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Front on/off and reset switches for PCs


rdave13
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Have been searching for these and have only come across Maplins for a reset switch. Wonder why these don't come as a unit for PCs with cable and mobo connections supplied. Also noticed that front panels are also rare to what I could find. Do I need a specialist site for these?

Any help gratefully accepted.

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robin_x

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Momentary Action is when they switch only while force is applied.

Lamps are Latcheable Switches.

Also 240V switches are not really designed for low power circuits. They need a Wetting Current for good operation.

(although I have fitted a lamp switch to the DC side of an old laptop brick I've got. It's a kludge)

I don't know from the OP if this is a bezel mechanism problem, or electrical switch problem.

I'd be tempted to find similar Microswitches, if electrical. Then just find a way of mounting them so they operate. Cut out the existing oness and resolder the wires. Motherboard end and cable therefore would be reused.

These sorts, or am I mistaken?

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rdave13

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robinofloxley, thanks for reply. All I want is to replace two switches at the front end of the PC. You can buy just about everything else but not this component. I can't solder as I'm of an age that the sight isn't quite sharp enough and hand also not steady as it used to be. When I get the time, I'll strip the front end and take a few photos.

:)

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robin_x

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Fair do's.

My soldering is a bit hit and miss these days too.

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