I can't live without my laptop.... so you've all just saved me from genuine panic :) Thank you!

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I swapped ZIF cables to fix problem. There are 2 ZIF cables under the keyboard, 1 goes to the multimedia buttons, the other to power button. If you remove the multimedia (the cable that works) one and use it on the dead power button (also causes sound loss) then you will have a functioning power button and sound, but no multimedia buttons, a small expense of $30 can get you a new ZIF cable from laptopking.com when you feel like getting the multimedia buttons back.

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Looks like everyone with a *^$>@#~ HP Pavilion will have this problem sooner or later, due to a pathetic design fault. I can't find anywhere to supply me with a new cable. HP Customer Support were absolutely USELESS, giving me details of the LCD screen cable as a replacement. I like the sound of aeae_'s solution. I've nothing to lose, so I'll give it a try.
Thanks.

Posted on May 12, 2008

What would be the specifics of the ZIF cable to replace? As in size and number of pins? I am trying to find a replacement online but to no avail.

P.S. this solution worked perfectly!

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Thank you very much. I had the same problem and your solution worked perfectly! You saved me a new laptop.
Now I have to find some ZIF cables.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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Wow, thanks, 3 dias buscando el porque no encendia con el boton de power, y porque no tenia sonido, y siguiendo estos pasos y con viedos de youtube, el que ponen arriba y con este otro

http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DYIRiu6aPogE&usg=ALkJrhiRrV8E0V1Er82OWMARCl1V6QbuKQ

espero que este otro los ilustre un poco mas.

yo lo arregle recortando la punta del bus que va del boton de encendido al la placa, como unos 2 milimetros, apenas la puntita, que se miraba estaba raspada y me imagino no permitia la continuidad, y lo reconecte de nuevo y listo (cuidado con el seguro cafe con que se agarra el bus, ya que se me cayo y tarde 1 hora para allarlo, poque no me habia dado cuanta, y no tenia idea donde estaba).

gracias!

pd:estoy escuhando get up, stand up de bob marley en mi hp dv6135nr!!!

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