Re: Tecsun 380 - Longwave stopped working
This sounds like a not uncommon problem with modern keypadstoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
and micro-switches : contact corrosion or wear.
I have disassembled keypads and microswitches and gently cleaned the
carbon-coated and PCB areas with contact-cleaner and sometimes stroked
the contact areas with a very soft lead pencil. It usually works - but not
for a day longer than ever...
WD-40 is not indicated, it will loosen up mechanical sludge, but
more likely do the opposite to contact areas - it is o i l -based !
Where WD40 has been applied, a re-do with switch-cleaner
or other alcohol-based cleaner might be indicated - but only for
the brave or initiated. (Don't waste best Scottish beverage
on the attempt - you might need it for yourself...)
----- Original Message ----
On 23/08/2013, at 11:51 AM, <aaron@...> wrote:
My Tecsun 380 has always suffered from having "hard to push" buttons.button, but if I press it too long I get into the scan mode.
if I enter 153 <enter> it puts me on 1530 khz.
should I do?