|Re: hp25 on/off switch|
Message #6 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 19 Apr 2004, 2:14 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Thaddeus Boruta
I was about to post something too, but David and Jon already managed to help you. (this site rules...)
About loose parts: all keys become loose, so don't turn the upper case "up" again unless you plan to hold the keys; also, four others: the two black, plastic sliding switches themselves ([ON OFF] and [PRGM RUN]) and the metal contacts underneath them.
The "function" keys may sometimes be held in place by a sheet of flexible plastic that is found in most Woodstocks (2X series), so you may also keep them in place easier. If you decide to remove the keyboard PCB in order to clean the upper case, beware of two important facts: if using water and some sort of neutral detergent, some inks used in some models may smear and fade; avoid this procedure if you don't need to clean the upper case. When placing the keys back, make sure to check their positions before "gluing" the keyboard back in place; sometimes it happens that some keys are placed in wrong position, and returning them back to their original place after fixing the keyboard means removing the keyboard PCB again... So, double and triple checking means no headache.
The metal contacts in both [ON OFF] and [PGM RUN] keys are sometimes grasped to the keyboard by the "grease" used to reduce the friction between the metal contacts and the printing board.
Hope this helps a bit.
Edited: 19 Apr 2004, 2:15 p.m.