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Replacement power button board for hp 15-g230nd not working

Q: Replacement power button board for hp 15-g230nd not working

Hey, About 5 months ago i decided to swap my HDD for an SSD, for some extra speed. However, when opening the laptop i broke the ribbon cable off the power button board. In the last 5 months i tried buying a replacement from ebay. I have bought boards from 3 different sellers, and not one of them worked. They all showed the same behavior; plugging and then unplugging the cable from the motherboard started the computer, and as soon as i put the cable back in, the computer shut down. I used a multimeter to see what was going on, and it turns out the new boards did not switch anything, whereas the original board switched when the button was pushed (of course). Is there a way i can purchase an official replacement? Thanks in advance!

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My Yoga S1 has contradictory, intermittent power issues that I'm trying to chase down. Culprits are bad power bric/cord/plug or power socket on mother board or power board that feeds into power button/led on. One day it blacked out and wouldn't restart to hard drive or windows stage. I did get an error code which I can't remember 5100 or 5500 poss?, that seemed to indicate the power board or ribbons to that needed replacement or re-attachment. So fiddled with it and it did fire up in windows all ok. Then ran out of power and died again. power button wouldn't light up. plugging in power unit did light up led as getting charge. Left it overnight and then it miraculously charged up. pushed power button light up twice then nothing. took out power board/detached ribbon, then it fired up to windows, fixed some hd errors and has been restarting without problems. Except now there is no plug showing on battery icon when plugged in. So not recharging but I'm sure the battery is good. And logically, the power brick and plug must be feeding electricity into laptop to get it to recharge enough to start up. So power socket and plug may be suspect with intermittent contact problems. Or the power board somehow is involved in this? I've ordered a new powerboard as easy screw in and cheap. My question about powerboard is does this control ability of plug to charge battery? power brick with new plug is next order from ebay. but the power socket, which see... Read more

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(Just posting this here so people in the future can find it.) I replaced my motherboard and just wanted to leave this here for future reference to some poor soul who has to do the same.
If you replace the motherboard on your Dell Studio XPS 8000, (service tag 3L8DHK1) and you need a new motherboard you can use an INTEL DQ57TM, it's compatible and I did a successful transplant. Your processor is an INTEL Core-i5 750 CPU 2.67GHZ it uses a SOCKET LGA1156. It uses DDR3 memory.
Once you take out your old motherboard and disconnect all those usb and audio wires and the power button wires. To hook up your USB front jacks, audio jacks etc.... here's which blocks go where:
Wires from the audio jacks and usb ports go into these colored block connectors, and those connectors get plugged into those little rows of pins/jumpers called Internal Headers. Every motherboard manual tells you about them. Grab the manual for your new motherboard and it'll tell you where your audio1, usb1, usb2, usb3, usb4 Header connectors are they look like 2 rows and 5 collumns of short little pins. (They almost always have 1 or 2 pins missing on purpose.)
the wires leading to a YELLOW BLOCK gets plugged into the audio1 header on your new motherboard, it's for audio jacks on top of the computer
wires with the WHITE BLOCK gets plugged into the usb3 headers on your motherboard (they are for the usb jacks on the very top of the computer tower)
wires with the GREEN BLOCK gets plugged into ... Read more

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Good day,Can you kindly refer me to a store in South Africa preferably in Pretoria were I can buy a "Power Button Board" for Notebook 15-r117ni.Looking forward to hearing from you soonKind regards,Kgotso

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I'm looking for what type of power button board cable I have I need a new replacement

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My area had a freak high humidity event earlier this year, that caused water to condense on basically everything overnight.  It got to my laptop.  It doesn't power on when the power button is pressed.  However, I tinkered with it, and realized I can force a start by detaching the power button board from the motherboard, then briefly shoving the wire ribbon into the socket until it makes contact, then removing it.  The laptop can then boot regularly.  It can't successfully boot if the ribbon is left securely in the socket.  I never touch a button during any of this.  It seems this is likely a ruined button pad, right?

A:Z570 has a short, is it in the power button board ...

