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Lap top will not power on

When I try to push speed button to power on the unit shuts off. I then have to use a paper clip to reset. The green light comes on, so I indicate power. The ac adapter light is on. When I push the power button on(left side of keyboard, it shuts off. I tried holding the button down, but it shuts itself off as soon as the contact is made and then I have to reset the unit with the paper clip in order for power to be indicated. Looks as if button on left corner does not feel right when I push down on it. Matman

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  • Anonymous May 16, 2007

    When I open the screen nothing happens.I also attempted to use one of the speed buttons. Again, as soon as it is depressed everything shuts down. I have removed battery and checked charge(it is indicating full charge) tried it with just adapter plugged in and with battery out and still the same thing. It's as if the buttons short out the board.



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Repair shop job- button replacement if possible.

Posted on May 15, 2007

  • Anonymous May 17, 2007

    This is a repair shop job- replacement key mt probably.
    If you are confident to dismantle- you could try
    Turn machine face down and remove bottom of case then carefully lift off parts including the keyboard board until the keyboard Mat is reached.
    This is a large silicone rubber sheet with indents for each key.
    Lift it off- leave the top of case screen where they are and in luke ward weak detergent water give the mat a wash
    Also clean clean the contacts on the board with just damp cloth/cotton wool.
    Thoroughly dry and re assemble.
    If you don't like the idea of dong this - then it is a repair shop job.



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