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Magnetic contact on motherboard

Hi, thank you for your comment, do you know where the magnetic contact is on the motherboard? Thank you

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  • mabennett97 Jul 30, 2008

    have removed it and still the same problem.


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Magnetic contact on motherboard - c175a3a.jpg The magnetic switch is the small square located in the middle of the A/B/X/Y buttons as noted by the ugly black arrow I drew. Surface mount switch so fat chance you can replace it.

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Sorry I could not be of more help. Bob

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