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#1 reeferman

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

Just received a call on this. Don't have a complete model number. Does anyone have a sensical approach to how to open a door with a broken latch/handle? Thank you..

 

Is there access through the inside of the keyboard/touchpad cavity? - Enough to get a screwdriver into a latch?


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:28 AM

I had one where # 7 was broken on one of it's pivots (right ?)

If I remember correctly, yes, though the Keyboard .

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:29 AM

Just received a call on this. Don't have a complete model number. Does anyone have a sensical approach to how to open a door with a broken latch/handle? Thank you..

 

Is there access through the inside of the keyboard/touchpad cavity? - Enough to get a screwdriver into a latch?

 

Slide a flexible card up between the touchpad and the door to lift the door latches to open the door for access. I have also seen where the plastic on the back of the touchpad where the button pivot engages has snapped, requiring a new touchpad.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

Very cool trick, Brother Chat.  Gotta add that one to the arsenal.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:38 PM

Ooops! Forgot to leave some feedback on this. Slid a plastic card under the handle/latch area and opened the door. Part #5 had a broken tab/keeper that I glued and reinforced with epoxy. It's still working. Thanks for the info!


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