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

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

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?

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

I agree

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

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Have just come back from holiday and powered on my XPS 8500 PC and instead of powering up, I heard 4 beeps in a row and a flashing orange power light. I have searched for the same issue and found a few similar for this model but they were dated back in 2012 and nothing more recent. The machine is significantly out of warranty having been purchased in 2012 and would appreciate any advice as to how I can boot this machine up. HAve never built or opened up a PC before so if that is needed, please can you give some simple guidance,

Many thanks for any help!
M73

A:Dell XPS 8500 orange flashing power button, 4 short beeps

mobile73,The 4 short beeps refer to RAM Read/Write failure Memory failure   Reseat the memory or replace it.Dell xps 8500 Online Manual

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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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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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Recently, on my computer, I had a power supply go out... Or so I thought. It wouldn't give any power to the board, so I bought a new one, and installed it and well... It gave all the power I need, at least I think so.. But, the monitor wont kick on, and within two seconds I hear a *Beep* *beep* *beep*... I dont know what this means, so im here talking to you. The hard drive kicks on, the fans start up just fine.. Its an Intel d850gb, and I have all the RAM slots filled in.. I have the supply hooked up correctly, at least to my knowledge..
Thanks in Advance,
Josh
 

A:Short in Board??

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amd xp 1700(palomino) on a ga-7vt600, winxp sp2

i upgraded video/ram in my computer and now i can't even get the old(what was replaced) stuff to work. here's a few things to list:

install new vid card, update drivers/settings, reboot no picture to monitor.
unistall/reinstall card, boot and monitor has picture.
install another gig of ram, boot no picture.
take new ram out, boot no picture.
take new card out, put new card in, boot no picture.
take new card out, put old card in, boot no picture.
take all memory out, try known good stick in all slots, boot and no picture.
put all back in, boot, no picture.
turn power on and watch the led fans run on my 15lb paper weight.

it's a never ending combination that i've tried here and i cannot get a picture on this monitor. i've swapped monitors around and all are good, i've put components from this computer into another computer and they all worked. something is not letting this thing boot up, i get no picture to the screen and no beeps sounds or anything else, i turn the computer on and you hear the fans, hard drives, and burners powering up and everything, but there is no picture going to the monitor. it sounded like bad memory because i ran into a case of that before but all the components still work when placed into the other computer. my last guess is the board has gone sour. i was reading other posts and people have mentioned the power supply, but where do i check that at? it's a codegen 350w ... Read more

A:Last call for fix ideas(power/board issue?)....before I get a new board (Long Thread)

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Hello, my Lenovo laptop Z570 will no longer boot up, I was playing a game on it as it froze and the screen eventually went to black and now will no longer boot up at all. If i push the turn on button no fans can be heard or anything at all, no lights nothing. If i plug the charger in, the small charging light does light up, so is this not a battery problem? Anyways it would be great if this could be solved as i have some valuable coursework on their which i do not wish to lose.
 

A:Lenovo Z570 won't power up.

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Hi,
I've got problematic Dell Inspiron 1564. Suspected bad video.
When turned on, screen is blank and beep codes are "long-short-short-pause-short-short".
I can't find info about this beep code. I've found that long-short-short is bad video but what about next two short beeps?
Hard drive activity looks normal after that and I guess system works fine except graphics.External video output doesn't work.

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I have a lenovo z570 ideapad. Its seems to have multiple problems. I have been using the laptop for 4 years. Yesterday when I powered on the laptop its screen didnt lit and no boot screen was shown.. i checked whether the fan is working and found that it stops few seconds after i press the power button(the light of the power button is lit/glowing) but the laptop screen doesnot lit.Can anyone suggest what maybe the reason and how to solve this problem? 

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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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hi is there a keyboard shortcut to eject the cd-drive
or can i place something on the desk top


cheeers

A:short cut for eject button

We discussed this on another forum I frequent.
http://www.littleblackdog.com/viewto...ighlight=eject

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I can connect to the internet just fine, but I prefer easy access by pressing my internet button to go to it directly. Can you tell me why all of a sudden it stopped working and how can I fix it. I am using windows xp. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
 

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I am using a custom Windows 7 theme. I have removed the taskbar border by altering images #845 and #1028 in aero.msstyles (in the IMAGE folder) using Resource Hacker. But the problem is that I'm left with a 1px grey border above ONLY the start button in the taskbar, which looks very weird. Am I supposed to alter another image to completely get rid of the taskbar border?

