adam on Tue, 8 Jul 2003 09:43:15 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] pre-reboot scripted message?

> Typically lid-latches are just micro-switches, though Zake's problem
> could easily have been that the switch is in the hinge assembly
> rather than in the latch assembly. (My Thinkpads, for instance, go
> into sleep mode about an inch and a half from closed; clearly,
> there's something in the hinge doing this work, not in the latch.)
Actually, after dissassembling my *old* Thinkpad (500), it turned out that 
there was a magnet, and sensor near the bottom right side of the screen.

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