Something nice just happened to me. Before picking up the RC from which these photos above came, I had bought another one through the evil bay. That one seemed to be a lemon. Completely stuck, nothing moved, just like a brick. I was disappointed, not so much for the money lost (20€) but because I wanted a nice working RC.
A few months passed by and one day I bought another RC. This time I wanted to make sure that it was working before I paid for it (30€).
For some reason I just happened to take the old broken RC out of the closet and I was just fiddling with it and looking for the similarities between these two RCs. Then bang! The camera suddenly came back to life! Wow!
Maybe it just wanted some company, who knows. Now I have two beautifully working RC's. I think it's wise not to try to separate them from each other. Maybe they'll play dead again