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Replacement Light Button on an RF20 Remote
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Post 1 made on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 17:47
mjfoxtrot
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I realize this is a long shot, but just thought I would ask.

I'm in the middle of a reclamation project with an RF20 remote, which has served my family well for three or four years. The battery cover is broken, as well as the light button (one of the tiny plastic ends on the button snapped off, rendering it highly ineffective for controlling the light.)

I called the URC parts department and they are sending me a replacement battery cover. But the light button is not in their available parts catalogue.

Any chance that anyone out there has an old broken URC remote with a light button they don't want? I'd be willing to pay a reasonable price for it.

Thanks in advance.
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OP | Post 2 made on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 04:40
mjfoxtrot
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Aha! I figured out a way to fix the light button. It's working pretty darn good again.

In case anyone is interested, I did it thanks to an old credit card. First, I used the card to open the remote (sliding the card around the edges of the remote to release the clips.) Then, using scissors, I cut some tiny pieces of rectangular plastic from the credit card. I was able to slide one of the plastic slivers in between the remote's circuit board and the broken light button. The key is that the sliver had to be cut precisely so that it will fit snug in between the button and the circuit board, thus ensuring that the sliver acts as a makeshift anchor to hold the button in place.

It took a few tries to get it just right . . . but now the button works like new again. The button has that nice "clicky" feel to it like a new remote does.

It's fun to keep these loyal old URC remotes working :)
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