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Remote control not working...

My remote suddenly stopped working...this happened a while back and I ordered a replacement. when I got the replacement, both of the remotes began working. now, neither one works again. any suggestions?

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  • teddyp22 Nov 16, 2007

    my remote also doesnt work. got a new remote still doesnt work. someone suggested the remote sensor may need soddering?can someone help me and tell me where to look.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    I have similar issues my remote work some of the time and not others. Have a logitech harmony remote same thing. Going to try the solder thing as this is the third board to mention it.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    remote control works occationally, bought a brand new and problem is the same.. works sometimes

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Hi there is a long thread in http://www.avsforum.com about other folks having problems with remote not working on all kinds of Kenwood VR receivers. go there and search on Kenwood receiver remote . I had the intermittent problem with my VR405 also, remote worked 1 day a week only sometimes after a smack to receiver sometimes not. Problem is the solder joints at the back of the infrared on the circuit board - they have a slight crack around them, as the unit heats up they occasionally start working. I resoldered them according to instructions in avsforum thread and it now works great

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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I'm not sure of the exact fix, but when these components were assembled a few of the connections involving the remote sensor were not saudered. An easy fix if you know where to look.

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

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