Here’s what looks like a cobbled together mess, but what was done was an inexpensive repair to save a $600 laptop. This laptop had some nasty damage on the side that took out the power button. The original button
Although the repair looks a little odd the customer was very happy with the repair, he just wanted to have his laptop back in working condition.
A hardening putty was used, which actually gets tougher than steel once it’s completely cured. The switch is easy to press and works just as the original, as a momentary switch.