Keypad numbers not working on Ademco Vista 10SE

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Old 03-25-16, 12:47 PM
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Keypad numbers not working on Ademco Vista 10SE

I have a pad by 2 of the entry doors, and some of the numbers aren't working properly on one of the pad. 1 or 2 of the numbers don't always register unless you push really hard, sometimes takes 3 or 4 tries. Can the contacts be cleaned, or do they need to be replaced or do I need to have it serviced. system is 16 years old.
 
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Old 03-25-16, 02:25 PM
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I install Bosch alarms and their keypads have the same problem. It's usually a number that's used a lot.... like enter.

Sometimes cleaning the back of the keypad membrane helps but it usually not a long term fix.

What keypads do you have ? Maybe a picture for us. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 03-25-16, 03:53 PM
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Powering the system down, and using denatured alcohol and a cotton swab to clean the backs of the buttons and the contact points on the keypad PC board may buy you temporary relief, but these things do have a finite lifespan.

The current production 6150 or 6160 keypads are a direct replacement for your existing keypads.
 
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tried attaching a pic, was unsuccessful, got hung up. below is a link to a pic of the same keypad.

Also, is rubbing alcohol the same as denatured?
 
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Just tried to attach pic again, think I got it.
 
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Old 03-26-16, 06:06 AM
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Rubbing alcohol will work just fine. So would electrical contact cleaner. You are trying to dissolve the accumulated skin oil and dirt that has turned into a varnish on the key membrane and it's contact points.

Again, it's only a 50-50 that it will work in the long term. At best it buys you a little time before you are forced to replace the keypad.
 
 

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