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Q: Unresponsive power button.

Hi, yesterday I got my new parts for the upgrade my pc has been dying for.

I got an NZXT Hades case, a Phenom II 965 BE (the C3 one) an AsRock 880gxh motherboard, 2 sticks of OCZ Gold DDR3 and a arctic freezer 7 pro for good measure. Now it wasn't the first time I've built a system from scratch so I knew what I was doing to an extent and eventually I had it up and running including the old parts required from my previous system; HDD, 2 DVD Drives (1 RW), my HIS Radeon 3870xt and my 500w Aspire PSU.

Now the first odd thing I noticed upon plugging in the PSU's powerchord and flicking the switch was that my USB mouse and my PS/2 keyboard lit up before I'd pushed the power button. Upon pressing it, it powered up as you would expect but once at the welcome screen the mouse wouldn't move, eventually I sussed that it was a driver issue so I fixed that, baring in mind I had powered down several times by now with no issues turning it back on. Finally got things 'right' and had it on for a good few hours. I shut it down as I went to bed (had to hold down the power button as a game had crashed and a simple press of the button did nothing) and flicked the switch on the power supply as the mouse and keyboard didn't go off when the system shutdown. I come to it this morning, flicked the PSU switch and the mouse came on along with the keyboard. However pressing the power switch resulted in NOTHING.

I looked into the case and realised I had mixed up the ground wires on both the power switch and reset switch connections, so in an effort to resolve the problem, I fixed them complying with the case and motherboard manuals. However I still get nothing when I press my power switch.

Can anyone help?


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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Unresponsive power button.

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So yeah,
One night while my computer was running- IBM Touchpad Windows XP I think- I cleaned the keyboard off with an antispectic wipe before shutting it off. Then I shut it down via the start menu, and the next time I tried to turn it on it wouldn't respond, and it still won't.
What should I do?

A:Power button unresponsive on IBM Touchpad

when you push the power button on the front of the case, do any lights come on? Look in the back of the case, can you see or feel the fan on the power supply moving?

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Been trying to fix this for 2 days now. It's not a physical button but more like a lit touch pad type of thing. You barely tap it to turn on/off. It's stuck on & I have to unplug the monitor to turn it off.
I am wondering if the slight static electricity has fried something? You know like in the winter when you get static on your fingers when you touch certain things? It happened a few weeks ago as well but I fixed it somehow. Can't remember how I did it though. Any suggestions?

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I have a problem on a family research site. If I am using IE i get no response when I press the search button. I am able to enter all the details and then cannot search. If I try to leave the site I cannot. All I get is a Beep Sound as if I have to X something else first.
If I use Mozilla it works fine.
Everything worked well up until a yesterday. At the same time I tried to download Active X and downloaded "Versalsoft" along with it. That was a pain and it took ages to get it out of my machine.
Can you help.

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I use the exercise tracking website Endomondo everyday. I manually enter my workouts. Recently when I hit the save button I get no response. All other aspects of the website work for me. I can enter my workouts from other computers. It is just my PC that has the problem. When I hover over the save button I get the following: ?wicket:interface=:3::::#

Hope someone can help. I have tried deleting history and cookies with no result.

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I am using Win XP on Sony Vaio PC and my start button has become unresponsive. Everything else on my computer seems to be OK, but when I click the start button, the window pops up, but when I try to click on anything in the box, I hear that "ding" sound and nothing happens! Help. I'm not very tech savy, maybe just a setting wrong or something simple, I hope. Thanks for any help, Ramona

A:Start button unresponsive

Have you rebooted, or restarted explorer.exe?

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It seems randomly my Start button does not respond to clicks. The Windows button on my keyboard only brings up the Start Menu about 30% of the time (I have to spam it repeatedly). Along with the Start button problem, Alt-Tabbing no longer works.

These two problems usually don't occur as soon as I boot up, but I can't identify what causes them either. Any help?

A:Unresponsive Start Button

Give us some spec's on the machine, i.e., make, model, Ram, CPU speed, and etc.

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I came across a very frustrating issue with Windows 10 today that caused my Start button and Cortana to become completely unresponsive. I spent a couple hours trying to troubleshoot this and came back here where I'd found so many helpful solutions a long time ago.

Here's what @lochlomonder suggested:

Okay, since Windows 10 doesn't normally shut down fully, hold down the Windows and R keys together to get the Run dialogue box open, type in cmd, and then hit Enter. Within the Command Prompt dialogue box, type in the following and then hit Enter: shutdown /s /t 0 (that's a zero at the end). Note: this will turn off your PC, so ensure you've saved all your files and exited applications properly.​
Once the PC shut down fully, I started it back up and my Start button and Cortana came back to life. Thanks!

