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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:18 am

Perfect. That should do the trick!

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:21 am

FWIW, a friend of mine has some very strong industrial grade acetone. He was going to use a tiny drop on a cracked keyboard I had.

I've thought I might experiment with it to repair the tray (using a 3d printed latch from the tray side, which sheared off). Tiny drop, press and hold. Super glue never works and only holds the thing together for maybe 2 or three presses. Although, with this screw system there's really no need. Just curious if it would actually work or not.

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G8rduc
North Florida

Posted Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:48 pm

Has anyone ever had the power button not stay in the on position? Mine clicks but just comes back out :(

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obitus1990
New Orleans, LA, USA

Posted Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:02 pm

I think that the power switch on these is a common failure point, IIRC.

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McTrinsic

Posted Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:24 am

Back then when I had a 1084 I used a toothpick to keep the switch in place.

Not convinced that this is recommended but it worked.

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Mr.Toast
Roseville, CA

Posted Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:34 pm

Oh wow, what an awesome yet, simple, solution. So far I've been lucky but I dread the day when my hinge finally gives up the ghost. At least now, we have an easily executed option. that preserves the aesthetic.

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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

Posted Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:21 pm

G8rduc wrote:Has anyone ever had the power button not stay in the on position? Mine clicks but just comes back out :(
Yes the little latch on the inside basically wears out and it won't stay in. I had this happen to mine. The switches can be hard to find exactly. I replaced mine with a bit of a different switch but it has the same ratings and it fit perfectly. I have a few extras just in case.

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Bulletdust

Posted Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:33 am

obitus1990 wrote:
Bulletdust wrote:The 1084S P1/2's are different, they break the actual hinge on the cover flap. I rebuilt mine using very fine high tensile steel from a car's wiper insert and tiny laptop screws - Works perfectly now!
Pics, or it didn't happen :)
Here you go. That steel is so high tensile I had to use tiny tungsten carbide drill bits to drill it.

Worked perfectly and will never break again.

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G8rduc
North Florida

Posted Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 am

Zippy Zapp wrote:
G8rduc wrote:Has anyone ever had the power button not stay in the on position? Mine clicks but just comes back out :(
Yes the little latch on the inside basically wears out and it won't stay in. I had this happen to mine. The switches can be hard to find exactly. I replaced mine with a bit of a different switch but it has the same ratings and it fit perfectly. I have a few extras just in case.

I just ordered this. It's on the way. I'll post up on how it goes. Looks like a 10-15 minute solder job.

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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

Posted Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:09 pm

G8rduc wrote:I just ordered this. It's on the way. I'll post up on how it goes. Looks like a 10-15 minute solder job.
That should do it. Yeah the biggest pain is the case and getting to the switch. And if the wires are too short. But once you replace it, you probably won't have to again.





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