Could my power button be damaged from dropping my computer?
Is there anyway to just replace the power button? Or will I have to replace multiple components?
The Asus X551CA is a 396.2 mm laptop computer with convenient features for everyday use.
It is also possible that your power button is fine and your power button ribbon came loose. If this is the case, simply slide the ribbon back into its slot on the bottom of the power button and then flip the small white flap to keep it in place.
However, you also need to consider the fact that there may be other reasons your laptop won't turn on. If your laptop sustained a fall hard enough to break its power button, there is also a good chance that other components could have also been damaged.
Well, it is unlikely your power button will break from dropping your laptop. However, if your power button is to break, it can be replaced. You can replace it by first removing the keyboard plate cover. You will need to remove the screws from the bottom of the laptop and pry to the back cover from the laptop. You will then need to locate the power button on the underside of the keyboard plate cover, it should be in the upper left corner. After removing the power button you can replace it and put it back together. The laptop's power button should function correctly now.