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Broken plastic function button replacement?

The PIP button on my 2405 has, through constant usage, become defunct as in I can't feel the micro switch behind it anymore when I pres it, actually the button is lopsided so I'm going to guess that the plastic post that normally connects with the micro switch behind is history. What are my options at this point?

If it's simply a plastic post problem then, is this a part that can be ordered up online? I'm not averse to running riot with a screwdriver, though some pointers on how to disassemble the frame to get at it wouldn't go amiss. I'm fairly sure the micro switch is ok and that it's simply the actuall plastic button thats at fault.

BTW for future products, it would have been nice if those buttons were available off an IR remote control 8/

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Looks more like the tact switches inside the unit are history and have to be replaced. The switches are relatively cheap $2-$3 each, but replacing them inside the monitor needs some skills...;)

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