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      11-28-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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Question Cleaning IDrive, push buttons are sticking

Dose anyone know how to remove the Round IDrive and clean the buttons, I spilled some tea on the buttons and they keep sticking when I push them.
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      11-29-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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you can just pull up on the wheel it pops right out. Removing the button portion is a little more tricky because you have to remove the entire panel there to get it up.
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Can the individual buttons be popped out once you remove the controller? My menu button is sticking like crazy. Would rather not have to buy a $208 replacement controller! Thanks for any help!!!
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Dose anyone know how to remove the Round IDrive and clean the buttons, I spilled some tea on the buttons and they keep sticking when I push them.
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Hi, i had the same problem and i cleaned it with brake cleaner, just spry it in and push the button down and lift it up with a smal screwdriver do it a few times, and it is free again. Dont forget to clean the spoiled cleaner and use siliconsspray to make the buttons shine again. And the problem is solved.
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don't they have the PC keyboard cleaners you can use? And not the ones that just puff air...

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Keyboard-cl.../dp/B00006B7V9
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don't they have the PC keyboard cleaners you can use? And not the ones that just puff air...

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Keyboard-cl.../dp/B00006B7V9
+1. Brake cleaner is really too strong for this application, plus all the circuit connections in the controller. I would not use that.
Specific electronics cleaning solutions are available everywhere.. like this one
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Office-ELEC...+cleaner+spray
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i've had a lot of success with alcohol to remove dried up coke stains
and that's the one you drink, not the one you snort
try a cotton bud dipped in alcohol and wipe all around the button and see if it helps
a can of compressed air also doesn't hurt
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You could also try using a cotton swab and Windex. Windex is very good at breaking down sugar molecules.
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