Main Forums >> DIY, Electronics, Studio Design & Acoustics
        Print Thread

Pages: 1

Joined: 11/09/06
Posts: 35
Boomrang Contact Switches
      #1021282 - 28/11/12 09:52 PM
I've only just gone and spilt some coffee onto my much cherished Boomerang sampler.It wasn't a direct hit , thankfully , and my wife has recently taken to preparing said drink in a small continental style coffee cup , so the spillage seemed minimal ; more a largish splash.
I'd soaked up everything using kitchen towel probably within a minute or so and , hey , the Boomerang foot switches were working fine .
They've been working fine for a few days now but just this evening the two right hand switches are jammed ; no push at all , which is a complete show stopper for me.I presume the coffee/sugar solution has solidified over time
I poked about a bit with a screwdriver and have managed to get things functional again , but not quite back to normal .
Next step would be Deoxit D5 , no plan to remove the casing or anything , I'd rather have a proper qualified person do that I think.
However , before I spray the D5 down what tiny space there is , I wanted to ask if this is the correct way to go or could I do more harm than good ?
Kind regards

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
James PerrettModerator

Joined: 10/09/01
Posts: 11349
Loc: The wilds of Hampshire
Re: Boomrang Contact Switches new [Re: wdsteele]
      #1021616 - 30/11/12 05:52 PM
If you spill liquid into anything electronic, the first thing you MUST do is to stop using it and switch it off. If it is a sugary liquid or corrosive then it needs to be flushed out with clean water or possibly some other solvent. Once flushed out, leave it somewhere warm to dry for at least 24 hours and preferably longer before attempting to use it.

A couple of weeks ago I dropped my brand new mobile phone into the bath but it seems to be working happily after following the above procedure.


JRP Music - Audio Mastering and Restoration.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top

Joined: 11/09/06
Posts: 35
Re: Boomrang Contact Switches new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1021985 - 03/12/12 10:40 AM
Many thanks James , I recall hearing that somewhere before ; now that you've prompted me to remember.

Fingers crossed I'll get a result.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Pages: 1

Rate this thread

Jump to

Extra Information
0 registered and 11 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  David Etheridge, James Perrett, zenguitar, Martin Walker, Forum Admin, Hugh Robjohns, Zukan, Frank Eleveld, SOS News Editor,  
Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled
Thread views: 2845

June 2016
On sale now at main newsagents and bookstores (or buy direct from the SOS Web Shop)
SOS current Print Magazine: click here for FULL Contents list
Click image for June 2016
DAW Techniques


Home | Search | News | Current Issue | Tablet Mag | Articles | Forum | Blog | Subscribe | Shop | Readers Ads

Advertise | Information | Privacy Policy | Support | Login Help


Email: Contact SOS

Telephone: +44 (0)1954 789888

Fax: +44 (0)1954 789895

Registered Office: Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SQ, United Kingdom.

Sound On Sound Ltd is registered in England and Wales.

Company number: 3015516 VAT number: GB 638 5307 26


We accept the following payment methods in our web Shop:

Pay by PayPal - fast and secure  VISA  MasterCard  Solo  Electron  Maestro (used to be Switch)  

All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2016. All rights reserved.
The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents.
The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers.

Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates | SOS | Relative Media