Power button is shorting out Tags: Power Supplies Power Components Last response: November 28, 2012 11:34 PM in Components Share techteacher26 November 28, 2012 6:28:41 PM Hello, any suggestions or idea how I can fix the power button on an Acer aspire? It must have a loose wire or connection because it will light up momentarily depending on the angle of the laptop. But it will not turn on. More about : power button shorting bucknutty a b ) Power supply November 28, 2012 6:58:31 PM The issue is probablly not the button. The button simply sends a boot signal to the board. It is not like an old fashiond switch that must complete a circut. Chances are the issue is the power supplier or something internal like the ram or CPU. I would see if you can borrow a power wire from with the same voltage from a friend or coworker. If that does not work you may consider removing and cleaning and reinstalling the ram. Any other maintenance or diagnostic would require taking the laptop apart. m 0 l Brett928S2 a b ) Power supply November 28, 2012 10:25:00 PM Hi As said its NOT the button its much more likely to be the psu failing... All the best Brett m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer popatim a b ) Power supply November 28, 2012 11:34:06 PM How do you fix a power button? You don't, you just replace them after they test bad. To test it you will need to disassemble the laptop. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Power button doesn't work. Only start by shorting the PWRBTN pin with a ground p Forum Power supply shorting out when atx12v connected Forum SolvedMy hp dc 7100 won't power up light comes on when you press the power button then gos out Forum SolvedOpen build with asrock mobo - which pins to short for power button? Forum Power on button wont work. Cant short pins either Forum ASUS Z87 Pro (V-Edition) Motherboard... turn on the computer, hear a short 'click' and see a red light on mobo power button Forum Display goes out, no response from mouse, keyboard, or power button Forum Power cuts out almost immediately after pressing power button Forum Power Button Fading In/Out - Partial Power Forum My computer turning on automatically with out pressing power button Forum SolvedNo power, did I short it out? Forum Did my video Card & power supply short out Forum SolvedHow to short this motherboard to power it out of the case? Forum Solvedmouse shorting out Forum SolvedMotherboard LED on, but no fans spin when shorting Power pins. Forum SolvedDoes shorting the Power sw pins on the motherboard damage it in any way? Forum SolvedCase shorting out Mobo? Forum SolvedRAM Shorting Out PSU? Forum SolvedWhat happens if a motherboard is shorting out? Forum Sound card shorting power? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !