after reading this article from hackaday i decided i should probably try and figure out why my microwave hasnt had a display for the last few years the following was my experience
legal .....microwaves have killer rabbits hiding in big black tubes these rabbits move so quickly most people blame unnecessary death on electricity used to power such devices .
do not attempt the following unless you can follow proper repair etiquette or are a trained zookeeper with a quick draw on your dart gun
also if you manage to release a killer rabbit please have you next of kin nearby to wipe you browser history (for my and your sake)
Step 1: Dismantle
the model is a sharp r-510ak just for posterity's sake
opening the microwave was a breese 4 screws on the back and two on either side and the cover lifted right off
Step 2: Remove Panel
Step 3: FIX THAT
clean the contacts with a pencil eraser or denatured alcohol but never acetone.
then put it all back together
Step 4: Results
now i no longer have to hit the button the estimated number of minutes i want to destroy food
there are websites online trying to sell this service for $35
hopefully someone find this information useful save your electronics fix them
*(no rabbits were harmed in the making of this instructable )