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.

Remove the back battery cover by pressing the tab to the left, and lifting.
  • 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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Remove the batteries currently in the radio.
  • 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.
  • Turn the Volume knob to the off position.

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Firmly grasp and pull back on the volume knob. The knob should come off smoothly. 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.
  • 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. Remove the four 3 millimeter T8 Torx screws from the back of the radio.
  • Remove the four 3 millimeter T8 Torx screws from the back of the radio.

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

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Dip q-tip in rubbing isopropyl alcohol, and swab button contacts to clean.
  • 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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