I agree

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Hi everyone,  I've had my Yoga 720 for a few months and I have really enjoyed this laptop. I've had a few issues and wanted to reach out to see if it was fixable in setting or something I should reach out to Lenovo directly. Before this, I was using a Mac so this platform is new to me. Any suggestions are appreciated. 1. Power Button: I've noticed that when my screen goes to sleep I've had to push the power button in order for it to 'wake up'. This has not only been slightly irritating but also very slow. I've noticed that it takes a really long time for it to wake up. I was wondering if there was a way for this to be turned off? This way if I open my laptop it goes to the lock screen or if it falls asleep while open I can press a key instead of having to wait for the button to work. I've also noticed it turns the keyboard light on before the screen. not sure if this happens to anyone else too? 2. Key Board: I'm in college so writing papers and forums is an everyday thing for me. Something that has been happening recently is when I'm in the middle of typing, all of a sudden a 'ping' noise sounds and my keyboard stops typing. At first, i thought maybe it was my palm touching the touchpad causing the courser to move to a different area of the screen so I turned the sensitivity down. But this still happens, at times I'm not even touching the pad and the noise sounds and not only am I no longer typing but the course is somewhere different, at ti... Read more

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My Lenovo 3 14  did not start one day  - when I phused thr ON bottin nothingI bought it in October 2015  for school  and it was Lenovo computer number 11 in the household.I am the only one using it  and it is  off limits for all other family members -  I take good care of my computers  I clean it frequently  always keep them in a bag or in other protective -  and it shows it almost look like it is new. After 10 monthsSince the warranty is still valid I took it the shop were I bought it (certified Lenovo dealers) then the rapair guy calls me and says that they found the problem ? the internal Power switch that is  attached to the main board had broken clean off and it was loose in side the computer ? and  then he tells me Lenovo says that this is not a warranty malfunction   WHATT  how can my usage og misusage cause this problem  The outer shell does not have any signs of mistreatment and ON button it self is intact so how can this happen  ?If had been  dropped there would be sign on the outside and if someone messed with the on button it would show some signs   in my opinion the only way I could have  caused this is to peal off the on button and stick something in the hole to break the on button attached to the mainboard clean off ??Any other explanation out there ??and why should the warranty not cover it ?In my opinion the button must have been very poorly attached t... Read more

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I had a power strip go bad during the night which I believe fried the power supply on my  computer. The power supply had that burnt, electrical smell coming from it. I replaced the power supply and now when I push the power button to turn the computer on,  all of the fans will turn on for about a half of a second as the switch makes contact, but then turn off and the computer doesn't boot. I suspect the power button is bad as well. It's like it starts to make contact when I push it, and then nothing.  Any suggestions on what may be the problem? If it is the power button/switch, can this be replaced, and if so, where can I get a replacement?

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Hi all, Is there any replacement part of the power button of the T530 - only the small plastic key part ?On my T530 there is something broken so that the power button does not work properly anymore. Thank you for any hint! Best,Simon

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Hi forum, i own a Lenovo S440 and the power button have shattered, the PC is almost 3 years old and therefore is no longer covered by warranty. I've tried to search for a new power button, so that i might replace it myself but i can't seem to find anything.  Do anyone know how to acquire a new power button for this model?.

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Hello, the spring inside the power button of my Levono Edge 2 is broken. I cannot power up my notebook. I am inserting a paper clip wire inside the "Novo button", a small hole close to the power button, for my notebook to boot. I would like to know the part number of the replacement board for the power button for a Levono Edge 2 to buy a new one, install it on my notebook and solve this problem. Regards.

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Hi forum, i own a Lenovo S440 and the power button have shattered, the PC is almost 3 years old and therefore is no longer covered by warranty. I've tried to search for a new power button, so that i might replace it myself but i can't seem to find anything.  Do anyone know how to acquire a new power button for this model?.

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 Desktop with the Top Power Button going bad.  Is there a replacement....eith OEM, or generic version for this ?

A:XPS 8300 Desktop Power Button Replacement ?

Thanks for writing to us. 
If you are looking for the internal button then part # is F7M7N, if its the external cover then the part # is 2XG7K (black color), 3H81K (white color).


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Hi Everyone  I have a Yoga 500 141BD (model number: 80N400PNUK) which has a broken power button. It became recessed after being pushed in too vigorously (not by myself I may add) and although I managed to pop it back out, it has obviously lost connection and was wondering how I would go about replacing the button. Would this require work on the motherboard itself or require a new part? I would be greatful for any advice, Thank you Lesley.Note: I am aware that this model of laptop can be switched on using a paper clip, however I would like to resolve the issue instead of using an alternative method.

