Off button on monitor stayed in. What to do

May 28, 2011 at 13:36:36
Specs: Windows XP
I turned off my monitor after turning off my pc at night. The next morning I wanted to put my pc and monitor on and noticed I could not put the monitor on because the button of on-off switch was in and unable to move. What can I do to use my desktop pc?

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May 28, 2011 at 14:04:16
Remove all cables, especially the power cable from the monitor. Get yourself a can of WD40. Squirt a little around the switch. Go and do something else for an hour then come back and see if the button has freed itself. If it is still stuck, get a thin bladed knife and try and wiggle the switch out. If to comes out, squirt a little more WD40 around the switch, wiggle it about a bit then carry on with what you were doing before for another hour.

Once you are certain all the WD40 has evaporated, connect the cables and turn the monitor on.


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May 31, 2011 at 11:24:08
Thanks for your help, but it did not work. It does move, but it must be broken because it does not go up and down. It stays in. I guess it calls for a new monitor. Thank you kindly. It comes from Dell.

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