# SMD Detector Microswitch Replacement

One of my son's toys stopped working and I decided to jump in to see what was causing the problem. I found that a number of the smaller detector microswitches had their tabs broken off. Therefore they were unable to respond to the inputs when certain parts were inserted into the vehicle. (The toy is the Little Tike Construct 'n Learn Workbench, great toy BTW...).

Here is an image of the circuitboard with the failed components.

I have taken the switch at position S12 off the board (the black plastic protrusion has been broken off this one) to get a better look at it. It is here (Sorry for the blur):

I have been unable to locate a suitable substitute (or the original part) for this switch. I have looked at Digikey and Mouser and have come up fairly empty. I thought that somebody here might just be better at this than me and would know where to look. The dimensions of the switch housing (less the black plastic profusion) are 3.43mm X 6.4mm X 2.7mm.

Can anybody help me to find this part so I can order some and replace the bad switches? Thanks.

• Can you glue something in place on the existing one to make it work again? – winny Feb 26 at 11:49
• google smd microswitch and look at the images .... maybe one of the pushbuttons may work if you bevel the actuator – jsotola Feb 26 at 18:50