09-05-2016 10:21 PM
My area had a freak high humidity event earlier this year, that caused water to condense on basically everything overnight. It got to my laptop. It doesn't power on when the power button is pressed. However, I tinkered with it, and realized I can force a start by detaching the power button board from the motherboard, then briefly shoving the wire ribbon into the socket until it makes contact, then removing it. The laptop can then boot regularly. It can't successfully boot if the ribbon is left securely in the socket. I never touch a button during any of this. It seems this is likely a ruined button pad, right?
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09-05-2016 10:55 PM - edited 09-05-2016 10:56 PM