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    After some years of use the keypad of the remote control of my TOUCH has acquired a "sticky" coating. Is there a way of dismantling the unit so i could clean it without getting any cleaning fluid on the vital bits inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherbob View Post
    After some years of use the keypad of the remote control of my TOUCH has acquired a "sticky" coating. Is there a way of dismantling the unit so i could clean it without getting any cleaning fluid on the vital bits inside?
    The top part is a piece of hard plastic with a coating that becomes sticky over time, I cleaned mine with my wife's nail varnish remover, trouble is it cleaned all the lettering off too .

    Not to worry, it feels 100 times better and I only use it for it's volume control these days.

    I inserted a fairly slim (not sharp) knife blade under the join at the top right corner (me being left-handed), and prised it gently up. Once you get it started, you'll know what to do, there are 8 lugs on the main bottom piece (4 each side) that need pulling outwards from the top piece, easy once you get going if you get one side free, the top plate should just pull off.

    The "buttons" are a single piece of moulded floppy rubber and just lie on top of the PCB.

    Good luck.

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    If you understand German you could look at this http://www.squeezebox-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=3338
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    I can't find my remotes, they must be exceptionally clean..


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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    The top part is a piece of hard plastic with a coating that becomes sticky over time, I cleaned mine with my wife's nail varnish remover, trouble is it cleaned all the lettering off too .

    Not to worry, it feels 100 times better and I only use it for it's volume control these days.

    I inserted a fairly slim (not sharp) knife blade under the join at the top right corner (me being left-handed), and prised it gently up. Once you get it started, you'll know what to do, there are 8 lugs on the main bottom piece (4 each side) that need pulling outwards from the top piece, easy once you get going if you get one side free, the top plate should just pull off.

    The "buttons" are a single piece of moulded floppy rubber and just lie on top of the PCB.

    Good luck.
    Many thanks. This is my task for tomorrow. (except the nail varnish remover)

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    Many thanks. This is my task for tomorrow. (except the nail varnish remover)
    Task now completed.
    Not wishing to erase the lettering I tried a range of cleaning options. I finished up with Tesco's own brand "Everyday Value" cream cleaner, and one of those washing up sponges with a friction pad on one side (very hi-tech).
    It took ages of rubbing before all the sticky stuff was gone and I'm wondering if there is a way of preventing the same gunge appearing again in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherbob View Post
    Task now completed.
    Not wishing to erase the lettering I tried a range of cleaning options. I finished up with Tesco's own brand "Everyday Value" cream cleaner, and one of those washing up sponges with a friction pad on one side (very hi-tech).
    It took ages of rubbing before all the sticky stuff was gone and I'm wondering if there is a way of preventing the same gunge appearing again in time.
    The "sticky stuff" is soft touch rubbery paint which degrades, once gone it should remain gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff07971 View Post
    The "sticky stuff" is soft touch rubbery paint which degrades, once gone it should remain gone.
    Good news!
    Thanks for that.

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    thanks for showing the mounting point's. This really helped to dismantling the remote.
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