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hpr2597 :: How to Fix a Remote with Buttons that Don't Work

A response to Ken Fallon's episode about how to check whether your remote is working or not.

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Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2018-07-17 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Repairs, Remote Controls, Fixing things, Cleaning.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (1)

After listening to Ken Fallon’s episode about how to check whether your remote is working or not, I checked one of our remotes that had been giving us problems and found that only a couple of the buttons produced the light. Then I found a video on YouTube showing how to fix non-working buttons and this is my report.


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-07-21T19:43:02Z by Hipstre

How to Fix a Remote

Thanks for this podcast. I've run into the same problem. Once I cleaned my remote about three times it was done. The "gunk" in the remote that gets on the circuit board is generally some kind of silicone lubricant or solvent. Apparently, the button pads have to be cooked after they are made to get all the silicone gunk out, and most manufacturers don't bother any longer, as they assume you will only use the remote for a year or two before losing it (or you'll just buy a new one?).

The actual, physical act of pressing the button pushes the silicone gunk out of the pad.

Thanks for the guitar pick trick!

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