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TV Power Buttons Got Stuck

By on April 8, 2023


This tv was brought to me with complaints of not powering on, in fact the power button was dangling at tv front. I remove back case of tv and clean inside, then try to power it but red standby light didn’t change, so check on press button, which was hard to press, it has rust.

I then changed it with new one, use J.B Weld glue to glue plastic holder to its right position.

tv bad button

spoilt tv button repair

Then I power the tv, it came on, so I then press the side micro buttons for vol, channels….etc, they were all defective (responding intermittently) so I pull it out and check on them with meter all bad, found the soldering side also has cold solder.

I changed all buttons with new ones and resolder.

bad tactile switch

new tactile switch

Reassembled everything and powered on, press all buttons….all responded very well and tv is now working well now, I’m sorry I forgot to snap the working tv.

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This article was prepared for you by Imoudu Onwumah from Nigeria. He is 62 years old and has just 3 years experience in electronics repairs. I started career in hotel industry as a chef, but then I was doing repairs only in electrical repairs as a hobbyist. In 2018, I decided to learn about electronics which through Jestine’s electronics e-books and holding my hand, am an electronics techie today.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    April 8, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Very good fix! Glad that you were able to put the TV back to working condition!

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    April 8, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    These probably 6x6 micro side buttons that were used here are luckily not expensive and easy to replace. Recently I bought a few of those larger 12x12 tactile micro push buttons for controlling my DIY turn table project for 3D scanning. Those are more robust and mechanicle click better and likely will not get stuck so easily.

  3. Imoudu.O

    April 8, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks sir, have a nice day.

  4. Imoudu.O

    April 8, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    l think all micro buttons are easy to replace,however there are those of poor quality.Thanks for your comments.

  5. Waleed Rishmawi

    April 10, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    good job on the repair. yes they are very easy to find and replace and the best thing when one button goes bad it is better to replace all. thanks for sharing and have a blessed day

    • Imoudu.O

      April 11, 2023 at 1:43 am

      Thanks for ur comments,it never occurred to me to replace all buttons if just one of a set is bad,I keep on learning from you guys,have a nice day.


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