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Gentner ts612 surface

Post by billcroghan » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:39 am

Now that Comrex is out of the Gentner TS612 keypads, has anyone come up with a way to refurbish them that works? Cleaning with various stuff has not worked. Any ideas appreciated. Any one have a used surface in the back room they'd like to get rid of?
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Re: Gentner ts612 surface

Post by boiseengineer(old) » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:05 pm

Once the reisitance of that condutive material goes above 200 ohmes accross the contact it's over.

Haven't done long term test yet but this experiment might work.
Get some of that foil duct tape used for high temperature use.
Use a paper hole punch to make a bunch of little foil disks.
Stick-em on the contacts.
I know there's glues that work on that type of rubber that might make it stick better.

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Re: Gentner ts612 surface

Post by Deep Thought » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:49 am

I've had relatively decent luck using CaiKote 44 to keep old TV remotes going. If you're in a "nothing left to lose" situation it might be worth the effort to try it on this one.
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Re: Gentner ts612 surface

Post by grich » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:51 pm

You might want to try the conductive paint from Mike Sandman...

http://www.sandman.com/rubberb.html

At the TV station day-job, I managed to squirrel away three spare TS612 pads when Comrex bought the line. I still have one left.

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