Jeffrey J. Nonken on Tue, 8 Jul 2003 08:33:15 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] pre-reboot scripted message?

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 11:01:47 -0400, wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 10:08:15AM -0400, Jeffrey J. Nonken wrote:
>>On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 09:42:00 -0400, kaze wrote:
>>>Leaving it open might be the best option - but the screen is
>>>it'll look ugly in the rack with the lights off. Originally I
>>>to find
>>>a little plastic bit I could break or file off so the hardware
>>>the lid was always up, but I don't see one.
>>It's probably part of the latch. There will be a micro-switch
>>inside the case.
>That was my thought too - that or a hall effect sensor embedded in
>the case?

That would be far more high-tech than needed. It's a simple mechanical limit switch. I'm not sure if it's called a micro switch because they tend to be small, or because of a company named Microswitch that originally made them, or what, but it's a common name for that kind of switch.

And BTW if you wanted to use a magnetic sensor for that, a reed switch would do the job just as well.

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