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jumbo
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:53 pm Reply with quote
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MikeyP wrote:
generally I can usually bounce the toppy remote signal off windows or walls and the toppy gets the signal
That's what I call a well trained Toppy! Fetch boy...
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MikeyP
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:11 am Reply with quote
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signal signal ! Smile

Although sometimes when using the progress bar , I feel like throwing the remote through the screen Rolling Eyes Wink

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davidlqs
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:42 am Reply with quote
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I did still have the proctective cover on the shiny bits of the facia, would never have spotted that it was there!

The toppy now responds more regularly when I press a button on the remote, it's just sluggish. I guess its down to software, and I know exactly what you mean about the progress bar mikeyp.

Thanks for the advice.
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MikeyP
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:48 am Reply with quote
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davidlqs wrote:
I did still have the proctective cover on the shiny bits of the facia, would never have spotted that it was there!.



bet it looks nice and shiny now Smile Wink

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monarchee
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:00 pm Reply with quote
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Anybody know how to open the remote? The OK button on mine is getting very sticky. I can't see any screws and I'm afraid to lever the covers apart in case something goes crack. There are probably specific points where the clips are that would be the best place to do this.
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simonc
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:17 pm Reply with quote
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There used to be a photo somewhere in the forums with big red arrows on it showing where the lugs are.

They've gone. We should've grabbed them and bunged them in the wiki.
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mike.hinson
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:48 pm Reply with quote
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The guy who put them there, @twelfthmonkey, fixed them once already, perhaps he still has them... I guess you PMed him already? no point in us all spamming him.

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R2-D2
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:15 pm Reply with quote
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Lots of pics.

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monarchee
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:12 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks R2 Smile
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alan_m
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:51 pm Reply with quote
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monarchee wrote:
Thanks R2 Smile


The problem with sticking keys and non-working keys is usually just general oily kunk from your hands. Dismantling and washing alone will cure the problem.

Don't use WD40 or graphite as suggested. Printed circuit boards can be washed in water with a drop of detergent if required - rinse with clean water. If you wash the circuit board first dry off with a tea towel and then leave for, say, half a day in a dry place (airing cupboard) to thoroughly dry, especially under any integrated circuits.

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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:07 pm Reply with quote
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alan_m wrote:
monarchee wrote:
Thanks R2 Smile


The problem with sticking keys and non-working keys is usually just general oily kunk from your hands. Dismantling and washing alone will cure the problem.

Don't use WD40 or graphite as suggested. Printed circuit boards can be washed in water with a drop of detergent if required - rinse with clean water. If you wash the circuit board first dry off with a tea towel and then leave for, say, half a day in a dry place (airing cupboard) to thoroughly dry, especially under any integrated circuits.
Do you fancy updating our Wiki? You put it so well?

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MikeyP
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote
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monarchee wrote:
Anybody know how to open the remote? The OK button on mine is getting very sticky. I can't see any screws and I'm afraid to lever the covers apart in case something goes crack. There are probably specific points where the clips are that would be the best place to do this.


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Printed circuit boards can be washed in water with a drop of detergent if required


the stickyness will be because of the oily gunk on the "rubber" button side of the button pad and on the mating hole on the front of the remote.

no need at all to clean the PCB or the back side of the button pad

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underquark
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:45 am Reply with quote
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As per MikeyP - in my experience a sticky button is because of gunk on the outside (user-side) of the buttons; non-response (i.e. no signal sent) is what happens with gunk on the underside or to wear of the contact surface.

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alan_m
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:56 pm Reply with quote
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MikeyP wrote:

the stickyness will be because of the oily gunk on the "rubber" button side of the button pad and on the mating hole on the front of the remote.


Not my experience with remotes I've taken apart.

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no need at all to clean the PCB or the back side of the button pad


If in doubt just wipe with a white paper towel. If there is anything seen wash the board and the membrane. The rubbish that gets beween the membrane and the printed circuit board can form an insulating layer.

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underquark
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:06 am Reply with quote
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Here is a diagram for taking apart another type of remote but the tips should apply to the Toppy remote too. Plastic knives from fast-food outlets are quite useful for holding remote casings apart.

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