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HP Slimline S5610Y reassembly ON/OFF button doesn’t work

Posted on 2013-05-27
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Last Modified: 2013-06-02
I took the front plate off a HP S5610Y slimline desktop and now I can’t align the module containing the on/off button with the plastic piece that you push down to turn the computer on.  I’m uploading a few photographs of it.  

Usually there are holes and notches that line up with these things.  But I can’t figure out this one.  It’s possible there’s another piece I lost when I took it apart. I looked for a parts list for the S5610Y but didn’t find one.  I was adding memory and it was like trying to get into one of those old Compaqs.  Aggravating.  Anyway, if anyone knows what I’m talking about, please tell me how to get the on/off switch working again.  
As an aside, is there anyone else out there that thinks HP’s design/engineering sucks?
Question by:alanlsilverman
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look in the manual - it should have all the info you need :

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Manual doesn't have enough granularity to tell me how the plastic module should attach to the frame.  At least nowhere that I could find.  Also the manual says:
"The new (replacement) part may not look
the same as the original part, due to different
manufacturers or models. Hewlett-Packard always
provides quality parts that meet or exceed your original
computer specifications."  So different models might have different mechanisms.  Problem is that, looking at the module and the frame, it makes absolutely no sense to me.  And I've worked with lots of computer hardware.

Tried tech support.  No one spoke English.  I'm going to try and make it work with wire.
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ID: 39204788
try putting some arrows and txt to explain on your pictures - it does not seem clear to me what is what (it looks like a black man in the night)

Author Comment

ID: 39214246
I have lots of other work to do now so I'm going to close this.  
Thanks for your input.
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ID: 39214429
ok; if you need more, just ask

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