Here is the border than I want to get rid of: imgur: the simple image sharer

A:short 1px grey border above start button

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Post a link to the theme you are trying to edit and I will look at it.

Jerry

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Hi every one,
Recently I purchased new PC,
After installing windows XP Pro SP3 I found that there is a missing button in Power option properties. The missing button is (When I press the sleep button on my computer), I can find only (When I press the power button on my computer).
My system configuration is as follow
Mother board Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1
My graphic card is ATI Radeon HD 5670
Windows XP SP3
RAM 4Gb Kingston DDRII
CPU Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz
It worth saying that I can shutdown, hibernate or put my PC into sleep mode, so the functions are working but only the button is missing.
I will appreciated very much if some can advise me how to restore the missing button. Is there some option in BIOS that will enable this button?
I contacted Gigabyte customer support, but they directed me to Microsoft, I also contacted ATI but they directed me to Microsoft or BIOS settings. In my BIOS I can't find any option that may affect this button. Any advise will be appreciated
Best regards

A:[SOLVED] Button of (When I press sleep button) is not available in my Power option pr

Does the case actually have a separate Sleep Button? I suspect it's not even connected, as the motherboard manual doesn't show a connection for a Sleep Button, only a Power Button.
Windows Power Options won't list it, as it doesn't exist.

If you have a Sleep Button on the keyboard, it might not be listed in Power Options either. That would be up to the Driver software to add that option. You may have to use the software that came with the keyboard to configure the sleep button on the keyboard.

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Hello everyone, I am new on this forum and I have an issue with my motherboard, the issue is as follow;
1- When I connect the 4 pin ATX 12v to the motherboard everything stop nothing works, the CPU fan stop working and everything else, The Motherboard brand is FOXCONN 865A01, even I change the Power supply and still have the same issue.

I would like if someone can show me the right direction on how to fix this issue.
Thank you in advance for any help someone can give me.

Edison
 

A:4 pin atx12v power cable causes power short

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. The usual cause of such an event is either
A. a defective motherboard - unlikely but could be
B. If this is a new build - a build error and the motherboard is shorting across a ground fault when that power is connected
C. You are using the wrong connector or connecting it on the incorrect orientation - eg the clip is not the correct way on the motherboard header
D. CPU error - bent pin on insertion of CPU

3. Please post some more detail of
is it new build
CPU details
What checks have you made if new build
Re 865A01 - which one please there are variants

4. I presume now having looked at the board it is NOT a new build, so when please did this first occur
and what problems were seen first, if any , before this
Most likely cause now, as I think the system is of some age is the board or the processor, if you refer to the 12v aux power

ATX 12V Power Connector: CN11
The 4 pin ATX 12V power supply connects to CN11 and provides power to the CPU.
 

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So Dell made a really terrible decision.  They have a transparent strip in the power button for an LED light to indicate if the power is on.  A power indicator is a given in any laptop, no matter how cheap it is.  However, Dell in all of it's genius decided to not include an LED bulb on laptops up to the Inspiron 7000 Series, despite leaving a transparent slot for it.  Seriously, what happened to this brand?!?  Do children make these laptops now?
I want to fix this, as my laptop is no longer returnable and a power indicator is absolutely necessary.  So the only thing I can think of is replacing it with one from the 7000 Series somehow (with some help probably).
This is a Dell Inspiron 5559.  I also have an Inspiron 5547.  Not sure which exact 7000 model I should get the part for...
Are they compatible?
Is there an easier way? Like how Fn+H turns on the hard drive indicator?
Thanks.

A:Can I replace a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series power board with a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series power board?

The systems use different case and mainboard designs -- and may even be made by different companies.  The answer in all likelihood is no.
I don't think Apple has produced a Macbook with a power indicator -- the PC vendors are playing follow Apple.

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Hey, I have a custom built computer and i never noticed this before but theres an overclocking button but for somereeson it just doesnt work, They shut the computer down the press the oc genie button and something should come up but when i press the oc genie button my computer doesnt show anything and just shuts off then when it turns back off i press the oc genie button off and start up my computer and it starts normally what could be the problem?
 

