Solved my acer's on off button has died how do i turn my laptop on

March 17, 2013 at 04:23:01
Specs: XP
My Acer's laptop on off button won't work so now I can't turn it on is there anyway I can start the computer without this button?

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#1
March 17, 2013 at 04:30:56
You can take apart the computer and get to the micro switch and jump it. Take some tweezers and touch the solder joints at opposing corners. It will look like this but soldered to a PCB of some sort

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#2
March 17, 2013 at 05:04:47
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You probably don't need to jumper the switch (and that's a little inconvenient every time that you want to start and stop your laptop). I had the same problem with an eMachines laptop and (with the help of a YouTube video) took it apart to access the switch. I then took the switch apart (the easiest part of the process), cleaned the contacts and reassembled. All is now fine.

These switches are really simple, crude affairs and seem to be a weak spot of any laptop. Replacing the switch with a new one would have been a fiddly job; cleaning it was far simpler.


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#3
March 17, 2013 at 05:10:51
Depends on what type of micoswitch it is, some have the button shielding soldered to the pcb as well, so you would have to desolder it to take out the contact disc to clean it.

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#4
March 17, 2013 at 08:25:13
Thank you to Gretti and iJack. I followed iJack's idea and found something that worked on You Tube this is the link in case it helps someone else - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqg5...
Regards BAustin

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