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Braun Syncro 7680 Electric Razor

The sliding 1 2 3 switch is stuck. It does not reach the 1 (off) position,

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    funny I have the same problem and it happened on the same day - Jan 24.

    I'd appreciate any tips on how to open up the casing so I could try to fix it myself (the nearest Braun service center is miles away and it might take them a few weeks to get the correct part & get the shaver back to me!)



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Great instructions.

I left out the plastic latch and the razor works fine. OK with me.

On step "f" there was a little guide on one side...I had to push that in before sliding the switch slid right out after doing that. helped a lot.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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    Gary Feb 10, 2014

    A relative of mine has the 7680 with the exact same switch problem. I was at a loss as to how to get access to the switch, even using the instructions provided by Nick. It was your advice MCPCartier that helped me. There is a little "latch" running along the inside edge of the slider. You just use a small screwdriver and you can allow the part to pass through. I had an old 7526 shaver that wasn't working so I just cannibalized the switch part--worked like a charm! :-D

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    Gary Feb 10, 2014

    MCPCartier, thanks for your expansion details on step "F". I was struggling with this very thing. That "latch" is a long piece with a triangular end that needs to be pushed inward with a small screwdriver then held while pulling up the slider. This allows the whole sliding mechanism to clear the channel and detach. :-)


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Managed to fix it - actually was a 7680. Only do this if you:

1. have a small screwdriver set

2. are handy putting little delicate plastic pieces and springs together again

3. are prepared to face the possibility that you might break the shaver entirely

4. you are out of warranty so you don't care if you invalidate it

THE PROBLEM is caused by a small flat metal assembly that acts as a spring to hold the blue button in place. That is held by 4 small glue posts. The glue breaks down, the flat spring falls out of place and the blue button is no long in the right place.


a. gently remove the plastic cover around the electrical socket underneath, using a small flathead screwdriver to pry it open

b. the two metallic sides of the shaver can be pulled away starting at the bottom of the shaver

c. uncrew the four screws on the underside of the shaver

d. remove cutter block, battery/lcd block (make sure you don't lose the grommet around the lcd displayBraun Syncro 7680 Electric Razor - 1.gif

e. pull the spring and little plastic latch off the underside of the switch, make sure you remember how to put it back (took me almost 20 mins to figure out how to get that back afterwards)

f. slide the switch all the way up and pull it off the slide - you might need a little gentle force and a flathead screwdriver to coax it off - be careful you don't break anything here

g. remove the trimmer from the rest of the switch

h. put the blue piece back in place (mine had fallen out), then glue the flat metal spring back in place. I smeared brush-on crazy glue on the flat surfaces to hold it in place, I would imagine a four drops of reasonably strong glue on each of the glue posts would work best. Wait for the glue to dry and achieve strength.

i. slide the trimmer back into place, then the plastic latch and spring - this is the tricky part. Make sure the switch can slide on/off in all positions properly.

j. put the display/battery & cutter block back in place. put the back of the shaver on, hold the shaver together with your fingers and test the switch works in all positions without jamming. If so put the four screws back, followed by the metallic sides followed by the plastic cover of the electrical socket.


Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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These were excellent instructions on how to disassemble the 7680 razor. When you see the insides, you are reminded of the often-highly-engineered nature of German products.

I was very wary of trying to force the switch, particularly since I think there is a sliding piece that is in the wrong place. So I googled for Braun 7680 parts and found that there is a case/switch assembly 5491668, that is a service part from Braun that is the plastic inner case (no metal sides), the switch, trimmer, and two small rubber spacers that fit in either side of the motor assembly. I bought this for just under $22, plus shipping.

There is a clear plastic swivel with a finger that has to go into the cutter block lock arm that extends into the case mid-area. Once you line these up, everything fits together nicely, reassemble the sides, and it's like a brand-new razor again!

I don't know if this reference will be edited off, but I found the case/switch assembly at, which shipped Priority Mail on Friday, the day I placed the order, and it was received on Monday. Great service on a factory part that fixed the problem!

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Don't know if you guys do this but you can make the newer activator foil and cover fit just need to cut away a little bit of plastic off each corner of the cover works fine done it twice now.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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Thanks for the info on how to take the razor apart. I bought two AA rechargeable batteries at BatteriesPlus for $7.

A little creative soldering later, My razor now has new spunk, saving me over $50 that it would have cost to buy the circuit board/battery pack.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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