Pavilion 8190 Power on problems

Discussion in 'HP' started by Arthur, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Arthur

    Arthur Guest

    Lately this computer doesn't reliably turn "on" when I push the
    momentary contact power button: the power and disk lights come on
    briefly and I hear the "click" of some component (which I have always
    heard) but the system doesn't start. Now if I firmly and deliberately
    press the button, the system will start. Also, when I manually power
    down the unit and press the button, sometimes it re-starts rather than
    shutting off. (I have the automatic power management / suspend mode
    disabled to avoid other problems---another story.)

    Does this sound like a simple electro-mechanical problem with the
    switch, or something more malignant? Searching Hp's troubleshooting and
    parts web sites yields nothing useful to me. Any suggestions as to what
    to look for would be appreciated.!

    -=Art=-
     
    Arthur, Jul 8, 2003
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