PC on/off Button sticks in the down position

  terrymag 20:25 21 Feb 2006

I have a Gateway 700 pc with an on/off switch button that when presseed sticks down as it catches itself in the metal lip of the front casing. Apart from having a screw driver to hand each time to ease the button back up, can I expose the unit and fix a self tap screw to secure its housing.
Any Ideas? Can I get a replacement part at Maplins etc?
Has any one experienced this and resolve it with good old diy skills?

  johnnyrocker 00:20 22 Feb 2006

you have a couple of options but first make sure machine has no power input and dismantle as necessary, if it was ok at first then something in the fixing has changed ie moved, another way round this would be with a stanley knife or such, widen the aperture so no friction/sticking occurs.


  Damn Machine 01:32 22 Feb 2006

I've never had this problem with computers, but had it with stereos and videos. Usually occurs because something has come loose or is not in place properly. It's the sort of thing that easy to fix and you end up wishing you'd done it earlier. If there's nothing obviolusly wrong inside Johnny's suggestion of a Stanley knife or maybe a (nail)file and some petroleum jelly might help.

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