Remote control repair tip.

dmaavrigdo

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Some buttons weren't working so I got some conductive paint from China. The problem was it didn't dry fully and would come off on the circuit board.
Solved the problem by putting drops of the paint on a piece of printer paper where it did dry then cutting out small circles and super glueing to the silicone buttons.
 
Lazarus

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Channel Hopper

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I use a - carbon/HB - pencil, but then I'm cheap like that
 
2cvbloke

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Try cleaning them with STP Brake Cleaner, it's usually grease and oils from fingers that soaks into the rubber that causes a lack of conductivity, I've done this with a few remotes that were "beyond salvage" and, er, salvaged them... :D

(the brake cleaner's also useful for just just general degreasing too, well worth having around the house!)
 
jeallen01

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For brake cleaner (doesn't have to be STP!), try your local motor factor - such as GSF or ECP.
 
Lazarus

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I just use common or garden cream cleaner.
 
dmaavrigdo

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Try cleaning them with STP Brake Cleaner, it's usually grease and oils from fingers that soaks into the rubber that causes a lack of conductivity, I've done this with a few remotes that were "beyond salvage" and, er, salvaged them... :D

(the brake cleaner's also useful for just just general degreasing too, well worth having around the house!)
Mine had definitely had the coating worn off I can still see it on the buttons that are rarely used. Research has informed me that part of the problem is caused by insufficiently baked silicone that continues to leach silicone oil and reduces adhesion.
 
Channel Hopper

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Mine had definitely had the coating worn off I can still see it on the buttons that are rarely used. Research has informed me that part of the problem is caused by insufficiently baked silicone that continues to leach silicone oil and reduces adhesion.
Have you tried the pencil technique ?
 
dmaavrigdo

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2cvbloke

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Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
Lazarus

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So, you've worked it out, then? :-buttkick
 
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I've glued some little dots of aluminium foil on the contact side of malfunctioning buttons.
Works also. :)

greetz,
A33
 
Captain Jack

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Repaired my Samsung remote with some HB pencil this morning - can power it on/off now without swearing.
 
Channel Hopper

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Repaired my Samsung remote with some HB pencil this morning - can power it on/off now without swearing.
Never seen a Tourettes operated remote before, though B3ta had a keyboard design years ago.
 
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