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Are the controllers hard to take apart?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by SteveN76, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. SteveN76

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    I pressed my return to home today and the button sank in. Is it broke? I've never taken one apart and I'm wondering if it just pops back into place. Anyone done this or have pictures?


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  2. sonof40

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    Yes it is broken. The plastic threaded posts inside are brittle.
     
  3. SteveN76

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    Any harm in leaving it that way? I heard you can use longer screws


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  4. With The Birds

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    If its a fully or substantially broken post long screws wont help. I doubt they would be a the ideal solution. The plastic is suprisingly brittle. If you have some mechanical inqenuity its amazing what you can do with some epoxy, you can easily fashion and drill and tap a new post (s) and use machine scews.

    The RTH button is arguably the most important button on the remote. The one in the app doesnt help if your device crashes or you have aome other glitch.
     
  5. SteveN76

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    The button still works it's just sunk. I'm just worried about what it's resting on


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  6. sacooke

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    The remote is easy to get into. Have a look at some videos first on YouTube to see if its something you want to tackle. You won't know what you have until you look inside.
     
  7. SteveN76

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    Yea I've replace the screen on my iPhone before so I'm sure I can tackle this. I'm just looking for pictures to see if that button is resting on anything that can be damaged.


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  8. sacooke

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    One way to be certain.
     
  9. alokbhargava

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    I would suggest it to get repaired. It will give you peace of mind.
     
  10. SteveN76

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    I just took it apart and repaired it myself. I used JB weld plastic cement and it seems to have worked. There isn't a single circuit under the button so if I would've left it it wouldn't have damaged anything.


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