A quick fix for a friend.

A quick fix for a friend the power switch on his cheap Chinese game emulator. Basically it was broken from purchase. After a quick inspection I learned that the metallic contact in the switch was broken and missing a piece, the only real solution would be to find a replacement that would cost more than the emulator itself. At first glance I thought the switch was a soft power switch so didn’t think to just bridge the contacts permanently. My friend suggested to bridge it permanently and he would use the battery to turn it on and off. It turns out that the switch was a real switch and not only soft power so now the game is up and running.

The Game
The broken switch
outside of switch
the broken switch

The slider with folded metal contact
A better view under the magnifying glass
after a bridge on the contacts we are ready to save Princess Peach

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