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Press to power off

, posted: 23-Jul-2006 10:04

Bugger! Two nights ago, when I was done with using our less-than-1-year-old HP MCE system, which has a 21" HP f2105 LCD screen. Naturally, I would just turn off the monitor power to save power (beside the amber colour light when on stand-by is annoying and bright in the dark).

As you would with turning power off, you push the power button. Tonight, I exert the same amount of strength on the power button as any other night. The most feared thing had happened, THE POWER SWITCH IS BROKEN! I managed to get to turn off, but it refuses to be powered back on... the button is definitely "funked".

Oh well... back to Harvey Norman to pry for another monitor!





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Comment by Bjorn Steller, on 28-Dec-2007 21:47

Another solution to those pesty broken power buttons is a very simple one. Remove the backplate, take off the stand. Lay monitor face down and pry carefully the metalface off (there are 2 little pushholes on the underside between the black backcasing and the silverfront). Take the black backcasing off. On the left bottom side where the push button is located you will see a narrow circuitboard. Unscrew this and you will have access to the broken off power button. You will notice that the button has a little round side button which actually presses the switch on the circuitboard off to the right. On the left side you will see a small plasticbridge. The power button was connected to this bridge with 2 very narrow bendable plasticpins (the bad boys that broke). Now get one of those "store club" key chain cards which actually have a little keychain hole in them for the LED light that lights up the power button, cut it to size and superglue it on the bridge and the power button. Test to make sure it actually is lined up properly, reassemble and you have your .07$ fix as opposed to the $675 replacement cost HP quoted me (note that their current 22" is $330 and the 24" is $570)


Comment by tony castronovo, on 13-Jul-2008 13:16

I have the same problem with mine. How do you get the backplate off? I don;'t see any fasteners? Please help. Thanks


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