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I was surfing the internet when Avast resident shield showed message after message from the taskbar that a malware was found and taken care of. As soon as one message would disappear, another would appear. I ALT-F4'ed the internet and that stopped it. Well just in case any malware/virus made it through, I decided to do my typical scans and PC tool cleaning using:Rkill, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, Superantispyware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Avast! full scan and boot-time scan.All those tools and programs found some spyware, malware, and virus and disposed of those infections.Once I did all that I thought I was clean and can continue my life. The next time I rebooted however I noticed that my taskbar and START button could be seen but was unresponsive. I also noticed that the taskbar didn't have the usual program icons on the bottom right, and whenever I would put my mouse over anyplace on the taskbar or START button the mouse cursor would go from arrow to hourglass. All icons on my desktop work perfectly fine. When I would push CTRL-ALT-DEL to get the task manager it would take forever to show, but when I would use Process Explorer or IKnowPS they would pop up instantly. Another thing I noticed is that Process Explorer or IKnowPS would show sometimes two or three different explorer.exe running at the same time and one of them would show as explore.Exe (capital E on the extension). After rebooting several times later the same problem would occur, but the c... Read more

A:Taskbar, START button Unresponsive??!!

I am sorry to bump my own post but can somebody please HELP?

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I'm having issues with my windows start button and taskbar. I had a topic in the malware removal section and believe all the issues there were solved. Here is a link to that topic.


When I start my computer I can choose programs that have icons on my desktop almost instantly after reaching the desktop screen. These same programs on my task-bar aren't accessible though. the windows start button wont click and in my notification area avast loads by the clock but volume control and the others don't. When I scroll over the task-bar my cursor turns into an hour glass as if it is still trying to load but the problem continues even after five minutes of it being on so, far I have had it snap out of it once, but every other time it remains in this state after start up. As I am typing this my task-bar just became click-able and my volume control is now showing, avast updated as well. It has taken at least half an hour for this to happen though. How can i make it load on start up like it should?

A:Start button and taskbar unresponsive

System manufacturer and model?

How much free space on C: and how large is C:?

How much RAM installed?

Have you tried a repair install of Windows?


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see thread win9x & me

98SE start button unresponsive
by Changeling

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:07:10 PM, on 4/29/06
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 SP1 (5.50.4522.1800)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...o/bt_side.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://bt.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...o/bt_side.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.com/c...rch.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Sof... Read more

A:98SE start button unresponsive

Hi Changeling

I understand your start button is now working after a repair install. Would you like to post a fresh HijackThis log for the once over.

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So my left touchpad button has become unresponsive. 
It doesn't seem to be mechanically damaged.
when I use the touchpad utility and swap functionality between the two buttons, it doesn't perform either so I'm guessing this is a physical rather than driver issue.

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Now & then when I start my computer, nothing appears in the task bar, the Microsoft Start button at the bottom left fails to respond to either a left or right click, the Cortana window "Ask me anything" & the Task View are also unresponsive'
I then restart the computer either by pressing the power button for some time or by the Ctrl/Alt/Delete process. On re-starting everything is fine.
What I don't know is how to prevent this problem from occurring again.

A:Task bar blank & Start button unresponsive

Hi there,

This recently happened to me with my Surface Pro 4. All you gotta do is Ctrl+Shift+Esc (opens TaskMgr) and do File > Run. Type in 'powershell' and check the box that says Run task with administrative privileges. Once you get into PS, run this:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Should fix it right then and there, but you may need to restart.

Hope it helps

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Now & then when I start my computer, nothing appears in the task bar, the Microsoft Start button at the bottom left fails to respond to either a left or right click, the Cortana window "Ask me anything" & the Task View are also unresponsive'
I then restart the computer either by pressing the power button for some time or by the Ctrl/Alt/Delete process. On re-starting everything is fine.
What I don't know is how to prevent this problem from occurring again.

A:Taskbar blank & Start button unresponsive

Hi there,

This recently happened to me with my Surface Pro 4. All you gotta do is Ctrl+Shift+Esc (opens TaskMgr) and do File > Run. Type in 'powershell' and check the box that says Run task with administrative privileges. Once you get into PS, run this:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Should fix it right then and there, but you may need to restart.

