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Apple Color Plus 14" Display - Switch Problem

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So my Apple Color Plus 14" Display works fairly well, however, the switch doesn't want to stay in the on position, I have to hold it for it to stay on. Does anyone know how to fix this?IMG_5895.thumb.jpg.beb37a9af987fca84350e1e15b3125fc.jpg

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23 minutes ago, bibilit said:

The only solution is to replace the switch. 

Thank you for letting me know what the course of action is.

 

Now, are there any places I can get a replace switch need? and if not any appropriate substitute?

 

 

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you have to look at the original switch and get a part number, its the only way to find out if there are any cross references or availability of existing components. 

 

What fails is the plastic. there is a pin on the top of the switch that rides in the groove of the plunger itself, and it is a latch/unlatch mechanism. Sometimes the pin breaks and disappears, or the plastic cracks and breaks so the pin just falls straight through in the lastched position causing it to unlatch. 

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On 3/27/2020 at 12:10 PM, techknight said:

you have to look at the original switch and get a part number, its the only way to find out if there are any cross references or availability of existing components. 

 

What fails is the plastic. there is a pin on the top of the switch that rides in the groove of the plunger itself, and it is a latch/unlatch mechanism. Sometimes the pin breaks and disappears, or the plastic cracks and breaks so the pin just falls straight through in the lastched position causing it to unlatch. 

Fortunately I have a replacement on order, just going to take a while since the only places that have them are in China.

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