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Power switch (E-Machines T2542) is broken. Will not turn on again after turning off. Have to leave computer on all the time because afraid will not be able to turn it on again if I turn it off. Anyone know where to get replacement switch?


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I don't have the same model as you, but I think you're having the same issue as me. I'm assuming the switch on the front has physically "stuck" in the case?\015\012\015\012First of all, restart your computer and enter the BIOS. This is usually done by hitting the Del, F1, or F2 key as it is starting up. It may even tell you which key to press as it is starting.\015\012\015\012Once you're in, look around for the setting which governs what the computer should do when power is lost. Adjust the setting so the computer switches itself back on when power is restored, then hit F10 to save your settings and exit.\015\012\015\012If someone shuts the computer off after this, you can get it back on by switching it off at the wall for 5 minutes and then switching it back on. The PC will register power loss/restoration and hopefully come on on its own\015\012__\015\012\015\012As for an actual solution, I can't find spare parts. In the end, I cut a hole in the front of the case and wired my own switch in. If you decide to go this route, it is better to use a biased switch ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch#Biased_switches ) as it mimics the function of the original.\015\012\015\012You might be able to temporarily fix the stuck switch by taking off the little silver cover with the 'e' on, then using a paperclip, pencil, or screwdriver (all of which i have used before) to pull it back into its original position.\015\012\015\012Hope this helps
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