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Problem w/ power and reset buttons

Q: Problem w/ power and reset buttons

I'm installing a new motherboard to my computer and I cannot seem to get the power on button to work. The motherboard is receiving power but I can't turn it on. I'm not even sure what information you would need in order to help me out. Anything you ask I can provide. I'm unsure of what case I have.


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A:Problem with power / reset sw

Instead of unplugging the panel connectors from the motherboard, try switching the power off at the back of the power supply for a couple of minutes. Of course, the PC should be powered off at the time. Turn the switch on the PSU back on and see if it will start.
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I will need to do this programatically - bundled within an .exe that I'm building - so the solution would ideally be an import of a new reg key....

BUT what do I need to change and where?

I think whatever I do, I may also need to enable hibernation, and disable connected standby. Also, as it may sometimes be mains and sometimes battery powered, cover both power scenarios.

Apologies if I am repeating a previously asked question.

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A:Problem Booting With Power Button/ Reset Works

You should have a setting in BIOS to give hard drives time to spin up. Look for "HDD delay" or something similar. You can also just disable quick startup, so the HD has time to spin up during the memory test.
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A:Satellite M645 - How to reset the touch buttons?


Where have you downloade Value Added Package and Flash Cards Support Utility? I have done a Google search and it seems that Satellite M645 is an US model and therefore all drivers and tools can be downloaded here:

Make sure you download the correct version of VAP and Flash Cards Support Utility. That means if you have Windows 7 64bit you have to download the 64bit version too.

Another question: Have you installed all other drivers like chipset?

Also try to load the default settings in BIOS and test it again.
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A:Power on, reset or bus device reset occurred

does it happen with both burning programs??
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A:Power Buttons on Taskbar?

Hello, I think this still works in W10

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A:Keyboard Power Buttons

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A:Power/soft touch buttons

I believe you can leave it disconnected, but then of course those buttons won't work. Are you having other problems with the laptop? Be aware that the DV 6000 series, as with almost the entire DV lines, has some severe issues that extend way past what this article refers too:
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A:A 200 - The 3 little buttons by the power button stopped working


Well, I don?t know why it doesn?t work but these 3 little buttons are Toshiba Controls.
Did you try to update the controls driver? You can find it on the Toshiba website under and ?Support & Downloads?.

Furthermore you can check the settings. I?m not sure but I think you can find them in ?Control Panel? .

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A:Power SW & Reset SW

Usually in the bottom right (if you are looking at it in the case, and the case is a tower) you will see a line of pins looking like this ::::::::::::::::: Also if you look closely (use reading glasses or a hand lens or a magnifying glass if you need) the pins should be labeled, it should be fairly obvious then which pins go where.

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2 - If this isn't a store brand computer then look on the motherboard, there is a really high chance somewhere on it it says what brand and its model number.
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Code is 51908034

A:Power on reset

Alex. Check your other post. REO
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A:NB100 no usb power - how to reset


In your case I would recommend removing the USB port /controller /hub from device manager.
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A:Router needs reset after power is off.

Quote: Originally Posted by headbuster

I have a Linksys WRT54G and I have a problem. I like to plug out my main power cabel from the power outlet when I go to bed and when I turn it back on in the morning and switch my computer on I need to reset my router so it can work (otherwise the internet icon has a yellow exclamation mark)
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How can I fix this?

No Headbuster it is not normal, Most of the routers that I deal with do keep their settings when the power is removed and restored.

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A:How to power reset 840 G3 laptop

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A:need to reset power on password

@baker133768? When asked for the password just hit enter 3 times. Post any code you receive. REO
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A:Power/Reset button

You will have to look at a diagram of what each connector is for. They vary a lot and just because 2 particular connectors on one board are for power or reset doesn't mean that the same ones will be used on a different board. Though the polarity doesn't matter for the switches, you have to make sure it is right for LED's or they won't work.
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A:need to reset power adapter

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whats the make and model of the PC
are you able to use and have a mulitmeter?
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A:Hard power reset

I asked HP about this earlier today.   There is no current documentation that describes how to hard reset an x360 notebook.   I have no idea as to how long it wil take before the Hard reset document is updated. As soon as it happens I will let you know.
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A:I need to reset my power on password

Hi, Enter  30482406 Regards, DP-K
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A:Power on password reset

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We just had a nice line of storms come through a few weeks ago.

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Take a look at the last image you posted for me. I would move the jumper on the header from its current position to the  second set  from the top to see if it clears the password. Give it an arbitrary amount of time, say 5-10 seconds, return it to the original position and then check to see if that cleared the password.
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A:System Freezes - requires reset or power off

Quote: Originally Posted by ethereal9

I have been having problems with my system freezing - some programs may still run (the system clock will freeze but a sidebar gadget showing the time in scotland will show the correct time, my downloads may also continue and when i have to do a hard reset? the raid may have to be rebuilt).

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Hi and welcome

can you type event viewer in search. go to the windows logs>application tab. Look for errors (red in left column) that relate to app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem. when you find them note the Event ID and course codes. relay them to use


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Hi SciFi, :wave:
I am not a mod, but
Welcome to :grinthumb

While this might be a bit frustrating for you... what you need to do is pay attention to the posts at the top of this Intro forum (eg... this is not the place for questions, just intro's).

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