I have an Acer Aspire A515-51G, the issue is suddenly the power button has stopped working, the battery is charging, but the pinhole that they have given; pressing it, actually starts the computer; strange ? but doesn't fix the issue - to start again i have to press the button again. what might be the issue here? My drivers are up to date - in fact it doesn't even seem an issue with driver at all - I suspect some hardware issue related to power supply

What might be causing it ? anything I can do to find out the issue ?

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    The button is a soft button, not a switch. So the button has probably failed.
    – John
    Feb 15 at 14:11
  • is this how the pinhole suppose to work ? is pressing pinhole actually starts the laptop ? i thought it was just for internal battery reset Feb 15 at 14:15
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    I do not know about the pinhole but the power button probably needs to be replaced.
    – John
    Feb 15 at 14:18

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The power button for that machine is embedded in the keyboard.

See: Acer Aspire keyboard

You need to replace the keyboard.

A local service shop can do this, or the place where you purchased it may be able to service it.

See if warranty is available to you.

I have done this on my own computer and all remains working.

  • Thanks 👍, it's about 5 year old laptop, don't have warranty anymore — probably will have to take it to technician; I think it's not just keyboard issue, something seems very strange to me how the pinhole thing is starting the computer - when it was supposed to reset the internal battery — I will write about whatever happens, but i must say I'm never buying another acer laptop ever - i have so far purchased 3, all of them have some design flaws, like - frequent keyboard failures, screen hinge is weak, on steel rim there is always some micro electric current - so awful 😞 Feb 15 at 19:10
  • It is difficult to assess from here what fault might be inside to affect the way the reset button works. As we both note, a computer repair shop may be able to sort out why this occurs.
    – John
    Feb 15 at 19:30

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