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10-05-2011

Ohio

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-10-24, 19:31 PM

I have just discovered I have the same problem.  The power switch became mushy, and then the unit would not power up.

Opened the unit and found the power switch loose on the motherboard. From my inspection there appeared to be no solder on either pin to the switch.  I will be calling for a repair ticket tomorrow. Ugghhhhh!!!! Less than one month old.

 

UPDATE:

 

My Power Button has failed again.  This was just repaired in late October at a Lenovo Authorized Repair Station.   I certainly don't want to return it there again. The switch attachment to the circuit is  poorly engineered and designed. I have been careful in my use of this tablet all along.  Now I worry about the Micro USB port also. What I really want is a new Tablet.  How and to whom do I escalate this issue ???

 

Frustrated in Ohio!!

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09-12-2008

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-10-27, 7:07 AM

Glad am not the only one, was debating whether i was the cause of the switch failure  , i can confirm the bracket pins where not soldered and had to have it done, 1 week has passed all is still well.:smileyhappy:

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09-07-2011

Ohio, USA

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Re: Power button problems

2011-10-30, 21:01 PM
+1 for this power button/wake issue. Sometimes the tablet will go into a deep sleep and it takes multiple attempts for it to start again. Very annoying and needs to be fixed via software update
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11-03-2011

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-11-03, 15:20 PM

My tablet button does not work at all. I plan to send it in for a replacement, but I worry that this will happen on the next as well. Lenovo, are you going to fix this issue.

 

ray

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05-26-2011

Germany

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-11-06, 22:13 PM

The Power Button switch fell off today and I re-soldered it, hope will not fell again

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08-26-2011

United States

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-11-08, 18:11 PM
Mine fell off too,gonna resolder, but I expect that Lenovo is going to have a pretty high failure rate on this.

It looks like the only thing holding the switch to the board is the solder on the three contact points. The pins that go into the holes on the board are short and do not have any solder, nor a place to solder to.

To top it off, the button on the side presses sideways and up (since nothing holds the switch down) and will eventually break the solder on most devices.

When I solder mine, I may try to improvise a mount to hold the switch down so it will not come off again.

Lenovo, yo might want to change to a switch that has pins that clip in or put a clip over the top to correct the issue going forward.
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11-10-2011

Barbados

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Re: Power button problems

2011-11-11, 3:22 AM

i think something is wrong with my power button, it doesnt feel like the spring is undwer it anymore and the tablet is off now and won't turn on. is there any ohter way to power on the tablet or do i need to return it?

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11-10-2011

Barbados

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-11-11, 3:28 AM

Ahhhh, i am glad I am not alone, over the weeks i realised my power button was getting mushier and mushier, now today it just didnt press on at all, and I am all the way in Barbados so returning to Lenovo won't be cheap or fast and I need to travel soon with my tablet. Can anyone give me instructions as to how to open and soder back on the buttons. many thanks

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11-10-2011

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-11-11, 3:29 AM

How do you open it??

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08-17-2011

USA

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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2011-11-11, 3:55 AM
This video posted by another user may help if you need to do it yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfTesDJ0JKo
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