on/off switch for my desk top not working properly - please advice

  geek84 05 Feb 13
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Hi Folks

My on/off switch (which is situated underneath the monitor)for my 3 year old Packard Bell desk top is not working properly. Very often the PC is on and the switch does not work - i.e. I get a blank screen.

Do you think there may be a loose connection or is there some type of fault with thee software?

Thank You.

  Terry Brown 05 Feb 13

Unless you know a qualified Electronic engineer (or are one), I suggest you either:-

Put in in for repair ,it may be worth repairing or look for a new monitor as the cost of repair may be more than the monitor is worth.

Terry

  woodchip 05 Feb 13

If it as a Reset Button these can be used by switching cables on Motherboard as they are only press to make connections same buttons but does a different job on how they connected to motherboard

  lotvic 06 Feb 13

It's either the on/off button on monitor (if no sign of life from monitor) or it might be a loose cable from monitor to pc.

  xania 06 Feb 13

WHy not simply leave the monitor switched on permanently and just switch off at the mains?

  xania 06 Feb 13

WHy not simply leave the monitor switched on permanently and just switch off at the mains?

  geek84 06 Feb 13

Hi folks

Thanks for your replies.

xania - Yes, I already do what you are saying, but it doesn't solve the problem of the monitor button not working properly, which is located underneath the monitor !

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