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Compaq 1247 Power Button Doesn't Work

Q: Compaq 1247 Power Button Doesn't Work

The power button on my Compaq 1247 Notebook does not always work when operating on battery. Compaq doesn't seem to be of any help. Others have had this problem as evidenced by chat on Compaq web site. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this.

A: Compaq 1247 Power Button Doesn't Work

I was able to fix this problem on one laptop by letting the battery run all the way down, then recharging it completely before using it again....

[Edited by AcaCandy on 04-09-2001 at 10:27 PM]

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I am fixing a PC for a friend; their power supply went bad, so i switched it but now the PC will NOT turn on using the front PC button but rather it turns on when i plug in the cable in the Power Supply.

& Furthermore, it shows nothing on the monitor when it turns on...

The Power Supply Fan is working, CD Drive open normally & i can hear the Hard drive moving...

Can you guys give me a bit of advance on what i should do next please?

A:Power button doesn't work with new PSU

Are you sure you plugged all the connectors correctly? The PC not switching on from the front button would seem to indicate the power switch is not plugged into the motherboard.

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I have one of the strangest issues I have come across. After upgrading to 8.1 my power button doesn't always work when trying to enter sleep mode. It's how I send my computer to sleep and wake it up. If the computer is off or asleep and I press the button it works every time, but if it is on and I press it to send it to sleep mode it works probably 25% of the time.

Not sure what specs will be useful so here are the main things: custom built computer inside a "Cooler Master Storm Enforcer" case with an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard, Intel i7 3770k, and Windows 8.1 Pro w/ media center.

Also as a side issue (that has been going on since before Windows 8.1) when I right click a word in Chrome to auto correct it that only works once per text entry. If I click the new word on the context menu nothing happens.

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I have a simple USB keyboard that has a Sleep, wakeup and poweron button on it.
The sleep button works fine but the others do not.
How do I enable that?

In the BIOS there's the wakeup setting, I chose the key (power button) and it still doesn't work.
I had to disable EUP (an European rule) which, if enabled, makes sure the power consumption of the powered off PC stays under 1 W, but it also eliminates most of the wakeup options to achive that low power level.

Now with that option disabled, it is now possible to enable wake up events but the power button still doesn't work.

Legacy USB keyboard setting is on. Could it be the cause?

A:Dedicated Power On button on keyboard doesn't work

What brand of keyboard is it? If it's a Logitech, it could be a driver issue. I have a similar problem with my media buttons on a Logitech keyboard, but it seems that a recent driver update has made them fail. Rolling back the driver made them work again.

Try reinstalling the driver, or rolling back to a previous driver and see if that helps the issue.

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My laptop won't power up and I have try's unplugging the AC cord and battery, and it still does not work I need help! My computer is a hp black licorice 15.6

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Computer's off, it's been off since morning, and I can't get this thing to work! The power button isn't lit, nothing. I press it, and it doesn't turn on the computer at all... I've tried doing these things: -use battery only-use charger only-remove charger and battery, hold button for 30+ seconds, and try again.... none of those work... is my laptop fried? it sucks because i JUST bought this thing a month ago.

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hi muffinmonkcan you try one key recover button to check if it works?

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Hi there,

Today my laptop (windows 8.1) ran out of battery. Later when it was charged again, only a black screen with a cursor appears. Additional the power button does not work. When I press the power button the laptop does not shut down nor boot again, just the black screen with the cursor appears again. Alt+Ctrl+Del does not work either... I don't know what I can do else. Can anybody solve this problem?

Thank you very much for your help

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I download slimcleaner software to get rid of many unused programs because my laptop was very slow. Since then I don't have sound. I tried to restart is but I got error 1722 the RPC is unavailable and also the power option button doesn't work.

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I have a Compaq 1247 that I reformated the hard drive.
When I used the Restore disk, Everything went well but Never loaded the drivers for the modem and sound card.
I checked in systems and it showes no drivers loaded for the PCI multimedea device and PCI communication device.
How do I get these drivers?
Also the easy acess buttons dont work.

A:Compaq 1247

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I have a Compaq Presario 1247 Notebook (laptop) with Windows 98 Second Edition with a 4.3 Gigabyte hard drive that was logically partitioned into 2 drives (C: and D: ). Earlier this year I used my CD Burner to copy all of the Quick Restore files from the D: Drive to a blank CD-ROM (CD-RW) disk and then removed the partition from the hard drive with a program from the Compaq Website. My CD-Burner is connected to my Notebook via a PCMCIA USB 2.0 Card, it has 2 USB Ports on it, one port is being used by my CD-Burner the other port is not being used.

