After hard drive replacement and op sys load, weirdness

I replaced the hard drive (Best Buy also loaded op system) in my Toshiba Satellite P745-S4320 and it turned on properly - with the power button. When I got it home and installed the programs (the original Toshiba aps) the control buttons got really weird--the volume worked, the play/pause turned on the machine but none of the others worked. Presently it is off with no way, I have found to bootup. Is there any assistance out there?

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Try removing the battery and power cord for a while then hold the power button down for about 60 seconds with the battery and power cord out then reinstall the battery and try to boot the machine. where you loading drivers ? Sounds like something screwed up the drivers for your keyboard. did you load something that may have been infected with a virus. where all your apps loaded from a safe known source? Are any of the apps capable of taking over control to do auto reboots ?

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Did that, nothing, but I found the problem during tear-down. I replaced the cooling fan, I discovered almost tragically that Best Buy did not replace it(nor did they inform me they do not replace laptop cooling fans), during rebuild I didn't catch the pwr switch connection.

When I disabled the control buttons, I disabled my only way of turning the machine on. I installed Toshiba apps from the machine description sheet on their web site, bluray, I think does not exist anymore. If anyone else has to do this, read the install instructions of ALL the apps. Some have to be installed first to organize the others, and they are not listed in the install order on the machine data sheet.

As to why the control buttons acted the way they did, ??? I can just suppose it was due to the pwr switch being disconnected and the button app went to default.

Again thanx for your interest, I apologize for wasting your time. I did check twice that all connections were made, reckon I need to make a list and check 3 times!


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Well, I feel foolish...

With that said, The power button plugs into the mother board from the top, I overlooked it when I put it back together. So, the connection is under the keyboard on the left side just below the pwr button.

Toshiba has several apps loaded onto the system and 1 deals with the button - eco, wifi, keyboard lights and media player, I turned them off in the app, so they did not work. I still have no idea why the play/pause button became the pwr button, unless it was default since the pwr switch was disconnected.

Anyway, back up and playing World of Warships again...

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