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Power button is shorting out

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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.

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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.
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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 :) 
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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.
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