Having problems with your Gateway 7405GX Notebook ?

Power button replace

\015 The power button no longer springs up and does not work. I can't find a way to open the top portion of the laptop to fix it.\015

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I had this same problem, it comes from a poor design. I didn't want to pay for a replacement part and I needed it fixed quickly, so I removed the power button assembly and drilled a small hole directly over the power button on the circuit board. Now I have to use a pen or pencil to turn on the computer, but hey it works!
Maybe try and pop it out and clean it with a DRY cloth... and clean the circuit board to... But it has to be a clean cloth never been used thing and NOT damp... Even on the button.
-Tom.
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