A:Overclocking button on msi board

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hi guys the on /off button on the wifes laptop broke up and was replaced with a new betzel incorperateing the buttons, it was also noted that the button on the pcb underneath was badly damaged also replaced this part
however laptop will now not start at all, battery charge light on, and on/off button feels mechanically sound .

any thoughts greatly appreciated ( be gentle and plz anwser in plain simple terms as im not a techhead)
 

A:Solved: hp g60 lap top won't turn on after power button betzel & button pcb

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I know this is possible, because I've done it before (a long time ago). How do I change which browser comes up when pressing the web browser button that's to the right of the power button?  Google doesn't have an answer. 











Solved!
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A:Web Browser hard button (next to power button)--how to chang...

Hey Peregrin72,  Great question! You could first try changing your default Internet Browser setting in Windows.  1. Click the Start button 2. Type 'default'3. Click Default Programs4. Click Set Your Default Programs5. Click on the desired browser and then click Set this program as default.  Let me know the results of that change. There is also a registry change that may help.

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Hi all, I have a HP ProBook 470 G1 notebook. The touchpad button board doesn't work properly (not driver problem). I want to buy a new button board part but I don't know what's the partnumber or is it possible to get just the button board or I have to buy a complete top cover? I found nothing in it's service and maintenance book at all

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Hi, I am having a problem with booting up my computer. Everytime I turn the computer on, the HDD light comes on but the power light doesn't. When I press the reset button, everything starts working and the computer boots up. I think the problem might be the wires that get plugged into the motherboard. I don't know how to correctly install them and the manual that came with the motherboard doesn't help at all. I have a GA-7IXE4 motherboard with 1000 MHZ AMD and 256 MB RAM. If anybody could assist me with this problem, please do so. If anybody knows how the wires are suppose to be plugged into the motherboard correctly, please let me know because I think that might be the main problem. Thanks.
 

A:Reset button acts as power button

It shows the proper connections on page 15 of the manual.

Neither the power on or reset button need any polarity concerns when connecting, they are both use open/closed type switches.
http://ftp.gigabyte.com.tw/support/user_pdf/7ixe4_10_4.pdf

The reset connector is label RE, THE power connector is labeled PW.
 

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recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5459 on June 12, 2016 and first thing I noticed is that to turn on the laptop I need to press and hold down the power button at least for 3 seconds in order for the laptop to boot up, this seems strange, I brought up this issue at the Dell Store where I bought the laptop and the sales people there told me that they noticed this in most Inspiron models.  Is this normal?

A:Dell Inspiron 14 5459 power button needs 3 seconds long press to power up?

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
This is unusual we would suggest you to check with another system to see if the same happens.
Kindly provide us with the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Toshiba Satellite A25-S2792 w/ XP & P4 has greenpower chord is lit and yellow battery light is flashing when power chord is plugged in. After I press the power button, the power chord light changes to yellow, begins flashing and the battery light goes out. Removing the battery gives the same results. Pressing and holding power button down for 20 seconds w/ battery out yields same result as well. Suggestions?
 

A:A25-S2792 doesn't power up yellow light flashes after pressing power button

The motherboard is bad. Have you tried reseating the memory?
 

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Hello,
After putting my computer into sleep mode last night, I was unable to get it to boot into windows this morning. When i pressed the power buttong, everything turn on and working (all fans are functional, gpu power led is on, all hard drives & cd drives are functional. But the problem is, the screen to my monitor is blank. I also noticed that my usb aren't working (mouse connection light isn't on). I tried a soft power off by holding down the power button but no luck. The system does not turn off no matter how long I hold it. The only way to turn it off is by pulling the power supply cord or turning the power supply switch off.

My pc build:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 6 core processor
ASUS ENGTX 560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 Geforce GTX 560
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
COOLMAX ZU-700B 700W ATX 12V Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) 240-pin DDR 3 SDRAM 2133 (PC3 17000)
Prolimatech PRO Panther 120mm CPU Cooler
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD case


THE PROBLEM: Computer turn on with everything running as usual, but shows blank screen on monitor. Cannot soft power off by pressing power button.

