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    Antec P182 problem

    Hi everyone,

    I just bought a Antec P182 case which i love but I have a stupid problem where the magnet on the door pulls out the power switch when you open it!!

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I was thinking degmagnetise the power switch but how do you go about doing something like that?

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    Re: Antec P182 problem

    If the switch is ferromagnetic it doesn't have to be magnetised (paramagnetism is usually weak with common materials - nickel plating generally), so the switch needs to be fastened in better or move the magnet to somewhere harmless if possible.
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    Re: Antec P182 problem

    Does it pull out just the power switch cover or the whole switch assembly? I suspect it will be just the power switch cover. The power switch cover is supposed to click onto the switch assembly so it looks like it's loose on your P182.

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    Re: Antec P182 problem

    just the switch cover i can still turn the pc off with the switch cover off. any ideas on how would i go about securing it in the case better? the switch don't seem broken, although i have nothing to compare it to, its just like its not tight enough or not clipping on.
    Last edited by Guppy; 26-05-2008 at 02:58 AM.

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    Re: Antec P182 problem

    It shouldn't do that, see if you can email antec see what they say.

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    Re: Antec P182 problem

    I have some more info in this thread about disassembling the front panel switches and LEDs (towards the end of this thread):

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...as-failed.html

    What I would do initially is to remove the mains cable from the P182 case and orient the power switch cover correctly over the switch. The on/off symbol on the switch cover is a circle with a vertical line. Ensure that the vertical line is at the 12 o'clock position and push down reasonably firmly. It should click into place - but don't use too much force or you might push the switch itself back into the case!

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    Re: Antec P182 problem

    cheers taz, it seems that all it needed was a little tweaking and some force

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    Re: Antec P182 problem

    ^ You're welcome Guppy, glad you got it sorted. I had one of the magnets come loose and that annoyed me greatly. I superglued it in the end!

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