[sebhc] Power switches, etc.
Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Mon May 17 15:13:31 CDT 2004
>From: "Steven Parker" <sp11 at hotmail.com>
>Steve Thatcher says:
>>a recommendation about power switches - don't use them. Buy a pwoer strip
>>and use that switch to keep from breaking the OLD ones...
>Good idea. But as far as I can tell, these failed in storage. I know the
>units were working when boxed, but when unpacked the switch wouldn't close
>even on the first try. It FEELS like it's working though.
>Anyway, I'd love to find a source for snap-in replacements that fit the
I've often found that, those switches that don't
have a failure in the plastic parts, can often
be fixed by cleaning. Of course, one does have
to open them up. Usually, there are some metal
tabs that can be bent at least once or twice.
The other thing to try is to put them in the on
position and let them sit for a few days. They
often use a grease ( like silicon grease ) to
reduce arcing. The oils tend to leave a sticky
mess behind, after several years. Leaving them
in the on position can help to penetrate the
goo. It might also be a good idea to store things
with switches set to on.
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