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ET-73 problem

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well, I'm now official pissed... my trusty ol' Maverick went south on me yesterday... the switch on the remote unit broke and won't turn off. I was worried about those tiny little switches when I first got this thing, they just didn't seem beefy enough to me. Guess I was right.

So, now I have to pull the batteries to turn it off... at least it broke in the on position!

I am going to contact them and see if they'll do anything about it... not sure what the warranty is... I bought it less than a year ago.

post #2 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well, it is only a 90 day warranty. Sooo, I took it apart to find the switch slider (made of thin plastic) has cracked and is almost broken all the way off. The switch is potted (glued) to the pc board, so there is no removing it for replacement. Bastages.

So, I think I'll cut one of the power wires from the battery compartment and install a tiny toggle switch at the cut... I'll be good to go.

I am off to Radio Shack...
post #3 of 23
Now that's what we like to see ... back yard engineering. Broken switches - no problem PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 23
You may want to send them an email with pics. I know people that have done this with other companies and they sent them new ones with apologies. That should last alot longer than it did, it's worth a try.
post #5 of 23
Damn fine idea! I wonder if it will work with my car! confused.gifPDT_Armataz_01_29.gif
post #6 of 23
I don't think so, should have bought a Ford Truck.
post #7 of 23

Good Luck

Good idea on the fix hawg best of luck with it.
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 

ET-73 Fixed!!

Because I yam what I yam, I don't need no stinkin' warranty!

A little carving and $2.99 later, here's the switch...

It's all good now... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #9 of 23
Way to go Hawg, looks better than new.
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks RIP... I hate them li'l switches they put on these things! I'm thinking about doing that to the transmitter also.
post #11 of 23
I will do mine when the time comes. Thanks for posting pics.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
If ya' do, let me know... I'll take some detailed inside shots for ya'.
post #13 of 23
Nice job HAWG. Thanks for the pictures! May need in the futre as I have one also.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks, and congrats on your KCBS certification!!
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post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
LOL!!! Thanks Bro!!

I'm just tryin' to make life better without ripping my wallet through my private parts...
post #17 of 23
Nice job Hawg. If it's any consolation same exact thing happened to mine about 3 smokes ago. I've been pulling the batteries in and out.
post #18 of 23
Very nice job there Hawg very professional. At least I can see that switch!
post #19 of 23
talk about american know how. you go HawHeaven.
post #20 of 23
Heh...Well done! I was going to offer my services to do just that, bein' a professional electronics hacker for years, but I could not have done 'er up better!

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