Things I tried:

Clear CMOS by removing battery and switching pins
Running with 1 4GB RAM instead of 2, move the ram around the slots & alternate which Ram is used.
Check my monitor by testing it with another computer
Tried pulling the PS plug and holding the computer power button for 1 min
Test the GPU with another computer & it runs fine
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A:Windows 7 blank screen after sleep mode (unable to power off with power button)

Hello,

Is it possible that you can test with another compatible PSU? I would strongly suggest doing so.

Also try the following steps:
?Make sure that the (internal) speaker is connected to the motherboard
?Remove all memory and attempt to boot the PC
?You should get the no memory beep errors

If the Power Supply is in working order and no beeps are present then it can be indicative of a faulty motherboard.

For troubleshooting purposes it may be a good idea to remove the components from the case and bench test to rule out a short.

How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System

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Why does shutting down the computer, removing the AC Adapter, removing the battery (if it is a laptop), and holding down the power button for 30 seconds fix problems in one's computer. I was recently corrected in a post of mine that this does not actually do anything unless one removes the 3 volt battery from the motherboard, but I know this is not true from experience. Here is the correction I am referring to from a more experienced member:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


I'm sorry, but I feel I need to correct misinformation. Lots of folks read these posts.

The motherboard has a 3 volt battery installed in it. This battery provides just enough power to retain all of the BIOS settings regardless of the state of the main power or the power supply. Following the steps above will not reset the BIOS or the CMOS chip.

You can reset the BIOS defaults by selecting that option from within the BIOS settings. Usually on the Exit menu.

To reset the CMOS (Clear the CMOS chip) there will be either a jumper on the motherboard to perform this function with, or newer boards have an actual reset button.

The above procedure will work to restore the BIOS defaults if you add the step:
2b - remove the 3v battery.
But it will not clear the CMOS.


The reason I know that doing the hardware reset I described initially works:

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A:Shut down computer, remove all power sources, hold down power button

Further information; this is what my manufacturer of my laptop suggested for my USB issues View Document. After step B. of the power cycle directions, my computer works fine.

Edit: I have skipped all the steps prior to the power cycle, and it still fixes my problem. It is not a software update that is fixing the problem.

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Hi, so I have had a powering issue with my previous power supply which was the Corsair CX600W so i purchased a newer power supply - the EVGA SuperNova G2 550W. I unhooked my old psu, hooked up my new one and the PC turned on and I turned it back off from the power button on the case. I also hava a boot drive problem so I unplugged the sata cables from my SSD and wanted to try to turn on the PC with only my HDD. I did this with the PSU switched off and the power cord unplugged. When I tried turning the PC on again the PSU made a clicking noise and nothing turns on. The motherboard Led's are lit up so it is definitely getting power but when I go to turn the computer on it just makes a quick clicking noise and nothing turns on. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Power Supply makes clicking noise when I press power button

You may just need to drain the power off from the power supply and try again. Unplug the power to the power supply, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in and try to turn on the computer again. If that doesn't put the old power supply back in and see if the PC works, or was the old one dead? If the PC works with the old one and not the new one then you may have gotten a faulty power supply.
 

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Hello,

Hoping someone here can offer some advice? I own a Dell studio xps 435t-9000 that is a couple years old. I recently replaced my harddrive and since then (don't know if it's a coincidence or not) I'm having another problem. After I installed it, the first time my computer went into sleep mode/hibernation I couldn't wake it up. Power light was flashing white. Eventually I shut it down manually and then it wouldn't boot. Had a solid amber light, no power except the power supply. Fans not working. I unplugged everything and made sure it was all good. Wouldn't start. Left it overnight and plugged it in the next morning. Started up. Worked great for about 7 hours and then just randomly shut down, no errors or anything. Same deal. Wouldn't start, amber solid power light. Let it sit for awhile, reseated everything and wouldn't start.Gave up for awhile, tried a few hours later and it started. I read a few boards pointing to the power supply being bad or not powerful enough. However, I replaced the power supply about 6 months ago with a Corsair 600 which is plenty power. Could still be an issue perhaps but seems odd it would die in that little time. I also replaced my graphics card if that matters. Finally the last time I checked all the plugs I also took out the board batter for a few minutes to try and "reset" things. Not sure if that matters, either.

