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Dimension E510 LCD Monitor with broken power switch

Is there any instructions describing how to fix a broken power switch for a 19" widescreen model number 1907FPt; it's the monitor offered with the Dimension E510.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • supersexysal May 15, 2009

    The computer system has been thoroughly checked over and each componant works when tested in another computer, except the on/off switch and lead that runs to the mother system in the computer.

    Anyone any ideas if this part can be bought and/or fixed as it seems a nightmare to scrap just to get a new on/off switch.

  • lucksboy6_9 May 11, 2010

    How is it broken? Did the button break off and fall out or do you just push it and it doesn't do anything? Also, is your computer still under warranty?

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Hi,

Thanks for responding. Nothing happened when you pressed in the power button and the warranty had expired; Dell was no help so don't bother. I read that there were tab(s) on the plastic power button that had broken off and no longer engaged the power switch. I "solved" my monitor problem by drilling through the plastic case between the power button and the minus button, pulled out the plastic power button and pressed the switch with a flat screwdriver to turn on the monitor. Now I leave the power on all the time and put a piece of black masking tape over the space where the power button was. Not the best solution I'm sure, the hole isn't pretty, but it works. If anyone else wants to try this solution be careful when you drill through the plastic case because the switch you want to engage occupies the space between the buttons, exactly where you are drilling. If you drill through the switch you might as well throw the monitor into the recycle bin. I expected to find an actual button switch and was surprised to find a flat, 2 prong circuit switch instead. Good luck to all.

Matt

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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