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by agygt4365 / July 31, 2010 9:33 PM PDT

My Dell studio 1737 laptop power button has just stopped working. this is second time this has happened, laptop out of warranty now, can anyone suggest what to do, or has this happened to you before. The laptop hasnt been dropped or damaged in any way.

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Over in the Cnet laptop troubleshooting forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2010 2:42 AM PDT

A generic reset is noted and if this was mine I'd do that as well as replace the bios battery and hope it's not the mainboard.

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thanks bob
by agygt4365 / August 4, 2010 8:44 AM PDT

but i didnt understand what ""A generic reset is noted and if this was mine I'd do that as well as replace the bios battery "" means, could you explain further thanks

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2010 9:24 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks bob
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by agygt4365 / August 4, 2010 10:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

followed your instructions about holding power button for one minute without battery, worked a treat, thanks for your explanations


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Glad that worked.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 1:01 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

It's not an always for sure remedy but it has worked often enough that it made it to that forum sticky.

Thanks for the report back.

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Power Up Issues
by alex11553 / August 27, 2011 3:30 AM PDT

I've just been through the power up gauntlet with my Dell 1735. The generic reset only works if the power button actually works. If the machine starts using "Media" button, located just above the F5/F6 keys you will need to replace the Power Button. As far as I can tell, these are not available new so, Google Dell 1735 Power Button and you will find them for around $15. Also note that these are sold in pairs; one for each side of the laptop, one controls the WIFI locator and the other is for PWR. The replacement is fairly the bottom of the laptop; remove the media control panel; remove the Keyboard; remove the button PCBs from either side; unplug the harness and install the new buttons. There are a few more minor steps. Just use the on-line Dell Service Manual.

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a thousand thank you's!
by Julslovesjesus / February 3, 2012 1:24 PM PST
In reply to: Power Up Issues

I've been trying to get my laptop working all day - didn't even realise I could use the media button to turn it on. thank you!

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