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Hello, I have a M900 Tiny and I called Lenovo support and they told me that my motherboard needs to be replaced due to a bad USB port, a week went by and the part finally came in. I had the tech come out and everythig seems to be working expect the Optional displayport. I called in to the support line again and they told me they need to replace the board again!!!!! The part isn't in stock and they don't know when it will be in, this isn't accetable at all.. So I have 2 questions, 1) Is there a setting somewhere to get it working?2) Is it possiable they gave me the wrong motherboard that dosn't support the Optional displayport?3) Any other ideas? Thanks

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My operating system is windows 10 Pro.
After updating the bios my built in speaker and touch-pad three button not working. Can anyone give me suggestion that how to overcome this problem. 

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Hi there

My Pc is custom made and is around 1 year and 4 months old, about 6 months ago i noticed that the Pc would take a few seconds from pressing the power button to turn on (A minor concern) Then around 2 months ago I came back from christmas break, plugged the power cable back into the mains and it would not come on, the motherboard light was off and no sign of life. I turned everything on and off checked cables ect. By magic a few hours later the light came back on.

Today i put it into sleep as i was only leaving for half an hour or so, i come back to find that the light has gone off again and has now been unresponsive for around 4 hours. I have suspicions that it might be the CMOS battery, due to turning it off at the mains after shutting down therefore draining the battery. I have noticed no performance issues or odd noise,s this has happened very apparent.

Went to a shop and got the Psu tested, turns out it has blown. I've bought and installed a new one (Corsair 750w) modular. Now i fear the motherboard is fried aswell. Green light comes on however the fans and leds flash on and off
*Update the 2nd*
Took out both sticks of RAM and GPU one by one and tested, no life, ordering a new board

OS Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Asus p8z77-vlx motherboard
Psu Xfx Pro series 850w modular
Corsair Vengance 2x4 DDR3 Ram
Intel i7 3770 lga 1155
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660
2 SSD's x2 120gb
1 HDD tb seagate drive
Optical drive

Many thanks

A:Solved: Custom Pc has stopped working. No power to mother board, Help!

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I have a hp pavilion 6000 series computer. We had a lot of lightning one night and the computer wont power on now.
This has happened before but I cant remember how I fixed it. The hp has a built in surge protector or something like that. It shuts the computer down in case of a power surge. I also have it hooked up to a surge protector. The computer is sitting there dead but I know there is an easy fix to get it up and running again. Help Please!!!

A:power button not working

Hold the button in for a few secons...10 or longer

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If  I shut off my computer p7-1054, when I want to turn it back on I press the power button.  I hear the fan going but the computer will not turn on.  I have to pull the power supply cord out wait a few seconds.  Then it will power back on.

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Hello there,
The other day I started my computer, like anyone else would, by pressing the power button in front. It worked, but the next day I started it again and it stood still on the first screen of bootup which shows the motherboard logo. I then had to do a hard shut down. After that the power button up front would not work, so I flicked the on/off switch in the back. And it started but in a safe mode.

What could be wrong with the power button up front? Even when I start it using the switch from back it does not bbot up right.


A:Power button not working!

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I recently just purchased the S2716DG, and the monitor works fine and displays the picture fine. However, the light on the power button does not illuminate. Is there anyway to fix this?

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When I press the power button to power the PC on, it's not working. If I use the on/off switch on my PSU and then press the power button quickly, the PC starts up. I usually do this for a few minutes before I manage to power it up. I've had the PC for a few months and the issues started last week.

I opened up my case and made sure everything is connected properly.
If the PC is on and I press the power button, it turns off just fine, so this means is connected properly.

I think it might be an issue with my PSU, but I'm not sure.
Any tips?

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I have Dell XPS 420. My daughter was getting ready to use it last week and saw an amber colored light on the pc's power button, when she pushed the power button to turn on the pc it blinked off and it has not worked since. What can be the issue here?

A:PC will not operate, power button not working

If I recall correctly, the Dell XPS 420 desktop is a very old model which originally came with Windows XP or Windows Vista 32-bit.

Considering how old it is, it's my guess there's an issue with its power supply unit or some other hardware.


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I have an XPS 8700.  It has been stored for about 14 months without use.  Tried to start it up today and there is no light behind the power button and pressing the button has no effect.  If I hold down the diagnostic power button on the back the PC boots up as normal and and allows me to login and use the computer without issue - BUT only provided I keep the diagnostic button pressed.  The top power button lights up with a constant white light.
When I let the diagnostic button go the PC shuts down immediately.
I've tried different power cables and power sockets.  I've replaced the CMOS 3v battery with a new one.
Does anyone have any ideas?  Is it just a faulty power button module (F7M7N) that needs replacing?

A:XPS 8700 power button not working

Did you disconnect/reconnect the power button module cable to the motherboard? Constant white power button = The system is fully functional and in the On state.

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My cabinet power Button is not working. When i start my PC it autonatically starts up without having to press the Power Button. And during ShutDown also the Power Light do not goes off and i have to manually switch off the UPS.

After having such problem i opened my cabinet and tried to manually short the Power Button pins given on the motherboard but it also doesn't worked. It seems that the motherboard is not enabling the Power Pins to be shorted for startup.

The Reset switch is working good but having the problem only with power button. The problem started when i replaced ny SMPS after cleaning the Cabinet and according to my knowledge i have Assembled all my PC correctly.
Plz Help....................!

A:Power Button not working on my Cabinet Plz Help

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I was messing around wi my laptop and pulled the top part off (the part with the power button) a small white strap connecting the power button and motherboard came out. It's still intact but I don't know if it can even be reconnected, can it?

A:Compaq power button not working?

It sounds like from your description you pulled the ribbon out of the connector. You can slip the ribbon back in the socket.

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Hey guys, I had some contractors doing some work on my house today and they needed to shut the circuit off to the room my computer was in. The computer was on at the time so it shut off when the power was cut. Now it won't go back on. Power button does nothing at all, and I don't know if it's the power supply, mobo, or switch.
I've got a power supply tester which causes my computers fans to start up when it's plugged in, so the power supply does respond. The results are in the attached file. It shows LL (which means to low to register) voltage for the -12V line. I honestly don't know if I even have that line so I don't know if that's bad. I attached the label on my power supply too. Would no voltage cause a computer to completely not respond? Because the fans DO start up when the power supply tester is plugged in.

I don't think the switch is the problem because I tried to short the power switch jumpers with a paper clip and nothing happened. I also took the CMOS battery out for a while and then tried it again and that didn't work.

Any ideas on whether I need a mobo or a power supply? I don't have an extra PSU around to test with, but I may try to find one before ordering a new mobo.

thanks in advance,

A:Power button not working... mobo issue?

Not the switch. Could be the motherboard or PSU, but I don't have any good insight.

I would unplug the PSU and flip the 120/240V switch to 240V, then flip it back before plugging it in. To me, this doesn't make any logical sense, but over about 16 years of playing with PCs I have seen it work twice.

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Hi all. First time posting here. I have a Elitebook 8460p that works fine apart from the power button not working.Pressing the power button does nothing at all. No blinking lights etc.I'm currently turning it on via the info button which boots into Quickweb. From there I use the Quickweb menu to boot into windows.Like I said it runs fine. I have it plugged into my TV and use it most of the day for games and the web.The battery died ages ago so I just run it on AC power with it removed. All I can think is something has broken around the button area.Has anyone had issues with the power button on these laptops before?

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I was facing the problem first when I start my game, my screen appeared some lines of words (it is really small so I can't read that) and my computer was totally crashed. mouse , keyboard and the "power" button on CPU were not working for that. I had to cut the electricity and start my computer again. I thought that was the viruses, so I'd formatted and re-install windows 7, but the problem still exists. What should I do? the problem is now occur randomly (sometimes it happen even I am not playing games, just on websites)

A:My computer get crashed and the power button on CPU is not working

Hello jun2306 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please follow the BSOD posting instructions. You'll have to configure your computer to create dump files and then post those files in this thread for someone to analyze. Thanks.


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Win XP, SP2, 1Gb memory, nothing else special.

Those pretty little buttons have stopped firing up software. The only function seems to work is that the one next to the power button turns the machine on!

Any Ideas?

The only recent change is I upgraded Microsoft Office 2003 recently.

The buttons ARE set to fire software up.

A:A 200 - The 3 little buttons by the power button stopped working


Well, I don?t know why it doesn?t work but these 3 little buttons are Toshiba Controls.
Did you try to update the controls driver? You can find it on the Toshiba website under

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com and ?Support & Downloads?.

Furthermore you can check the settings. I?m not sure but I think you can find them in ?Control Panel? .


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Power button is not working. The power cable is plugged in and a red light is showing to show that it is charging. But when I press power button nothing happens. Was working about 2 hours ago with the power cable plugged in and charging, it just then went off. It's an 11 inch touch screen 360 hp Pavilion.

