Switching Adapter Repair: What is this clip?

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kelaboy

Joined Mar 3, 2017
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Opened up a switching adapter to solder a mains wire that had come off. This metal clip, in half a square inch of foam rubber, fell out of the enclosure; marked in the first pic.

What would this be? Is it hold down the big cap ?
 

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dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Brightened picture:
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Have you tried fitting it over the likely components? Does the other half of the enclosure show any residue/depression from the foam?

Manufacturers aren't in the habit of using unnecessary parts, so I'd try to put it back where it was intended.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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The other half has two more foam tabs. Tried placing it over all likely components - no luck.
I can't tell from the glare in the picture whether there's any residue to show where the foam piece might have been.
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It has to fit somewhere.
 
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