Solved

How do I replace the power switch in an Emachines EL1300G-01w?

Posted on 2010-11-09
7
698 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a new power switch but for the life of me I can't figure out how it goes through the oblong hole in the case!  Old one broke off on the inside.
0
Comment
Question by:t6bill
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
aleghart earned 250 total points
ID: 34096374
You can't replace hardware from outside of any computer case.  Hardware replacement requires that you open up the computer and disassemble/re-assemble.

Switch assemblies generally have a plastic mounting area with the switch and a small circuit board and pins/wires that lead back to the motherboard.

Installation is the reverse of removal.  Have you opened up the case yet?
0
 

Author Comment

by:t6bill
ID: 34096565
Yes I opened the case and removed the broken power swith.   I just can't figure out how to install the replacement.   Desperately seeking a service manual or diagram for this small form factor machine.  An exploded diagram would be a gift from heaven.
0
 

Author Comment

by:t6bill
ID: 34096604
The case has an oval opening that the power switch goes into from the inside.  However, the switch is not secure in this opening.  It WILL fall out backwards during use.  
0
Ready to trade in that old firewall?

Whether you need to trade-up to a shiny new Firebox or just ready to upgrade from whatever appliance you're using now, WatchGuard has the right appliance for you! Find your perfect Firebox today with appliance sizing tool!

 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:BCipollone
BCipollone earned 250 total points
ID: 34096648
I would compare the one you removed to the replacement and see what piece is missing that was holding it in place.
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:aleghart
aleghart earned 250 total points
ID: 34096667
Usually held in with screws (older computers) or snap tabs.  I've never seen them glued.

How did yours come out?

Some plastic parts have two pieces: one that sits behind a face/trim plate, and the other is installed from the front.  When they snap together, it holds the assembly to the face plate.

I'm not finding any helpful diagrams online.  Can you snap a picture of the parts you have?
0
 

Author Comment

by:t6bill
ID: 34100846
Sorry I don't have a digital camera.  I, too, have not been able to find anything online.   It has platic tabs on the front of it where it protrudes through the oval opening.  
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:BCipollone
BCipollone earned 250 total points
ID: 34105999
And the replacement one does not have the tabs? Are the tabs removeable?

If not you should contact whoever you got the replacement part from and let them know it will not work with your unit, or jerry rig it.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question