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Remote control won't work

Recently the remote control for my Sony STR-DE 197 stereo receiver stopped working.  Put brand new batteries in and still no response.  I also tried programming two universal remotes and neither of them would work.  Makes me wonder if the problem might be in the receiver itself and not the remote.  I also followed the instruction manual to "reset" the memory in the receiver and that didn't solve the problem

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  • karl245 Feb 10, 2009

    Actually I fixed it.  Before giving up all hope I took the batteries out of the remote and put them in the "wrong way".  Of course nothing happened, so I put them back in the "right way" and tried it - alas, it worked!  No idea how it happened - reversing the batteries must have unclogged some electrical log-jam within the remote.


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Could need a new ir sensor or repair solder connections on the display (ir) board. You can check that the remote is putting out a signal by viewing it with a camcorder, turn the camera on look through the viewfinder and point the remote at it push a button. If it is working you will see a flashing light on the remote.

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