Question about HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop
When pressing power button on front panel of computer the button sticks in intermittently and sometimes forces computer to power down.
Here is a manual that explains how to remove the front bezel. Please follow only steps 1 - 8 and 14 - 18. The rest of the steps are not necessary for this issue.
After you have the front bezel disconnected, I would suggest checking the button on the bezel for debris that may be blocking it from making good connection (ie. dust or fuzz) which can be cleaned by a vacuum cleaner hose or compressed air can.
This may also be a good time to test and see if the actual button on the case works correctly with the front bezel removed. You will need to follow steps 17 - 18 to reconnect the machine to power. You should see a small metal button in the lower center of the case that should be the power button. It may be somewhat recessed so you may need to press it with a pencil or something. If you have trouble finding this, you can lean the bezel against the chassis and you should be able to locate it by matching where the power button is on the bezel to the chassis.
If the machine starts ok, you will need to let the machine start completely and then do a normal shutdown using the Start button and choosing Shut down or turn off depending on your operating system. After you have verified that everything is OK with that, follow steps 1 - 2 to disconnect from power again.
Now you should be able to follow steps 14-18 to put the side and front back on and connect to power.
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
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