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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Yaesu Ft-50 hard to turn on
The rubber power button is impregnated with carbon and when pressed, it makes contact with two points on the printed circuit board, turning on the radio. This button eventually wears out and needs to be replaced, which is a rather easy process.
I've performed the operation four times - takes about 15 minutes. The button is available from Yaesu.
I also tried "repair kits" for these buttons which are supposed to replace the conductive surface. Both times, they failed again within a couple of weeks.
The upside is the new button is not as quite as tall as the original and requires depressing it below the surface of the case to switch, which prevents accidently turning off the radio.
Good luck, and 73
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Darned resistive silicone contacts! This link will help you:http://www.sdarc.net/forum/printer_friendly_posts.asp?TID=828 There are kits available that "rebuild" the carbon conductive layer, should cleaning not help. It's like (car) rear defogger repair kit material. I haven't had long term success with the two part repair kits, myself. I didn't read the link myself, but cleaning with alcohol often works. If not, try acetone. If that doesn't work, a conductive kit or sticky aluminum tape may help. If cleaning doesn't work, and replacement is available from Yaesu, order it! Darned these silicone contact pads! Same pads as most remote controls.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
I just had my FT-50R repaired due to a overheat issue with a reverse polarity diode. When I asked Yaesu to alao check my Yaesu for the memory battery I was told by their top technican that the radio does not have a memory battery in it. I hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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