09-06-2017 05:31 AM
Thank you Wolveshowl. This was very helpful and encouraging. It took me a while to find the time and someone I trusted to help me with the soldering as I don't trust my skills on such small parts. We did as you suggested and found the battery disconnect switch and soldered the connections and all seems to be working as it should now. It is great to have a "mobile laptop" after so long.
For anyone trying to locate this same switch, mine was located at the rear of the tray right in the center. Look for "SW2" printed on the board. There is a static push pin plastic piece on the cover of the tray that depresses this switch when the cover is attached. I guess you could bulk this up somehow to maintain the disconnect switch functionality and stop the erroneous disconnects when machine is flexed. I chose to go ahead and solder the switch contact points and just manuallly unplug the battery if and when the cover needs to be removed.
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