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Logitech harmony 890 display is blank

Have 2 harmony 890 remotes. This is the second time the display has gone blank. The buttons still control functions but the display is blank. Luckily have used it enough to know which buttons do which functions but I would really like the display back. Is this a permanent problem or can I fix it? Last time geek squad replaced the remote. I'm thinking that won't happen again.

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  • rmmauro Dec 12, 2008

    Same exact problem...Only prior symptom was that the craddle connection to charge battery was not working well (had to wiggle remote on it until connection was made)...Any answers?...I too remember where most functions were, but not all (dvd eject, etc)!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same issue here...  Same problem with the charging station station also (having to wiggle it to get it to make a connection).

    Chris

  • fastfingers2 Jan 27, 2009

    You know, the concept of this remote is outstanding.  However, it is shameful how poorly it delivers on execution.


    Our family has grown to hate this remote and will never purchase another Logitech product.


    We too have had the endless problems with the cradle and charging, the long delays in operations, and now the display has totally failed.


    I give up.

  • richwardca Mar 08, 2009

    display lit but blank. Some programmed buttons appear to work but others appear not to work.

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This sounds like it is a hardware issue, try contacting Logitech through e-mail from the website www.logitech.com and sending an e-mail in.

try the following before contacting them:
1. Log into the Logitech Harmony Remote Software on your computer
2. Click on the Downloads button at the top-right corner of your screen
3. Click on the Firmware button. Follow the onscreen instructions to upgrade the firmware on your Harmony remote
4. Once the firmware upgrade is complete, click on the Update Remote button
5. Test your remote.
If this doesnt work, provide them with the following to make sure the process goes as smooth as possible:

The PID of the remote:
The P/N of the remote:
The PID of the RF Wireless Extender:
The P/N of the RF Wireless Extender:
Full Name:
Phone number:
Street:
City/Town:
Country:
Zip/Postal Code:

Please Note: The PID (Product Identification) and P/N (Part Number) for the remote can be found either on the underside of the battery cover, or at the bottom of the battery compartment (the battery might be covering it). Your PID number is a character code with a combination of letters and numbers, starting with either WL, WD, or LZ

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