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The power button on my PC has stopped working as it used to. Pressing the power button on my PC would normally send the PC to sleep, then pressing it again would wake it.

Two things I have noticed

1) My PC stopped automatically going to sleep like it used to (after 1 hour) as set in the power setting's of the control panel - I have to manually "Shut Down" or "Sleep" from start menu now.

2) Pressing the power button, now just restart's the computer, greeting me with a "Windows did not shut down correctly" message after the BIOS post.

After the initial install of windows (if I remember correctly) the power button did not do anything unitl the ACPI drivers where installed (giving a message in the action centre saying "You need to install the power management...."), after installing the ACPI drivers (Cool & Quiet from the ASUS site) the power button appeared to work as expected.

Then randomly, a while ago, I got another message in the Action Centre, again saying "You need to install the power management ....", but I archived the message and am not sure how to view it again.

Im not sure as to why this would start happening as it would suggest something has happened with the ACPI drivers and I dont know how I can actually check ACPI drivers in the device manager console.

Any suggesstions on what I should do and what might of caused it to suddenly stop working?

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A:PC Power Button stopped working correctly

I have never used or knew you could use a power button in the fashion you want but I do know if you fill in your complete specs, (My System Specs) it will others help you.

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Hi. as the title says. The blue LED on the power button was not lit anymore. But the Red LED on the Beep error code and Green small disk activity are working normally. Is there anyway to fix this? wheres should i start? If a replacement module available, can you please tell me what's the part's name or partnumber? Thank you in advance

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The power on button of my 15 inch Dell Inspiron that was supplied with Windows 7 had a blue colored LED when the button was pressed....at least it did up until 1 week ago. Now, it seems not to have this blue colored LED anymore. Is this a setting somehow?

A:Dell Inspiron power on button LED not working?

No - it's not software controlled.  Either the LED failed, or the cable that connects it to the mainboard became detached.  What system model is it (I.e., Inspiron N5110, 5535, etc.)?

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Specs: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11.6" HD/Core i7-3689Y/4 GB/128 GB All is fine when the machine is on or in sleep mode. The problems start when it shuts down or goes to some deeper hibernation (whatever happens when the machine has been in sleep mode long enough). Then, the machine won't start up anymore, even if the power is connected. After some googling, we decided to try to disconnect the battery. This didn't help (and there was no BIOS update for this particular model) but while disassembling the machine we found out that when the front panel (power button + power light) motherboard connection was detached, the machine powered up. All was again fine until the machine shut down. So the machine can be jump-started by detaching the cable but either the front panel circuit or connection seems to be broken. Any ideas what to do? The following picture illustrates the issue: ?  

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So i was trying to install Sierra on my HP pavilion with i3 , 4GB. in UEFI mode.So i forced shutdown the laptop by holding down the power button and now when i press it no lights comes on. The charging LED is on but the power button won't light up & nothing turns on. I tried both AC only and battery Things I tried:-Removing battery and power cord and holding power button for 5 mins to discharge (didnt work)Removing and resetting RAM.(didnt work).Please help. The power button just worked 3-4 times a minute ago and now its not working. 

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Hi everyone, It has been like 3months since my power button had stoped working so since that time i switch on my yoga 500 with the Novo button (right next to the power button) and it worked pretty well. But yesterday i wanted to dowload a software (to dim the blue light from the.screen) and I needed to restart the computer, I clicked on RESTART then (I had some windows open) but it froze sudenly. I couldnt do anything so I waited all night so that it could switch off by itself but this morning it s exactly the same: grey screen with the mouse but nothing is moving, the keys dont work either. I ,of course tried to press the Novo button as usual but it doesnt work and also I dont want to press it too long cause I dont want to reset my computer at all.  Can you help me? Thanks in Advance

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Hello! I have a Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Laptop that I inherited from a batch of retired school computers. I was upgrading the HDD in it and I decided to have a look at some of the other components, so I removed the lower mouse panel and keyboard, but NOT the upper panel containing the power button and volume buttons. The issue is that now, when I plug in the computer (battery is shot), pressing the power button does nothing. I tried the method of removing the battery and AC power and pressing the button a few times to discharge any residual voltage to no avail. I know that I didn't damage any other components because when I remove and reconnect the BIOS battery, the computer boots up just fine. The only thing that doesn't work is the right hand side panel with the power button. I have tried reseating the ribbon connector, and both the ribbon cable and the motherboard header for it appear to be fine (and the left hand side panel works fine as well, pressing the mute button turns on the mute LED, but on the right side, no LEDs are on). I was wondering if there was something I am missing, or if I just need to replace the front panel. Thanks in advance for your help.

