I am using an Alienware 18. I opened it up yesterday and re-seated the power button several times and by luck the button worked. I had to re-open it to fix the touchpad (I regret doing this now) and now it wont work. The touchpad ribbon cable is also broken now but as far as i can tell that doesnt affect the laptops ability to turn on as it wasnt in right before.
I cant find the power pins to short it to turn it on either. Anyone know what I csn do?
I know, this is a very complicated way, but it will work for most laptops.
1. Remove the cmos battery (don't put it back in)
2. Plug in the charger and it should bootup itself
Note: If you have an os installed on uefi mode, you will need to reïnstall it when you unplug the battery and charger at the same time.
Note 2: The date & time might reset itself, but windows should automatically adjust it