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A:Dell XPS random shutdown won't power on solid amber power button

Memory can cause the problems you are having. Make sure the memory is seated , Then run a memory program such as memtest on It let it run for a while and see if it shows you any errors.Also check and make sure you are not having a overheating problem
 

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Dell Optiplex 360 does not power on. There is no audible click when the power button is pressed. I have gone through the following Dell Troubleshooting Videos and articles. 
My PC Won't Turn On! (Official Dell Tech Support)
No Power? Learn about Dell's Built In Self Test for power
No POST, No Power, No Video on a Dell Desktop Computer

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My g570 laptop is 4 years old, so probably time for a new one...BUT I'd like to get some more life out of this if I could.  Currently I'm running only on battery power. The power button (upper left right above the F1 key) is solid white however when I plug it in...it'll start charging for about 10 seconds and then it stops charging and the power button starts flashing white.  I've tried the shutting down, taking out the battery and pressing the power button and also holding the button to discharge. Still the same outcome. I've also tried turning it on with the battery removed and just the AC power source and it turns out and makes it past the Lenovo splash screen but loses power before getting to the windows loading screen.  Any other suggestions? Or should I just assume the charging circuit on the motherboard has failed and I should rescue my data while I can?

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My laptop will no longer turn on.  When the AC adapter is plugged in, the LED light is white indicating power is arriving at the laptop. However, nothing happens when I push the power button. Troubleshooting steps I have completed already include: Hard reset (several times including after each step below)Tried starting without the batteryRemoved all removable components and reseated themRemoved all removable components as well as bottom cover. Cleaned with compressed air. Put everything back.Nothing appears wrong and nothing happened between the last time it turned on and this time that I am aware of. The laptop is out of warranty, and I am pretty handy with computers. Is there anything that can be suggested short of a hardware replacement that would help get this resolved? TIA

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I have had my Hp laptop for 3 years now. It has been working perfectly, up until 2 weeks ago. It would not turn on when I clicked the power button. After clicking the power button, 15 minutes later I noticed it just came to life. Sometimes it doesn't turn on at all for days, but sometimes I click the power button and it boots within 15-30 minutes. When i click the power button, nothing happens at all for that duration. No fans, no lights nothing. The only light on is the power cord button that is always on when i plug it in. I did replace the power cord, and tried cleaning out the insides, it did nothing. Should i just replace the motherboard?

Ps. Hp pavilion dv6-6c43cl

A:Hp laptop takes 15 minutes to power on after clicking the power button

See if your mobo has a power switch on the actual board itself. Power it on that way and see if the problem persists

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Just got a dell inspiron running vista home premium 64. works fine, except each morning the power button is blinking blue and unit has to be unplugged- mouse does not wake it, pressing power button kicks all the cooling fans into high gear, but nothing more. i suspect that this happens when unit goes into sleep or hibernate mode. under 'power plan', "dell recommended" is checked.

ideas?

thank-you for any expert advice that you can offer

A:Dell- blinking power button- vista power mgmt?

Is it a desktop or Laptop?

Dell desktops are well known to have dodgy power units (hardware) installed.

Have you tried a cold reboot to see what happens?.....If you continue to have power issues call the Dell customer support and they'll send you a new power supply (for desktop).

Not sure about the laptops though.

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Please let me know the difference between sleep button and power button

Is sleep button the one which will be on the keyboard?

On the CPU there will 2 buttons one will be to start the computer and another one to restart computer?

Can these buttons be used to work like to enter in sleep mode, hibernate mode etc(Making changes in power options in control panel)

I'm having windows 7 computer

A:Power button and sleep button

sleep buttons depend on the manufacturers to where they go. most laptops sleep function is assigned to an F key and used in conjuction with the function or "fn" button. usually on F2 or F3.
These buttons are not programmable via the power options in control panel.

if its a desktop and doesnt have a dedicated sleep button you can reasign the task to either the restart or power button within control panel and or set it to sleep/hybernate after a given time.

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Howdy,

A neighbor just showed up in my den/office with his computer.

In brief, with everything turned off......when the electrical cord is plugged into the power supply, the keyboard flashes and the lights come on the router and stay lit. Have not hit the "on" button yet.

What, if anything, is wrong here??

Thank you.

Spaceman
 

A:Short in power supply??

