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Disassemble DirecTV remote?

How do I take it apart to clean the button pads? I have found two screws in the battery box but it won't pry apart.

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    HOW CAN I DISASSEMBLE MY REMOTE CONTROL

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There are a total of SIX screws. You have already found two in the battery compartment. There are four more under the GREY panel on the front of the remote. That grey panel pries out; there are two tabs on the lower sides and one on the top, above the > button, that hold it in. Should not be hard to get it out to reveal the four screws. Take them all out, and the remove easily pries apart for service access.

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  • CLL1 Oct 23, 2010

    Thanks for the info....you would break this thing all apart tring to get it open if you didnt know about those 4 hidden screws. My remote drank most of my cup of coffee this morning...and it stopped working. Using this info, I opened it up, washed it out and dried all the parts thoroughly with compressed air, (very low pressure)...and reassembled it. Its working good as new. :-)

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