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Faulty on of switch

The on off switch doesn't always work. you have to fiddle with it to get it to work. and if you turn the mode wheel or just tape the wheel gently it switch off again. is there a solution?

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1st is the proper method - After unscrewing the screws near the usb head, take off the cover. Near the jack input area is another small screw, take it out. You can now take out the main board by pulling away from the jack and up. Take a look at the but end, where all the copper foil is. Do NOT remove the copper foil or the tape around, it is your ground (protects your chip if sparked). If you see a blue t shape thing that is your switch. If you don't, check answer 2. This blue T switch has to have the base of the T in-between the 2 forks on your hold switch. After fiddling for a while you will get it and then just screw everything back together.

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