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I successfully powered up my Probook using the "Hard Rest" method outlined here, but there is no mention of the solution to this issue. This unit is six months old and has served entirely as a desktop with the AC adapter plugged in 100% of the operating time. How do I determine the source of this original issue (power button doesn't turn on machine)? How do I test the battery? If the battery is defective, how do I go about replacing it? Please advise asap! Thanks,

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Please I need help, my system power light comes on and goes off immediately after I press the power button. Please what should I do?

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I have bought two of these laptops. One for myself and another for a family member. While I was updating both of them I noticed that the first one has a  mushy power button. Its not as easy to power on. Is this the same for eveyrone else? Im getting a little worried that this power button would fail too early.

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Help me please my Monitor not powering On i tried another power cable but no lucky so how can i troubleshoot i check the warranty service 2019 till expire

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I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:

Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown

The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.

I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm pretty sure there is some tweak in Windows 10 that would fix this, but I haven't found it yet. Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.

A:Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
1. Log in as an administrator.
2. Right click the Menu button.
3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
6. Left click Save changes.
The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.

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The power button broke and I can't power on or off without opening the case. It is powered on and I'm just putting it to sleep. The warranty for this computer is expired in January 2016. I am wondering if there is somewhere I can order the power button to replace it myself. I only need the button, not the power button board.

A:HP Envy 15 x360 power button broke - can't power on or off

Sure. What is the complete product number or product name of your HP Envy 15 x360 notebook?  So far you have only partially identified your HP product as being in a particular model series.  Look on the bottom of your notebook for the product number. It is the the following form xxxxx#xxx.  x= an alphanumeric character. Once you provide that product number I will be able to get you abn HP part number for the power button. Sorry to hear that your notebook isn't useable for now.

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Greetings all, Shaun here, new to the forum.
Thought I would post this, so someone somewhere may see it one day, and it may help them. Also, maybe someone here has an idea as to what may be causing this, as I don't believe i have fixed the underlying issue, just allowed myself to continue using my machine for the time being.
So, got up this morning, made my coffee, went to the desktop - Dell Dimension 9150. Hit the power button, NOTHING. Looked at the button, and it was flashing amber, probably once every 4-5 seconds.
Great. Opened it up, checked all connections. Unplugged, held power button for 20 seconds or so, until the green LED on the MB went off. Unplugged all peripherals, plugged back in, same deal.
Opened up spare, non working PC, that has a known good power supply (700 watt), threw that into the Dell. Sane deal. Started reading different forums. Decided to try jumping the green wire on the main power cable (24 pin), WHILE PC IS PLUGGED IN. I found, that as long as I would hold the jumper into the green / black wires, it would start the fans up, everything sounded like it was starting up. Problem is, I was nervous, as I didn't know if this was going to damage anything, so i didn't want to sit there and hold it for any longer than I needed to. Well, as soon as I took out the jumper, the PC would go right back to being OFF, indefinitely.
Original power supply back into the Dell.
Read somewhere, that someone was able to jumpstart their power supply, then plug... Read more

A:Woke up to No Power Up, Flashing Amber Power Button

Replaced the motherboard battery lately?

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Older Dell Optiplex GX260 tower model. Okay first I extra a harddrive from an HP older system that had just recently crashed. Now I want to read that drive right? I put it in as a 2nd drive in my Dell Optiplex system, set the jumper to cable selected, go into BIOS and select my 1st drive to show it as AUTO. I hit Save changes, upon rebooting it, it gets to the end of logo display and freezes. Weird, never saw that before, I think crap maybe the IDE cable is set wrong or something. I remove the cable and molex plugs from both HDD's after the power is off and set it back to the way it was.

When I reboot I get to the end of the logo again and it freezes and I can't even get into BIOS. Very strange. Well I go back again to check my work and see it is fine with how the IDE cable is sitting and the Molex plug. Now the system won't even power on. The light to the MOBO is on but the system won't start. I undo the front panel and work to see if the cable is worn but it is not and it appears to be fine. The light to the signal will not work to go green at all.

What do you think could be most common issue of this and why? I don't have a multimeter to test the system with and I don't know if it's more than a passing problem. I have never encountered anything like this were a system worked fine then you attempted to just read a 2nd HDD and it started to cascade a bunch of problems to the system.

Any help or ideas are much appreciated, thanks.
 

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