Last Friday (09-24-2004) my Notebook caught a virus while I was on the internet and it was corrupted. MS Windows Explorer error message came up when I tried to look at my hard drive. The error message also came up when I rebooted, therefore no desktop icons appeared. So I reformatted the hard drive C: and put the Quick Recovery CD-ROM Disk in the internal CD-ROM drive. However, the Quick Recovery Disk displayed a message that it could not find the Quick Restore files and to contact Compaq Customer Support. I reformatted my hard drive again this time with the /quick format switch and /make system disk switch and then copied all the files and subdirectories from the Quick Recovery CD to my hard drive. Now before I even tried to run FDISK to repartition my hard drive into 2 logical drives I thought I would put the CD (CD-RW) containing all of the Quick Restore files and subdirectories that I burned earlier this year (before I r... Read more

A:Compaq Presario 1247 - Need Help

have you tried the ultimate boot CD:

It containes many utilities that might help.

it is bootable so it should load

Steve L

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I own a Compaq Presario 1247 laptop (AMD K6II/400MHz, 2.2V, 160 MB RAM, 30GB HDD, 24x CDROM, model number 1456VQLIN, 3 or 4 years old I think...), and the darn thing won't power on. I gave it to my sis and it came back dead. She had taken it to compusa I believe, where the guy told her to replace the battery. When I plug it into the wall socket, the LED to indicate it's plugged in comes on, but the one that indicates the battery is charging doesn't. The battery has a light indicator to say how much charge is in it, and none of the leds come on (0% I guess). Pressing the power button has no effect, whether or not the battery is inserted into its bay. I'd bring it to compusa here, but they charge $140 just to look at the machine... since a battery costs less, I thought I'd try getting a new one first, but it seems strange to me that the computer won't boot when the battery is out of the bay. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Should I be looking for other causes? (fried motherboard, maybe, I dunno?) Thanks mucho for any help at all (or even sympathy )!

- FaxData

A:Dead laptop - bad battery? Compaq Presario 1247

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I was messing around wi my laptop and pulled the top part off (the part with the power button) a small white strap connecting the power button and motherboard came out. It's still intact but I don't know if it can even be reconnected, can it?

A:Compaq power button not working?

It sounds like from your description you pulled the ribbon out of the connector. You can slip the ribbon back in the socket.

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A:A25-S2792 doesn't power up yellow light flashes after pressing power button

The motherboard is bad. Have you tried reseating the memory?

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Hi there,

What can be done with a PC that won't respond when you pressed the power-on button. Looking at back of the PC, the light of the power supply is on, but the power-on light goes out almost instantly after pressing it.

any ideas and advices will be greatly appreciated please.

thank you.

A:Compaq Presario CQ5300Y PC won't respond to power-on button.

Zeamann: What you might have is one of your devices, hard disk, dvd rom or memory that is causing your problem. I would recommend unplugging the machine and verify that the memory is seated properly and that all the cables from the Power Supply are connected properly and seated.
Do you get any beeps or indications that things are starting up?

What were you doing before you tried to turn it on?


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A:compaq presario 5000 power button problems

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A:Compaq Presario CQ61 Black sreen-orange button next to power

Try re-seating the Ram. If that doesn't help remove the Cmos battery for a few minutes then put it back, it looks like a silver coin and should be visible near the ram.

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A:HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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A:Pressing power button but PC doesn't turn on :(

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Are you saying that the plastic connector on the end of the Power Button cable is too big to fit on the motherboard block?
Or that the cable is too short?

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A:Middle button doesn't work

d3us, welcome to the forums. Are you using setpoint?

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A:mute button doesn't work

Not sure about the DSP part but I did find it for the 3000 series...heres the link. Just select your OS and bit type and download the exe.

Microsoft Keyboard & Mouse: Wireless Desktop 3000 | Microsoft Hardware

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thanks for all the help guys......

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A:All Programs button doesn't work

Log in as an Administrator. Go Start > Run and typeregsvr32 /i shell32.dllReboot.

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A:Start button doesn't work

I would do a system restore to before the problem started. your power supply. Connection and cord.

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Welcome to Bleeping Computer Timmer. Can you provide some details about your OS and which browser you are using?

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A:My wireless button doesn't work

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A:Right Mouse Button Doesn't Work

What kind of mouse is it, USB, PS/2, wireless?

if you happen to have another mouse around, you could try that.
another thing you could try is to uninstall and reinstall the mouse drivers.

If no luck then,

if USB:
try another USB socket

if PS/2:
examine the pins in the socket, any bent?

if wireless:
it's possible that the mouse may behave oddly when battery power weakens. try replacing them.

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A:yahoo button doesn't work

any suggestions?

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A:{RESOLVED} CD-Rom Button doesn't always work

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A:Start button doesn't work

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A:Computer doesn't turn on when pressing power button

Jason - from what you describe (and assuming your power outlet is OK), your computer's power supply may have blown. Thankfully, it is an inexpensive part to replace!

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Greetings all,

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A:When I push the power button my computer doesn't start up all the way.

Could this be a sign a my power supply about to go bad?

It could well be, or bad cable.

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A:hp g7 laptop power button blinks once, doesn't boot

Hi @elMusso, Welcome to HP Forums! I understand that your laptop still does not work after you replaced the motherboard. I want to help. The document below may help you diagnose the hardware issue of your laptop:HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Let me know how it goes. To say "Thank you", click on the "Thumb up" icon. Regards, 

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A:Trackpad Button Doesn't Work Properly

It sounds like you might actually need a trackpad repair or replacement. Are you still under warranty?

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A:Windows XP Start button doesn't work

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A:Show Desktop button doesn't work.

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My Internet is fine. I can connect with my iPhone, and with Ubuntu OS.

It's just the button in the bottom right hand corner (the wireless signal bars) doesn't do anything after I click it on my windows laptop.. It happens every so often disallowing me from connecting to the Internet in times when I need it.

Can somebody please help me out with this issue?

A:Internet connection button doesn't work

Is this a desktop or laptop?

If its a laptop look for a lit blue antenna symbol either on the top near your power button or on the sides make sure its lit blue.

If its not lit look for the physical switch/button to activate it.

If its a desktop, go to your device manager and find your network adapter, then find your wireless card and uninstall it

On the top menu find and click action, then select scan for hardware changes

now click your antenna symbol in the system tray and select your wireless network and re-enter your password.

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i have dell inspiron n5010
i want to disable its touch pad but cant figure it out
there is a touch pad disabling button (right beside f12 key) but it doesn't work

can anyone tell me how to do it cuz it gets really irritating sometimes.

thank you in advace

A:Touch pad disabling button doesn't work

Touchpad problem

Hi. I don't know about a button to disable the touchpad on a laptop, but there is a free program that will do the same thing, so you can type away, and your arm won't move the cursor around. Try

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My Internet connection icon/button (either on the desktop to the right of the task bar or on the settings when you slide in from right) doesn't work...

I mean when I click it it does absolutely nothing. Also, when I open the network and sharing center after clicking change adapter settings it loads forever..

Someone please help me, I've got work to do and I need the Internet.. I don't know what to do I can't keep switching to Ubuntu..

A:Internet connection button doesn't work

Is it wireless or wired

Does it ask you for a password?

Is there a red X or a yellow exclaimation point on your internet icon?

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hey ! my razer mouse button 5 (side button) don't work on win 7... i installed the razer driver (1.00) ... any idea ?

EDIT : NVM , i was in WINDOWS UPDATE , then there was a facultative update for the razer mice, now all work fine

A:Razer Diamondback 3G - button 5 doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by Antiriad

hey ! my razer mouse button 5 (side button) don't work on win 7... i installed the razer driver (1.00) ... any idea ?

Yep mouse driver

Could we get your system specs


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I am not sure if anyone has experienced same thing, but it is very weird to me.

I am using a Lenovo T43 laptop, and recently my both Ctrl buttons are not working properly.When I am at the desktop interface and hit the Ctrl button, my desktop will refresh. It seems that it shut down the explorer.exe and restart it.

And if I have a file explorer window opened and hit Ctrl button, the window will be closed immediately, so I can't use ctrl+c or ctrl+v to copy and paste in the file explorer. It is really annoying.

Can anyone help me on this issue? Thanks!

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I installed an Windows Pro 8 to 8.1 Pro x64 on a desktop computer. Both were clean installations, no other software was installed. With Window 8.1 Pro, the start button worked for a day after all the updates, then booted the computer. Now, if I try to right
click on the Start button with the mouse; nothing happens. Thinking it was a virus, I used Windows Defender to search to the for a virus and nothing found. No other Windows updates to fix the problem! To me it just another glitch in Windows!

I updated a laptop at the same time with Windows 8 to 8.1 X64, not the Pro version. The laptop was a OEM version of Windows 8. The laptop works fine with Windows 8.1 after upgrading it.

A:My start button doesn't work in Windows Pro 8.1

Please try to copy WinX folder under C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows into C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows.
If it doesn't work, please run following command to repair system: 
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
If the issue persists, let's test the issue in New user account. 
If all these steps doesn't fix your issue, please capture the actions during this process by using Process Monitor:
Process Monitor v3.05
How to use, please refer to this article:
Using Process Monitor to capture system events
Keep post.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Here is an odd problem I can't figure out.

I bought new Audioengine A5+ speakers and set them up, everything was normal.

Then decided to purchase an Audioengine D1 DAC to bypass the motherboard sound chip. It plugs in via USB, speakers plug into it.

The sound is great, no issues. However, I have now lost the ability to Mute the sound! Pressing mute in the Windows volume control works, and the red circle appears on the taskbar. However, the sound doesn't change at all!

Volume slider works as normal, it's just the ability to Mute that doesn't function.

The D1 does not require any type of driver and installed normally by Windows. Thoughts??? This is driving me crazy.

Operating system is Windows 7 64-bit.

A:Installed DAC - now mute button doesn't work

Hi jordanfsl and Wecome to Seven Forums
Quote "Audioengine D1 DAC to bypass the motherboard sound chip. It plugs in via USB, speakers plug into it."
You are not using the computer audio subsystem therefore you will not be able to control it like you would when using onboard audio. You will have to control the audio on the external device. Check for software updates and firmware updates to the USB devce. Although you say the D1 does not need any software installed I would check there is not an update by visiting the vendors website. That may solve your issue.

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Hello i'm new here :)

i bought a new Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-108 but the Fn button doesnt work. Does somebody know i can fix it? The laptop runs on Windows 8 with a "classic shell".

A:The FN button doesn't work on my new Satellite C70D

Check please settings for ?Function keys mode?. There are two ways to use F keys:
-Special function mode ? use F keys only
-Standard F1 ? F12 mode ? use FN+Fx key

Check the settings please.

By the way: do you use original preinstalled Win8.1 that you got with your machine?

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Dell dimension 2400
MS XP, sp3, intel pentium 4 2.8 gHz, 512 RAM, Intel 82845G/ gl/ge/pe/gv graphics controller.

I started a thread asking for info on Win 32.unknown.Random.X but got no reply. But things have changed from then. Now log on to my account and it opens up but there is no desktop and the start button won't work, it just shows a 'busy' egg timer. I had created another admin account a while ago so I can access the PC but can't get hold of my data. Can you help please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:32:21 PM, on 8/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
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I bought my HP Pavilion 17-g121wm at Walmart. Works fine, but the fn-F12, which is supposed to toggle Airplane mode on/off, doesn't work. And although Settings shows that the laptop is in Airplane Mode, it isn't. Wifi is enabled. In short, I cannot turn Airplane mode on to conserve battery. I've tried updating the LAN driver, and also installing F12 key driver. Neither helped. I'm looking for some way to be able to toggle wireless on and off. Right now, wireless is always on and I can't change it.

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The Folder button at the top of windows explorer doesn't produce a list of my files in the left hand side of the screen. When I press the button, the window splits but it doesn't show any folders...just a blank slate. I have windows xp pro with sp2 installed.

Is there a chance I deleted something with Hijack This? Can I reinstall this feature using my winows xp disk?

This is driving me crazy. When I need to drag and drop a file or folder from one folder to another, I end up having to open to separate explorer windows.


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More often than not the start button doesn't work. It happens when I log into my computer. It doesn't get any better from being logged in.

A:Start button in Windows 10 doesn't work

Hi, Just to be certain, are you referring to Windows 10 Start Menu button? If that's correct, try the following. Right click the Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) and click 'Yes' to the uac prompt. In the command prompt window, type powershell and hit enter. Copy the following, paste it in to the command prompt and then hit enter. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} When this has completed, type exit, hit enter, then type exit and hit enter once again. Restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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Hello everyone!
i am new here but not new to windows 7
before some months i made two partitions on my hard drive to install ubuntu 10.10 and installed it sucessfull! the dual-boot thing worked very well also
BUT yesterday i decided to unistall it so i formatted the two partitions where i had ubuntu and then using EasyBCD i reinstalled the windows vista/7 boot loader and worked well until today where i wanted to enter the advanced boot menu using the F8 button but it didnt work :'(
i tryed several times but with no luck
before the installation of ubuntu i was able to accses the menu but now i cant
Is there any way to fix this?
Thanks everyone for your time and your help!

A:F8 button doesn't work after unistaling ubuntu

Quote: Originally Posted by Adreas

Hello everyone!
i am new here but not new to windows 7
before some months i made two partitions on my hard drive to install ubuntu 10.10 and installed it sucessfull! the dual-boot thing worked very well also
BUT yesterday i decided to unistall it so i formatted the two partitions where i had ubuntu and then using EasyBCD i reinstalled the windows vista/7 boot loader and worked well until today where i wanted to enter the advanced boot menu using the F8 button but it didnt work :'(
i tryed several times but with no luck
before the installation of ubuntu i was able to accses the menu but now i cant
Is there any way to fix this?
Thanks everyone for your time and your help!


Do you have a Windows 7 Disk if so you can try repair from that disk

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On some(most) uses my back button doesn't work.  I have to go out of the program and start all over.  Even rt clicking on back doesn't work.

A:windows 7 back button doesn't work

Hi mmadyda and welcome,
can you tell us what browser you are using when this happens ? Or does the problem exist with all browsers.
What 3rd party toolbars have you got loaded? Google, Yahoo? Anything else?
The only time the back button doesn't seem to work is when there is an intermediate redirection page, so when you click back you are returned to
the URL that redirects to the page you were on again. If you use the little drop down arrow next to the buttons you can skip back 2 pages to work around this.
Hope this solves your issue

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I have Windows 8.1 Pro and a Logitech K800 Keyboard (wireless/illuminated) and I'm continuing to be frustrated by the fact that the Mute button does not work. Oddly enough, I had the same problem with a previous Windows 8.0 Pro install -- it went away when I upgraded to Windows 8.1. But the problem started again shortly afterward (maybe a week or two). I have the latest drivers and apps installed from Logitech.

After a reboot, the first time I hit the Mute key momentarily mutes the sound but then the sound returns (maybe after 1 second). After that, hitting the Mute key has no effect at all.

I have searched Google for a solution but nothing matches my problem. Oddly there are reports of all volume-related keys not working, but the Volume up and Volume down keys still work for me.

I'm wondering if anyone else is having these problems, and/or if anyone has suggestions.

A:Keyboard Mute Button Doesn't Work

There should be software for that keyboard. Some Keyboards that have extra keys work without added software, if they are a PS/2 KB. I don't have any USB KB's that have extra keys like that, the one I got is an old HP keyboard.

Check the Logitech site, see if there are drivers for that particular KB.

Try this:

Support + Downloads: Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 - Logitech

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Hi everyone,
this is my first post here!
I hope you might be able to help me with my issue - I was trying to place an order in an online shop, but when I press the 'confirm order' button, it does nothing. It is a shop where I have placed several orders in the past successfully, but now already for a week I have been having this problem - the confirm button just doesn't take me anywhere.
I tried it from 4 different computers, in chrome, IE and mozzilla, but just NOTHING. 
Yesterday I placed an order with a different shop and it all worked fine, but with this particular one, the button doesn't allow me to proceed. 
I called the customer service and they just say that they cannot help me, that they have been receiving orders normally and that all is fine from their side.
Does anyone have any idea what this might be all about? Is it some error from my side - or are they supposed to fix this?
thank you!

A:"confirm order" button doesn't work

G'day sundaisy, and to BC !
1. Are all the computers you are using in the one location ?
2.What is the sites name ?
3. Which OS are you using ? (win 8, win 7 etc)

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I have the specified problem at
My power options and my screensaver DO NOT work after installing a wireless pointing device but I DO NOT HAVE Cyberlink nor ANY of the startup items indicated in the article!!!!!!! but they STILL DO NOT work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Screensaver and power options DO NOT work and Microsoft KB article DOESN'T WORK

Manufacturer and model of the device installed?
If you remove the problems disappear?

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Hi everyone,

I'm a big dumbie and accidentally spilt a tiny (and I mean minuscule) amount of water that ended up trickling into my PC. Whoops. It wouldn't turn on after that so I thought maybe the graphics card was shot.

It wasn't the graphics card. The graphics card is fine. I replaced the motherboard, and in the process, the PSU died. I replaced the PSU, now I get the blue screen of death every time after boot that says "Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer."

I'm assuming I get that message because I had tested the hard drive while trying to figure out what was damaged by the water in another computer, and it worked fine.

I reseated the battery in the motherboard to reset the CMOS. I reseated the CPU to fix a 'CPU fan error' message that was occuring (bent CPU pin). I moved around sticks of ram., only used one stick, different slots, both sticks, different slots.

What do I need to do to get my computer working again?

Here's what I have (that I think is relevant):
Power Supply 500 Watts
Hard Drive 1TB - SATA III - 7200 rpm
Motherboard Chipset ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 5Gb/s USH 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Thank you for any and all help.

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A:Computer doesn't power on unless I press the MemOK button on the Motherboard

Set the bios to the failsafe defaults and see if the computer boots normally. Just make sure that the SATA controller is set for AHCI

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i have the MICROSOFT WIRELESS OPTICAL DESKTOP 3000 and the problem is that
the mute button doesn't work.
This problem came after a format.
I have also tried through human interface device access to automatic startup but still nothing.

I have installed the latest audio drivers still nothing.
I installed optical desktop drivers 3000 and still nothing.

IMPORTANT: When i open "speaker properties" and go to "levels" tab, i push the mute button on my keyboard and the mute button is highlighted on the screen but mute doesn't happen (this i think indicated that mute button works.)After a while of doing this, explorer.exe crashes-reboots and mute button works properly
But when i restart, mute button stops again to work. So i have to crash explorer.exe (like described above) to make it work again.

Any ideas appreciated.


A:mute button doesn't work-explorer.exe crashes

I found the solution and i post it in case someone has the same problem with me:
The mousekeyboardcenter-driver fixed the problem.
Hope this helps others that have the same issue because it's a really annoying problem.

Have a nice day all!!

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I have problem with my wireless switch. Take a look at this [picture|]. It says "bryterstatus: p?" which translates (poorly) to "switch status: on".

