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Remote - only 1/2 the buttons working

I have an MCD 708/12, purchased and used in Europe.

Well, more or less half the buttons. was working fine one day, came back from a weekend away, and all the buttons were not working. Opened the remote and had a look. nothing seemed burnt or broken. Reassembled and some buttons started to work!

However, really only Search, Next track, Stop, Pause/Play and the number buttons work. As well as some little used ones. The important ones - like Power, Volume, Input Selection - they DON"T work, and it's very annoying.

I have tried two other remotes, one i was a bit unsure of, and the other is an exact replacement, and still the same buttons work/don't work.

Is there something inside i can look at? or do i just throw away the whole damn thing??

Thanks!

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  • a467 Dec 27, 2008

    i bought one MCD708/98 recently. The remote didn't work. when I took the Amp and remote separately back to the shop. Both works with other devices in separate tests. But the remote failed at home. Does anyone have any clue or is there any special setting with the device/remote control?

  • CSB2008 Dec 30, 2008

    I also have issues with my remote. On some occasions you can select track number using the number keys, other times you have to cycle through using the track advance button and sometimes nothing seems to work!

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If some buttons work, that's a good sign. Usually there are a small number of strobe lines, maybe 4, and each one is connected to one of several "input" lines. When a button is pressed, a strobe signal is connected to an input. When several buttons don't do anything, it means the strobe signal is not getting through. I look for a ribbon connector that could be loose or corroded. Clean it up and put a bit of oil on it to retard corrosion, like from salt air drifting in off the gulf. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017

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Most button problems come from substances getting into the remote and preventing proper electrical contact between the carbon button pads and the button contact surfaces on the PC board e.g., spilled liquids etc. I have cracked open many remotes with such symptoms and simply washed the flexible button membranes with warm water and perhaps a soft toothbrush and similarly the PC board button contact surfaces then dried everything with the exhaust from a small bench vacuum. There is no risk of harming the device if it is dried thoroughly before reassembly and use. If I notice a circuit board crack somewhere I will carefully solder a fine jumper wire to bridge the crack wherever possible to effect the correct electrical continuity required.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

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Try this - don't know if it will work but worth a try. It worked for my TV.

Remove the batteries. With the batteries out, press each button in turn for at least 2 seconds each, then replace the batteries and try it with your device.

Sounds crazy but it does work with my TV.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

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