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Something wrong my hold switch

At first the hold was stuck on and everytime i switch it it's still on hold for some reason. I plugged it in but that didn't do anything. It finally turned off but now it won't turn on cause it says hold is on when it's not. I then tried to reset it but now the blue light go off and it won't even try to turn on.

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The outer hold switch sits on the actual switch that is connected to the mainboard. That may have slipped out of the outer switch or may have broken off. You would have to open up your unit and pull out your mainboard to look at the top. It is a little black switch. Easy enough to slip back in if it slipped out, but if broken off you could possibly work it back to the off position and do without a hold button, or look for one on Ebay and move your memory to that one.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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