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    Buttons going bad on RH Designs Zonemaster II

    Does anyone have any experience with intermittent buttons on the Zonemaster II? I have one button that clicks, but doesn't actually do anything unless you push on the upper right corner of the button. Obviously, the simplest solution would be to send it back to RH Designs for repair, but it's about 8 months past the warranty expiration and I want to make sure there is nothing I can do to repair it myself. I really don't want to send it back to the UK for repair and be without the meter for weeks if I can avoid it.

    Membrane keyboards are common and there is some info about repairing them on the web, but I'd be interested in hearing of anyone has actually repaired the keypad on the Zonemaster II.

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    RH Designs sold to another company. You can look them up on the internet. My experience with them is that they are good guys. If you explain the issue to them they may give you a break on the cost of repairs, even though your unit is out of warranty. If you try to fix it and mess it up, you are in for full price of repair. I suggest you e-mail them and ask them for their suggestions. Also, th fellow who owned RHD is a greta guy and a knowledgeable source. I am sure he would reply to your e-mail. (Internet search will yield his name/contact info)

    Hope this held.
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    His name is Richard Ross. Email address is: richard@rhdesigns.co.uk

    He responded to a question I had in April of this year. I believe all or most of the RH Designs equipment are his designs.

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    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    I took it apart and it turns out the buttons consist of discrete switches rather than a membrane keypad. The button in question just had a cold solder joint. After resoldering, it works great. It's actually kind of nice to know I can replace the buttons myself if they ever go bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Krueger View Post
    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    I took it apart and it turns out the buttons consist of discrete switches rather than a membrane keypad. The button in question just had a cold solder joint. After resoldering, it works great. It's actually kind of nice to know I can replace the buttons myself if they ever go bad.
    Good to know. Thanks.

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    Very good to know, thanks!

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    Absolutely . . . this is good to know! Thanks.
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    Switches are available from RS (components) I can post the part number if you need. Easy to replace if you had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMBooth View Post
    Switches are available from RS (components) I can post the part number if you need. Easy to replace if you had to.
    Part numbers would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Jack Rosa

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    Thanks for this info!
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