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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: wookey on October 14, 2021, 11:22:33 PM

Title: Replacement buttons for Sanza clip zip
Post by: wookey on October 14, 2021, 11:22:33 PM
Assuming I can fix the battery issue, this machine could also do with some new buttons as some of them have got pretty unreliable (very annoying when fast-forwarding as that can turn into 'skip past 4 podcasts'). Does anyone know the spec of the buttons in use or where to get replacements. I guess I could just measure them and try to find something from farnell or digikey, but hopefully others have gone before me?
Title: Re: Replacement buttons for Sanza clip zip
Post by: Bilgus on October 15, 2021, 12:30:25 AM
problem with the clipzip is the buttons are on a ribbon cable
it uses those little metal domes
I had some luck with peeling the clear plastic off and cleaning with isopropyl and cleaned the domes & pads with fine steel wool
It has since failed again (lasted about 6 more months) next time I'll add new clear tape to seal it better

I had to take the device apart release the clasp and then pop the button pad clips
I think you could just pop the button pad but the long way is probably safer

when splitting the case make sure to eject sd card and remove everything plugged
start at a corner and lever with a credit card (will probably get destroyed don't use an important one)
DO NOT pry over the sd slot it will break