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  1. jeremyrodas

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    I recently bought this Sanyo enloop mobile booster at a yard sale. It's missing a button and I'm trying to figure what kind of button it requires. Because the only way to actually charge it is by pressing the button. But all I see is a white little piece (not the button) and I try clicking it with something and no click or an response. It charges fine, when I connect it with a charger, batter does a normal charge and lights work, it's just the button that won't respond.
    Please help:( :confused:
     

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  2. davenn

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    hi jeremy,
    welcome :)

    sorry the pic is just too small and blurry to really make out anything meaningful
    try a little larger and much clearer :)

    cheers
    Dave
     
  3. jeremyrodas

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    How do those look?
     
  4. davelectronic

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    Hi there jeremyrodas.
    I really find it hard to view the images, i am not sure, but it might be a momentary tactile type switch, but as said already the images are to blurred and far off, do you have macro on your camera for close ups.

    If you have posted a second lot of images there not showing.
    Dave.D
     
  5. jeremyrodas

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    That's the best I can do):
    Im using my iPhone so it's the best shot I can get):
     
  6. davelectronic

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    Hi again.
    i am still not seeing any other images, your phone should do the job, but the upload seems to have failed.
    No images.
    Dave.D
     
  7. jeremyrodas

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    Okay i used a different camera and i think those are much better. Thank man.
     
  8. davelectronic

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    Hi again jeremyrodas.
    Yes thats defiantly a momentary tactile switch with the button top missing, thats my humble judgement, it was or is a reset switch, as you said its charging, but it could be a charge activation switch, i am not sure which, can you press the very center with a none metallic implement tooth pic etc, if it wont push then the depress part of the switch is missing, then you need to take measurements of the footprint and solder a new one in place of the broken one.
    Dave.D :)
     
  9. jeremyrodas

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    Okay and where would i get a momentary tactile switch?
     
  10. davelectronic

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    Where are you in the world i will post a link, but it might not be in your country, but all or most electronic stores stock them.
    Dave.D :)
    http://www.esr.co.uk/electronics/products/frame_switches.htm

    Look at tactile switches, if i am right yours is the low profile one. But first establish it is this, then measure the footprint size.
     
  11. jeremyrodas

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    I'm in the US, California.
     
  12. davelectronic

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    There are members on the forum from all over the world, and i believe a fare few members in the USA so you should get components easy from where you are, i cant remember there names, the electronic stores that is, but there out there, other members from the US should be able to put you in the right direction on a store near you.
    Dave.
     
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