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# 174945 11-Jun-2015 18:08
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I found the my problem was a lack of carbon deposit on the bottom of the rubber buttons where they contacted the pcb contacts and I struggled to find a solution until a friend offered me some wire glue to try. This came ina 9ml pot and consisted of carbon powder in a non toxic binding agent. It was the consistency of black treacle.
I tiny quantity on a fine paint brush was easily deposited on to the faulty rubber pads. It seemed to dry quite quickly, but to be safe I gave it 24hrs in a warm environment to cure before reassembling my unit.
So far, the buttons work flawlessly, but I can't say yet, how long the fix will last,
Searching around I found the product, Wire Glue, is available from Jaycar, in NZ

A little pricey at $12.00, but it looks to do the job.

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  # 1325005 15-Jun-2015 14:23
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Fabulous news-I have spent many hours trying to produce same.I will be interested to identify the binding agent.I will rejuvenate my old Panasonic remote-replacement was $48 prox.

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  # 1325050 15-Jun-2015 15:02
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Good luck with that!
All I can say is that I couldn't get any common contact adhesives, like Ados and Uhu to stay on the rubber pads. I had visions of using fine tinfoil to make the connection.  :-(


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  # 1325319 15-Jun-2015 20:57
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Very common problem with cheap remotes. I have not tried wire glue to solve it, have coloured in the inside of a membrane remote with a pencil with some success in the past.



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  # 1379775 4-Sep-2015 14:14
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Just used the wire glue to fix a cordless phone with the same issue. Works a treat!


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