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Hi...
The Tek scope that I recently acquired has a number of front panel
slide switches that do not operate very well. Most have a rough
action and are sometimes difficult to move back and forth. I tried
using Craig labs DeOxit, which seems to clean up any electrical problems
but I need some type of lubricant which would be safe, electrically.

I would prefer to just replace the switches, but I've searched high and
low. It seems that my only alternative is to recondition the originals.

Any advise would be appreciated.
Thanks -
jim
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Hi...
The Tek scope that I recently acquired has a number of front panel
slide switches that do not operate very well. Most have a rough
action and are sometimes difficult to move back and forth. I tried
using Craig labs DeOxit, which seems to clean up any electrical problems
but I need some type of lubricant which would be safe, electrically.

I would prefer to just replace the switches, but I've searched high and
low. It seems that my only alternative is to recondition the originals.

Any advise would be appreciated.
Thanks -
jim


somewhere on my files
http://www.divdev.fsnet.co.uk/tips.htm
or
http://www.divdev.fsnet.co.uk/tips2.htm
is reconditioning of slide switches


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using Craig labs DeOxit, which seems to clean up any electrical problems
but I need some type of lubricant which would be safe, electrically.


DeoxIT Gold contains a lubricant. Those Caig products are brilliant for
cleaning switches, contacts and pots. Pity no-one in Aus seems to stock
them - or do they?

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.292/.f

Cheers, MK.
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Matthew Kirkcaldie wrote:
DeoxIT Gold contains a lubricant. Those Caig products are brilliant for
cleaning switches, contacts and pots. Pity no-one in Aus seems to stock
them - or do they?

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.292/.f


I get ours from Caprina.
http://www.caprina.com.au/
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