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"ON" rubber button on Model PR590 WX no longer responds

Extreme pressure on "ON-OFF"bubber Button worked for a while; later had to slide metal knife blade:between button and case cavity:wall; now nothing works. Never a problem pushing button from "ON TO OFF". Mate to set is getting very difficult to turn on just like the first but will respond with a lot of pressure like a key pushing into center of the rubber button.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    my on-off just will not work. also i opend it up and there was no visible corrosion on the contact point. so what could be wrong?


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Something probably got inside behind the button or moisture could have corroded the contacts.  Open it us and use a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol and that will clean the contact.

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