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Repair Rubber Buttons with Electric Paint

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The rubber buttons found on many electronic products can wear with time. You could source spare parts and replace them or quickly fix them with a little Bare Conductive Electric Paint!

 

1. Disassemble your device

  • Start by disassembling the device you want to fix, to get the rubber button out. In our case the buttons from a Volca Beats drum machine.

volca beats

2. Apply electric paint

  • Apply a little Electric Paint to the faulty contact.

apply electric paint

  • Dab off any excess paint using a cotton bud. You want a uniform layer of paint that is just thick enough, avoiding any lumps.

dab paint

  • Allow the paint to dry completely.

 

3. Inspect the button contacts

  • Check the PCB contacts as you’ll often find that the conductive material that was originally on the button has come off, leaving black debris on the PCB contact.
  • Clean up any debris using a cotton bud and some isopropyl alcohol.

4. Reassemble your device

Once you’re done you can put your device together again.

 

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