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Anonymous
February 9, 2005 7:54:05 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Hello folks,

After the latest opening of my DimensionXPSR case the mechanism that's
used to power up the machine somehow got damaged and now every once in
a while the power button won't work and I have to open the case and set
it in place in order to work. Can I buy a front cover for my old and
trusty dell or anyone has any different solutions?

Thanks a bunch

Jim
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 11:42:06 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

You should be able to get a switch at Radio Shack to do that. You want
one that only makes contact as long as you push the button. Get a BIG
RED one!!

Tom J

"jim_tehma" <jimtehma@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1107996845.259949.33440@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hello folks,
>
> After the latest opening of my DimensionXPSR case the mechanism
> that's
> used to power up the machine somehow got damaged and now every once
> in
> a while the power button won't work and I have to open the case and
> set
> it in place in order to work. Can I buy a front cover for my old and
> trusty dell or anyone has any different solutions?
>
> Thanks a bunch
>
> Jim
>
Anonymous
February 15, 2005 8:39:42 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Will the power switch from Radio Shack work or is it proprietary?
Dimension XPSR. Thanks.

Jim
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Anonymous
February 16, 2005 5:57:00 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Remove the front cover and examine what is underneath. If the on-off push
button switch and LEDs are integrated onto a tiny circuit board, this setup
would surely qualify as proprietary and Radio Shack would not do.

Let me know the exact model of Dimension XPS and I'll see if there is a matching
replacement switch on a chassis in my warehouse. Some of the Dells there are a
little old and getting hard to sell. Time to strip off useful parts to sell
off. Same thing if the front panel itself is what is damaged. If you can
identify the Dell part numbers for either, that will help, too. But the
Dimension XPSR model is really the key... Ben Myers

On 15 Feb 2005 17:39:42 -0800, "jim_tehma" <jimtehma@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Will the power switch from Radio Shack work or is it proprietary?
>Dimension XPSR. Thanks.
>
>Jim
>
February 16, 2005 6:17:19 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 02:57:00 GMT, ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben
Myers) wrote:

>Some of the Dells there are a
>little old and getting hard to sell.

any good deals? do you have a URL?
Anonymous
February 16, 2005 8:14:43 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Um, do you want a 200MHz Pentium XPS system? I think that the fastest Dell I
have in my warehouse is a 550MHz Optiplex tower... Ben Myers

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 03:17:19 GMT, none@no.com (Al) wrote:

>On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 02:57:00 GMT, ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben
>Myers) wrote:
>
>>Some of the Dells there are a
>>little old and getting hard to sell.
>
>any good deals? do you have a URL?
Anonymous
February 16, 2005 9:08:20 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Seems the on-off button isn't integrated into a circuit board.
It's part of the front cover. Here's a picture of the front cover
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr2...
the on-off button is the top button among the 3 buttons in the center
of the bezel.

The LED in the on-off button is part of the case on the "inside wall"
of the bezel.
Here's a picture of the "inside wall"
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr7...

There's a piece of plastic like a stick in the back of the on-off
button
So when you push the button, the stick moves, hits a part of the
"inside wall"
And the power turns on.

The machine is a Dell Dimension XPS R
Docs: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/
It came with a 400MHz CPU which I upgraded to 1GHz 3 years ago
The motherboard is the original; an Intel 440BX something
The case is the original.

Dell part number? I'm afraid I don't know how to identify that.
If you need it tell me how I can find it.

Thanks

Jim
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 5:22:19 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

So if I understand correctly, the button attached to the big front cover is what
is broken? If so, I'm pretty sure you would need to replace the entire cover,
because the button is really part of the cover, or, at minimum, cannot be easily
removed and/or attached... Ben Myers