Garrett Mills

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my lenovo yoga 900 is not turning on when i pressed the switch but light always glows.....

A:lenovo yoga 900 power button is not working!!!!!!!

Is it possible that the display is not working? Can you plug in an external monitor to check to see whether the Yoga 900 is running, even though the laptop screen is blank?

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I have a Lenovo V110-15ISK where the power button does not appear to work, but if I remove and reinsert the power cable the laptop will open up the Novo Button Menu and I can boot to the hard drive from there - from that point the laptop will work fine.  Pressing the Novo button itself will not turn the laptop on. This is a work laptop so I have other laptops I can get spares from, so I've replaced the power button component, the cable, and the motherboard entirely, but the problem still persists.  Pressing the physical power button component while I had the case opened up also did not work, so I don't think it is anything to so with the plastic power button not connecting to the component. I've noticed that these Lenovos will not power on if they are sat on another Lenovo laptop (no idea why that is) so I'm wondering if whatever causes that effect could be affecting this one too, even though it is not stacked on another laptop. Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.

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Hi, I have bought y700 straight from lenovo.com 2.3.2016. I've been reseting it to factory settings about 15 times for now. It is because of some updates, but i'm too busy to take a deeper look for that.  Now I had another problem, after a while of drawing with Autocad 2016 keyboard stops to work. When I try to reboot it there comes window where I should select starting options. But I couldn't do that because the keyboard doesn't work. When I wait that battery ends and put back the charger, I'm again able to use keyboard. And again it goes broken when i'm doing something with the computer like on hour or two.  Don't try to put this on Autocad, or any other program issue. Keyboard brokes even with factory settings. Don't suggest usb keyboard because that doesn't solve the problem. Problem is Lenovo customer service. or better to call lack of it. I need my laptop every day, so I bought a new one which works perfectly. FUJITSU. So I'm trying to get answer from Lenovo that how can I get my money back and return this travesty of computer back to Lenovo.  Any help in here? -Matti

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I have a Chromebook that has suddenly disabled the use of the power button on the side. Because of this I am unable to reset to factory, enter developer mode, or Powerwash. This is a managed device. I have the ability to deprovision it throught the google console but I am afraid that once I do the power button still will not work but I wont be able to powerwash it to get it re-enrolled. Is there some way that a student could have disabled this button somehow?

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laptop is an asus g53jw, about 5 years old and out of warranty, but works well once fiddling with power button actually boots it up.

so power button no longer properly working on laptop with win7, i think mb prob. so, i am wondering if:

1/. could configure another button to be the power button?
2/. a recommendation of usb keyboard that could work with power button, (already tried wireless logitech one and did not work)
3/. another solution?


A:power button no longer working on laptop win7

hi most likely you will have to get the power button assembly replaced.

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I upgraded to an 8350 AMD processor and to do it I had to disconnect my external drive. When I reconnected the drive, nothing happened. I looked for a power button but did not find one. I also looked for a reset button but could not find one. (I did find a sort of slot that I stuck a pen into but I did not feel any mechanism depress or anything like that when I did it.) (Pen = I opened a ball point pen, took out the barrel of the thing and stuck it inside the slot)

I bought this drive so I have no doubt it was on special at Costco or something like that. Does it even have a reset or power button? All I see is a place for a power cord and the USB.

Also, when I held it in my hand and plugged it in at the same time I did not feel anything. No whirring of a motor, no slight pull to the left or right to indicate the motor is doing anything.

It could still be a power cord but that seems like a stretch.

Do you think it is just dead? I can't remember when I bought it so it must be a couple of years old at the least.

Prior to the CPU upgrade it gave me no problem, none whatsoever.

I know it sounds suspicious but I am pretty sure the CPU did not kill it. The 8350 has no history of violence. It had no motive and I can find no evidence of any CPU wrongdoing.
I am creating a new image on another drive, just in case.

A:WD - MyBook stopped working, no power or reset button

Can you try to connect it to a different computer? Just to see if it'll spin up.
If all else fails, and it has long passed the warranty, you can try to remove it from the external case. Then install it in a desktop as a second drive, if that's possible. If not you can carefully remove the existing drive from a laptop, insert this "faulty" drive and see if the Bios will recognize it.
Just be very careful. You can, if unlucky, ruin the laptop.

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