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First post, by Nunoalex

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Hi good folks !

Another noob question of this retro enthusiast....

I have several AT cases that have damaged or missing clunky power switches and I cannot find the correct ones online to order
Does anyone know the correct reference or online store that (still) sell this switches ?
I want to sell a few cases but I want them to go in perfect working order.

I have ordered once a few of these but the distance between screw holes were wider and cannot use them
I know that probably there are many variants, I even have cases that the button attaches to a plastic piece and then to the metal case.

But the one I'm looking for is the more common, standard one that screws directly to the metal case

thank you!

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Reply 3 of 8, by Nunoalex

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kingcake wrote on 2024-05-15, 21:52:

That last time I needed one I just got it off eBay. Tons of new ones on there of all different shapes/mounting.

ebay is a trash site
It is impossible to search anything there without being bombarded with millions of OFF topic search results

If I write "at power push button" I get 7000 results for dental cleaning tools
I have quit ebay more than 10 years ago

I was more interested to know where retro enthusiasts might point out, like an online shop... digikey... mauser... that kind of electronics shops

thanx

Reply 4 of 8, by kingcake

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Nunoalex wrote on 2024-05-15, 22:43:
ebay is a trash site It is impossible to search anything there without being bombarded with millions of OFF topic search results […]
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kingcake wrote on 2024-05-15, 21:52:

That last time I needed one I just got it off eBay. Tons of new ones on there of all different shapes/mounting.

ebay is a trash site
It is impossible to search anything there without being bombarded with millions of OFF topic search results

If I write "at power push button" I get 7000 results for dental cleaning tools
I have quit ebay more than 10 years ago

I was more interested to know where retro enthusiasts might point out, like an online shop... digikey... mauser... that kind of electronics shops

thanx

Are you a non-english speaker? It's called a switch. Not a push button.

Reply 5 of 8, by TheMobRules

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Just get it from eBay, I did a simple search and found several listings... try "computer power switch" or something, you will find one of those quickly. I doubt Digi-Key and Mouser sell those types of switches anymore, and if they do it will probably be more expensive.

Reply 7 of 8, by Namrok

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I think I used a KDC-A10 for one of mine. Although that was with an ATX power supply using an AT adapter.

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Reply 8 of 8, by Nunoalex

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kingcake wrote on 2024-05-16, 00:09:
Nunoalex wrote on 2024-05-15, 22:43:
ebay is a trash site It is impossible to search anything there without being bombarded with millions of OFF topic search results […]
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kingcake wrote on 2024-05-15, 21:52:

That last time I needed one I just got it off eBay. Tons of new ones on there of all different shapes/mounting.

ebay is a trash site
It is impossible to search anything there without being bombarded with millions of OFF topic search results

If I write "at power push button" I get 7000 results for dental cleaning tools
I have quit ebay more than 10 years ago

I was more interested to know where retro enthusiasts might point out, like an online shop... digikey... mauser... that kind of electronics shops

thanx

Are you a non-english speaker? It's called a switch. Not a push button.

Yes I am not a native but that is not the point

I have seen "power button" "on/off switch" "push button" etc etc I dont know how to do a proper search... I thought there was a standard part numeber for this kind of stuff..

Anyway thank you for the help.. I have found several adds on aliexpress .. now I only need to measure the "switch" physical characteristics to make sure I get the right part because there are millions of different switches

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004678830 … 7Cquery_from%3A

And YES, looks like the part number for this kind of AT power swith is in the ball park of "KDC-A04"