on/off switch for my desk top not working properly - please advice

  geek84 15:33 05 Feb 2013
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Hi Folks

My on/off switch (which is situated underneath the monitor)for my 3 year old Packard Bell desk top is not working properly. Very often the PC is on and the switch does not work - i.e. I get a blank screen.

Do you think there may be a loose connection or is there some type of fault with thee software?

Thank You.

  Terry Brown 16:40 05 Feb 2013

Unless you know a qualified Electronic engineer (or are one), I suggest you either:-

Put in in for repair ,it may be worth repairing or look for a new monitor as the cost of repair may be more than the monitor is worth.

Terry

  woodchip 16:51 05 Feb 2013

If it as a Reset Button these can be used by switching cables on Motherboard as they are only press to make connections same buttons but does a different job on how they connected to motherboard

  lotvic 00:06 06 Feb 2013

It's either the on/off button on monitor (if no sign of life from monitor) or it might be a loose cable from monitor to pc.

  xania 11:05 06 Feb 2013

WHy not simply leave the monitor switched on permanently and just switch off at the mains?

  xania 11:14 06 Feb 2013

WHy not simply leave the monitor switched on permanently and just switch off at the mains?

  geek84 11:16 06 Feb 2013

Hi folks

Thanks for your replies.

xania - Yes, I already do what you are saying, but it doesn't solve the problem of the monitor button not working properly, which is located underneath the monitor !

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