Introduction

The radio button contacts are responsible for transmitting the radio user's touch to the circuit board. Malfunctioning button contacts can make the radio unresponsive when a button is pressed. Follow the steps below to properly clean the button contacts to restore button function.

Image 1/1: A small screwdriver can aid this process.
  • Remove the back battery cover by pressing the tab to the left, and lifting.

    • A small screwdriver can aid this process.

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Image 1/1: When you're ready to add new batteries, place Ni-MH or AAA replacement batteries in the specified slots.
  • Remove the batteries currently in the radio.

    • When you're ready to add new batteries, place Ni-MH or AAA replacement batteries in the specified slots.

    • The orientation of the batteries is specified in the battery compartment.

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  • Turn the Volume knob to the off position.

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Image 1/2: This may require some twisting and force. Image 2/2: This may require some twisting and force.
  • Firmly grasp and pull back on the volume knob. The knob should come off smoothly.

    • This may require some twisting and force.

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  • Remove the four 3 millimeter T6 Torx screws from the front of the radio.

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  • Remove the four 3 millimeter T8 Torx screws from the back of the radio.

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Image 1/3: Be careful, as the antenna is still attached. Pulling the two sides apart too quickly could break the antenna. Image 2/3: Be careful, as the antenna is still attached. Pulling the two sides apart too quickly could break the antenna. Image 3/3: Be careful, as the antenna is still attached. Pulling the two sides apart too quickly could break the antenna.
  • Gently open the backplate of the radio. Use a flathead screwdriver to slowly pry apart the two sides.

    • Be careful, as the antenna is still attached. Pulling the two sides apart too quickly could break the antenna.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to tug the wire connecting the circuit board to the speaker, as it is still attached to the faceplate. Image 2/2: Do not touch the the button contacts on the circuit board (the button contacts are shown in the red box of the second picture). This can cause long-term damage to the radio unless you properly clean them (see [guide|24218|Repairing Motorola TALKABOUT FV700 Two Way Radio Button Contacts Guide]).
  • Gently pull the circuit board away from the front faceplate.

    • Be careful not to tug the wire connecting the circuit board to the speaker, as it is still attached to the faceplate.

    • Do not touch the the button contacts on the circuit board (the button contacts are shown in the red box of the second picture). This can cause long-term damage to the radio unless you properly clean them (see Repairing Motorola TALKABOUT FV700 Two Way Radio Button Contacts Guide).

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  • The button contacts can be seen in the red box of the picture.

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Image 1/1: Note: Rubbing alcohol will evaporate, and does not need to be wiped off of contacts.
  • Dip q-tip in rubbing isopropyl alcohol, and swab button contacts to clean.

    • Note: Rubbing alcohol will evaporate, and does not need to be wiped off of contacts.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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