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Laptop Power Button

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrmerck, Jul 6, 2011.

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  1. mrmerck

    mrmerck Thread Starter

    Dec 10, 2010
    My wife has a HP Pavillion laptop with a power problem.It started a few months ago in that pressing the power button would not start the computer.She has to remove the battery and magically it will power up.I have been able to occasionally(50% of the time) get it to work by pressing with a pen tip on the far right corner of the power button.

    Can someone shed any light on this and a possible fix? Her computer is now dead and the battery removal process won`t work.

  2. AshleeD


    Apr 16, 2010
    I know what I would try > Unscrew the top panel and press the button directly. If that works replace the panel to its position and leave the screws out.
  3. Snuffy1


    Feb 27, 2010
    Take the Battery out... im sure the battery is DEAD and that is what caused your problem...
    so apparently you burned part of the circuit out or broke a connection...
    some time u can (LEAVE THE BATTERY OUT..) unplug the adapter press and hold the button down for
    2 min (120 sec ) release the power button... plug in the adaper... see if the adapter lite show it is plugged in... (yes) then (LEAVE THE BATTERY OUT) press power button and away it should go..
    if NO then gently - move the adapter plug around up-down-left side- right side- an see if the adapter lite blinks..(yes) that means you need to take to a shop and pay to get it fixed...
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