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I'm not sure if this is the right area, but it's a problem with one of my components physically.
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When I press on both sides, it doesn't come up. Is there any way that I can get this 'up' cosmetically without taking it apart? Thanks!

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closed as off-topic by Voltage Spike, uint128_t, Wesley Lee, pipe, Andrew Feb 20 '17 at 14:46

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    \$\begingroup\$ No it's not the right area (but don't know what would be though) but I can make a suggestion anyway. Have you tried to pull it back with a piece of sticky tape or duct tape ? If that doesn't work I would try some hot-melt (from a glue gun), put some in the dent, let it cool then try to carefully pull it off. \$\endgroup\$ – Bimpelrekkie Feb 9 '17 at 21:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think that stuff is metal mesh, like a microphone. You might be able to make get a small steel wire and make a small hook and pull it up. Otherwise get a new sensor, if your time is worth anything you'll probably spend more time messing with this than a new one. \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Feb 9 '17 at 22:03
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Typically that's stainless-steel mesh. I suggest an inexpensive (many of them come from Pakistan or India) set of dental picks, just hook it where it got bashed in and gently try to pull it out. They are quite useful tools to have around anyway.

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If this is a combustible gas detector, keep in mind that part of the purpose of the mesh is to make the sensor explosion-proof by cooling a flame front below the ignition temperature so if you leave a hole you may have compromised the safety.

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