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How does the T60 Lid Switch work?

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How does the T60 Lid Switch work?

#1 Post by fefrie » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:09 pm

I've taken apart the lid mechanism completely, and am curious as to how the mechanism that activates standyby mode, or turns off the CCFL when the lid is closed works.

The light switches off when the lid approaches closing without actually closing, so I'm confused as to how it all works.

Seems like magic at this point.
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Re: How does the T60 Lid Switch work?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:55 pm

Magic....I mean magnets.
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Re: How does the T60 Lid Switch work?

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:28 pm

A Hall effect sensor and a magnet.
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