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Laptop Lid Button hardwired to motherboard.

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January 29, 2013 8:52:36 AM

Compaq NX 6110 lid button defective - bypass possibilities?

Hi there.
I've had the HP Compaq NX6110 for quite a few years, and had it cleaned a few days ago.

The reason for cleaning was because I found it would just switch of some times, and I believed it was because of dustbunny buildup.

However, the problem seem to be with the lid button (lid switch?) that is supposed to detect when you close the lid of the laptop.

When the machine switch off unexpectedly, I can get it to switch on by just touching this button softly.

However, it has been getting worse after cleanup! I must touch this button every 30 seconds!

I opened it, and found that the button is soldered to the motherboard.
Does anyone here have an idea on how to bypass this button please?

Thank you.
Werner in the windy city...Capetown, South Africa.
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January 29, 2013 8:58:32 AM

Go into the advanced power options and select "change what happens when I close the lid" and select "do nothing"
January 30, 2013 8:51:23 AM

unksol said:
Go into the advanced power options and select "change what happens when I close the lid" and select "do nothing"


Will not work for me. The thing switch of while I'm still in the BIOS.
Replaced the hard drive - problem persist.

I was hoping to bypass the switch on the motherboard.
Take it off, and solder a wire across.

Anybody else tried this before? I'm a bit ot of my depth on soldering a motherboard.
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