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Remote Control Buttons

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:51 pm
by Speedskater
Is there any easy way to rejuvenate remote control buttons?

Re: Remote Control Buttons

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:34 pm
by mediatechnology
Are these the ones that use the soft rubber and conductive carbon?

I've had mine get dirty and was able to clean them with a Q-tip and a little bit of Fantastik.

I recall JR writing about that in his Entropy thread.

Re: Remote Control Buttons

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:35 pm
by JR.
If you are talking about hand held TV remotes, oil from our hands gets on the PCB corrupting the conductive rubber switch contact closures. A Q tip and some rubbing alcohol can usually get it clean and working again.

JR

Re: Remote Control Buttons

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:14 pm
by Speedskater
Once again, JR comes to the rescue!
It worked. Thanks.
The hard part was getting the case open.

Re: Remote Control Buttons

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:53 pm
by JR.
yup, been there done that... :lol:

Lately I get some low battery warnings, while open circuit batteries are OK. I need to rig a way to test batteries under load. I rotate the batteries in place, in case it is just a dirty contact.

JR