Laptop Lid Button hardwired to motherboard. Tags: Motherboards Laptops Switch Hewlett Packard Compaq Last response: January 30, 2013 8:51 AM in Motherboards Share Clothahump 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. More about : laptop lid button hardwired motherboard unksol a b V Motherboard a b D Laptop 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" Clothahump 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources When closing display lid , How is power cut off to display? Forum Toshiba satellite a215 lid switch location Forum Power up laptop with lid closed Forum How to use external monitor and close laptop lid Forum HP zv5160us laptop apparent bad BIOS update Forum Power up laptop with lid closed Forum Connecting a hardwired Win 7 Computer to the Same Network as a Wireless Win 7 Co Forum Screen flashes after opening lid Forum Acer lid switch challenge Forum removing the screen/ lid on a Thinkpad 760XD? Forum Laptop not responding to power button Forum Laptop and Notebook Disassembly and Hardware Repair Guide Forum Will a laptop boot with no hard disk? Forum What does the power button connect to on the laptop motherboard ? I broke it and Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum Does motherboard start without processor Forum [Solved] FX-8350 Micro ATX motherboard? Forum New Asus Motherboard Kills Win7 Remote Desktop Forum [Solved] Help with Repairing a Motherboard Forum Can I use 2 different sets of RAM modules in one motherboard? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !