Intro: Fix an IR Remotes Unresponsive Buttons
The kids remote for their DISH was not working. I cracked it open thinking they had just spilled something into it. I cleaned the PC board with denatured alcohol and reassembled it - no fix.
I then read that the little black bumps on rubber part were coated with a conductive substance and thru the years this will wear off.
I rounded up my supplies:
'Super Glue' gel of some type (cyanoacrylate)
Hobby Knife (For picking up dots)
Hole Punch (Not shown, for making dots)
Denatured Alcohol (For cleaning the rubber and PC board)
Paper Towels (Not shown)
Scissors (Didn't use)
It's very simple ....
Open your remote,
Clean the black pads and the PC board with the alcohol,
Punch a bunch of dots from the foil with the hole punch,
Put some glue on the black pad and place the foil down DULL SIDE DOWN!
Press and hold for 10 - 15 seconds and move on to the next.
Enjoy a non-frustrating remote!
Step 1: Prep
Round up your supplies.
Crack open your remote, not gonna explain that part.
Clean the little black pads on the rubber membrane and the PC board with Denatured Alcohol and paper towels.
Step 2: Foil Dots
Use the hole punch that I forgot to photo to punch out some dots to glue to the little black pads.
Step 3: Gule Dots
Apply some glue to the little black pads - SPARINGLY - as less is more with super glue (cyanoacrylate).
Place one of the foul dots on the pad - DULL SIDE TO THE GLUE - and hold for 10 -15 seconds.
Step 4: Re-Assemble Remote
Re-Assemble the remote and enjoy!