On 16 Feb 2005 18:08:20 -0800, "jim_tehma (e-mail isn't checked)"
<jimtehma@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Seems the on-off button isn't integrated into a circuit board.
>It's part of the front cover. Here's a picture of the front cover
>http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr2...
>the on-off button is the top button among the 3 buttons in the center
>of the bezel.
>
>The LED in the on-off button is part of the case on the "inside wall"
>of the bezel.
>Here's a picture of the "inside wall"
>http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr7...
>
>There's a piece of plastic like a stick in the back of the on-off
>button
>So when you push the button, the stick moves, hits a part of the
>"inside wall"
>And the power turns on.
>
>The machine is a Dell Dimension XPS R
>Docs: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/
>It came with a 400MHz CPU which I upgraded to 1GHz 3 years ago
>The motherboard is the original; an Intel 440BX something
>The case is the original.
>
>Dell part number? I'm afraid I don't know how to identify that.
>If you need it tell me how I can find it.
>
>Thanks
>
>Jim
>
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 9:37:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I don't think the button is broken.
On the inside of the button there was something
(maybe a spring)
and whenever I was pressing the on-off button,
the button would come back out on his usual position.
Now the button doesn't came back. It stays on the inside.

A new cover would certaily solve the problem.
Do you know where can I get one though?
I tried searching on Dell Parts but I didn't find anything.

Thanks

Ben Myers wrote:
> So if I understand correctly, the button attached to the big front
cover is what
> is broken? If so, I'm pretty sure you would need to replace the
entire cover,
> because the button is really part of the cover, or, at minimum,
cannot be easily
> removed and/or attached... Ben Myers
>
> On 16 Feb 2005 18:08:20 -0800, "jim_tehma (e-mail isn't checked)"
> <jimtehma@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Seems the on-off button isn't integrated into a circuit board.
> >It's part of the front cover. Here's a picture of the front cover
> >http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr2...
> >the on-off button is the top button among the 3 buttons in the
center
> >of the bezel.
> >
> >The LED in the on-off button is part of the case on the "inside
wall"
> >of the bezel.
> >Here's a picture of the "inside wall"
> >http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr7...
> >
> >There's a piece of plastic like a stick in the back of the on-off
> >button
> >So when you push the button, the stick moves, hits a part of the
> >"inside wall"
> >And the power turns on.
> >
> >The machine is a Dell Dimension XPS R
> >Docs: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/
> >It came with a 400MHz CPU which I upgraded to 1GHz 3 years ago
> >The motherboard is the original; an Intel 440BX something
> >The case is the original.
> >
> >Dell part number? I'm afraid I don't know how to identify that.
> >If you need it tell me how I can find it.
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Jim
> >
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 6:55:11 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I think I found the Part Number.
I opened the case and I was looking on on the cover and I saw: P/N
9100C
This must be it yes?
Does it tell you anything?

Thanks Jim

jim_tehma (e-mail isn't checked) wrote:
> I don't think the button is broken.
> On the inside of the button there was something
> (maybe a spring)
> and whenever I was pressing the on-off button,
> the button would come back out on his usual position.
> Now the button doesn't came back. It stays on the inside.
>
> A new cover would certaily solve the problem.
> Do you know where can I get one though?
> I tried searching on Dell Parts but I didn't find anything.
>
> Thanks
>
> Ben Myers wrote:
> > So if I understand correctly, the button attached to the big front
> cover is what
> > is broken? If so, I'm pretty sure you would need to replace the
> entire cover,
> > because the button is really part of the cover, or, at minimum,
> cannot be easily
> > removed and/or attached... Ben Myers
> >
> > On 16 Feb 2005 18:08:20 -0800, "jim_tehma (e-mail isn't checked)"
> > <jimtehma@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Seems the on-off button isn't integrated into a circuit board.
> > >It's part of the front cover. Here's a picture of the front cover
> > >http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr2...
> > >the on-off button is the top button among the 3 buttons in the
> center
> > >of the bezel.
> > >
> > >The LED in the on-off button is part of the case on the "inside
> wall"
> > >of the bezel.
> > >Here's a picture of the "inside wall"
> > >http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/rr7...
> > >
> > >There's a piece of plastic like a stick in the back of the on-off
> > >button
> > >So when you push the button, the stick moves, hits a part of the
> > >"inside wall"
> > >And the power turns on.
> > >
> > >The machine is a Dell Dimension XPS R
> > >Docs: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkhan/
> > >It came with a 400MHz CPU which I upgraded to 1GHz 3 years ago
> > >The motherboard is the original; an Intel 440BX something
> > >The case is the original.
> > >
> > >Dell part number? I'm afraid I don't know how to identify that.
> > >If you need it tell me how I can find it.
> > >
> > >Thanks
> > >
> > >Jim
> > >
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