Until now, I have powered my LT with an external power source. At the beginning, I also use it with internal batteries once or twice with no problems. For external battery I have a power plug that I keep it inserted in the AC adapter all the time. Recently, I have made a custom 18650 Li-ion battery that is to be used inside the telescope, instead of the internal battery pack (which I have removed). What I have found is that the switch has a spring inside that turns the internal batteries OFF if a separate power supply is connected. That spring no longer works (I have discovered that by inserting a thin plastic needle inside the AC adapter and been able to power ON via internal batteries).
My question is, can the switch be replaced/repaired somehow? Or maybe the entire front panel can be replaced (I believe it is the same as LX90 front panel)?