Hope it helps

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I've had this problem before and had a replacement, but in the replaced machine the problem came back. Especially when pressing the button all the way on the left side it is sometimes unresponsive even though it makes a clicking noise. But sometimes it works, so maybe it is caused by dust? Is anyone else having this problem?

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I have been using my Lenovo Y500 laptop for 5 years and there was no problem like this. Yesterday I got a new SSD to replace my hard drive and after some problems, I managed to install windows and started using it.However, there is a problem. When trying to open the laptop with power button, it no longer boots. It just gets stuck on Lenovo logo screen.The only way to get past this is pressing restore button, which opens something called Novo button menu Where I have to select "Normal startup" to start my OS. Which is kinda annoying.What could be the problem here?

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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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hey guys,
please help me as this problem is screewing me up.

when ever i click the left mouse button to open any file or programs,it doesnot respond.After clicking it for 8 or nine times then it responds.others all the keys of the the keyboard and the right mouse button are working fine..please help me how to get thru this problem..in short to say left mouse click is unresponsive.have to click 8,9 times to open up something

thanks in advance

PS:the problem even arises when i start the pc in safe mode.i did disk clean up,tune up,everything which i expected to help but it DIDNOT help.so please guys help me

A:.URGENT help neeede.Left mouse Button click becoming very unresponsive

Is this a laptop touchmouse? Or a normal mouse with a cord?

If mouse with cord:does this mouse work if attached to another machine?
does another mouse work if attached to your system?

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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. 

View Solution.

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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Hello all,A few months ago I started noticing that my main power on button would not work, so I couldn't start my Yoga 700 laptop. Then on, I started using the Novo button then going into the normal start up mode, since my main power button doesn't work. However, nowadays, when my computer has shut down/lost battery the Novo button doesn't display the menu screen for normal start up. The keyboard flashes and the fans start up but there is no menu screen (it's all black). So now, I have no way of starting up my computer normally. However, I do realise now that if I take out my RAM card and put it back in, the Novo menu pops up and I can go into normal start up. Is there any way of fixing this issue or do I just have to move onto another device? I'm no technical whizz, so any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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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.

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

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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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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?

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.

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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)


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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello,I have a problem with my lenovo T440P, it don't power on...I'm supsecting, I killed motherboard or the cpu...This is what happened :I wanted to change the HDD on an ultrabay, and I think I remove the battery then the HDD while the computer shuted down.. I believed the computer was stoped but I suspect he didn't...After that the computer didn't power up anymore and the power button was blinking three times...then turned off...What I did :I tried an hard reboot, pressing and holding the power button, nothing happend..I tried to remove battery and ac adapter, and retry, nothing happens..I tried to remove ram, allt he disks (ssd, hdd), wifi card, nothing happensThen I disconected the cmos battery for half an hour and...When I connected the ac adapter the power on button stay lights up, then brievly flash..I tried to hard reboot, pressing and holding the power button, nothing happend..I tried to remove battery and ac adapter, and retry, nothing happens..I tried to remove ram, allt he disks (ssd, hdd), wifi card, nothing happens Then I disconeted the cmos battery for half an hour and...When I connect the ac adapter the power on button stay lights up (without press it), then brievly turned of, and stay lights up...When I connect the battery and I press the power on button, same thing happens.. I never got beeps or sounds... What do you think about this ?Thank you 

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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.


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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Hi guys, my new ThinkPad P71 is a few days old.The power button works fine to turn it on from scratch.But when I hit the power button to make it sleep, it doesn't respond to power option configuration for shutdown, sleep, hibernate etc.Am I missing something or is there a Lenovo configuration overriding it? (closing the lid does put it in sleep mode.)Setting attached. Appreciate the help. Thanks,Darren.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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I was told to post this here.

I recently found my computer has started to freeze within 10 minutes of powering on.
Everything except the mouse is unresponsive.
I can move the mouse, but not click anything.
Pressing the power button does nothing.

Please tell me what you need to get started on how to fix this.

I also have the google "copy-book.com" virus, so it would help to also get rid of that too.

Cheers, Jack.

A:Computer freezes within 10 mins of power on. Everything unresponsive.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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hi all,

I experienced a power cut today where i had to reset my circuit breaker and since then my computer has been completely unresponsive. there is no sound or lights from the PC at all and a slight smell of burning at the back. I have tried different power sockets and cables and still no joy. Im starting to think it was a power surge but what does that mean for my computer? Is it fixable or should i be ringing my insurance company?

thank you for your help,

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