My series-2 TIVO controller's top round large 4-direction button
has gotten flakey. Goes left, right, and down just fine. But
making it go "up" (of course by pushing down on the top part of it)
has become difficult, in fact almost more difficult by the day.
Plus, as in a computer keyboard going bad, it sometimes "bounces",
that is you'll sometimes get two clicks for one push.
Now, in old keyboards (eg heath ca 1970's) when a key started "bouncing",
you could extract that single key, clean the little contacts beneath
it, put the key back in, and all was fine.
Anything like that I can do with this round (circular) button?
I've already tried squirting compressed air (from one of those pressurized
cans with wd-40-type soda-straw nozzle that are made for computers) into
it from all 4 sides, to no effect.
However, maybe the pressure is too low.
So (advise me on this, please) I was considering going by my friend
the car repairer and using *his*
compressed air and blasting in
around the edges. Good or bad idea.
Now, the controller is usable. If I want to change 5pm to 6pm, I
simply go DOWN 11 hours. I can get it to go up, but I have to push
pretty hard (too hard?), but I can do it.
How about buying a new one? Google shows Amazon having controllers
going anywhere from $12 to just under $60, reviews being good and bad
for each one.
TIVO itself has a "replacement" one for maybe $25. Somehow I get the
feeling that this "replacement" isn't identical to the original one
that came with the machine. Who knows, maybe it's crap too?
Anyway, any suggestions?
(Sure would be nice if I could fix the current, original one, since
except for this one problem, it's just about perfect.)