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Windows 7: Power button stuck

01 Sep 2014   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Power button stuck

I have this case:

Thermaltake VN770M1W2N Overseer RX-I Full Tower Black Computer Case - with ATX 700W PSU, Full Tower, 3 x 5.25 Bays, 5 x 3.5 Bays, 8 x Expansion Slots, 2 x USB 3.0, 2x Blue LED Fans at TigerDirect.com

I just shut down the computer to clean the keyboard.

Upon trying to power on - nothing.

I tried unplugging and replugging and checked the wires leading to the switch.

It finally powered on, but what must I check to prevent this in the future?

Thanks,

Paul


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01 Sep 2014   #2
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The switch could be bad, but you can check real easy (with PC off to start please):

1. Remove the PWR_SW lead from the case to the motherboard, then put it back, and test.
Sometimes just a loose connection.

2. Remove the PWR_SW lead from the case to the motherboard, leave it off. Then use a small flat head screwdriver to momentarily touch the two leads on the motherboard together. The PC should turn on.
If it does then you can be pretty sure the switch in the case is bad.

If you have a bad switch, and while you are waiting for a new one, you can cut the wires right at the switch and just touch them together briefly to turn the PC on - temporarily of course.
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01 Sep 2014   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks for the info - I'll follow your instructions.
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01 Sep 2014   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have bought replacement ON-OFF switches on eBay very reasonable!


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01 Sep 2014   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Hi Doc,

Do those switches come with instructions?

I Googled, but all it shows is the switch.

Can't be too complicated, but I thought I would ask.
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01 Sep 2014   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Make sure you connect it to the correct two pins on the MB header. Some may not be an exact replacement for the button in your computer case. In my one instance, I had to mount it with tape on the side of the case thru a small hole.


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01 Sep 2014   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thank you, Doc
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01 Sep 2014   #8
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
The switch could be bad, but you can check real easy (with PC off to start please):

1. Remove the PWR_SW lead from the case to the motherboard, then put it back, and test.
Sometimes just a loose connection.

2. Remove the PWR_SW lead from the case to the motherboard, leave it off. Then use a small flat head screwdriver to momentarily touch the two leads on the motherboard together. The PC should turn on.
If it does then you can be pretty sure the switch in the case is bad.

If you have a bad switch, and while you are waiting for a new one, you can cut the wires right at the switch and just touch them together briefly to turn the PC on - temporarily of course.
One other question: Is it OK to keep power on if unplugging keyboard?
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02 Sep 2014   #9
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Unplugging keyboard - sure.
Unplugging power switch - no.
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02 Sep 2014   #10
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 



Thanks again,

Paul
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