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T30 Power up problem

My T30 2366-91U power switch needs a multiple press to turn on. I thought that it might be dirt underneath the switch but it works with just a single press to turn off the power so dirt is not the case here. Everytime I turn on the power, I need at least 7 to 10 consecutive presses. Once 'ON' it remains till I need to turn it off, without any trouble. I did not change the CMOS battery though.

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  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    Same problem. Replaced the keyboard, no difference?

  • blue_fire578 Nov 18, 2008

    When I try to power on the notebook with the battery installed it does NOTHING. When I remove the battery it works fine. If I install the battery after power up it will run on the battery only. Something with the battery installed is stopping the unit from booting. Suggestions?

  • rossdrive05 Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem, sometimes one press will power the computer up, sometimes it will require several presses to power up.

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The c-mos won't cause this. The power button is integrated into the keyboard, and uses the same connector as the keyboard to get power to the system. In most cases, the board with the power button (which is part of the keyboard) is worn out. Occassionally the keyboard connector will work loose or get a little corrosion or dirt and not make a good contact, check and clean the connection. If the connection is good, then I'm afraid you will need to replace the keyboard in order to cure the problem.

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