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  1. dougy.b

    dougy.b

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    Hi all, well it's been a while since my last visit but here goes, hoping you can help.

    I'm trying to replace a micro switch/connector contacts inside my Samsung S6. It's about 2mm long and has a sprung arm that connects to the body of the phone when it's pressed against it.
    I've got a pic of where it is on the main board inside of an s6 but no closeup I'm afraid.

    If anyone knows what it's called so I can search for it and buy some that would be great.

    [​IMG]

    BTW this isn't my phone ... just a generic pic of it
     
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  2. dougy.b

    dougy.b

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    A better view of what it looks like

    [​IMG]

    BTW this isn't my phone ... just a generic pic of it
     
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  3. davenn

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    there is no connector within the red circle in the first pic

    there is one coax connector in the second pic and what look like 3 switch contacts

    they look like and most probably are switches activated by push buttons on the case
     
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  4. dougy.b

    dougy.b

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    They aren't actually push buttons, but the power button does connect to them via a ribbon cable.

    The front of the phone pushes against these contacts to make a connection so that the power button on the side of the phone may operate.

    My problem being that I don't know what to call them so that I can source new ones.

    So would 'switch contacts' be the correct terminology to use in a search?
     
  5. davenn

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    OK ... wasn't what they look like ... knowing that earlier would have helped
     
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  6. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    OK now that that is all tided up and sorted out .... lets move on from here
     
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