I’m working on a Winbook XP5 Pro laptop that has trouble starting up. There is a mystery part that may be involved in the problem, and despite my experience with this stuff, I don’t know what it is.
Context: small board that contains the main on/off switch and the LEDs. The part is labelled “S2” (“S1” is the main switch). So maybe it’s a switch, but is sure doesn’t look like it. It seems to be two “tuning fork” shaped pieces of metal, with the tine ends touching and overlapping very slightly. These are encased in clear plastic so that’s how I can see this. That’s it. It’s in the likely position of a fuse but that can’t be: One end is ground and the other is switched +5. My DVM reads it as inf. ohms, so it’s open. It shouldn’t be a fusible resistor or some such, else it would be “R6”, not “S2”.
At this point, I don’t care if this part is involved in the startup problems or not, I just want to know what it is.