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meel
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Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by meel » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:19 pm

Hello all,
I am looking for parts for my Land Ranger, specifically the upper part of the button.
Certain buttons do not work.

Thanks,
Edi
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Re: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by Fusion » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:04 pm

I'm not 100% sure what you mean, but is it the springy metal part of the button you've "lost", slightly domed, that 'clicks' when pressed? I'm sure I could find something suitable amongst my junk, but the size needs to be correct, they come in lots of sizes. If you can remove one from another switch and measure it up, or post a picture, it would help.
If you want to sort it out yourself, these type buttons are often found on bedside clock-radios, and other cheap electrical items, portable CD players etc, you might be able to get one for 50p at a boot-sale, or you may have such stuff lying around unused in cupboards.

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Re: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by sinclairuser » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:54 am

i think that face plate has a membrane and buttons built in, first texas might sell you one, i could probably modify it with tact switches, but the man hours cost may not be worth it, the membranes may be available you need to contact first texas.
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Re: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by Fusion » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:01 am

If the buttons are complete, but just not working, it may be oxidation (mild corrosion) of the metal surfaces. These can be 'cleaned up' by rubbing them with plain white paper. The paper will go grey as a result. The points to rub are the three (usually) feet the click-button stands on, the under-side of the domed part, and the entire area of the circuit-board track where the button sits.

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Re: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by Stratman » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:30 am

The important part here is what the individual switches are comprised. I don't remember seeing any metal on metal contacts for years and they all seem to use copper tracks on the side of the membrane that connects to the electronics and conductive rubber pads on the other (usualy upper) membrane. With TV remotes sometimes you find a build up of the conductive rubber on the copper tracked membrane which can be cleaned and the switches will work but very often the conductive rubber part on the other membrane has worn away to such an extent that it can no longer bridge the copper tracks. If this is the case you can get around it by glueing copper foil pads to the worn away area. Not a perfect solution and you may need to disassemble an remove oxidation from time to time but it may get you up and running.

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Re: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by meel » Thu May 01, 2014 8:57 pm

Thank you all for your help.
I wrote to the First Texas Products, and very quickly I received the answer that part was sent to me.

Greetings from Poland
Edi

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Re: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by sinclairuser » Fri May 02, 2014 1:52 am

excellent, you cant knock first texas for service.
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Re: Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

Post by Koala » Fri May 02, 2014 12:45 pm

meel wrote:Thank you all for your help.
I wrote to the First Texas Products, and very quickly I received the answer that part was sent to me.

Greetings from Poland
Edi
That's good to know.

Thumbs up to First Texas

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