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troubleshooting Question

Controlling a movieclip in the root timeline with a button inside a loaded swf

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I'm following on from a question I've previously asked with regards to controlling the timeline in a loaded swf. I've managed to work this out with the following code, with one kind contributor in the community helped me with:
var testChild:MovieClip; // it will hold loaded movieclip reference
 /*Load in external swf */
                        var loadSwf:Loader = new Loader();
                        var requestSwf:URLRequest = new URLRequest("test.swf");
                        // add load complete handler
                        loadSwf.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, onCompleteHandler);

//2. on load complete event of your external SWF, create complete handler as follows:

                        function onCompleteHandler (loadEvent:Event) 
                              // store loaded movieclip's reference in local variable testChild
                              testChild = loadEvent.currentTarget.content as MovieClip;
                              // now add loaded child in your empty_mc

//3. Add now control timeline of testChild

function loadTest(event:MouseEvent):void
// testChild is reference to your loaded MovieClip (SWF)
move_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, loadTest);

Now I'm trying to figure out how a button within that loaded swf (called btn1) can tell a movieclip within the root timeline (called my_mc) to go to frame 2.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.
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