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My BAM Hightech bari case latches lasted about 5 years before the internal leaf springs started to break, so the latches won't stay open when you are trying to close the case, and you need several extra hands to hold them all open at once. The leaf springs fatigue with use and eventually weaken and break. Considering the number of cycles the latches go through each week, 5 years isn't bad, and replacing the latches restores the case to new functionality.

I called Bam support in New Jersey < http://www.bamcases.com/en/contact/bam-us/ > and ordered new latches from Carole Boutry there. They cost $5 each (plus USPS shipping).

To install, you'll need pliers, a drill, a Pop Rivet tool, and a hot glue gun. Pull back the inside foam liner to expose the back of the pop rivets (a putty knife or other tool may be needed if the liner doesn't pull back easily), carefully drill out just the rivet heads from the outside, and pull the back of the rivets out from the inside with pliers. Install the new latch with the matching black pop rivets they include (reinstall or add new washers on the back side of the rivets before popping them in place), and finally reattach the liner with hot glue. Good as new.
 
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