Where to get small push-push panel latches?

I have some household equipment (VCR, CD player, laptop) with those push-open,
push-close type panel latches. Some are broken and I'd like to get
replacements. All identical latch modules--looks like a standard part. So far
the only sources I've turned up either only sell by large lots or only have
large house/cabinent door-size ones.
Anyone?
GTO(John)
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GTO69RA4
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Are the ones you need the kind with a magnet which grabs a steel patch on the "door" to hold it closed? They are spring loaded and alternately catch "in-or-out" sort of like the push button on the top of a ball point pen.
When they spring out they fling the door right loose of the magnet if you move your hand away fast enough.
If that's what you need, I bought "one-off" of those at Woodcraft Supply a couple of years ago when the one in our bathroom vanity cabinet "shite the bed".
HTH,
Jeff
P.S. Aren't you also in Taxachusetts? I'm in Winchester.
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Jeff Wisnia
Or are either of *these* them?
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HTH,
Jeff
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Jeff Wisnia
Those are the larger kind that I've seen available. The type I'm looking for is a small plastic thing with two jaws on one end. Pushing the jaws in grabs the panel's projection and locks them in the retracted position. Push again and it springs open.
GTO(John)
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GTO69RA4
Try Austin Hardware at austinhardware.com
Odds are they will have it........they have a heap of all kinds of hinges, latches pulls and odd and unique hardware type stuff for machine parts to furniture. Visit my website:
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Roy
Where I live they are called touch latches . You might ask for that name and have better luck . Ken Cutt
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Ken Cutt
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Of course, one question is who made the various objects? VCR, CD player, and laptop all *could* be made by the same manufacturer, in which case, it may be a part only made by that maker, and not sold as a generic part.
Good Luck, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
They're entirely generic. I've seen them on old VCRs of many brands, HP and Xerox printers, copiers, computers, various brand monitors, Toshiba laptops, bunches of different TVs, etc. Now that I think of it, next time I'm at the dump I'm going to grab a trunkful of old VCRs are pull the latches out of.
It seems to be just used on small gear and machines. The things usually called touch latches for cabinets and doors are a lot larger.
GTO(John)
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GTO69RA4
Like these here?
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No idea.
:) --Winston
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Winston

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