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Vpr Matrix Power Switch

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Vpr Matrix Power Switch

mestarspet
I know this is a long shot, but does anyone know where to locate a Vpr Matrix power switch (Front Bezel)? I am a volunteer who assists Senior Citizens with computer repair issues. The retainer that holds the switch has snapped and cannot be repaired.
Thank you for leanding a helping hand. - Shirley
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    Ron K.

    It has 3 full-size bays at the top.

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    Ron K.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2eh9que <br>
    Owned by a smoker. Things is, shipping would be a major pain. This bezel's power switch is iffy too. I'd wire in a small switch and leave the bezel off.

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    mestarspet

    Hi Ron,
    They are identical! My Senior just needs the octagonal push button, not the actual power switch. Looking on the back of the bezel it appears to easily removed with out breaking the fine supports and the clips. What do you think?
    Shirley

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    Ron K.

    That should fit in a small bubble-wrap enevelope. If I don't break it taking it of we can work out the details for shipping. I'll turn my peermail on for a bit after I look it over tomorrow and hear back from you. Okay? :)

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    Ron K.

    Here is a blurred picture of the button from the backside. Sorry for the blurriness. <br>
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/26bzh5l <br>
    I've marked out the four molded in tabs as you can see with the fine lines. I tried every-which-way to safely remove it but the only way it's coming out is to break a tab which, of course, I don't want to do. <br>
    I'm willing to ship the entire front bezel if you'd pay for shipping but be aware that it may be a lost cause too as that button, the bezel's button, doesn't work as well as it should. You have to press it three or more times to turn ut on, then sometimes it turns right back off. PITA!<br>
    When I get around to using that computer again the front bezel may just come off and I'll just use the microswitch itself to turn it on.<br>
    I have no boxes or corrugated paper large enough to ship that safely so I'd have to pay the Postal Plus people to package it for me with stiffeners in the box. I'm guessing shipping costs in excess of 30 bucks. <br>
    If I had to give that to my 80 year old mother-in-law with the bezel button missing I'd just tell her to press the safe micro-switch to turn it on. A little-bit redneck, I know but it's work that waY. <br>
    I'll leave it to you. If you'll pay whatever shipping charges are, which could be higher than my guesstimate, we can do that after your check clears, which I hope you feel is understandable. I could get a good guesstimate from the Postal Plus people on Monday, next week.<br>
    I'll likely run it without the front bezel or just press the button half-a-dozen times. Like I say, the bezel button is a pain. <br>
    I need a wirelss 802.11n card for it. I'll get one eventually as soon as I clear off my desktop to have a third computer on it with my KVM switch, I don't know what I'll use it for but my MIL has been talking about getting a computer and I wish she'd take it instead of soend money for a Vista Home Or a cheap-*** WS& box. The comouter works well. It's my old computer and was maxxed out.<br>
    Running without a front bezel will let me keep the air grille cleaner more easily.My MIL wouldn't mind even though she's very prim and proper.<br>
    Let me know. No charge for the bezel as I think that what you are doing is believable and laudable. Besides, it's just sitting there.

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    mestarspet

    Hi Ron,
    Thank you so much for all of your efforts with the Front Bezel Power Switch. Considering the style of the Front Bezel (your three tier and the Senior's two tier) and how delicate the molded Tabs and Bracket Supports are, I believe it would be more efficient to re-educate him. To turn on the CPU with the Front Bezel Power Switch altered is the simpliest way. For a Senior maintaining the "status quo" in locating a replacement part is another term for security and results in less anxiety. But sadly, we can't always do that for them.
    You have given me some wonderful ideas and assisting Seniors with their computer problems is my small way of giving back. Check out our web site wwww.plainohelpers.org and maybe you can start one in your neighborhood. Thank you again for everything you did to help solve this problem!
    -Shirley

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    Ron K.

    It has 3 full-size bays at the top.

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    Ron K.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2eh9que <br>
    Owned by a smoker. Things is, shipping would be a major pain. This bezel's power switch is iffy too. I'd wire in a small switch and leave the bezel off.

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    mestarspet

    Hi Ron,
    They are identical! My Senior just needs the octagonal push button, not the actual power switch. Looking on the back of the bezel it appears to easily removed with out breaking the fine supports and the clips. What do you think?
    Shirley

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    Ron K.

    That should fit in a small bubble-wrap enevelope. If I don't break it taking it of we can work out the details for shipping. I'll turn my peermail on for a bit after I look it over tomorrow and hear back from you. Okay? :)

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    Ron K.

    Here is a blurred picture of the button from the backside. Sorry for the blurriness. <br>
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/26bzh5l <br>
    I've marked out the four molded in tabs as you can see with the fine lines. I tried every-which-way to safely remove it but the only way it's coming out is to break a tab which, of course, I don't want to do. <br>
    I'm willing to ship the entire front bezel if you'd pay for shipping but be aware that it may be a lost cause too as that button, the bezel's button, doesn't work as well as it should. You have to press it three or more times to turn ut on, then sometimes it turns right back off. PITA!<br>
    When I get around to using that computer again the front bezel may just come off and I'll just use the microswitch itself to turn it on.<br>
    I have no boxes or corrugated paper large enough to ship that safely so I'd have to pay the Postal Plus people to package it for me with stiffeners in the box. I'm guessing shipping costs in excess of 30 bucks. <br>
    If I had to give that to my 80 year old mother-in-law with the bezel button missing I'd just tell her to press the safe micro-switch to turn it on. A little-bit redneck, I know but it's work that waY. <br>
    I'll leave it to you. If you'll pay whatever shipping charges are, which could be higher than my guesstimate, we can do that after your check clears, which I hope you feel is understandable. I could get a good guesstimate from the Postal Plus people on Monday, next week.<br>
    I'll likely run it without the front bezel or just press the button half-a-dozen times. Like I say, the bezel button is a pain. <br>
    I need a wirelss 802.11n card for it. I'll get one eventually as soon as I clear off my desktop to have a third computer on it with my KVM switch, I don't know what I'll use it for but my MIL has been talking about getting a computer and I wish she'd take it instead of soend money for a Vista Home Or a cheap-*** WS& box. The comouter works well. It's my old computer and was maxxed out.<br>
    Running without a front bezel will let me keep the air grille cleaner more easily.My MIL wouldn't mind even though she's very prim and proper.<br>
    Let me know. No charge for the bezel as I think that what you are doing is believable and laudable. Besides, it's just sitting there.

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    mestarspet

    Hi Ron,
    Thank you so much for all of your efforts with the Front Bezel Power Switch. Considering the style of the Front Bezel (your three tier and the Senior's two tier) and how delicate the molded Tabs and Bracket Supports are, I believe it would be more efficient to re-educate him. To turn on the CPU with the Front Bezel Power Switch altered is the simpliest way. For a Senior maintaining the "status quo" in locating a replacement part is another term for security and results in less anxiety. But sadly, we can't always do that for them.
    You have given me some wonderful ideas and assisting Seniors with their computer problems is my small way of giving back. Check out our web site wwww.plainohelpers.org and maybe you can start one in your neighborhood. Thank you again for everything you did to help solve this problem!
    -Shirley