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Remote won't work

I read a previous question where it was suggested to use a cell phone camera to test the beam on the TV remote sensor. How is that done? What if the TV sensor is not working? We've tried several replacement remotes as well as changing the batteries in our original; nothing works. Thanks.

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Re: Remote won't work

You can build a ir sensore box find parts at radioshack or you could open your remote clean contacs with mild soap and water nothing else and do not use any thing that may scratch then check to see if your (leds) light emiting diodes are broken of the pc board

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good day! i have read your problem, i teach some simple tips to check whether your remote control is working or not considering you have a good battery. 1st tip is buy checking it through you cellphone camera. turn on your camera and point your remote control on your camera lens the press any button on your remote. if your remot is good you could see some ligth flashing from your cellphone screen witch indicates that the infrared is working. if thereis no ligth at all the remote is deffective. if there is a ligth and still it does not work in your tv maybe the remote you have is no compatible with your unit or the sensor receiver itself of the unit is defective. i hope this will help you.

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