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German term or phrase:Kipphilfe
English translation:tilting device
Entered by: Languageman
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08:46 Jun 27, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Laptop battery/housing
German term or phrase: Kipphilfe
Wasn't quite sure if this should be categorised mechanical or electronic, hope you agree!

This is from the user manual for a laptop in the section describing how to remove the battery:
► Drehen Sie das Notebook um und legen Sie es auf eine stabile, ebene und saubere Unterlage.
► Klappen Sie ggf. die **Kipphilfe** des Akkus ein.
► Heben Sie den Akku an den hinteren Ecken an

Any good ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help,

United Kingdom
Local time: 10:05

Summary of answers provided
3 +1battery release latch
Lori Dendy-Molz
3battery removal/release mechanism/trigger
Max Masutin

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battery release latch

I think 'einklappen' makes sense according to this description:

Slide and hold the battery release latch to the unlock position. ... P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the optical drive to the bottom of the notebook. ...

Lori Dendy-Molz
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agree  jccantrell: I would go with 'stand' as you mention above. Sounds like it has nothing to do with the battery, just move it to get AT the battery.
5 hrs
  -> Yeah, it seems it just happens to be attached to the battery.
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battery removal/release mechanism/trigger


Note added at 28 mins (2007-06-27 09:14:50 GMT)

if it's anything like an ejecting bar/pin for PCMCIA cards, it may stay out after use, so you might have to push it back in to proceed further

Note added at 35 mins (2007-06-27 09:21:53 GMT)

now I had the trouble of turning my laptop over and can add: "make sure the battery release returns to the lock position", in case it springs back of itself

Note added at 53 mins (2007-06-27 09:40:10 GMT)

I was misguided in a rush: what I described was a hard drive release; how about tilt(ing)bracket/prop/fold-out(piece)

Max Masutin
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks. I had this same idea too, but I couldn't quite work out why a release mechanism would be 'EINgeklappt' - normally I would expect this to be the other way round.

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