Having problems with your Dell Studio 1737 Laptop ?

I dropped my Dell Studio 1737 on the power button corner and now it will not turn off. Can I replace just the power button and where do I get it? I have been told that it is part of the mother board but I find that hard to believe that Dell would be that stupid. Help.


Answers :

Hi !
First let's check if the button is broken (the one you don't believe is a part of the motherboard), or if it is just the plastic/metal cap of the button stucked on it's push way!

Try GENTLY touching the cap of the button in left-right and up-down directions.
\015\012If you can feel the cap doesn't moves, try (again) GENTLY to unstuck the button cap. Keep in mind that it has only a part of a millimeter to go.
\015\012
\015\012If the cap is not stuck, then probably the power button is either damaged,
\015\012or
\015\012when you drop your laptop, it went more far then the cap can push it normally (I said before, a part of millimeter is enough).
\015\012It should be checked.
\015\012
In both cases the laptop should be opened.
I suggest NOT to do that by yourself, it is a complex thing to do!

Replacement of the button is also hard thing to do, no matter if it is a part of the mutherboard or not, and should be done by qualified servicer.

Regards.
I'm surprised you are calling Dell stupid even though you are the one that dropped it, but in any case, there is a separate charger board that can be replaced lucky for you. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio1737/en/SM/chargerb.htm#wp1179902
This link will show you what I am talking about and it can be bought on ebay for about $5 or so.
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