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Button broke off PCB!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know literally 0 about PCB stuff. I recently had a button snap off of a PCB on an aquarium light. I discovered if I press down on it hard enough, it still makes contact and the switch / button worked... Well I tried to glue it down, and a tiny amount got inside the button and now it won't press.

Please! Can you please link me to where I can buy a replacement for this! It has 1 prong on either side and it has 3 metal contact points. Here is the switch, and the PCB

https://imgur.com/EY8PDNi https://imgur.com/poQYtnh https://imgur.com/rorKJCV https://imgur.com/ynMfuhF

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How expensive if an aquarium light that it is worth it to solder on that button vs buying a new one? XD 

I would like to help but do you have a brand/model that might assist in finding you the part you need. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Axeonelite said:

How expensive if an aquarium light that it is worth it to solder on that button vs buying a new one? XD 

I would like to help but do you have a brand/model that might assist in finding you the part you need. 

It's a Hydra 26 HD. It sells for over 300 new. 

I don't believe I"ll need to solder. I can just be more careful with glue next time around as pushing down firmly with tweezers did allow the button to work. 

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5 hours ago, 227167_1454181677 said:

It's a Hydra 26 HD. It sells for over 300 new. 

I don't believe I"ll need to solder. I can just be more careful with glue next time around as pushing down firmly with tweezers did allow the button to work. 

If you want to deal with button not registering presses half of the time due to electric contact issues then yes, you don’t need to solder. 

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