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Broken ATX Front Panel Power Switch


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Hello again, folks! I helped my parents buy a Compaq Presario 6350 about 3 years ago, and the front panel power switch has broken. They can't turn the power on.

I've been all through the HP web site, including their spare parts system, and I've talked to HP help desk folks until my ear feels like detaching. No help. They claim that the switch itself is not replaceable, and that we have to get a new case.

It seems downright silly to buy a new case and go to all that trouble of relocating all the parts just because of a $10 switch.

The other problem is that my parents live about 200 miles away from me, and I don't have the system sitting in front of me. So I'm going by my memory of their system and the one attached .jpg I was able to find on the net. It's the big power button in the middle of the front panel.

Will any ATX power switch do? Any recommendations as to which vendor to use?

Thanks,
Tanker

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More than likely you have a micro power switch. Your in luck because Directron has these switches for sale.

http://store.yahoo.c.../atxswitch.html

Directron also has the AT style power switches but i don't like the looks of them. I bought a couple dozen AT style switches a while back but i cant find where i got them right now.

http://www.directron.com/switchat.html

If what you have is the AT style power switch then i usually replace the switch with one of these.

http://www.switches....t=Switches&sub=

It does take some reworking and superglueing to make these switches work.

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Thanks, SRX660. I've ordered a switch and I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for the advice!
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