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Old 24th Nov 2018, 2:45 pm   #1
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Default On/off switch repair

The on/off switch on my recently restored Paillard 433 suddenly stopped working.
After taking apart the volume control, I discovered that the tension spring on the on/off switch had snapped.
I repaired using the spring from a butterfly plug, cut and bent to size, and after a few attempts it now appears to work just fine.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 11:13 pm   #2
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Default Re: On/off switch repair

Inspired - well done!
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 8:25 pm   #3
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Default Re: On/off switch repair

Nice one - it's amazing what a bit of ingenuity can achieve.

(I have a similar tale to tell involving the spring from a retractable 'Bic' pen and a push-on-push-off mains switch)
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