Why wont computer turn off from the power button Tags: Chipsets Laptops Computer Shutdown Power Motherboards Last response: October 3, 2012 3:54 AM in Motherboards Share happyface2008 October 2, 2012 8:32:31 PM I cannot get my laptop computer to turn off except by disconnecting the battery and unplugging it. It won't shut down with the windows shut down button either. Any ideas on what the problem could be? More about : wont computer turn power button cl-scott a b D Laptop a b V Motherboard October 2, 2012 9:09:12 PM What happens when you try and shut it down with Windows? If it tends to reboot, you might get lucky and it's just a stuck power button. A relatively cheap fix compared to the other possibility of it being a defect in the motherboard. Rainey October 3, 2012 3:54:45 AM This might be the power button option in BIOS that make it work that way. When it is set this way you have to hold the button for over 4 seconds. Change it in BIOS so the power button wil shutdown the PC and not Hibernate it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWon't turn off with power button ForumPower Button Does Not Turn Machine Off ? Turns on Though ForumNo POST, blank screen, and Power button won't turn it off ForumNew system build, Power button only turns it off not on/also HDD Bad? ForumComputer won't turn on when I press the power button ForumDoes using the power button to turn off your laptops multiple times ef ForumShow why power button on monitor wont work ForumSo.... why won't my PC turn off !!!???!!! ForumPower supply won't turn on after pressing the power button on PC ForumAlienware 51 Computer wont turn off unless I unplug it ForumNewly built computer won't turn off . ForumCannot turn off the computer using the start button ForumNew computer turned off by itself and now won't turn back on :( ForumMy computer won't turn off . It just re-boots when I try to turn it off ForumComputer was on for split sec, turned off and now won't power up anymore. ForumPower button won't work ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb ForumMy motherbord dosnt recive power while smps is ok ForumGigabyte corrupt BIOS wont reload from backup BIOS ForumP8P67 power More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !