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This question has been answered by shesagordie

Hi there,

First off, I apologize if I'm not posting in the right spot. I have a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series and the power button is failing on me with 38 days left in my 1 year limited warranty. Basically I have to press it really hard or from different angles, and it can take 5-10 minutes of playing with it to finally power up my laptop. I think this is a hardware problem and may need some connections sured up or possibly replace the button/switch. I'm trying to figure out my best course of action before my warranty expires.

Could I bring it into a Best Buy or Micro Center, or possibly fill out a warranty claim online (having trouble finding where to do that on the Dell site)?

Thanks for your help in advance!

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  • rywal

    Hi there,

    First off, I apologize if I'm not posting in the right spot. I have a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series and the power button is failing on me with 38 days left in my 1 year limited warranty. Basically I have to press it really hard or from different angles, and it can take 5-10 minutes of playing with it to finally power up my laptop. I think this is a hardware problem and may need some connections sured up or possibly replace the button/switch. I'm trying to figure out my best course of action before my warranty expires.

    Could I bring it into a Best Buy or Micro Center, or possibly fill out a warranty claim online (having trouble finding where to do that on the Dell site)?

    Thanks for your help in advance!

    rywal

    I doubt that, unless you purchased the laptop from BestBuy, if purchased from Dell, then it's best to contact Dell's Technical Support about any warranty claims.

    Dell's Home Users Technical Support 1-800-624-9896

    Please have your system's Service Code, Express Service Code, ready.

    Bev.

     

     

     

    If my answer was helpful, please use the 'Did this answer the question' and click: Yes
    Forum Member since 2001
    I am not employed by Dell

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  • rywal

    Hi there,

    First off, I apologize if I'm not posting in the right spot. I have a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series and the power button is failing on me with 38 days left in my 1 year limited warranty. Basically I have to press it really hard or from different angles, and it can take 5-10 minutes of playing with it to finally power up my laptop. I think this is a hardware problem and may need some connections sured up or possibly replace the button/switch. I'm trying to figure out my best course of action before my warranty expires.

    Could I bring it into a Best Buy or Micro Center, or possibly fill out a warranty claim online (having trouble finding where to do that on the Dell site)?

    Thanks for your help in advance!

    rywal

    I doubt that, unless you purchased the laptop from BestBuy, if purchased from Dell, then it's best to contact Dell's Technical Support about any warranty claims.

    Dell's Home Users Technical Support 1-800-624-9896

    Please have your system's Service Code, Express Service Code, ready.

    Bev.

     

     

     

    If my answer was helpful, please use the 'Did this answer the question' and click: Yes
    Forum Member since 2001
    I am not employed by Dell