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HOW TO – Repair your remote controls

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Pellepeloton writes – “I have repaired a quite a few faulty remote controls and most often they are repairable. Common faults are: some buttons not working, not working at all, corroded battery terminals. Often buttons are sticky because of some dirt accumulated over the years from the sticky little hands of your kids? The hardest part of repair is often to open the covers.”Link.

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10 thoughts on “HOW TO – Repair your remote controls

  1. Great HOWTO, and good for *anything* that has rubber buttons, not just remotes!

    A few months back, I performed a similar fix on an old Yamaha synthesizer and Alesis sequencer. The rubber buttons were much farther gone and required some light filing with an emery board to bring them back to life. Once it was done, everything worked as good as new :-)

  2. Yeah, The emery board is a good way to work those buttons. If a button’s still giving trouble, you could also try a good wet sandstone. I would also try rubbing a pen eraser on the metal contacts.

  3. Yeah, The emery board is a good way to work those buttons. If a button’s still giving trouble, you could also try a good wet sandstone. I would also try a pen eraser or auto brake parts cleaner on the metal contacts.

  4. Yeah, The emery board is a good way to work those buttons. If a button’s still giving trouble, you could also try a good wet sandstone. I would also try a pen eraser or auto brake parts cleaner on the metal contacts.

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