Question about Altec Lansing IM7 (WMM137039)
The docking cradle on the iM7 was pulled open instead of being pushed to open. The cradle will not close now. The unit still plays fine but you have to tilt the unit to read the i-pod.
I also had my latch broken. I called the latch manufacturer and they sent me a "sample" pack of latches since you can only buy in large quantities; so I now have ten of them. I love my IM7 and will be happy to share my latches if anyone needs one.
Posted on Jul 15, 2011
After much searching on the internet for a replacement clip/clasp part, and not finding anything, I realized that I had an old desk-top computer case from Fry's Electronics that has two plastic doors on the front of it that use the same clasp part to hold them shut. I was able to remove the broken clasp from the IM-7 using a small pair of pliers and a very small flat-head screwdriver, and pop the used part in from the computer case, and it works perfectly. It's literally the same part. Not only that, but I have one more clasp to use should this one break as well. Hope this helps. -- Mike
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
I've found a solution. The latch is the black piece of plastic behind the door with a claw sticking out. Most likely you have broken the catch inside this part so it needs replacing but don't worry, it's relatively easy to do.
1. First, email the manufacturer and and ask for a sample latch to be sent out to you. After a bit of research I finally found them. In the UK they make them in white so I ordered one of those as I think it looks better (part #DL1WH): http://www.richco-inc.com/component/jumi/search-parts.html?searchinit=true&searchtype=rohs&interest=DL-1&Submit3=Submit
2. Get a pair of thin pliers and carefully pull out the old latch. To do this pull on on any part of the outer rim. I used the lower edge. Don't worry of you damage it. You'll be throwing it away anyway. Just don't damage any of your speakers.
3. Slide the new latch into position and push into place.
4. That's it. All fixed!
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
In the US Richco, Inc. http://www.richco-inc.com/
Door Latch and Striker in the online catalogue (DL/DLS)
The latch is DL-1X on page 63 as of 9/11/2012
Thank you all for the help.
PS. at the bottom of the page on the Richco online catalogue it says,
"For free samples visit www.richco-inc.com"
I'll post again if they come through with a 10 pack of "samples" like they did for bourge and Don Wong.
Posted on Sep 11, 2012
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