Although, when I press Fn + F8, nothing happens. All the other FN + "random button" hotkeys work though. In other words, I can't connect to my wireless. I know that it works, because I can connect with my iPhone. There's also nothing wrong with the connection, I've tried to deactive / active on and off. Tried to restart my laptop. I've even downloaded new drivers. Nothing seems to work. How can I turn on the switch?

Best Regards,
Miguel Rodrigues

A:Satellite Pro L500 - Wireless button doesn't work

Hello Miguel

Has your notebook ?factory settings? or you have changed something?
Have you installed own operating system or notebook still has original preinstalled operating system?
Is WLAN card installed and listed properly in device manager?

WLAN usage is so simple and by ?default? it must work properly. The same principle is on all Toshiba notebooks same. When you want to use WLAN you must move WLAN switch to position ON and use FN+F8 key combination to enable WLAN card. That?s all.

What you can try is to reinstall Value added package?

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I have upgraded my old T410i with some extra RAM and an SSD. The system works great and fast. There is one problem. I have noticed that although my trackpoint and right and middle button (above trackpad) work like the should the left button (above trackpad) doesn't. I thought this has to work like the left mouse button or the left button under the trackpad but it doesn't. I have the latest bios version 1.45 installed and the latest drivers. I have also tried to detach the keyboard and attached it again. After that I tried to disable the trackpoint in the bios and enable it again. This doesn't help either. Maybe it is a defective key because all the other functions and keys do work. Is there something overlook? 

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Problem Details: In the middle of a game of league (Doom Bots) and I try try to reply to a friend on steam message and notice my delete button randomly not working then go into League to reply to somebody and can't delete on there either. I don't know what caused it since it was so random and I've completely cleaned my keyboard out so yeah... I want this fixed, this was a $100 dollar mechanical keyboard and it's my baby :'( . I've tried rebooting, unplugging then plugging back in, and I really wouldn't like to system restore but if I must then I suppose so..

A:Keyboard Delete Button randomly doesn't work...

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when I click on the arrow next to the font color button, nothing happens- I get no colors table. Until today this worked perfectly, but this morning Word asked to save changes to I clicked "cancel" but it didn't responded.
How to restore font color button work? I have no installation CD.

A:Word: font color button doesn't work

Could be the template is corrupted. Close Word then search for and delete all instances of the template from your computer. When done, load up Word again and a fresh template will be created automatically, see if this fixes the problem.

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I try to make changes in my internet connections but they never seem to take. I have noticed that the apply button is not in bold letters and I am unable to click on it when I make any changes. Does anyone know what is the cause of this and how I can correct it?

A:Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What programme are you using apply to?
Can you provide a path so someone can look at the panel?

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When i pressed the security button on the Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC nothing happens and the log in screen stays as if i have not pressed anything.

Is there any fault in my PC?

A:Security button on Portege M200 doesn’t work

When the operating system is loaded this Windows security button has the same function as CTRL+ALT+DEL.
Can you use it when the operating system is fully loaded?

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so i cant click the windows start button to get to tiles,nor use the charm to search.

i have had this happend before on another system.

ive read that it can be caused by an update but i havent downloaded nor installed an update.

my anti virus is avast but i do have malware antibytes installed so i can scan with that.

malware found nothing, i ended up having to restart explorer, but i want a perm fix.
is there an perm fix for it?

A:windows start button and charms doesn't work

Make sure that all Windows Updates are installed.
From and Command Prompt (Admin) type sfc /scannow
If all corrupt system files are not fixed type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Then run the sfc command again
It may appear to be frozen but let these command run their course.

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no picture shows on my screen! I don't know what to do or what I have done.
I plugged my headphones in one of the kacs at the front of my computer, which I think was the wrong one, as I heard a pulse type noise and then my computer restarted. after this the on/off button won't work and the screen is blank but the disc drive comes out and everything inside and out is connected.
Does anyone know what I could have done and how to fix this?
Any info would be much appreciated...I'm really lost without my own computer

A:Put headphones in the wrong jack and now the on/off button doesn't work and...

Try following

1. Unplug computer's power cord from the wall (or if this is laptop the battery charger from the power).
2. (Remove laptop battery, if this is laptop).
3. Wait at least 5 minutes.
4. Replug everything back and power (and pray if you believe in god).

If this wouldn't help you damaged your motherboard (or power supply for desktop computer). If this is desktop try other power supply.


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Hi, I have an issue with my HP Pavilion Dv6-6178ca. I have tried some things whitout success and now i need the help of the HP community. The power button sometimes work like once on 50 times (or more).Before the problem started, the error message "display driver stopped responding and has recovered" sometimes appear. I have reinstalled the driver, tested my graphic card and all the others components and nothing appears to be defective exept the board... I think... I have tried to reset cmos and reseat memory, without battery etc.I have also tried without network card, optic drive, hdd and it still not working. I came here to know if a reflow of the graphics chips and the chipset is conceivable. Regards,Guillaume

A:Power Button wont work

@Guillaume1? These are the most recent updated drivers. REO

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Hello I am new to building the pcs so I am afraid I may have fried mine I really am pry I did not but this is what happened.

I finish the pc and when I turned on the power supply the power button on the motherboard glowed so then I pressed my tower button and nothing worked so then I re setup he F_PANEL cords u know the pwr switch and all that jazz. turns out it was set up wrong so I put them in right and tried to turn on the computer again the power button on the motherboard turns on but not my towers power button and so my pc will not officially turn on I am guessing and I am worried that I may have fryed my pc because when I took out the f panlle cords I realized my pc was still on and turned it off immanently and I am afraid that may have fryed the motherboard if anyone can help me it would be wonderful I am freaking out and have no Idea what the problem thank you for reading
P.S My tower button does not making a clicking sound when you push it I am not sure if that normal or it is broken or somthing it just doesnt make any click sounds

A:My tower Power button will not work

You could have a defective power switch on the PC case. Test this by using the reset switch as a temporary power switch. The power switch and the reset switch are the same for practical purposes except, of course, the size of the button (on most cases). If the reset switch works and is able to start the PC, then you know the power switch is defective.

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Have a old Pentium II MB and a 350 MHZ processor, when the computer in DOS the power bottom worked fine. However, with Windows XP the power button dose not work. When I turn off computer, and the point where it say "It is safe to turn off the computer". The power dose not worked!

A:power button dose not work with XP

Firstly, u shouldnt be running XP on such an old computer, secondly XP wants 2 shut your computer, but the MOBO & BIOS are very old and won't let it, so the whole thing is stuffing up.

Solution: Buy a new comp or check for BIOS updates from the motherboard manufacturer.

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I `m still having power Issues. After they replace the power button it still doesn't work right. I have to hit the power button multiple times. What can it be. I`m tired of sending it back for repair for the 5 th time. What ever controls the power button still didn't get fix. This is a  Home/Business computer I use. I  cant relied on it to turn on.

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I have a heavily macro driven workbook written in Excel 2003. The workbook has several worksheet command buttons (not forms) to call other macros. Depending upon various conditions, the caption, font size and font color of the buttons are changed by macros. When run on Excel 2007, the caption length is limited and I can't change the font color. I do not have 2007 myself, so I made a small workbook out of a segment of my main program and tried to run it on a friends machine at his work with 2007. The attached program works fine on 2003, but wil not run on his 2007.
Can someone please take a look at this and see if there is a workaround?

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Hi all. I ask for any pointers to start looking at this if you can.

This week after some updates from MS in my W10 OS I noticed that clicking the middle button is not working at all. Normally in a browser you can open in a new tab or close a tab, etc.

I have a Microsoft wireless mobile mouse 1000. Whet I get this mouse and connected for the first time (windows 8 at the time) some driver was installed and also "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard center" was downloaded and installed. Everything worked fine. I upgrade to W10 and no problem with this until earlier this week.

Testing the options in the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard center, none of them works when I click the middle button. I just download and installed the version from the site. Installed in a regular fashion and in compatible mode for W8. (can you believe this is not for w10?

The scroll function works fine even the Flip scrolling direction.

Later I went to a DELL desktop (W8) and I tried the MS mouse there and works fine. Maybe I have to "tell" W10 to forget his is a MS mouse and to have the default driver. If such, how?

Also, I tried the mouse from that desktop here in windows 10 and works fine. (dell mouse without installing anything myself).

Any ideas are welcome and appreciated,

Best regards and thanks for your time

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A:my middle mouse wheel - the button click on it doesn't work!

it looks like a mouse issue, try with another mouse to see if the problem persist!

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Greetings, I have an Windows XP and Windows Media Player 11.

When I play a wmv video from the computer everything is fine. HOwever, when I play a video from a link to the intenet, it will not allow me to drag the button forward. When I attempt to do that, it just goes back to the current postion.

Any ideas?

Thank you Bruce

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I have a p2 compaq deskpro the power switch wont work. its is turned of in bios when i press del or f1 it tells me keyboard error can any one help me please. how do i get into bios.

A:p2 compaq deskpro power switch wont work.

Check to see if the keyboard is plugged in correctly.

If so, try another keyboard on the computer.

With the keyboard that's giving you a problem, make sure there is nothing stuck underneath the keys of the keyboard. Turn it upside down and give it a couple of whacks to see if anything falls out (like staples...). Or, you could take a look at this website for instructions on how to take the keys off the keyboard to clean it.

