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T560 Power Button Mechanical Issue

2020-02-11, 2:40 AM

A new-to-me T560 has a collapsing power button. The button drops too far into the chassis and to one side. I can jiggle it a bit with my finger and it works. So I don't think its the power board.


There is a retainer clip shaped like the tonearm of some turntables attached with a tiny screw to the chassis. The end of it makes contact with the side of the power button. See the attached photo.


The way the button collapses makes me think there is supposed to be a retention clip on the other side of the button. I did not find any debris when I removed the back cover.


 After lots of searching the only reference to any of these mechanical parts is a post about a similiar power button issue with the W550, which says the bezel is part of the KBD. I don't think that applies here.


This laptop is such a feat of engineering... Please help in the restoration of this Tpad!

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