Faulty Power Button

By cjthejuice
Nov 14, 2009
  1. I have been looking at this computer that a lady gave me to try and fix. I have deduced that the computer is all fine except for the power button. Everything is plugged in properly, the power supply works just fine. When I push the power button though to power on the system, the system doesn't respond/turn on. Does anybody know where I could buy just the button replacement? I have tried tiger direct, and googled for the last 45 minutes, and cannot find just a button replacement. I really don't want to buy a whole barebones kit for only one button. It is an emachines tower pc.

    Thank you to anybody who can help.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    So you have shorted the PWR pins on the Motherboard and it turns on? Is that how you have confirmed its the Power button only?
    You might want to blow out all dust in the power button area, well everywhere inside the computer using high compressed air

    The "Power Button" comes with the case, so worst case scenario, replace the entire case
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Here is one: http://directron.com/atxswitch.html

    Keep in mind this site has a minimum $10.00 order requirement so get something else you need to bring the total to $10.00.
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