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Cleaning the keypad on a Pro 2006

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A couple of keys are hard to depress. I was wondering what contacts you have to clean to get the keypad working better. I took it apart and removed the pad, now I need instructions on what do do and how to do it.

2. A few local frequncies that were normaly clear a re coming in weak with a lot of static. Does this mean the scanner needs realigned or what could it be ? I would appreciate any suggestions.
 
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I cracked open the radio, and removed the front panel that includes the keypad. I cleaned the key contacts and the circuit board using contact cleaner and a Q tip. The keypad works like new. All the buttons are working fine now. If anybody has the same problem, I suggest doing this, it's better than replacing the keypad.
 

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Sometimes thats not enough. The rubber membrane keypad contact stuff can wear off and may have to be reapplied. The stuff is about $20 at electronics supply houses

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