Unstick the reset button without opening the PC case?
July 14, 2007 9:50 AM Subscribe
Any bright ideas on getting a stuck reset button unstuck without cracking open the PC case?
posted by romakimmy to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
The PC in question was fine yesterday, today refuses to POST. It's still under warranty, but the store where it was bought won't open until Monday (and servicing can be rather slow).
Looking closely, I notice that the reset button is halfway inside the case. You can push it, and it springs back to said halfway-inside-case-position. My leet troubleshooting skills are rather annulled by the stupid warranty seals, though.
If it is indeed the bloody reset button as I suspect, and there's a way to pop the little wanker back out without cracking open the case, I'd rather skip the hassle of taking it in for service and being forced to use the pitifully slow backup machine in the meantime.