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Tips on how to repair a Remote controller.

Before you throw away your old remote have a try with these tips: First of all remove the panel by using a sharp knife on the sides, come have screws inside the battery chamber.Once remvoed you can find the main board on which is the circuit and the carbon pads. Solder the IC the crystal, the IR LED, the driver out transistor.
make sure the battery voltage goes to the IC and there is no track loss/break.If battery had leaked into make sure to clean well with petrol and insulate after soldering with varnish.
With the battery connected check the voltage on the IC, press a pad and check for the output at IR led.
Now use a IR detector with a multimeter( in Ohms range) to see the voltage change when the remote is pressed.
Now try this on or change the crystal or IC, to get your remote working again.

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Does anyone know how to open the case of Philips TV remote control RC4401?

This remote control is not clicked as you may expect, it's been screwed inside.
To open the remote control, you have to gently peel off the front gray panel using a unsharp knife, beginning to the top (near the power button).
Once removed, you can access to 10 small screws that holds the blue frame (partly visible on the edge).
Once opened you can access to the electronic and the buttons.
Then you will certainly be disappointed to discover that some buttons (the Power for example) are not reparable. A small pin breaks when excessive force is applied. Gluing this pin does not help either.
This is a throw away remote control, better buy a universal that does the most used functions.

Oct 30, 2014 | Televison & Video

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cannot open side panel screw is just spinning

Use manual screwdriver (not powered one). force edge of sharp knife under edge of screw head so as to 'lift' the screw up (out) and turn with screwdriver. The pressure exerted by the knife should lift the screw enough so the threads 'catch' allowing the screw to be removed. Once you get it out, throw the screw away.
If that doesn't work, then, assuming it is a phillips screw, it is easy to drill it out. Just use a drill that is smaller than the screw head, but larger than screw shaft. Be EXTRA CAREFUL to not get metal filings in the machine. I usually have a powerful shop vac right at the drill bit to suck away the metal filings.
Good Luck

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i am trying to take the passenger door panel off of my 2003 kia spectra however it still seems connected towards the front side of the door but i tryed to removed the two tan screws just free spin i do not believe they are attached i didnt want to just pull it and break it

Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent shock when handling the door components. Loosen the cable's nut with the pliers and slide it away. Pop off the side-view mirror interior panel with the tweeter on it. Use the door panel trim tool or a flat-bladed tool, such as a putty knife, wrapped in masking tape. Once the panel is off, unplug the speaker connection from behind it. Push the connector's tab in with a flat head screwdriver and pull the connector away. Open the door fully to expose the screw cover on the front part of the door panel. Pry out the screw cover with a flat head screwdriver. Pry out the small centerpiece; not the ring surrounding it. Behind the cover, you'll find a Phillips screw; remove it.
Open the screw cover flap behind the inside door handle. Insert the tip of a flat head screwdriver into the upper-slot; push down to open the flap. Remove the Phillips screw from behind the flap. Pull off the plastic door handle surround piece. Insert the door trim tool behind the panel; pull it back to pull the panel off. Slide the surround piece away from the door panel.
Remove the circular screw cover from the inside door pull storage compartment. Pry it up with the flat head screwdriver. Remove the Phillips screw behind the cover. Remove the screw cover from the rear-edge of the door panel. This cover is similar to the one on the front part of the door panel; pry out the center part, not the ring surrounding it. Remove the Phillips screw behind it.
Remove the two Phillips screws visible along the bottom part of the door panel.
Pry around the perimeter of the door panel with the door trim tool. Pull the tool handle back to pop the door panel clips out. Do this for each side, except for the top. Once the clips are unhooked, the panel is ready for removal.
Gently pull the door panel away from the Optima's door, but only enough to access the area behind it. The connections for the power equipment must be unplugged. Reach around and depress the connection tabs with the tip of the flat head screwdriver; unplug the connection. There are three connections to unplug. Once they are unplugged, pull the door panel away.


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Check the remote control for screws,remove all screws and take sharp edge knife prides all the remote sides plastics taps locks and force the remote to open up.

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