Power doesn't want to stay on!

    Hardware guru's:  Lately, my year old Quantex QP6/350M-3x developed a hiccup.  Press the power button, lights come on, HD whirs, let up on the button and it's dead again.  Sometime 5 or 6 button pushes are needed before it locks on.  Any idea of why or how to fix it?
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abhikalitraCommented:
change the button
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AdihCommented:
only hardware checkup will reveal the problem.

i think ur old power wiring gave up...

maybe the power box..

good luck,adi
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Somebody_elseCommented:
I would agree with abhikalitra (whew whatta name!) sounds like the power button is giong out. but a new case you can get one for 30-40 bucks. (not at FRY's though). since you can get power when you hold the button in then it is NOT the power supply. even if it was you best bet all around is to get a new case.
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LouisCyphreCommented:
To verify if it is the button, disconect them and conenct them directly togther.
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AwmytieAuthor Commented:
    And, wouldn't you just know it -- to get at the switch, I've got to drop the hard disk, the floppy drive, and the bracket cage that holds them (that's 8 screws, besides the 3 needed to get to box cover off).
     Near as I can tell, I might be able to get to it then; if not, I'll have to get the 6 screws out that holds the front panel on (and see what else...)@*^- - bloody knuckles.
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AwmytieAuthor Commented:
    And, wouldn't you just know it -- to get at the switch, I've got to drop the hard disk, the floppy drive, and the bracket cage that holds them (that's 8 screws, besides the 3 needed to get to box cover off).
     Near as I can tell, I might be able to get to it then; if not, I'll have to get the 6 screws out that holds the front panel on (and see what else...)@*^- - bloody knuckles.
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AwmytieAuthor Commented:
    Now that the cover's off, it works every time like it should.  Darn, ain't anything much more exasperating than an intermittent that you cant make intermit.
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Somebody_elseCommented:
maybe the cover is hitting a wire loose?
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AwmytieAuthor Commented:
    Nope! It's messing up again!  Anyway, Quantex is sending me a new switch.  If I can just figure out how to get at the darned thing.......  Looks like abhikalitra (where'd you come up with THAT moniker?) was right.
     Q furnishes a lot of (fairly) good manuals with their stuff, but nothing on the mechanics of the box (which, I see, has NYCE stamped into the metalware).
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AwmytieAuthor Commented:
   Q's rep says to pull the escutcheon, alias front panel.  OK, 6 phillips-head screws, and voila - - it hangs up on the DVD-ROM escutcheon and Iomega Zip-100 escutcheon -- a few minutes of knife-blade persuasion, unmentionable language, etc., and it yeilds.  Yep, looks like 2 more screws and I can get it out.
     Anyway, abhi...a, how about posting the comment as an answer; and as soon as I get the USPS delivery installed, I'll deliver the points.
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AwmytieAuthor Commented:
Got the new switch from Quantex this afternoon, installed it, and everything seems to be working A-OK once more.
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AwmytieAuthor Commented:
Masking tape does a fairly good job as a screw holder, trying to get those short little phillips screws back behind a flange to attach the front escutcheon.  Took a bit of arm bending to undo their weird wirewraps too (blind, behind some other stuff).  
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