Having problems with your Gateway 7405GX Notebook ?

Power button on laptop is broken.

\015 I have a Gateway 7405 laptop & the power button on it dosen't work. It appears to be broken. \015\012I removed all the screws on the bottom,\015\012but cannot seperate the bezel from the keyboard. How do I get to the key to repair/replace it?\015\012Thanks, BobIn my case, the conductive traces broke apart inside the small ribbon cable that connects the power switch and the media switches to the motherboard. Now I am seeking info on how I can permanently wire it "on" because I don't have much hope of finding a replacement cable. \015

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

I'm not sure which of the problem is your concern, nonetheless, pls try:
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  • if disassembly is the issue, if all the screws have been removed, then what would be keeping the lids, covers, panels, bezel still in place would be small tabs on the edges that fits slots. Carefully prying with the help of a small slim flattened tool like a jeweler's screwdriver would help snap them off to unlock. Perhaps a pictorial illustration would be of further help. Although meant for memory replacement, it would give you the general idea on how to proceed;
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  • if your concern is the "small ribbon cable" and you would be looking to modify any appropriately fitting flex cable, you could try cellphone flex cable or even those used by CD/DVD drives. Of course the best would be to source parts from reputable parts suppliers. This is an example of one who carries even replacement motherboards.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

The cable is easily available with many of the technicians.i have myself changed them for many of my clents for those who had this problem.it wont cost much.i would suggest dont try hooking up in a wrong way as it would spoil the unit and make it look more shabby too.replacing the cable is the better option.
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