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My Laptop is an HP G70-120EA, which I bought 2 years ago. After just one year it started showing problems and the current problems are:
From the past 6 months, on pressing the power button the laptop would not start at all. But after pressing hard, or after trying several times, suddenly and randomly it would start. The adapter seems to be fine. So I thought the problem is in the connection between the power switch and the motherboard.

My Questions are:

1. Is there any alternative way to start the laptop? Any modification, or improvisation?
2. How do I fix the problem myself?

I cannot repair the laptop here,in Bangladesh since I searched almost the whole city and there are NO experts regarding laptops who can fix the problem. I gave it to a well-known repair company and they couldnt fix the problem rather they made other problems as well-- like they cut down the mic and webcam.
Also I am willing to fix these issues myself if it does not require high-risk parmanent damage.
I went to the top dealers of HP here, but they worsened the problem.

A:Laptop Power Button Doesnt Work

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hello. when i try to windows update and restart. the power button (for sleep mode and power on) does not work.  but  after uninstall the update  KB3192404, the button works correctly again.  i think this update is necessary for system but this bug prevents me to update. 

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Okay, I've had my Emachines C2825 for almost four years now. It's had many problems already: the cpu was overheating a couple times last year. I bought a system fan which took care of that problem. only a couple months ago i replaced the hard drive due to a whining noise which i understand means it would have died on me. NOW THE LATEST PROBLEM: the pc shuts down automatically and then wont turn on until i unplug it from the psu and plug it in again. I of course took the cover off and checked it out. i turned it on without the monitor plugged in and then rebooted with it plugged in. the monitor would go on standby just before it hit the logon screen. That happened multiple times. So i took the cover off again, checked it out, and put it back what soon as I plug it in, it turns on, but the power button light and the hard drive light does not show up. the power button will not turn the pc on or off, and i can't get a signal from the monitor.

Wow, that was long, but that should be it.......I hope someone can explain this and/or tell me how to fix it.

A:Solved: PC powers up, but power button does not work

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I have the issue that the touch screen + front camera + back camera + windows button on the screen are not working.

I tried installing the display/graphics drivers but that did not helped.

I bought this laptop from Saudi Arabia and it is still under warranty but I am out of country so i cant claim the warranty as well.

someone please sort out this issue and tell me the solution or tell me what i should do?

Help will be really appreciated.
some details about my laptop:

Toshiba Satellite U920T-B919.
windows 8.1 update 64 bit.


A:Satellite U920T - front/back cam + touch screen + win button doesn't work

Since you mentioned different issues with your notebook, I think that in this case its advisable to recover the notebook back to factory settings just to check if all these problems are related to system problem.

Regarding the webcam: the Windows 8 /8.1 already contains the webcam drivers and therefore additional webcam driver installation isn?t possible. Additional webcam driver does not exist simply.

From my point of few the whole description smells a little bit like a hardware problem of the upper slide part where the touchscreen is part of.
The win button as well as the both cams are located there and probably there is some lose connection between the two parts (touchscreen and keyboard)

Anyway, as I said above, its advisable to recover the notebook to factory settings just to ensure that the system isn?t the troublemaker.
In case of hardware problems, you would need to get in contact with service available in your country.

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Hi there, first off, I'd like to say that I am using a Dell XPS l502x. Yesterday I was cleaning my keyboard and palmrest, and i think some liquid got inside the mouse buttons and the power button, because they malfunction now. The mouse buttons do not work, and the power button only works when I press it sometimes. When I do press the mouse buttons, sometimes the laptop will go to sleep or on standby. I'm thinking of buying a replacement for the palmrest because it contains both the power button and touchpad, as well as the mouse buttons, but I need confirmation so that I don't end up wasting money if it doesn't work. Is there anything I can do?

This is my first time posting here, I appreciate any help. Thanks .

A:Laptop touchpad mouse buttons and power button do not work.

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the button wont work but it works after being restarted for only 5 minutes....

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My Father's PC Seems to have a problem with its Power It will Slightly turn on then off. The PC Monitor also does not Get a signal From The Desktop.

A:Computer power doesn't work

not sure how it turns slightly on. but your power supply may be bad. thats the cheapest fix. the motherboard will be the worst case scenerio.

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my computer won't turn on

3 days a go myn power supply of my e machine t 2745 blow out ok
i change it for a brand new power supply but nothing happen, but when i connect the power supply to the mobo a green ligth on the mobo is on i don't know if the problem
with my old power supply could affect any other devvice of my mobo , but check this out power supply brand new and the mobo seems to be just fine please i need somebody to help me out i don't know what to do

A:New power supply, computer still doesn't work

alexander33831 you are replying in this thread, about "How to chose folder in .bat files while install from CD "
Umm nothing to do with your issue

You will need to go to here:
Select the appropriate forum, and then create a NEW thread, just for you.

Do not reply here, just create a new thread. (you know everytime I say this, the person replies here, its happened so many times, I'm wondering what I should say)

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