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Remote not working. Remotes can be saved.

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.
asnowman

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Ok, here is my little spin on remote controls.
Sometimes they can be overloaded with commands and lock up the processor that is inside the unit.
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. 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 has gone bad.
I hope that this helps you with your remote issues and as always, Thank you for using FixYa.
asnowman

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Do the contacts look ok?

you can check if it is working by looking at it with a digital camera
press a button on the remote
if it shows as flashing on the digital camera screen, then you know it is transmitting.
then your problem would be either the device you are trying to operate is not receiving, or the remote is using the wrong code.

if the code is wrong then look it up online. there are some helpful sites that tell you the codes and how to program the remote.

good luck!

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