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Old 13 September 2009, 13:32   #1
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Hi got to my rib last week and the above was making funny ticking/clicking noise which turned out to be the on/off switch continually switching itself on. This had obviously been going on for 10days since my son was out, as it had drained my 120 battery. I had eventually had to pull the mains lead so I could leave the boat in safe state in that the bat would not go flat. Any ideas as to how I could rectify myself. I thought it maybe the contact button has been inadvertantly pushed down when he put the cover on therefore having a constant pressure on it, can I just pick it up with a knife or something similar?
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If it's a late or at least later model (sort of oval rubber buttons), you've got the button thhen a spring, and the button pushes on a membrane switch.

I would take a bottle of water and fluch the area around the button thoroughly while working the button in and (well, I guess not out, since it's stuck.) It may well be salt crystals have jammed it.

If that doesn't free it up, then go ahead and use a knife or pick or something to pry it up. You won't hurt anything doing that.

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Old 17 September 2009, 05:14   #3
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If it's a late or at least later model (sort of oval rubber buttons), you've got the button thhen a spring, and the button pushes on a membrane switch.

I would take a bottle of water and fluch the area around the button thoroughly while working the button in and (well, I guess not out, since it's stuck.) It may well be salt crystals have jammed it.

If that doesn't free it up, then go ahead and use a knife or pick or something to pry it up. You won't hurt anything doing that.

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Hi many thanks JKY for your comment I had never thought of salt, mI will give it a tyry going up tonite.
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