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Power button broke on Toshiba Satellite A105 Laptop

By Kevhouse0308 ·
Hey guys,
The power button on my laptop was loose and sliding around for about three months. Today it finally broke off when someone tried to power it up. Is there any way I can install a replacement button or power it up without a button? I tried most of the obvious solutions, and nothing worked. If you'd like to see pictures, I can have those uploaded later.

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What were the obvious solutions?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Power button broke on Tos ...

That you tried?

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not much

by Kevhouse0308 In reply to What were the obvious sol ...

Well i tried simply trying to place the button back in place myself, trying to turn it on using a pen, etc.

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Oh ......and Ah!...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to not much

I tried chasing online sources for Tosh parts but the power button doesn't seem to be a big seller.

The chances are it's probably a stock item that might just turn up in an Electronics Warehouse-type retailer - but without knowing what it looks like...

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Bestbuy?

by Kevhouse0308 In reply to Oh ......and Ah!...

Well I just finished backing up my hard drive last night, and I talked to Bestbuy, they told me they could have it checked out in about two weeks. I'm pretty sure the button's just broken, but a salesman at Fry's Electronics insisted that something was snapped or broken. Good thing I didn't give it to them to repair, turns out they wanted $100 just to look at it and they said it would take 6-8 weeks to tell me that the button was, in fact, broken.

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I'm not familiar with American suppliers,but...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Bestbuy?

Over the Big Pond, here in the UK, we've got an electronics chain called Maplin Electronics, -it's a bit like Radio Shack (called Tandy over here) - only a lot, lot, better.

It's my guess that if you were to take your laptop around on a forage to some electronics places, I'll bet someone would recognise the power button as a "standard" stock item, which probably only costs a few dollars.

I cannot imagine that the only thing that power button is used in, is a Toshiba laptop.

Good luck.

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WAIT!!! It's not an A105 but it's still a Satellite -

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Bestbuy?

Found this on my wanderings through the mirk of the net:

http://people.wwc.edu/staff/stirra/misc/t2545fix/

Lots of little piccies and diatribe - might just give you a hint , particularly the suppliers at the bottom of the article.

Good luck.

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help me

by helenknapp In reply to Power button broke on Tos ...

my power botton on my laptop is broke need help

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Did you ever find a solution

by Wendywb In reply to Power button broke on Tos ...

I have the same issue, looking for part #

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