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  1. #11
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    Thanks for the pictures and instructions. My remote had not been used for a long time.
    When I opened it today the batteries was in a miserable shape. Sweat and ruined batteries.
    By open up and get rid of all battery "sweat" inside of the remote I finally made it work again.

    My good old Squeezbox Touch that have been working mainly as a clock for many years has reinvented itself to
    be the preferred Internet radio "box". Very nice sounding compared to DAB+.

    Love my Squeezebox Touch :-)

  2. #12
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    cleaning remote

    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.

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    Just found this helpful tip. Worked a treat. I used Isoclean (Isopropanol Cleaning Fluid). Remote now as good as new. Thanks.

  3. #13
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    When my remote became unpleasantly sticky I opened up the unit and treated the top part with silicone remover (the stuff you use in bathrooms etc). Paint it on and leave overnight. It took a few applications, but exposed the shiny plastic surface underneath and did not remove the lettering.

  4. #14
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    I know this is a antique thread and device but the Touch may become more popular with the new CORE32 LMS that you can pre-order. I have two Touches and the remotes were in terrible condition. I initially cleaned them with Goo Gone and that did a decent job and did not remove the lettering. I saw the post about using bathroom cleaner and i remembered i had some Soft Scrub so i figured i would try that. All i can say is working with that for a little while and then checking it and then getting the spots i missed it came out excellent with the lettering intact. No stickiness at all and the surface looks perfect. I will just leave it like that and see how it goes to determine weather or not i should try and clear coat it. For now the remotes look good to me. One of these days i may work on my Boom which also has the condition.
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by pongagt View Post
    I know this is a antique thread and device but the Touch may become more popular with the new CORE32 LMS that you can pre-order. I have two Touches and the remotes were in terrible condition. I initially cleaned them with Goo Gone and that did a decent job and did not remove the lettering. I saw the post about using bathroom cleaner and i remembered i had some Soft Scrub so i figured i would try that. All i can say is working with that for a little while and then checking it and then getting the spots i missed it came out like new with the lettering intact. No stickiness at all and the surface looks perfect. I will just leave it like that and see how it goes to determine weather or not i should try and clear coat it. For now the remotes are perfect. One of these days i may work on my Boom which also has the condition.
    Thnx for sharing. Picture and or link of products used would be great!
    SqueezeBoxes: 1x Transporter (Living room) 1x SB2 (shed), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Study 2), few spare unit's (SB2, SB3, Boom, Touch)
    Server: LMS on Pi3B+ 8.1.2 on PcP 7.0.1
    Network: Draytek, Netgear Smart Switch 24p, Ubiquiti PoE, 3x Ubiquity

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2006 View Post
    Thnx for sharing. Picture and or link of products used would be great!
    https://www.amazon.com/Goo-Gone-Orig.../dp/B00006IBNJ
    https://www.amazon.com/Soft-Scrub-Pu...6-bee5153e81cb
    I used a lot of elbow grease with the soft scrub and the goo gone might not have even been necessary. It didn't seem to do too much but the surface kept getting nicer the more i scrubbed it with soft scrub. You don't want it too wet when initially using the soft scrub. It seems to be more effective when the soft scrub is not watered down. I used a toothbrush to scrub it.

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