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Logitech 890 remote quit working

Yesterday I turned off television, Direct TV, and receiver using the remote. One hour later nothing responded to the remote. When you lift the remote, it still lights, but the button to turn on TV does nothing. When I then manually turned on all components, the Logitech remote will not turn anything off. Nothing responds to it.

System installed October 10, 2008 by the Geek Squad. Worked great until yesterday. Logitech always kept on recharging station. Never dropped or treated any way bad - always treated with kid gloves.

TV is Panasonic 50 inch 1080 Plasma. Receiver is Yamaha RX-V663BL. Thanks. Mark Osborn

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  • nghtwng Apr 03, 2009

    Our Logitech 890 universal remote worked great last night, operated all of our devices just fine. Now all of a sudden, all it will do is turn the TV off and on. Volume, menu and channel buttons won't work, and the remote won't control the satellite or PS3. We tried removing the battery and reinserting it. Nothing! Any suggestions?



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It just started working again. Maybe it took the day off.

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To check to see if your device is controlled by a RF (radio frequency) or IR (infrared) remote:

Power the device on manually

Cover the front of the original remote that came with the device with your hand

Press any button on the remote that you know the device would respond to normally

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