HOW TO REPLACE A DAMAGED ADAPTOR ON A LAPSAFE MINI MENTOR TROLLEY
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So you need to replace a damaged adaptor on your Lapsafe Mini Mentor? This step‐by‐step guide will show you what’s involved.
It has happened to us all, finding out that one of the leads has been shut in the Lapsafe Trolley door and has been damaged - leaving the trolley unusable due to the risk of electric shock. Depending on the outstanding warranty on the unit it could be repaired onsite, or returned to the manufacturer for the repair. If your laptops are in constant demand, then being unable to use them while the trolley is away for repair is not an option.
Thankfully the adaptors are simply a plug in module, and can be purchased individually. I suggest purchasing some spare modules with any new trolley so you have some on hand when the need arises. Thanks to the well thought-out design and build of Lapsafe equipment; as long as you’re handy with a screwdriver and you are confident in replacing components on a desktop or laptop computer, you should be able to carry out this repair yourself.
Safety warning: As with any electrical device, you need be very careful when opening up your Lapsafe trolley. You are dealing with electricity which can kill. Please make sure you disconnect your trolley from the mains electricity supply before you start and as an added precaution, stop and check that the electrical socket where the trolley had been plugged in is empty. Please make ABSOLUTELY sure that your trolley is NOT plugged into the mains electricity.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
- Trolley keys.
- Long Allen key.
- Small spanner or long nose pliers.
- New adaptor.
BEFORE YOU START
Make sure you have the correct replacement adaptor.
Make sure the trolley has been disconnected from the mains.
This is the adaptor that will be replaced in this tutorial.
As is always the case it is on the bottom shelf. At least this gives us the opportunity to go through the process of removing all the shelves.
1. Remove laptops.
2. Open rear compartment using the keys supplied with your trolley.
3. Unplug the power cables for the shelf modules.
4. Remove the 4 Allen key bolts from the first shelf module only.
5. With the Allen key bolts removed carefully remove the shelf module by gently sliding it out of the trolley. Take care as most of the weight is to the rear of the shelf modules.
Please note if you have a DTM option you will have to disconnect the network cable for the shelf modules switch.
6. Repeat step 5 for the remaining shelf modules. Please make sure you remove the second shelf before removing the third.
7. You can now gain access to the shelf module that you require.