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I have a Byron SX1 wireless doorbell that has stopped working and I think is receiving interference from other signals. How do I 'reset' it?? I've seen a post referring to the Byron SX85R model (which says take out the batteries, rest for 10secs, and then the unit 're-memorises' the newly-generated signal). I've tried those instructions, but this didn't work . . . is there anything I can do with the Bryon SX1?

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  • paulgward759 Feb 05, 2010

    The light on the push button part works sometimes, but other times not (it's meant to light up when the button is pushed). Even when the light *does* light up, it doesn't make the device ring.



    On the ringing part, there is a button on the back that says 'Mode' - push that and it chimes. There is also one that says 'Light' - push that and it goes through various light patterns on the front (I'm assuming this is for hard of hearing users)



    So, the separate elements seem to be working - just not working *together*!



    Another thing - I was watching out of my window earlier (waiting for a delivery guy). There was no-one anywhere near the door where the bell is installed, and yet the bell suddenly rang . . . this makes me think that somehow the signal has become corrupted, or is receiving interference from somewhere. Maybe a newly-installed wireless bell somewhere else (my own has worked for months with no problems) . . . ?



    Any pointers appreciated! Thanks

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Hi,

Do you see LED's blinking or it is Completely DEAD?

Let me know, so that we could proceed.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


Posted on Feb 05, 2010

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Feb 05, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Regarding the Doorbell Ringing even though there is no one, you are Correct.This is an extremely common symptom in wireless doorbells. It occurs
    because of interference from other frequencies. Garage door alarms, car
    clickers, other wireless doorbells or similar devices can trigger off
    wireless doorbells. Imagine running down all the way from your study,
    only to find that the doorbell was triggered by the vacuum cleaner.
    Isn’t that frustrating? However, the best way to address this problem
    is to buy a higher end model that supports multiple wireless
    frequencies. Some popular wireless doorbell models
    have up to 32 different built in frequencies that block most external
    frequencies and save you a lot of unwanted trouble.

    There is a 4 Step Guide :-

    Step1: When the chime doesn’t sound, the first and
    most obvious thing to check in a wireless doorbell unit will be the
    batteries. Check the batteries in both the push button and the chime
    unit. Push buttons that have add on features like a flash light or a
    warm glow light can run out of juice very fast. Replace the batteries
    and check the unit again. If it works, then you can keep replacement
    batteries with you. You can also opt for a plug in unit as it saves you
    from the hassle of frequent battery replacements. If it still doesn’t
    ring, then it is time to move on to step 2.

    Step 2: Most regular wireless doorbell
    models have a frequency limit or 75 to 150 feet. This range is ideal
    for small homes. However, if you live in a large home, then there are
    chances that you might have accidentally installed the receiver beyond
    the maximum allowed frequency range. The best way to find this is to
    shift the receiver to a place that is closer to the doorbell button.
    Does the chime unit sound now? If yes, then you can permanently mount
    the receiver at the new location. At times, you need to try different
    locations for your receiver in order to find the spot that gives you
    maximum signal strength and clarity. The angle at which the receiver is
    installed can also affect the signal quality. Have you heard about long
    range wireless doorbell systems
    for your home? These systems
    have a range of up to 300 feet or more. You can also buy an ‘add on’
    amplifier or extender for your doorbell system. If the doorbell doesn’t
    ring despite moving the receiver around, then let’s move to step 3.

    Step 3: If you have installed the receiver
    within the frequency limits specified by the manufacturer and the chime
    unit still doesn’t sound, then the button might be experiencing
    interference from metal surfaces. Yes, the presence of metal frames or
    grills often reduces the transmission range in doorbell buttons. If you
    have mounted the doorbell button on a metal surface or close to it,
    then you can use wooden shims to separate it from the surface.

    Step 4: If you have sweated it out this far
    but have been unable to locate the problem, then you might need to
    replace the doorbell unit. At times, people install the doorbell unit
    outside the home in extreme weather conditions that can disrupt its
    working or damage it completely. Ensure that you buy only the best
    quality wireless doorbells that last long and offer quality
    performance.

    Now, as per Byron, when you Face this Situation, Change the Transmission Channel.

    Download the Manual :-

    http://www.doorchimesuk.co.uk/pdf/SX-1_m...

    It would have all the Details how you need to Set Up.

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks
    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!




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