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Need source for carbon paint to fix remotes.

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    I saw on web that MCM sells a recarboning kit. I assume it is a paint
    but anyway, I can not find it. The remote has some carbon buttons
    1/16" in diameter which I would like to repaint it possible. Gluing
    tin foil might be hard.

    Ideas, links?


  2. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  3. Puckdropper

    Puckdropper Guest

    Got a Fry's around your location? Check there. If not, check

    I got some stuff from Fry's that's supposed to repair remote control
    buttons, but I haven't tried it yet. It's currently 30 miles away so I
    can't look at the package either...

  4. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Cheaper just to get the model and buy a new remote, or just get a
    universal remote.

    All that time, and the cost of hunting down the crap, and then the
    cost of buying it...

    Sheesh... my personal time is worth more than that.
  5. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    You need a rubber keypad repair kit (usually silver loaded conductive

    Here's a few links
  6. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    Now this is a change of advice from you when I suggested a new 100W

    Depending upon the age of the item a new remote might be unobtainable
    or if it is it will be extremely expensive.
    OP doesn't waste much time at all by asking here and getting the right
    advice. Buying the stuff and repairing the existing unit will be far
    cheaper than buying new or even a universal unit.
    You must be flat out being so busy and all that...

    doesn't cost the OP anything to get advice and time is probably not an
    issue as far as he is concerned...
  7. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

  8. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Stop stalking me, you fucking Usenet retard.
  9. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Go get yourself a quote on a lobotomy, and get your doc to up the
    Lithium dose, dingledorf.
  10. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Sorry, chump, but an hour of my personal time is worth hundreds of
    dollars, and I don't spend it painting some incorrect media onto what
    are likely perfectly good conductive pads trying to fix a device that
    didn't get diagnosed properly.

    The greater likelihood is that the PCB pads the rubber keys impress
    upon have become oxidized. So in all likelihood, he doesn't even know
    how to fix the device that he doesn't even know how to diagnose the
    problem of.

    Oh and universal remotes are ten bucks cheap. Job done. You lose.
  11. Radiosrfun

    Radiosrfun Guest

    I've picked them up here for $5! They work ok for about a year or so.
    Biggest problem I have is when eating potato chips or something with any
    slight grease to it, and forgetting to wipe the fingers clean, the grease
    gets down inside the buttons. That can be cleaned up. Then there is the
    heavy use of it by a channel hopping relative which kills the batteries
    quicker than expected. But for a years use out of a $5-$10 item - sure beats
    trying to repair a remote. Been there done that - SUCH A WASTE. By the time
    you get done screwing around buying the compound via mail (shipping isn't
    cheap) or store (gas/wear and tear on vehicle) - doing the task (your
    time) - you've got well over $10 invested.

    Just my own 2 cents from experience.
  12. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Spend five minutes on e-bay, and enjoy life till it shows up a few
    days later.
  13. default

    default Guest

    Woah . . . given that nine times out of ten, the remote keypad fails
    gradually - have to press harder and batteries have to be brand new.
    I'd say he probably has it diagnosed correctly.

    Once you learn the technique and have the paint, it is a small matter
    to pop the covers apart, wash the membrane and re coat it. Sure you
    can "save" time by buying one if that's an option - assuming you were
    already going to a store or shopping a web site that has them.

    Those so-called universal remotes only cover the really common
    consumer stuff and that usually means less expensive stuff. The
    universals never seem to have all the functions of the original if the
    original has a button for tint, hue, hierarchy presets, etc. etc.

    If you have a plethora of remotes one universal that covers them all
    is likely to really end up costing you (like the Sony LCD programmable
    Easy enough to find and fix so perhaps the op already tried that?
    $5 these days

    There's other things like the satisfaction of doing it yourself, not
    adding to the burden of waste by replacing things that can be fixed,
    learning for the sake of knowledge - that is rewarding in itself, but
    often can be applied to other problems.

    And why are you so vociferous? What do you care how others approach
    problems? and why the rude invective? - that only makes you look bad
    and doesn't contribute positively to the group.

    You just trolling?

    A few years back there was a poster that was hooked on one cell LED
    driver circuits - he'd post a new one he developed once a week. Never
    mind that there were already tons of web sites with all kinds of led
    circuits on them or you could go to walmart and buy a one cell led
    flashlight. The same guy advises someone that they should buy a
    battery charger because they are too cheap and not worth building.
  14. Guest

    Good for you. I'm glad you are living large. Short of buying a very
    expensive programmable remote, none of the universals handle all the
    special functions well. Then there is the little issue that this is a
    UHF remote.

  15. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest


    Good for you indeed.

    You cry like Tiger Woods whenever a cricket sneezes.
  16. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    You are like one of those guys that LOOKed at Linux eight years ago,
    and thinks it's no good based on that old data set.

    I'd bet you haven't even looked in years. You make it obvious with
    your remarks.
  17. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Bwuahahahaha! UHF remote? With carberized rubber buttons. Do the
    two even go together?

    What fucktard chinese cheap shit piece of shit gear do you have that
    has a UHF remote?

    The shit swamp you are standing in gets deeper and deeper with your
    every post.
  18. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    You really do have a problem relating to people don't you?

    As soon as anybody pops up with a retort which may not agree with your
    own opinion, you get all shirty and start to vilify and question their
    right to even offer an opinion. Why don't you just step back and take
    a good look at yourself. There is no need at all for such language or
    behaviour towards anyone especially when they have not done likewise
    towards you.

    Apparently, ONLY your own opinion is valid and anybody who affers an
    alternative is a FW or a DS. But then you do go by the nickname of
    BigDonger don't you so this gives some idea of your intellect?
  19. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest


    I will start contacting you ISP next.
  20. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    **** you. You stalking me IS doing the same thing. You need to
    stop, fuckhead.
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