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Old 12-15-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I bought this Lenovo professional computer from a company that was shutting down and it's been a good computer and I've had it for probably 3 yrs and it was maybe 2 yrs old when I bought it.

The button to turn on the machine is showing too much use. I put the computer in "sleep" every night but when it turns off due to updates, I have to touch the button to turn it on.

Can anyone who knows hardware know if it can be repaired. One person gave me a close to $300 estimate as it would be a big job, changing the whole tower cover. etc.

It's out of warrant with Lenovo. Thanks anyone.
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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If the button turns it on, then it is not broken and it doesn't need to be repaired. You seem to fall for every scam that comes down the pike, don't fall for this one.

300 bucks to 'repair' a button that isn't broken .

You could have a whole new top-of-the-line case and power supply for that kind of money, if you really wanted one.
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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Zymer: I'm not falling for anything, but the button is worn down. I worry about the day that I go to turn on the tower and the button won't do it at all. Could be the button will work "forever" as long as I have the machine, but it's worn down.
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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Please define "worn down" and can we get a picture of it, please?
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:36 PM
 
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Worn down, I have to jiggle it and find a spot on the button that will turn it on. Hard to describe. So if the machine is about 5 yrs old, the person who had it in the office setting probably was a little hard on the button and has caused it to wear down. Hard to explain it. Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:03 PM
 
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Superglue another button/switch on top of it. You can use anything that fits.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:25 PM
 
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Do you know the model number of the computer? Probably on a tag on the back. Sometimes it's on the front as well.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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Do you know the model number of the computer? Probably on a tag on the back. Sometimes it's on the front as well.
https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo...-640-gb/specs/

I'm still waiting to hear from the person who knows these computers in and out and was the one who worked for the company that closed....he installed them and serviced them... He's hard to reach now but I'm still working on that. Thanks.


I need to ask if there is an override way to turn on computer without the button.

And do I really need to do the updates.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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it's just a button, a momentary switch, a $0.25 part. I'm looking for the part number/a place to buy a replacement but coming up empty without a serial number.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup

The actual part is probably part of a group, might be Just the top rounded part of the front plastic, might be the whole front plastic piece... maybe they sell just the button. Regardless, it's not a big deal for replacement. If you're alright with things not looking nice, a replacement button can be easily installed that does the same thing.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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it's just a button, a momentary switch, a $0.25 part. I'm looking for the part number/a place to buy a replacement but coming up empty without a serial number.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup

The actual part is probably part of a group, might be Just the top rounded part of the front plastic, might be the whole front plastic piece... maybe they sell just the button. Regardless, it's not a big deal for replacement. If you're alright with things not looking nice, a replacement button can be easily installed that does the same thing.
I can't imagine how the button can be replaced without removing the whole or a good portion of the tower cover.
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