Bose Remote Repair Europe

ButtonWorx

DIY Repair kit that permanently fixes the buttons in your Bose Remote!

Do-It-Yourself

  • Permanent Repair
  • No paint ink or glue
  • Will not chip or flake off
  • Tested over 1 Million button presses!
  • Blocks dirt and oils forever

RC28T1-40   RC18T1-40   RC5   RC9   RC20   RC25


Ships Internationally for just $2.50 usd

Typical delivery in 1-2 weeks!**
ButtonWorx
™ repair kits are flat and easily fit in a letter envelope. 

Permanently repairs rubber keypad buttons by replacing the conductive material.

Your buttons fail when the conductive pad wears out and silicone oils seep from the keypad. This gooey paste blocks electrical conductivity and stops the switch from working. 
The ButtonWorx membrane keypad blocks dirt and oil from reaching the circuit board and offers a new conductor that cannot break down like rubber conductors do. 

Note: This is for repairing hard to press buttons. If all your buttons stopped working one day, then the remote is broken (not the buttons) and needs repair 

Do you have a different remote?

Try the universal button repair pads for individual buttons.

29 Buttons of 7 common sizes. Just peel and stick. For repairing typical rubber buttons in any device.  

 ButtonWorx Universal button repair kit

1 Bose RC5 & RC20

2 Bose RC28T1 RC18T1 RC38T1


3 Bose RC9 RC20 RC25

If you are comfortable opening your remote you can repair your own buttons!

  • Remove the back housing and circuit board
  • Clean the keypad and circuit board with 90% isopropyl alcohol
  • Peel the brown paper off the membrane repair kit
  • Use the cutout holes to align the repair pad to the board
  • Install as flat as possible - DO NOT press down hard on the buttons! Just lay it down and leave it alone.....
  • Reassemble your remote - Test all the buttons

ButtonWorx membrane keypads are custom cut for each model. Please make sure you are ordering the correct part.


** International shipping is by letter envelope. There is no tracking for letter envelopes but shipping is much faster and more reliable. International tracking from USA starts at around $30!! (It's crazy). Cheaper services have tracking that only works until it leaves US territory making it nothing more than a shipment notification. AND they are slow slow slow! Sometimes taking over a week before even leaving the USA mainland. After switching to envelope mail, many customers report receiving their order in less than 2 weeks. With package mail tracking never updates outside of the USA and orders were taking 4-8 weeks (typically 6 weeks) to arrive!

Your order will be photographed and emailed to you, letting you know exactly when it was mailed and what to look for.  


Troubleshooting
Most or all buttons stop working after installation

1) If a button is stuck down then most other buttons will not work.

· Check the rubber keypad to see if any buttons are jammed or if they feel stiff

· Check for small bits of plastic or other foreign material between the repair pad and the rubber pad

· Check to see if any of the repair pad buttons are caved in (cupped)

· Make sure repair pad is not creased or badly bent

2) The repair pad should be stuck to the hard circuit board. If you tried to stick it to a rubber keypad then it is upside down and will not work

Buttons are hard to press

· Did you completely clean the circuit board before installation and is the repair keypad properly aligned?

· If the problem is minor, the new buttons will perform a little better after some use

The repair pad made no difference

· If all your buttons were bad before then it’s probably not failing buttons but a more serious problem.

      ButtonWorx repair pads are for buttons that fail slowly over time from heavy use.

· If a row of buttons does not work or a large group of buttons suddenly stopped working one day, there could be damage to the circuit board and a repair keypad will not repair the circuit board.

· *If the buttons have been repaired before using conductive paint then small pieces of that paint can fall off and short out a button. This can be extremely difficult to see and sometimes very hard to clean off. You may need to soak the circuit board contacts for many minutes with isopropyl and scrub with a Q-tip or even scrape between each fork contact with a pin or other pointy instrument.

Dead Remote? ButtonWorx button repair will not fix a dead remote. It could be improperly set up, (see the manual for your specific system). It can be broken and not sending signals. The base can be broken and not receiving signals. Try the remote right up next to the power cord for the system. If it works when close then the remote probably has a broken antenna which is fairly simple to repair. Try the remote next to a radio tuned to an AM station. If it makes a slight popping sound when you press a button then it is sending signals (so it's getting power and buttons work). If the battery contacts are corroded you can clean them with isopropyl alcohol and a toothbrush and/or an abrasive tool like a fingernail file to scrape the contacts clean. Deoxit D100L  is an excellent contact cleaner that also helps stop corrosion from spreading.

 



Troubleshooting your remote before repair
1) Unplug your Bose system for 5 minutes or more, plug it back in and re-test the remote
2) Change the batteries
3) Try your remote near a radio tuned to AM. If your remote is sending out signals you will hear a little pop when you press a button. If there is no pop, the remote may not be getting power. You may need to move the remote around the radio to hear the pop. 
4) The power cord for your BOSE system is the antenna for the remote. Try the remote right up near the power cord to see if it works better there.
5) Verify the remote code is correct (see image below)

Bose RC28T1-27 Code