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    Default broken face plate power button

    It is not a happy day in palm tree land!

    I get a call today. Appearently, the computer that could not power up.. now can by sticking a pen really hard and hold against the power button.
    (all I could think was this is a ID10T Error)

    Now I have the face plate off and the power button is broken. I am using a lot of tape and paper clips but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas.

    Thanks again ... this site is the best!

    ps... I can not order a new plate... funds freeze! :evil:

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    I found some duct tape and super glue...

    I am going for surgery.

    any one have a scaple?!

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    Is actually the "switch" (should have probably 2 wires) or is it the plastic button on the cover that is broke ?

    Cheers

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    The switch works fine.

    It is the plastic covering. I took the face plate off and saw the break.
    I was lucky to have a such a clean break. So I took my handy dandy super glue and glueded back together. (Almost glued my finger to the case too :lol: )

    After I fixed the problem... I started to clean up the computer.
    Wouldn't you know the dang thing is infested with gabot and beagle. I am salvaging what I can and just partion it!

    Thanks for your help!

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    Once you get everything running OK, make sure you check out Steam's suggestions for keeping your system bug free near the end of this post.
    http://www.help2go.com/postt8026.html
    Remember, most viruses and hijacks don't force their way into your computer, you invite them in with a suspicious download. Be very careful with downloading free screen savers, smiley faces, etc. If you need to click on a box that says "I agree", make sure you know what you are agreeing to.
    Charlie