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On/off switch on surge protector not staying 'on', reverts back to 'off'

On/off switch on surge protector not staying 'on', reverts back to 'off'

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Old 12-22-14, 07:30 AM
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On/off switch on surge protector not staying 'on', reverts back to 'off'

I have this surge protector that has a switch to turn on, but when I press the switch towards the on position, it moves there, but when I take my finger off, it reverts back to off.

It's the same even when connected to an electrical outlet. When my finger is pressed against it when connected, the green light does show up.

Any idea what I can do with just a screwdriver? If it's just a mechanical problem can I just open it up and adjust the switch to make it work? Or do I have to buy a new one?
 
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Old 12-22-14, 08:51 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

We would need a link to the unit or at least a picture to help you.
Based on my experience with most of those units.... they aren't designed to be serviced.
 
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Old 12-22-14, 09:47 AM
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Sorry, here's a picture:

http://i.imgur.com/awmZCMm.jpg

Wasn't able to find a link to it. It was a cheaper one.
 
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Old 12-22-14, 07:59 PM
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That's a rocker switch used for power. You could replace it or if you didn't need to turn the strip off.... you could bypass it.
 
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