Electronic components sources

From: Erik S. Klein <classiccmp_at_vintage-computer.com>
Date: Tue Mar 23 18:57:54 2004

That's pretty much what happened to my switch.

The rocker rocks but won't "stick" in either on or off and no contact is

I did find what looks like a nearly correct part at JameCo

I'm still holding out hope for an "original" though.

I still haven't found what I need for the fuse holder on the Heathkit.

   Erik Klein
   The Vintage Computer Forum

-----Original Message-----
From: cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Tony Duell
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 3:38 PM
To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: Electronic components sources

> >Has anybody tried taking the original switch apart and cleaning the
> >contacts (if that's the failure mode)? I'vc repaired switches in
> >equipment that way.
> Yes. That wasn't it. There was a little plastic part broken inside
> that looked un-glue-able. It still clicked, but no electrical contact

Oh, right... The 'HP' switch I am looking for is a replacement for one
that failed in much the same way -- the plastic became brittle with age,

and cracked. It couldn't be repaired (at least not without making a
complete new part, something I didn't really want to try to do).

> was made any more. YMMV, of course, but that's what happened to mine.

Received on Tue Mar 23 2004 - 18:57:54 GMT

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