My power switch just broke!!!

Discussion in 'HP Slate' started by ghost74, May 12, 2011.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S Scribbler - Standard Member Super Moderator

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    <<...I'm making the assumption that...the little injection molded plastic slider part broke...>>

    ...In which case you may be pleasantly surprised when HP returns your Slate...!

    <<...maybe if you rip off the slider part completely, you might be able to operate the switch...>>

    ...I agree; that's a good suggestion...
     
  2. revmike

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    Just send the thing in and get it fixed. And when you get it back and reconfigured the way you like, back up your drive.
     
  3. telecomgeek79

    telecomgeek79 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I can say Yes. This happened to me a while back. It was purely the Plastic Portion of things.

    After putting it in and out a couple of times, the plastic finally broke completely.

    I now use my leatherman "tiny" flat blade screw driver to turn on/un-hibernate the Slate.

    It's of course a pain. But hey, if all they are going to do, is put in another plastic piece in, perhaps they can send the plastic "due-hicky" (SP? :) ) and I can put it in.

    I originally opened a ticket with HP and was going to send it back. But right now, I am waiting for one more thing to break. Might as well get my "Problems x Time Slate is away from me" ratio a little higher.

    Good luck with getting it fixed. If you get them to send you a plastic power switch. PM me, as that would be awesome.

    Telecomgeek79

    Apple....naah, love One Note to much. :)
     
  4. ghost74

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    Well, I sent it in via FedEx return service.

    Stay Tuned
     
  5. ArtV

    ArtV Happy Camper

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    ****. Broken power switch for me too. As I am not in the States, returning for warranty is not an easy option....
     
  6. telecomgeek79

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    Maybe ghost74 can get them to send him a "Spare" one?

    Maybe a re-design with Titaniam or a Metal?
     
  7. ghost74

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    FedEx Man came to the house this morning. No one to sign so hopfully he will come back tomorrow when I'm home.

    BTW: I remember a posting a while back that mentioned "loose" power switches. Mine was one of the loose ones, I wonder if its related and only a matter of time before others experiance the same issue.

    ArtV was your switch loose from the beginning?
     
  8. ghost74

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    It appears that they replaced the entire silver bezel. All data is in tact.

    I'm good to go. Now where did I put that extended warranty information?
     
  9. Steve S

    Steve S Scribbler - Standard Member Super Moderator

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    <<...It appears that they replaced the entire silver bezel...>>

    ...The switch slider is probably an integral part of that sub-assembly.

    The slider itself is probably not available (or, more properly, can't be replaced) as a stand-alone part...
     
  10. ArtV

    ArtV Happy Camper

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    My slider switch was also loose from the start.

    The switch is a very flimsy piece of plastic inside, and simply snaps into place with a guide. It certainly looks like a 2c part that could be replaced by snapping a new one in place - not sure why they replaced the entire bezel. There are two very small "legs" on the inside of the slider switch that rest over a lever inside the device. I am now using a plastic "toothpick" from my Victorinox pocketknife to operate the lever/switch - the toothpick slides nicely next to the stylus in the case and travels with me. Not glamorous, but it works.
     
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