Tip & How-To about Audio Players & Recorders
Ok, your remote is not working and you have replaced the batteries and it still does not want to work for the device that you are trying to control. I have listed a few tips below that may be of some help to you; these are all considering you have the original remote that shipped with the unit that you are controlling.
Sometimes the chip inside can become overloaded with commands and lock up the processor.
The remote can be saved.
1. Remove the batteries and press every button on the remote control and then install new, not the batteries you took out, but new batteries and see if that works.
2. If step one does not work, then you can remove the batteries and unfold a small paper clip and bend it into a U shape and use it to touch the contacts on both ends of the battery contacts together and clear the memory.
3. If your remote is still not working then it is time to test the remote control, if you have a camcorder or a digital camera, and a cell phone will work. Point the remote at the device and press any button, you should be able to see the IR (Infrared LED) lighting up on the display.
If after all of these procedures are followed and you still do not have command of the device that you need to control. You still have more options.
Either replace the remote control with a new or compatible one, I use 1-800-remotes, www.remotes.com.
Or have the device that you are trying to control diagnosed by a technician and see if the remote IR receiver in the unit is damaged. Unfortunately there is no simple way to test the remote receiver, and 90% of the time the remote will fix the problem.
I hope that this helps you with your remote issues and as always, Thank you for using FixYa.
Posted by John Snow on
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