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Any other way to turn on my Dell Inspiron 1764?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by glamx, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. glamx

    glamx Thread Starter

    Jun 14, 2012
    I accidentally ripped off a piece of material that connects a wire thing from my laptop's on button to another connector, now my computer does not turn on at all. The thing that connects to the unbotton on my laptop could have been easily clipped back in to ths connector, but my problem is that the connector itself accidentally came off. Not sure what it's called but it's about the size of the nail on your pinky, and if you lift it up, you can easily attach the wire thing to it.

    Here's a picture of the what the problem looks like.

    From this picture, you can see that the wide wire thing connects to a small piece on the computer. The other end of that wire should connect to a similar piece found on the power button (this is the piece that came off).

    The piece that came off was connected on the green item with two screws.

    My laptop is pretty much broken, the hinges are dislocated and there's a disc problem along with other issues. I just wanted to turn it on somehow, so I could erase all the data in it before selling it for parts. If anyone knows a way to repair it or turn my laptop on some other way, please let me know. Thank you.

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1764
  2. Dell_Amrinder

    Dell_Amrinder Account Closed

    Jun 8, 2012
    Hi glamx,

    By the looks of the picture, you would not be able to power on the compuer till the time this button is fixed. Further, as you are just looking to wipe off the data before you sell off the parts, you can actually take the hard drive out of the computer and use an external casing to wipe it clean by connecting it to another computer.

    That would atleast solve the purpose of cleaning your computer.

    Amrinder D
    Social Outreach Professional
  3. BPCS


    May 26, 2012
    Agreed just remove the drive if your selling for parts, or connect it to another computer and use the manufacturers HDD tools to wipe it. If you choose to wipe it do a few passes at least 2.
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