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Old 09-13-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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Hi, my ICE's jog dial and left/back (yellow) button is working erratically now. Has anyone encountered this problem? What course of action was taken? Does anyone know where I can order replacement parts for these? I do not want to send it back to Duratrax for repairs as shipping will be quite expensive coming from the Philippines. Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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Mangandang Gabi...

I had the same problem with an MRC Superbrain 969 Charger. The button contacts are most likely dirty.

Mine was out of warranty so this is what I did:

I disassembled the unit,

Sprayed the affected areas (buttons) with a good quality electric motor cleaner,

Used low power compressed air to 'flash off' the cleaner,

Reassembled.

This worked until I sold it 6 months later, I haven't heard of the buttons going bad again from the guy who bought it, over a year now.

Be sure that you make sure that all of the spray cleaner is evaporated and dried before you energize the unit.

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bdc: also found this from the ice thread ...

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There is a way to fix the yellow button problem. You will have to open the case first. On the buttons you will see 4 black dots on each corner. Carefully cut these off with a hobby knife and lift the shaft off. You will see the contact plates have some corrosion on them. Take some fine grit paper and clean off. Re-assemble and use a drop of shoe glue over each of the corner spots to keep the switch together allow to dry and test first before assembling the charger. Be careful when working with an opened charger as there is current in the circuitry!
looks like your dirt found its way into your ice because of all the offroading
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Sometimes I have to hold the yellows for a few extra moments or I have to push on the extreme left side of the buttons. I haven't had them stop yet, but it takes some finess.
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Thanks guys. I'll open it up and see how the contacts are affected. It still actually works fine but when it acts up, it can be annoying.

marvi: The dust from sonic and QCRCCCC could have gotten in. Off road rocks though and is a welcome change after nearly 10 years of on-road rc.
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