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Fix Boot Lid Lock Random Opening Problem

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#16 Peter N

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

Having just completed this repair, thanks to Lippo, I thought I should add something to the topic.

The cause of the problem appears to be,

1 The use of the switch acts like a bellows and sucks air in.

2 As the metal plate cools it allows the water in the air to condense out.

There's not a lot that can be done about 1 but you could replace the metal flap with a plastic one (as I have done). I will check in a few months to see if there is any water there and report back.



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#17 jeebowhite


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

did you get this repaired again Lippo?


I am due to do mine soon, got to buy the bits for it and need to find a victim mouse! did you have to desolder, or could you get away with cutting the end off and solder a new end to the new switch?

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