Hi All, on starting my Evesham desktop PC (about 4yrs old) this morning the pc switched on then directly off and the start button as jammed in.Please does anyone know of a quick /easy solution on how to rectify this.
I have just given the pc tower a gentle/firm slap with the palm of my hand on the side near the power button and low and behold the button popped out. I will see how it goes before I tick resolved. Thanks for the replies so far.
WD40 can 'putrify' some plastics. I would be very wary about using it on most plastics - unless I knew exactly what plastic it was. A lot of on/off buttons on front panels are 'floating' within the front panel,,,, & make contact with a micro type switch on the casing when pushed. It might be worth trying to get the panel off (mostly just 'clicked' into place) If this can be done, maybe a very very light coating of petromeum jelly might help.
I had exactly this with my HP ,as described by Furkin.By taking the front panel off I could see that the plastic housing had broken in a couple of places and was jamming in. By detaching the button from the housing I made a bodge of a repair ,I need to take care when switching on but something I can live with
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