[mythtv-users] [OT] Re: Best Remote?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Jul 11 20:08:53 UTC 2007

On Jul 11, 2007, at 12:53 PM, Chad wrote:

>> I have an old 810 where the buttons had become hard to press.  Seems
>> almost like the conductive part of the rubber has become less
>> conductive.  Can this be fixed?
>> Calvin...
> Sadly, while searching for info on mine a while back I saw this is
> "what happens" as they age.  Pretty much means that your remote is
> close to having lived it's life.  At least short of cracking the case
> and probably soldering some new connectors.

I don't have experience with that particular remote, but my  
experience with other remotes is that this is often due to finger  
oils, coke spills, etc. getting into the keypad.  My usual fix is to  
remove the batteries, disassemble the remote, and clean the circuit  
board and rubber keypad in soapy water.  Rinse well to remove all  
traces of soap, blow dry with compressed air, then allow everything  
to air dry overnight before reassembling.  Sometimes the results of  
this treatment are amazing.  It's especially effective on remotes  
with sticky buttons.

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