Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop ?

Dell dimension 2400(5 yrs old) power button

\015 My power button hardly works after I unplug it from the wall before a storm (yes it's off when I do that) I have to mess w/ it a bunch and push the button in slowly until it engages the green lights and you can hear the unit power up. Is there an easy fix or can I jumper around the button and wire it direct to by pass the problem and use the surge power strip as an on?\015\012\015\012I would be greatfull for an advise re: this\015\012\015\012Thanks,\015\012\015\012Jim\015

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You can trace back the wires from the power switch back to the motherboard circuit board. the leads which attach to the wires from the power switch can be disconnected from the power switch and manually shorted briefly with a screwdriver or such, and this will turn the computer on or off..
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\015\012you should never use the switch to turn the computer off, you should shut windows down to turn the pc off.
Sounds like a power supply issue to me. I have worked with Dell Dimension 2400's before and I have had to change the power supplies on them. This is the typical problem when you have the problem you are having. There is no way to jumper around this unless you go into the BIOS which on Dell is hitting F2 on boot up and going into the BIOS and then go to the power section, then find the setting for restore on power loss to last state or something like that depending on the BIOS type. That might work but I would still suggest checking the power supply. If you call Dell and tell them your problem normally they will send you a power supply tester to test the power supply to make sure that is the problem. Then you can replace it or you can pay them to replace it if you don't know how. Hope this helps.
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