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Hi everybody, hope this is the right place for this, so to start at the beginning i have a quad Vena 2 integrated amp, i sold it to someone, in packing it i didn't realise there was a small notch in one of the p0lystyrene ish  ( not convinced they are )  packing pieces that allows it to clear the Rocker on off switch on the back of the amp, it arrives with new owner, what's going on the amp is bust can't switch on, says rocker is missing, which has obviously been forced out by the wrong way round side packing, so i hunt the area where it was packed i find the rocker part, send it, when fitted back in it does nothing. so have had to refund the guy, and now have it back

So any one know A how i might repair this switch, B where i can source a new switch without going to Quad, and C how difficult it might be to fit.

Cheers Chris

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Couple of things that might be worth a try . Firstly has the rocker switch been fitted back in and connected correctly ? I know it is obvious but worth checking anyway . Secondly when the amp was powered up with the switch missing by plugging in it may well have blown a fuse which is the next thing worth checking both in the Quad and also the mains plug .

If after all that there is still no power then things may be a little more serious than just the rocker switch coming loose and at that stage i would suggest that you need to get it looked at by a qualified repair specialist .

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If the rocker switch has fallen to bits, then it needs to be replaced. On an obvious safety point, there are bits of metal sticking out there that will have mains voltage. A switch is a couple of quid so it's definitely not worth the risk of trying to stick one back together.

Whether this is a DIY job depends entirely on the level of competence of the person doing it. With respect, if you need to ask 'how to', then it suggests this is a job best left to a repairer. Assuming it's just the switch (which is not certain) then it's a straightforward and relatively quick/cheap job.

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Hi thanks everybody, on the basis of what's been said it is fairly obvious that the springs and contacts are missing, which i haven't found anywhere, and render the switch beyond repair, on that basis bit the bullet, and rang Quad , a new switch is on it's way cost £11.26 not as bad as i thought and guaranteed to be the right one, bad news is it is soldered in, the other worry is the switch would have been in the on position when caught by the packing, the buyer would have powered it up before finding no switch, with the contacts gone, would the power pass beyond the switch.

Cheers Chris

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