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A Digital Remote Control Switch Repaired and Maintained

By on June 22, 2024
A Digital Remote Control Switch Repaired and Maintained







A guy working maintenance called me about repairing this digital remote control switch. He said that some buttons click fine and others do not on the sender remote and on the receiver device of the same system it takes a long time to switch from one source to another. 

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I got three of these devices in but I am showing the repair of one device only.

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The main unit shows how to connect it to different light bulbs

and with the remote you can choose what comes on and what goes off.

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That is inside the main unit and there are four relays and every relay control one source of light.

replace capacitor bad

I found this 470uf 25 volts bulged and needed replacement so this might explain. The delay that the customer was talking about.

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That is the remote control and according to the customer some buttons work and some do not so I decided to replace all the buttons inside.

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A lot of technicians are willing to clean the buttons with button cleaning spray but since I have a lot of brand new buttons in the shop it would be much easier just to replace all of them and that is what I did.

microswitch and tactile switch

I found these online so I bought a whole box of them with different sizes and they were very cheap to get.

So after the capacitor and the buttons replacement I connected a light bulb to the source and clicked the remote and this what I got. Check it out.

light bulb test on remote digital switch

There was no delay on powering on /off and all buttons worked like a charm.

Mission Accomplished.

waleed Rishmawi

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    June 22, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    That was the correct solution to the problems. A cleaned switch would start malfunctioning again.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 22, 2024 at 5:55 pm

      Parasuraman: that was the idea..I appreciate your comment and have a blessed day my friend.

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    June 22, 2024 at 3:42 pm

    I have a set of those push button switches too and my guess is that the smaller these switches are the sooner they go bad. The larger 12x12 mm push button switches probably last longer and are more trustworthy because they suffer lesser from a button that is pushed in sideways instead of straight in.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 22, 2024 at 5:58 pm

      Albert: all these bottons are the same size base and the only difference in size is the plastic piece that pushes the button. I appreciate your comments and have a blessed day

  3. Imoudu.O

    June 24, 2024 at 4:21 am

    That is best thing to do ....change all press button.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 24, 2024 at 2:54 pm

      Imoudu: indeed. cleaning is not the best..have a blessed day

  4. Yogesh Panchal

    June 24, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    Good job! Waleed
    having spare parts handy is additional advantage.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 25, 2024 at 4:24 pm

      Yogesh: we can not do any repair without the spare parts that is why I keep stocking them in my shop..have a blessed day


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