One of the rubber key covers on my 2007 IntelliFlo has punctured, and I find a new rubber cover is obsolete. Pentair now uses a plastic cover (#350601) which I am told is compatible with my unit. I ordered a 350601 online today, but decided to see how easy it will be to install. I removed the 3 long screws holding the plastic cover in place, then the rubber cover and found the keyboard flopping around loose inside the compartment holding the motherboard. I fished it out and found a couple metal brackets attached to the back of the keyboard which fell off. When I reattached them it seems impossible to get the keypad back into the cavity. It looks like I need to remove the main cover to the motherboard which the manual says "do not remove". When I looked at these screws I see they are proprietary and have never seen a tool offered anywhere that can remove these screws. Is it possible to buy the tool somewhere? I hate to have to pay a service man to come out and reinstall the keypad with the new cover. I also noted that the LCD display just kind of floats around on the keypad until held firmly in place by the rubber gasket. In most LCD applications the LCD panel is socketed or soldered to the circuit board.
I am a jack-of-all trades fix it man, but these proprietary screws are a deliberate Pentair roadblock. Can anybody help me? While studying the guts it is totally unclear how those metal brackets on the back of the keypad rest inside the cavity (if I could get the keypad back in). I'm pretty sure it will be clear if I can get those screws out to put the keypad in place from the inside of the cavity.